Tell Congress: Suspend Jared Kushner's security clearance
A group of lawmakers are calling on federal authorities to suspend Jared Kushner’s security clearance amid a wide-ranging probe into Trump associates' contacts with Russian officials. Support Rep. Don Beyer's bill that would empower the Director of the FBI to revoke the security clearance of executive branch employees whose actions may pose a threat to national security.
Trump's son-in-law and adviser failed to disclose numerous foreign contacts when he applied for top secret clearance, including at least two meetings with high-profile Russians during Trump's transition to the White House. And now we have the revelation that he failed to disclose his June 2016 meeting with a Russian agent to get damaging information on Hillary Clinton - and that he did nothing to report this fact to the FBI.
FACT: It is a felony to intentionally conceal such meetings on a national security form.
And reports on December 1st indicate Kushner directed Michael Flynn during the Presidential transition to contact the Russians involving sanctions being placed by the Obama administration.
Kushner is also reported to have asked the Russian ambassador to set up a secret back channel communication line to the Kremlin using Russian equipment to evade the U.S. government knowing about it. And reports also confirm that Kushner is a focus of the special prosecutor's #TrumpRussia investigation as a result of these interactions as well as his business dealings and his failure to disclose more than $1 billion in loans.
Mr. Kushner’s lack of candor about meetings with Russian officials appears to be part of a larger pattern of dissembling and deception on Russian contacts from the Trump team, and the public deserves the truth about what connection, if any, exists between these incidents. His use of a private email server and personal email address to conduct official White House business is troubling, as he is clearly attempting to conceal crimes.
Kushner left out dozens of foreign contacts from his national security form, but two stood out: a meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and a meeting with Sergey Gorkov, an FSB-trained leader of a bank subject to U.S. sanctions.
The latest revelations show he has has evidently failed to produce documents to Senators that they say are known to exist about a Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite and communications with a Belarusian-American businessman named Sergei Millian.
Demand that Kushner's clearance be suspended pending a review of his compliance with the laws and regulation governing security clearances. The federal form for national security positions emphasizes that making false statements or concealing information could be punishable by up to five years in prison. And those found to have made false statements may be denied security clearance.
Send a letter to Congress today to ask your elected officials to demand Kushner's security clearance be revoked.