One of President Donald Trump’s most controversial staffers is facing a grim prediction this week.
In a new video published online this week, Congressman Ted Lieu explains the reasons why White House adviser Jared Kushner should have his security privileges revoked. Congressman Lieu says there is obvious evidence that Kushner lied on his intelligence disclosure forms.
“Jared Kushner intentionally omitted his multiple meetings with the Russians and he knew it was a big issue. … He was trying to mislead our intelligence officials,” Congressman Lieu says in the video.
Watch Congressman Ted Lieu deliver a powerful critique of Trump adviser Jared Kushner, via Facebook:
Kushner lied to the federal government about his relationship with Russian operatives. If a member of our military had done anything like that, they would be immediately disciplined and investigated.
Kushner, who is married to First Daughter Ivanka Trump, has access to extremely sensitive national security information, yet he’s not being held to the high standards of our military. Something is wrong here.
“I’ve had to fill them out in the past to get my own sec clearance when I was on active duty with the Air Force . They are very, very detailed question and very specific. … If I had done the same thing my security clearance would have been suspended pending an investigation,” Congressman Lieu said in the video.
Kushner has been right in the middle of the ongoing controversy involving the Trump administration and Russian election hacking.
Insider reports from the White House show that Kushner is urging Trump to take a much more aggressive position against the government watchdogs who are trying to find answers about the Trump-Russia scandal.
The Hill reports:
President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, reportedly advocated an “attack” response style over a more measured reaction in a White House huddle on Wednesday, according to a new report.
The meeting followed the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel in charge of the Department of Justice investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion by the Trump campaign. It resulted in conflicting messages issued by the White House in response to the appointment.
While most of the people encouraged the president to issue a statement accepting the decision of the deputy attorney general, Kushner didn’t agree, two senior administration officials told the Times.
Instead, Kushner pushed for the president to counterattack.
Congressman Lieu sent out another message aimed at Kushner this week – he told Kushner to be careful, since he could be in big trouble very soon.
Dear Jared: You may want to consult your lawyer. Lying on your security clearance form is within the jurisdiction of Special Counsel Mueller https://t.co/sj5WZW5wvW
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 18, 2017
Time to drain the swamp!