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WASHINGTON—The House committee that conducts oversight of the executive branch plans a wide-ranging probe into the security-clearance process at the White House, the panel’s chairman said Wednesday.
The investigation would aim to discover why the White House and presidential transition team “appear to have disregarded established procedures for safeguarding classified information” and determine whether unauthorized officials obtained access to secret information, Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat, wrote in a letter to White House Counsel Pat Cipollone.
The article goes on to state the following:
The investigation is the first opened by the newly Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee, which is expected to probe the first two years of the Trump administration. Mr. Cummings requested documents dating back to the transition and the firing of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was let go after it emerged that he had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with the Russian ambassador.
The investigation is the first opened by the newly Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee, which is expected to probe the first two years of the Trump administration https://t.co/SJalThjoDu
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) January 23, 2019
House Oversight Committee to launch wide-ranging investigation into White House, Trump transition team https://t.co/V6dgGvbZHv WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LEGISLATING YOU IDIOTS!!!!????????????????
— Jay Newberry (@iamjaybird68) January 23, 2019
— Oversight Committee (@OversightDems) January 23, 2019
According to @RepCummings, chair of House Oversight Comm., there’s going to be an investigation of the @WhiteHouse security clearance process, because the @realDonaldTrump administration appears “to have disregarded established procedures for safeguarding classified information.”
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) January 23, 2019
NEW: House Oversight Committee Launches Investigation of Security Clearance Problems at White House https://t.co/nhnppxN2o7
— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) January 23, 2019
JUST IN: The House Oversight Committee plans to begin “an in-depth investigation” of the White House and Trump transition team’s procedures for granting security clearances https://t.co/vfiwHhSENs
— Axios (@axios) January 23, 2019
Full list of Democrats selected to House Oversight Committee. Four big names from the Progressive Caucus — AOC, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ro Khanna. https://t.co/SNeAr5oWvI pic.twitter.com/CITAoB5p8Q
— Zach Basu (@zacharybasu) January 23, 2019
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