Sen. Jeanne Shaheen stated Wednesday that she wants each transparency within the White House safety clearance procedure and wants to understand why so many aides are still without an enduring clearance.
“Both Republicans and Democrats in Congress should be very concerned about oversight, and about whether the people who are handling sensitive and classified information in the White House have the appropriate security clearances,” Ms. Shaheen, New Hampshire Democrat, stated on CNN.
“I hope we will get answers as to why so many people in this White House have not been cleared by the FBI so that they can handle these sensitive documents,” she added.
The controversy surrounding the employment of former White House personnel secretary Rob Porter, who used to be accused of home violence via two former spouses, has led to many to query the protection clearance procedure within the West Wing. Administration officers have failed to present a constant timeline of what they knew in regards to the allegations or how Mr. Porter persevered to paintings within the White House in a high-level capability on an meantime safety clearance for a 12 months.
Several aides stay without everlasting safety clearance over a 12 months into the Trump management’s tenure. Members of Congress stated they plan to release an oversight investigation into this procedure and check out to search out answers.