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Whistle-blower Tricia Newbold kept a list of 25 individuals [which included 2 current senior WH officials] whose security clearances were denied "over serious disqualifying issues" but then granted by senior Trump officials — namely, Carl Kline.
Whistle-blower Tricia Newbold detailed to lawmakers how Trump's hand-picked ex-WH personnel security chief Carl Kline dismissed national security concerns to grant security clearances to people who were initially denied access to top-secret intel.
Tricia Newbold, a WH Personnel Security Office adjudication manager who's worked in the WH for 18 years, was suspended for 2 weeks without pay in Jan, soon after news broke that Jared Kushner was granted security clearance over staff objections.
"There's a scandal here, by the way. A whistleblower [Tricia Newbold] who tried to put it straight, got rolled..."
Chairman Cummings has informed WH Counsel Pat Cipollone that House Oversight will authorize a subpoena on Apr 2 to depose Carl Kline, Trump's ex hand-picked WH personnel security director [now at DoD] who's ignored all previous document requests.
White House whistleblower Tricia Newbold says she was rebuffed so often by her superiors – namely Trump appointee Carl Kline – that coming to Congress was her “last hope” to expose “systematic” issues with the Trump WH security clearance process.
Tricia Newbold: *2 high-level WH officials* who held high-level interim clearances were denied permanent ones due to concerns re their conduct, foreign influence, and, for one, foreign preference concerns. Kline overruled & granted the clearances.
Don McGahn wrote a contemporaneous memo re concerns raised by intel officials about Kushner and how he'd recommended Kushner not be given top-secret clearance. John Kelly wrote one about how he'd been “ordered” to give Kushner top-secret clearance.
Feb 2018: "After concerns were raised by the personnel office, Trump pushed Kelly and McGahn to make the decision Ivanka and Jared Kushner's clearances. After both refused, Trump granted their security clearances himself."
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