White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called Democrats’ attempts to find out more about the White House’s security clearance process “sad and shameful.”
“Unlike Democrats, we want to protect people’s personal confidential information,” Sanders said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “Three million Americans have security clearances that worked for the government and by exploiting one, you’re exploiting all their personal information. Democrats know that. What they are doing is dangerous and what they are doing is sad and shameful.”
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It is unclear exactly what Sanders is referencing; Democrats are trying to figure out why White House officials like Jared Kushner got high-level clearance after objections and red flags were overturned, in that case due to President Donald Trump’s personal intervention.
A whistleblower recently told House Oversight Committee chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) that the White House stepped in to give 25 people security clearances who had previously been denied them.