Mar 1, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Elijah Cummings orders White House to comply with Kushner security clearance review

In this image, Jared Kushner looks at the camera in a suit and jacket.

Jared Kushner. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) demanded on Friday that the White House be in "full and immediate compliance" with the committee's request for documents regarding Jared Kushner's top secret security clearance.

The backdrop: President Trump ordered former chief of staff John Kelly to give Kushner a top secret clearance against the warnings of intelligence officials, the New York Times reports.

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