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“Today, we are considering a resolution relating to the #securityclearance process at the #White House—a process that is supposed to protect our nation’s most closely guarded secrets. “ – Chairman @RepCummings
“This resolution would authorize me to issue a subpoena for the testimony of Carl Kline, who served as the White House Personnel Security Director under the #TrumpAdministration.”
“Yesterday, I sent a memo to all Committee Members providing information from a detailed, on-the-record interview with a #whistleblower who currently works in the #WhiteHouse.“
“Her name is Tricia Newbold, and she came forward at great personal risk to warn Congress—and the nation—about the grave security risks she has been witnessing first-hand over the past two years.“
“As she said during her interview with Committee staff [ “ I would not be doing a service to myself, my country, or my children if I sat back knowing that the issues that we have could impact national security”]
“She has informed the us that during the #TrumpAdministration, she and other career officials adjudicated denials of dozens of applications for security clearances that were later overturned."
"As a result, she warned that security clearance applications for #WhiteHouse officials “were not always adjudicated in the best interest of national security.”
"In fact, she implored the Committee to act now, warning that “this is my last hope to really bring the integrity back into our office.”
“I just want to emphasize that point. She came forward because the system at the #WhiteHouse is so dysfunctional that she believes #Congress needs to intervene.”
“Ms. Newbold came forward out of concern for our country and our national security. And she called on us to act. To do our jobs. To conduct credible, independent oversight.”
“I strongly urge my colleagues to vote in support of this subpoena. The #WhiteHouse needs to understand that they cannot stonewall and stall this Committee for months."
"Then just offer us general information about their policies—not when there are such serious allegations of a risk to national security” – Chairman @RepCummings.
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