House Democrats Want Ivanka Trump’s Security Clearance Revoked
It’s been hit after hit of reports on unethical behavior by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in the past week, and some House Democrats are now calling to revoke her security clearance.
Democrats had already asked White House counsel to revoke Kushner’s clearance in June, following reports that the FBI was looking into Kushner’s communications with Russian officials. They’re reiterating that request as well, which has seen no action. It’s the first time Democrats have called for Trump’s clearance to be reconsidered.
“These new revelations, along with the ongoing White House probe of Ms. Trump’s private email use, have compromised Ms. Trump’s integrity and credibility,” wrote Reps. Ted W. Lieu, D-Calif., and Don Beyer, D-Va., in a letter to White House counsel Don McGahn. “We are requesting that the White House immediately revoke her security clearance pending an investigation into her actions.”