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BUSTED: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explains how Trump totally destroyed White House security clearance process

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Thursday explained the security clearance scandal in President Donald Trump’s White House.

Maddow noted the NBC News bombshell that officials wanted to reject senior White House advisor Jared Kushner’s security clearance application.

“This is a super serious story and I want to make sure that you have seen this tonight. Again, this is broken within the last hour, it’s about something apparently quite unprecedented going on in the Trump White House when it comes to security clearances,” Maddow noted.

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“Almost exactly a year ago, The New Yorker reported senior White House aide Jared Kushner was unable to obtain a security clearance for at least his first year working in the White House, when the president nevertheless was allowing the senior advisor to read the highly classified president’s daily brief every day while he couldn’t get a security clearance,” Maddow reminded.

“So we know the security clearance issue in the White House is a serious one and a live one,” she noted. “But what NBC News has just broken tonight is about how the White House has apparently been subverting the whole security clearance system — so they could give clearances to people who would otherwise be rejected.”

“It’s not just one here and there, it is according to this NBC News report tonight, it’s dozens of people including at the very highest levels at the White House, including Jared Kushner,” she explained.

Maddow read the opening of the NBC News report.

“Jared Kushner’s application for a top secret clearance was rejected by two career White House security specialists after an FBI background check raised concerns about potential foreign influence on him — but their supervisor overruled the recommendation and approved the clearance,” NBC reported.

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DC police union buried in mockery after accidentally revealing their own incompetence in stopping crime

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On Friday, the Twitter account for the Washington, D.C. police union posted statistics on a recent upswing in crime rates in the area — trying to imply that police accountability reforms in the wake of the George Floyd killing are preventing officers from doing their jobs.

YoY Crime Stats in DC 6/3 - 7/3

Homicide ⬆️28%Armed Robbery ⬆️33%Shootings ⬆️41%Burglary ⬆️45%Stolen Auto ⬆️45%

This is what ‘knee-jerk’ policies look like in your neighborhood.

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WATCH: Trump advisor trashes Dr. Fauci — while pushing coronavirus conspiracy theories

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White House economic advisor Peter Navarro pushed several conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic as the administration attempts to deflect blame for America responding to coronavirus worse than any other developed country.

At one point in the interview, MSNBC's Ali Velshi had to ask, "What are you talking about?"

Navarro harshly criticized Dr. Tony Fauci, who is one of his colleagues in the administration.

And he tried to blame the "Chinese Communist Party" for the disease, saying "they spawned the virus, they hid virus, they sent hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationalists over here to seed and spread the virus before we knew."

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Ron DeSantis threw temper tantrum after Trump hired strategist he ‘exiled’ from Florida GOP: report

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On Friday, Politico reported that President Donald Trump has brought back longtime Florida Republican strategist Susie Wiles to try to save his electoral chances in the critical swing state — and that Gov. Ron DeSantis, who worked to cast her out of power in the Florida GOP, is enraged by the move.

"Trump’s decision to reinstate Susie Wiles to his campaign’s good inner circle follows months of behind-the-scenes efforts to bring her back after she was exiled at the demand of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who had her cast out of the president’s good graces in September," reported Gary Fineout and Marc Caputo, and it "comes as polls show Trump trailing Democrat Joe Biden in Trump's adopted home state. Trump won Florida four years ago by less than 113,000 votes and a loss in the battleground would likely doom his reelection effort."

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