Democrats on the House Oversight Committee slammed the Trump White House for repeatedly refusing to confirm or deny whether ranking Trump administration officials kept memos detailing the president's order to give Jared Kushner a top-secret security clearance.
The announcement came after the New York Times reported Thursday that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and White House Counsel Don McGahn both kept memos of the order — which Donald Trump made in spite of concerns from the CIA about granting his son-in-law the clearance.
Staff for Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (R-MD) reportedly asked the White House if the memos exist.
White House "staff refused to confirm or deny—three times," the tweet from the committee's Democratic majority read.
BREAKING: @RepCummings staff just asked WH staff if the Kelly and McGahn memos on #Kushner security clearance exist… https://t.co/KyGrYed152— Oversight Committee (@Oversight Committee)1551473870.0
Linking to the tweet, reporter Jamie Dupree noted that it "looks like we are heading for a subpoena fight on the Kushner clearance issue."
Looks like we are heading for a subpoena fight on the Kushner clearance issue https://t.co/NAVVVEoCwv— Jamie Dupree (@Jamie Dupree)1551474127.0