In the midst of the Michael Flynn debacle, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is still occupying space in the West Wing despite the fact he still hasn’t passed a comprehensive background investigation. Failing to seek clearance is a national security risk, but so-called President Donald Trump seems to care less.
To recap, Kushner’s permanent security clearance was stalled because he omitted over 100 foreign contacts before revising his forms. In addition, Kushner’s shady business interests are also being considered after he repeatedly revised multiple financial disclosure forms. According to top officials, the sheer volume of his ongoing ties to foreign investors is enough to deny anyone access to classified information.
As Newsweek reported, “Kushner’s original SF-86 questionnaire may have violated the personal conduct code in federal directives for security clearance applicants, since his failure to disclose any foreign contacts on his original forms could be considered the equivalent of making false statements.”
Also, seven of the nation’s leading law firms who specialize in security clearance stated that Kushner’s security clearance should be suspended until investigators can determine whether his failures to disclose information were intentional. Despite the risk, Trump’s White House has claimed the delay in Kushner’s clearance as “normal” due to a backlog in applications.
Putting our country at risk means absolutely nothing to Trump; he believes his entire family is above the law. Nonetheless, it is quite pathetic how no federal agency has the courage to tell the traitor-in-chief that his precious son-in-law cannot pass a security clearance thus becoming a threat to our nation. It’s truly disheartening how our country is a victim of Nepotism and a careless Republican controlled congress.
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