Jared Kushner Security Clearance Rejection Overruled By Trump Appointee | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

August 17, 2019 posted by


I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I HAVE BUMPED A LITTLE OF THAT COVERAGE BUMPED A LITTLE OF THAT COVERAGE DOWN A FEW MINUTES IN THE HOUR DOWN A FEW MINUTES IN THE HOUR TONIGHT BECAUSE JUST WITHIN THE TONIGHT BECAUSE JUST WITHIN THE PAST HOUR, NBC NEWS HAS BROKEN PAST HOUR, NBC NEWS HAS BROKEN WHAT APPEARS TO BE A VERY BIG WHAT APPEARS TO BE A VERY BIG STORY. STORY. THIS ACTUALLY JUST BROKE IN THE THIS ACTUALLY JUST BROKE IN THE MIDDLE OF CHRIS HAYES’ HOUR LAST MIDDLE OF CHRIS HAYES’ HOUR LAST HOUR, NBC NEWS JUST POSTED IT. HOUR, NBC NEWS JUST POSTED IT. THIS IS A SUPER SERIOUS STORY THIS IS A SUPER SERIOUS STORY AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE SEEN THIS TONIGHT. HAVE SEEN THIS TONIGHT. AGAIN, THIS IS BROKEN WITHIN THE AGAIN, THIS IS BROKEN WITHIN THE LAST HOUR ABOUT SOMETHING LAST HOUR ABOUT SOMETHING APPARENTLY QUITE UNPRECEDENTED APPARENTLY QUITE UNPRECEDENTED GOING ON IN THE TRUMP WHITE GOING ON IN THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE WHEN IT COMES TO SECURITY HOUSE WHEN IT COMES TO SECURITY CLEARANCES. CLEARANCES. SECURITY CLEARANCES ARE HOW OUR SECURITY CLEARANCES ARE HOW OUR NATION TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE THAT NATION TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE THAT HAVE ACCESS TO DANGEROUS HAVE ACCESS TO DANGEROUS INFORMATION CAN BE TRUSTED WITH INFORMATION CAN BE TRUSTED WITH THAT INFORMATION SO THAT IT THAT INFORMATION SO THAT IT DOESN’T END UP IN FOREIGN HANDS DOESN’T END UP IN FOREIGN HANDS OR THE HANDS OF PEOPLE THAT OR THE HANDS OF PEOPLE THAT MIGHT USE IT TO HURT US. MIGHT USE IT TO HURT US. THE SECURITY CLEARANCE PROCESS THE SECURITY CLEARANCE PROCESS HAS BEEN A REOCCURRING WORRY IN HAS BEEN A REOCCURRING WORRY IN THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE. THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE. THERE IS AN ALARMING NEWS REPORT THERE IS AN ALARMING NEWS REPORT A YEAR INTO THE TRUMP A YEAR INTO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, DOZENS OF SENIOR ADMINISTRATION, DOZENS OF SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS THAT ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS THAT APPLY FOR THE PERMANENT SECURITY APPLY FOR THE PERMANENT SECURITY CLEARANCES STILL HAD NOT BEEN CLEARANCES STILL HAD NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET THEM. ABLE TO GET THEM. ALMOST EXACTLY A YEAR AGO, ALMOST EXACTLY A YEAR AGO, SENIOR WHITE HOUSE ADVISOR JARED SENIOR WHITE HOUSE ADVISOR JARED KUSHNER WAS UNABLE TO OBTAIN A KUSHNER WAS UNABLE TO OBTAIN A SECURITY CLEARANCE FOR AT LEAST SECURITY CLEARANCE FOR AT LEAST HIS FIRST YEAR WORKING IN THE HIS FIRST YEAR WORKING IN THE WHITE HOUSE, WHEN THE PRESIDENT WHITE HOUSE, WHEN THE PRESIDENT