Congress is moving to revoke Kushner's security clearance
Earlier it was announced that the House Oversight Committee is demanding Jared Kushner's security clearance records in an attempt to reach "full and immediate compliance," something this White House is having trouble doing.
Now, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, one of it's committee members, is saying that Congress will introduce legislation within days to revoke the son-in-law's clearance completely. She made the comments while speaking on MSNBC:
"The days of the president facing zero accountability from the Congress of the United States are over ... We have to make sure that the corruption that the administration seems to be littered with is rooted out."
"It's time that the Congress take action to make sure that White House personnel who potentially are compromised cannot get security clearance."
Schultz, though, knows that this is much bigger than Kushner. Right after Michael Cohen, Trump's long-time attorney, testified before her and her fellow Congressmen and women, Schultz prepared people for the likelihood that President Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Donald Trump Jr. all were implicated.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "[Michael Cohen] essentially implicated the likelihood that not only President Trump but Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner & anyone in the Trump family would have been involved in compromising & being potentially compromised by Russia." pic.twitter.com/Bf2okmVSO1— The Hill (@thehill) February 27, 2019
The problem right now, for Kusher at least, is the fact that Trump claimed he had no involvement in helping him get his security clearance. The New York Times came out with multiple sources claiming that's not how it went down: Trump overruled his national security officials and personally made the order.
Ivanka Trump also went on television and claimed that Trump didn't give them any special help, which if true, makes her a liar, as well.
The whole world hears the accusations. Now Congress wants to get to the bottom of it. Let's see if they lie under oath.