Ivanka Trump Document Request or Subpoena May be Next According to House Democrat
Several questions abound over how Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, both advisers for President Donald Trump, received their security clearances.
According to reporting from CNN, sources close to the White House’s personnel security office explained that Ivanka Trump, like her husband, was not initially granted a high-level security clearance until her father intervened.
Concerns were raised by the office over possible conflicts of interest that would make Ivanka Trump a security risk. President Trump pushed then-Chief of Staff John Kelly and White House Counsel Don McGahn to grant the clearance to his daughter despite those worries.
Here's Ivanka Trump last month telling ABC that the president "had no involvement pertaining to my clearance or my husband's clearance." That now seems to be contradicted by new reporting from CNN. pic.twitter.com/ssXGBuyEXS
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Rep. David Cicilline (D-Rhode Island), who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, made clear that the issue has been considered among his peers, according to reporting from Newsweek. They may try and make additional document requests to the 81 they sent out earlier in the week. Those extra requests may include questions for Ivanka Trump or those in the White House personnel security office over how she obtained her clearances.
“We will certainly attempt to learn by both requesting documents and bringing witnesses before the judiciary committee…what their concerns were,” Cicilline said.
The previous requests sent out earlier in the week, he added, were just “our first round of document requests.”
“We’ll certainly look at the materials we get to make determinations as to other individuals that should be the subject of document requests,” Cicilline added.”