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Rep. Ted Lieu: Kushner in 'Compromising Position' With Russia Probe

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By    |   Friday, 26 May 2017 07:10 PM

Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu Friday reiterated his party's call for the Trump administration to suspend the security clearance of senior adviser Jared Kushner now that his Russian ties are under FBI scrutiny.

"He is now in a compromising position," the second-term Californian told Wolf Blitzer on CNN. "He needs to have his security clearance suspended.

"I called for his clearance to be suspended last month."

The Democratic National Committee demanded Thursday that the White House suspend Kushner's clearance after news reports that his Russian meetings last year were under scrutiny by the agency.

Jamie Gorelick, Kushner's lawyer, said Thursday that her client would cooperate with the FBI investigation.

"Mr. Kushner previously volunteered with Congress what he knows about these meetings," she said in a statement. "He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry."

Blitzer noted Friday that Kushner, who is President Donald Trump's son-in-law, was only a "subject" of the FBI probe, not a "target."

"But you don't know when someone might turn into a target," retorted Lieu, 48, a member of the House Judiciary Committee. "He is definitely a subject.

"The Russians can say, 'We will provide information that you may not like' — and all of a sudden, he is in a compromised position."

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Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu Friday reiterated his party's call for the Trump administration to suspend the security clearance of senior adviser Jared Kushner now that his Russian ties are under FBI scrutiny.
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