House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings released a memo on Monday detailing an interview with Tricia Newbold, a White House employee who has worked for 18 years in Republican and Democratic administrations and now serves as the adjudications manager in the Personnel Security Office. He also said that one person on Newbold's list is a GSA custodian.
Newbold also accused Kline of telling her to, in effect, stand down when she and another colleague raised concerns about another senior White House official.
She added that rejections occurred due to a variety of reasons, including "foreign influence, conflicts of interest, concerning personal conduct, financial problems, drug use, and criminal conduct".
The New York Times reported in February that Trump ordered his chief of staff, John Kelly, to grant a clearance to Kushner past year. When Official 1 applied for an even higher level of clearance, Newbold said that another agency contacted her to determine "how we rendered a favorable adjudication", an inquiry she said reflected the agency's "serious concerns".
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Cummings said Newbold came forward at great personal risk because she feared Republican retaliation.
Two sources familiar with the congressional investigation said that two of the senior officials whose clearances Newbold said were initially denied were Ivanka Trump and Kushner.
According to the letterobtained by CNN, Kline is a current government employee and a former "nonpolitical employee" of the Executive Office of the President and "is more than willing to cooperate with the Committee to the extent he is permitted to do so by law".
Ms Newbold, who has worked under both Republican and Democratic administrations, claimed that clearances "were not always adjudicated in the best interest of national security". "We've bent over backwards trying to accommodate the White House".
Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took President Donald Trump's administration to task over the overrides of dozens of security clearance denials.
Ms Newbold said that when she returned to work in February, she was cut out of the security clearance process and removed from a supervisory responsibility.
Newbold's Washington, D.C. -based attorney, Edward Passman, said Monday night that she did not want to be interviewed.
Kushner, who Trump ultimately demanded be granted a permanent top-secret clearance despite concerns of intelligence officials, told Fox host Laura Ingraham that he "can't comment for the White House's process". The office also announced a plan to "restructure" that would remove her from a supervisory role, she said.
In his 9-page response memo, Jordan knocked down seven other significant claims that Cummings is using to root his investigation - which Jordan called a "reckless decision".
"Really, what is next, putting nuclear codes in Instagram DMs?"
Newbold's dispute with Kline over the clearances issue became public earlier this year when she was suspended from her job and reportedly filed a formal whistleblower complaint.
The data originated from third-party sources, namely a media company called Cultura Colectiva and an app titled " At the Pool ". Bloomberg notified Facebook about the presence of this dataset and the company immediately removed it from Amazon's servers.
Per The Washington Post, the US government is estimated to spend more on Puerto Rico's recovery over the long term. In Thursday's news release, Soto referenced disaster relief efforts as a reason to give Puerto Rico statehood.
Among them is the youngest victim, three-year-old Mucaad Ibrahim who was at the al Moor mosque with his father and big brother. Ms Ardern announced a ban on all types of semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles following the Christchurch attacks.
Because of this so-called "breach", Assange will be made to leave the embassy and would be arrested by British authorities. Last week, Anderson tweeted a picture of herself with Assange, saying she hasn't been able to visit him for a year.
He was one shy of the NCAA Tournament record of 11 3-pointers in a game, set by Loyola Marymount's Jeff Fryer against MI in 1990. Jerome had 24, Diakite 14 and Hunter 10 as the Cavaliers outlasted the high-scoring Boilermakers.
After Washington made two free throws to tie it, Brooks struck again, this time from the right side, to make it 54-51. And that sent the Tigers on to the Elite Eight for only the second time and first since 1986.
But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , backed by the majority of her caucus, has said she's not now supportive of impeachment. Barr said Mueller left unresolved the issue of whether Trump obstructed justice by undermining the investigation .
There will be Apple's long-expected launch of a streaming TV service to compete against incumbent giants like Netflix . The company also said it is launching a MasterCard credit card called Apple Card .
OR held Wisconsin to 33.3 percent shooting (20 of 60) while making 54.9 percent (28 of 51) of their own attempts from the field. The Ducks shot 70.8 percent from the floor in the second half and made five of their six tries from 3-point range.
I thought it was the end of the world, but I love the team competition and that's where I feel i have a bit of a team today. Isner lost serve for only the third time in the tournament to fall behind early.
Trump continued that effort Wednesday, calling Mueller "conflicted" and criticising the lawyers who have worked on the case. At least two people were removed from or left the Mueller team due to bias against Trump in their internal communications.
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