Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) on Sunday once again took up the fight to have White House adviser Jared Kushner’s national security clearance pulled, saying Trump’s son-in-law is too “stupid” to be trusted with the nation’s secrets.
Speaking with MSNBC host Alex Witt, Lieu took Kushner to task for using his personal email account while serving in the White House, saying, “Look, I’m not going to be chanting ‘lock him up,’ but I am going to request, again, that Jared Kushner’s security clearance be suspended.”
“I wrote a letter to the White House asking for the suspension of his security clearance because he lied twice on his first two security clearance forms by failing to disclose his Russian contacts,” Lieu explained. “Now, we know that he failed to disclose his personal email account to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee even though they asked about the information and, furthermore, he ignored the NSA’s warnings.”
“He should be suspended because he was misleading people, but he was just being stupid to be doing these actions,” he explained. “He’s a huge risk and they [security officials] believe his personal email and cell phone have likely been compromised, and once a foreign power knows about your e-mails, they can track and learn additional information based on all the e-mails you sent.”
“This is really a danger to America and his security clearance needs to be suspended now,” he added for emphasis.
You can watch the interview below via MSNBC: