Dem lawmakers ask White House to revoke security clearance for Jared and Ivanka
Two House Democrats asked the White House counsel to revoke security clearances for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.
Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) urged White House counsel Don McGahn to limit the president’s daughter and son-in-law’s access to the most classified information amid a widening ethics scandal involving the couple, reported Yahoo News.
The lawmakers accused Trump and Kushner of a “brazen disregard for ethics” and an “apparent intention to skirt good governance rules,”
The letter comes after reports found the couple used private emails to conduct White House business, which is a potential ethics violation, and re-routed those emails to a server used by President Donald Trump’s private real estate company, Trump Organization.
McGahn reportedly began a review of other White House officials’ use of private emails — which the Trump campaign turned into a campaign issue against Hillary Clinton.
Beyer and Lieu also cited a report showing that both Ivanka Trump and her husband were fined $200 each for missing deadlines to turn in required financial disclosure forms.
They also reminded McGahn of a report published Tuesday that detailed that Ivanka Trump and her brother, Donald Trump Jr., were nearly indicted in 2012 for allegedly conspiring to mislead prospective buyers for one of their father’s real estate developments.
The report found the district attorney decided not to pursue the case after receiving a donation from the elder Trump’s attorney, who reportedly contributed again after the case was dropped.