NEVER THELESSTHELESS WAS ALLOWIN NEVER THELESSTHELESS WAS ALLOWIN SENIOR ADVISOR TO READ THE SENIOR ADVISOR TO READ THE HIGHLY CLASSIFIED PRESIDENTS’ HIGHLY CLASSIFIED PRESIDENTS’ DAILY BRIEF EVERY DAY WHILE HE DAILY BRIEF EVERY DAY WHILE HE COULDN’T GET A SECURITY COULDN’T GET A SECURITY CLEARANCE, JUST THIS WEEK WE CLEARANCE, JUST THIS WEEK WE HAVE BEEN ON THIS STORY, THE HAVE BEEN ON THIS STORY, THE COMMITTEES IN THE NEW DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEES IN THE NEW DEMOCRATIC LED CONGRESS ARE GETTING LED CONGRESS ARE GETTING MEMBERSHIP LISTS SQUARED AWAY MEMBERSHIP LISTS SQUARED AWAY AND CHAIRMEN AND CHAIRWOMAN MEN AND CHAIRMEN AND CHAIRWOMAN MEN ELECTED AND AS THEY GET GEARED ELECTED AND AS THEY GET GEARED UP, WE LEARNED FROM THE UP, WE LEARNED FROM THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ELIJAH CUMMINGS, DEMOCRATS ARE ELIJAH CUMMINGS, DEMOCRATS ARE PURSUING FROM THE TRUMP WHITE PURSUING FROM THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE CRITICAL INFORMATION ABOUT HOUSE CRITICAL INFORMATION ABOUT HOW THE SECURITY CLEARANCE HOW THE SECURITY CLEARANCE PROCESS WAS HANDLED FOR. PROCESS WAS HANDLED FOR. MIKE FLYNN IS AWAITING MIKE FLYNN IS AWAITING SENTENCING AND THE WHITE HOUSE SENTENCING AND THE WHITE HOUSE THIS WEEK, WE KNOW COMINGS AND THIS WEEK, WE KNOW COMINGS AND HIS COMMITTEE WANT INFORMATION HIS COMMITTEE WANT INFORMATION WHY THEY DIDN’T YANK HIS WHY THEY DIDN’T YANK HIS CLEARANCE AFTER WARNED CLEARANCE AFTER WARNED REPEATEDLY AND EXPLICITLY BY THE REPEATEDLY AND EXPLICITLY BY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT THAT FLYNN JUSTICE DEPARTMENT THAT FLYNN WAS COMPROMISED BY THE RUSSIAN WAS COMPROMISED BY THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT AND HE WAS LYING GOVERNMENT AND HE WAS LYING ABOUT HIS DEALINGS WITH HIM. ABOUT HIS DEALINGS WITH HIM. AFTER THEY GOT THAT WARNING, AFTER THEY GOT THAT WARNING, THEY TOOK NO ACTION IN TERMS OF THEY TOOK NO ACTION IN TERMS OF RESTRICTING FLYNN’S ACCESS TO RESTRICTING FLYNN’S ACCESS TO SECRET, TOP SECRET OR SECRET, TOP SECRET OR COMPARTMENTALIZED INFORMATION COMPARTMENTALIZED INFORMATION DESPITE THE FACT THE JUSTICE DESPITE THE FACT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS TELLING THEM THE DEPARTMENT IS TELLING THEM THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT HAD ONE OVER RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT HAD ONE OVER ON HIM. ON HIM. ANYTHING THAT HE HAD ACCESS TO ANYTHING THAT HE HAD ACCESS TO PRESUMABLY WAS LIABLE TO ENDING PRESUMABLY WAS LIABLE TO ENDING UP AT THE KREMLIN. UP AT THE KREMLIN. WHY DIDN’T YOU YANK HIS WHY DIDN’T YOU YANK HIS CLEARANCE? CLEARANCE? ELIJAH CUMMINGS THIS WEEK ELIJAH CUMMINGS THIS WEEK INQUIRED ABOUT THE SECURITY INQUIRED ABOUT THE SECURITY CLEARANCE CONCERNS OVER MIKE CLEARANCE CONCERNS OVER MIKE FLYNN, ALSO MIKE FLYNN’S SON WHO FLYNN, ALSO MIKE FLYNN’S SON WHO