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Al Franken: Kushner's Security Clearance Should Be Reviewed

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By    |   Tuesday, 30 May 2017 01:56 PM

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., called for a review of Jared Kushner's security clearance following a report that claimed the now-White House adviser discussed setting up a secret communications channel with Russia before President Donald Trump took office.

Franken's comments came on "CBS This Morning" when he was asked whether Kushner's clearance should be taken away.

"I think we should look at that," he said. "This is a pretty bad breach. Look, they — these guys, the administration, they're not acting like people who have nothing to hide."

The Washington Post reported that Kushner, Trump's son-in-law discussed with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to Washington, the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump's transition team and the Kremlin.

For now, Franken said he is prepared to await the outcome of the various investigations into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

"We have a special prosecutor, we have the intelligence committees in both the House and the Senate that are looking at this," he said.

"We have to see where the facts lead us."

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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., called for a review of Jared Kushner's security clearance following a report that claimed the now-White House adviser discussed setting up a secret communications channel with Russia before President Donald Trump took office.
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