Investigate Kushner Now
Speaker Nancy Pelosi
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Hi, my name is [your name] and I live in [your ZIP code].
We urgently need Congressional investigations into Jared Kushner’s security clearance that get to the bottom of:
Why Kushner was denied security clearance by intelligence officials.
Whether Kushner has used his security clearance to advance his personal business interests or to share secrets with foreign governments.
[If Speier] Can I count on [Rep.Speier] to investigate Kushner aggressively in the House Intelligence Committee and ask hard-hitting questions that uncover the whole truth?
[If Pelosi] Please employ all the powers of Congressional oversight to conduct aggressive, multi-pronged investigations that uncover the whole truth.
Reports surfaced last week that in May 2018, President Trump overruled concerns from intelligence officials and ordered then-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to give Jared Kushner top-secret clearance. This imperial demand—more in keeping with a king or dictator than a president of a democracy—troubled Kelly and White House Counsel Don McGahn so much that both men documented it.
What troubled Kelly and McGahn so terribly? What did intelligence officials know about Kushner, other than the obvious fact that he is way out of his depth? We know that he has foreign business interests. And that he’s a target of the Mueller investigation into Russian interference of the 2016 elections.
Both the House Intelligence Committee (Rep. Speier is a member) and the House Oversight Committee are investigating the White House security clearance process. The House Judiciary Committee just opened an investigation into whether President Trump and his administration have engaged in obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power.
Democrats on these Committees must move purposely, dig deep and ask the kind of hard-hitting, fact-finding questions that bring hidden truths to light. The model: AOC’s inquiries in the Cohen hearing last week—we need that level of questioning.
Nepotism and corruption must not stand in the United States government, particularly in matters of national security.
House Democrats demand documents from more than 80 people and institutions affiliated with Trump, Washington Post, 3/4/2019
Nepotism rules exist for a reason. Jared Kushner shows why. Washington Post, 3/1/2019
Trump intervened to get Kushner a top-secret clearance. Congress should investigate. Washington Post Editorial Board, 3/1/2019
Trump Ordered Officials to Give Jared Kushner a Security Clearance, New York Times, 2/28/2019