Rep. Ted Lieu presented a bill Wednesday that might permit Congress to oversee the protection clearance process on the White House after revelations former aide Rob Porter remained on a short lived standing for over a 12 months.
“It would require the White House to provide — every three months — information on who has security clearances, who is on interim security clearances, and if it’s over a year, they have to explain why,” Mr. Lieu, California Democrat, mentioned on CNN.
The Clearances Act — presented with Reps. Jerry Nadler, New York Democrat, and Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat — seeks to put extra transparency within the process and provides Congress extra tests on monitoring those high-level safety clearances.
Mr. Lieu additionally wrote a letter to the FBI director asking for info at the process after Mr. Porter’s transient standing was once made public. Mr. Porter was once denied an enduring safety clearance after two former spouses mentioned he was once verbally and bodily abusive.
He mentioned he welcomes chairman of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Trey Gowdy’s investigation into this example.