The White House sent a letter on Monday to counsel for Carl Kline, former White House personnel security director, directing him to not comply with a subpoena issued by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
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Today the House Committee on Oversight and Reform released a memorandum detailing an interview held with Tricia Newbold, the adjudications manager in the non-partisan White House Personnel Security Office. Newbold, who is described in the document as a "whistleblower," told bipartisan committee staff that her office issued 25 denials of security clearances overturned by the White House.
Recent weeks have seen a fresh round of reports about the White House’s handling of security clearances for President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and daughter, Ivanka Trump.
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump issued the following statement revoking former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance. The full statement is below: