Democratic senators on Thursday requested an intelligence community investigation into security clearance procedures under President Donald Trump, after having a White House aide who hadn’t gotten full clearance announced he’d resign over domestic abuse allegations.
Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) sent formed to Wayne Stone, the acting inspector general with the intelligence community, asking for here is how the administration determines who could access classified information.
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“Members in the Senate have sent several requests for information towards administration seeking clarification for the security clearance review process," the group said, adding so it had gotten no responses. "We’ve been concerned on the apparent low and inconsistent threshold the Trump White House functions for obtaining an interim security clearance.”
The request follows the announcement by Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary, they would resign after accusations of domestic violence by his two ex-wives became public recently. Chief of staff John Kelly reportedly knew that Porter ended up denied the complete security clearance, in which the White House believed was as a result of 2010 protective order which were obtained by among Porter’s ex-wives.
The Democrats’ letter also said the White House we hadn’t disclosed whether Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had gotten an unchangeable security clearance.
The letter also requested information linked to great and bad the protection clearance process.