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Posted: July 19, 2017

Ivanka Trump's security clearance questioned by House Democrats in letter to FBI


Ivanka Trump's security clearance questioned by House Democrats in letter to FBI
FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, Ivanka Trump is seen at the State Department in Washington. Ivanka Trump is defending a White House proposal to mandate paid leave for new parents in a letter to the editor published Wednesday, July, 5, 2017, in The Wall Street Journal.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)



A group of House Democrats is questioning first daughter Ivanka Trump’s security clearance, asking the FBI to conduct a review.

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In a letter to the FBI, the lawmakers point to Trump’s obligation to disclose her foreign contacts and the contacts of her spouse and siblings. They want to know whether she omitted anything from her security clearance application.

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“Lack of candor, particularly regarding contacts with Russian officials, has been a significant issue for the Trump administration,” the letter, which was signed by 22 lawmakers, said.

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The letter explicitly notes meetings Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, and brother, Donald Trump Jr., had with a Russian lawyer and other Russian officials. It questions how much she might have known and whether she has had any foreign communications that have not been documented.

“The high standard to which we hold public servants, particularly senior advisers to the President of the United States, requires that these questions be raised, and promptly answered,” the letter ends.

>> Click here to read the full letter

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