Two House Democratic Members of Congress have made an official “criminal referral” requesting the Dept. of Justice investigate Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 5, 2019
“Making false statements or omitting material info on SF-86 security form is punishable by up to 5 years in prison,” says Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), who served as a USAF Judge Advocate General (JAG) attorney, in the letter, which was published in Politico.
Lieu and Beyer note recent news reports revealing that President Trump overruled his chief of staff and intelligence officials, ordering Kushner, who also happens to be his son-in-law, to be granted a security clearance.
Kushner “omitted more than 100 foreign persons – including the Russian Ambassador,” the two Congressmen note in their letter to the Attorney General.
They also criticize President Trump directly and First Daughter Ivanka Trump – who serves in the White House as Advisor to the President, and is married to Kushner.
“More than an act of blatant nepotism, the President’s actions so threatened the integrity of our national security apparatus that Mr. Trump’s Chief-of-Staff felt the need to document the order in a contemporaneous memo.”
“Mr. Kushner and Ivanka Trump have both apparently lied in various public interviews and in statements,” the letter notes.
“The threats posed by the ill-gotten security clearances are not theoretical,” the Democrats’ request notes. They point to a Washington Post article, and say that the “U.S. intelligence community has intercepted numerous communications from foreign nationals discussing how they could manipulate Mr. Kushner, “taking advantage of his complex business arrangements, financial difficulties he had at the time and his lack of foreign policy experience.”
They conclude, “the President and his son-in-law have made a mockery of the security clearance process. Their actions put U.S. national security at risk and offended the thousands of dedicated career offices who both grant and receive clearances the correct way.”
Trump’s ‘oceanic ignorance’ has plunged the world into chaos and the US may never recover: NYT columnist
On Saturday, New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg blasted President Donald Trump's foreign policy, saying that it was causing the world to "spiral into chaos."
"All over the world, things are getting worse," wrote Goldberg. "China appears to be weighing a Tiananmen Square-like crackdown in Hong Kong. After I spoke to [Pakistani ambassador Assad Majeed] Khan, hostilities between India and Pakistan ratcheted up further; on Thursday, fighting across the border in Kashmir left three Pakistani soldiers dead ... Turkey is threatening to invade Northeast Syria to go after America’s Kurdish allies there, and it’s not clear if an American agreement meant to prevent such an incursion will hold."
Ex-Tea Party lawmaker perfectly nails why Trump is going down in 2020
On Saturday, former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) tweeted the simple reason he believes President Donald Trump will lose his bid for re-election in 2020:
Trump will lose in 2020 because the vast majority of America is tired of him. Tired of his bullshit. Tired of his drama. Just plain tired of him.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) August 17, 2019
Illinois woman out of a job after calling for a return to slavery in this incredibly racist video
According to a report from the Riverfront Times, an Illinois woman seen in a video using ugly racial slurs and calling for a return to slavery is now out of a job over her comments.
The reports states that the two women seen in the video, identified as Macy Castleman and Jayde Landers, claim it was recorded it three years ago but it just came to light again after Gabbi Goldsborough posted it to Facebook with the warning: "I love how people sit around & act like racism isn’t still a thing. macy castleman and jayde landers u have a lot of explaining to do."