Thursday, July 20, 2017

Drag Her Ass In, Too

This ought to really get the pissy tweets going.
A group of House Democrats has requested that the FBI review Ivanka Trump’s security clearance, accusing the president’s daughter of engaging in “deception” by not disclosing all her contacts with foreign officials, in particular the Russians.


“To date, Ms Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have played an influential role in her father’s administration. Ms. Trump even took her father’s place at the head table with world leaders at the G20 summit in Hamburg. Between them, the couple have been assigned expansive policy portfolios, even as they maintain a business empire that relies on foreign financing and manufacturing. The juxtaposition of their public and private roles may be murky and confused, but her obligation to disclose her families’ and her foreign contacts is not,” the letter said.

Indeed, she's probably already in the mix.
Kushner should not be given access to classified materials, conduct official business on behalf of the American people, or continue in any capacity as counselor to the president, Beyer argued, adding, that Trump’s son-in-law “irrevocably betrayed the public trust” and should resign or be fired.
He won't be fired, but he might be forced to resign, depending upon what's happening in the Mueller investigation.

On the other hand, Trump could pardon him and he could stay.
Democrats have already tried to revoke Kushner’s security clearance. Last week, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida) proposed two amendments to that effect in the 2018 appropriations bill. Both were voted down.
Of course.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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