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Washington Post PoliticsApr 23, 2019
White House instructs official to ignore Democratic subpoena over security clearances
Carl Kline had been ordered to testify about security clearances, including Jared Kushner's, that a whistleblower said failed to meet standards.

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The Daily BeastApr 19, 2019
White House and Congress Set to Spar Over Kushner Security Clearance
REUTERSThe White House would like to be in the room when Congressional investigators grill Carl Kline, the official who green-lit Jared Kushner's security clearance, according to a letter from that official's lawyer.

The letter, which The Daily Beast obtained, describes a conflict between Capital Hill and 1600 Pennsylvania. At issue is an investigation of the security clearance process run by Chairman Elijah Cummings' Committee on Oversight and Reform. Cummings has subpoenaed Carl Kline, the former head of the White House Presidential Personnel Office who overturned a subordinate's vetoes of security clearances for multiple White House officials.  

Now, Kline is looking to bring an attorney from the White House Counsel's Office into his interview with Cummings' staff because of potential executive privilege issues. And, per the letter, the White House wants to be there as well. But lawyers for the committee, per the letter, do not want a White House presence in the room when they question Kline. So there's an impasse.

Read more at The Daily Beast.


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