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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.

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“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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South Carolina woman who told cops they can’t arrest a ‘white, clean girl’ pleaded guilty to DUI: report

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Last year, 34-year-old Lauren Cutshaw of South Carolina was arrested in Bluffton after running a four-way stop sign at 60 miles an hour. Her blood alcohol level was registered at 0.18 — more than double the legal limit — and she admitted to being high and had marijuana paraphernalia in her car.

According to police reports at the time, Cutshaw offered an unusual defense of her behavior to the arresting officer: she shouldn't go to jail because she's a "thoroughbred ... white, clean girl" who was a cheerleader and sorority sister who graduated with "perfect grades" from a "high accredited university."

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Republicans are getting nervous about Trump’s chances in Wisconsin: ‘There’s no way he’s gaining supporters’

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President Donald Trump's election chances, once again, will likely hinge on Wisconsin's suburbs -- but he can't expect a "free ride."

Hillary Clinton infamously lost the crucial state after failing to campaign there in the waning days before the 2016 election, but some GOP voters there are souring on the president, reported Politico.

“For the president to win Wisconsin again, he’s not going to have the free ride he had last time,” said Brandon Scholz, former executive director of the Wisconsin Republican Party. "He’s not going to have Hillary Clinton sitting on her hands “He’s going to have a completely engaged opposition party on the ground.”

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Covering up the corruption: GOP tries to block new Mike Pence investigation

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Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Ireland — or more precisely his curious stay at one of President Trump’s hotels — has prompted multiple congressional probes. But the Democrat-led oversight investigations have already drawn complaints and pushback from Trump’s loudest Republican defenders on Capitol Hill, including the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee.

Democrats in both the House of Representatives and Senate have sent official letters of inquiry to the vice president’s office seeking specific information on the costs of Pence's recent stay at Trump International Golf Club in Doonbeg, Ireland. They have imposed a Sept. 19 deadline for the administration and the Trump Organization to turn over relevant documents. Democrats have raised concerns that Pence’s stay at Trump’s resort could have violated the emoluments clause in the Constitution. They’ve asked for details like the cost of the stay, Secret Service protection, and comparable rates for hotels nearby as well as across the country in Dublin, where Pence held meetings with Irish officials and business leaders.

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