WORKED ON THE TRANSITION, ALSO WORKED ON THE TRANSITION, ALSO FLYNN’S DEPUTY MCFARLAND THAT FLYNN’S DEPUTY MCFARLAND THAT LIED ABOUT COMMUNICATIONS WITH LIED ABOUT COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE GOVERNMENT AND ANOTHER THE GOVERNMENT AND ANOTHER DEPUTY OF FLYNNS WHO WAS DEPUTY OF FLYNNS WHO WAS REPORTEDLY REJECTED FOR A TOP REPORTEDLY REJECTED FOR A TOP SECURITY CLEARANCE WHILE WORKING SECURITY CLEARANCE WHILE WORKING AS A SENIOR FIGURE UNDER FLYNN AS A SENIOR FIGURE UNDER FLYNN UNDER TRUMP’S SECURITY COUNSEL. UNDER TRUMP’S SECURITY COUNSEL. WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT? WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT? YOU INSTALLED THIS PERSON AND YOU INSTALLED THIS PERSON AND THAT PERSON COULD NOT QUALIFY THAT PERSON COULD NOT QUALIFY FOR A SOAK KURECURITY CLEARANCE? FOR A SOAK KURECURITY CLEARANCE? DID YOU PUT THE CART BEFORE THE DID YOU PUT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE AND INQUIRED ABOUT HORSE AND INQUIRED ABOUT KUSHNER’S CLEARANCE AND THE KUSHNER’S CLEARANCE AND THE CURRENT NATIONAL SECURITY CURRENT NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR GIVEN HIS PAST ADVISOR GIVEN HIS PAST INTERACTIONS WITH MARIA BYUTINA INTERACTIONS WITH MARIA BYUTINA WHO PLED GUILTY FOR ACTING AS A WHO PLED GUILTY FOR ACTING AS A SECRET GOVERNMENT TRYING TO SECRET GOVERNMENT TRYING TO INFILTRATE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. INFILTRATE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. DID Y’ALL CHECK OUT BOLTON WITH DID Y’ALL CHECK OUT BOLTON WITH REGARD TO BUTINA BEFORE YOU MADE REGARD TO BUTINA BEFORE YOU MADE HIM NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR? HIM NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR? DID THAT GO THROUGH THE DID THAT GO THROUGH THE CLEARANCE PROCESS? CLEARANCE PROCESS? DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THE VIDEO H DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THE VIDEO H DID FOR HER GROUP WITH THE DID FOR HER GROUP WITH THE RUSSIAN SUBTITLES? RUSSIAN SUBTITLES? WE KNOW THE SECURITY CLEARANCE WE KNOW THE SECURITY CLEARANCE ISSUE IN THE WHITE HOUSE IS A ISSUE IN THE WHITE HOUSE IS A SERIOUS ONE AND A LIVE ONE. SERIOUS ONE AND A LIVE ONE. BUT WHAT NBC NEWS JUST BROKE BUT WHAT NBC NEWS JUST BROKE TONIGHT IS ABOUT HOW THE WHITE TONIGHT IS ABOUT HOW THE WHITE HOUSE IS APPARENTLY BEEN HOUSE IS APPARENTLY BEEN SUBVERTING THE TITLE, IT’S SUBVERTING THE TITLE, IT’S DOZENS OF PEOPLE INCLUDING AT DOZENS OF PEOPLE INCLUDING AT THE VERY HIGHEST LEVELS AT THE THE VERY HIGHEST LEVELS AT THE WHITE HOUSE INCLUDING JARED WHITE HOUSE INCLUDING JARED KUSHNER. KUSHNER. HERE IS THE LEAD. HERE IS THE LEAD. QUOTE, JARED KUSHNER’S QUOTE, JARED KUSHNER’S APPLICATION FOR A TOP SECRET APPLICATION FOR A TOP SECRET CLEARANCE WAS REJECTED BY TWO CLEARANCE WAS REJECTED BY TWO CAREER WHITE HOUSE SECURITY CAREER WHITE HOUSE SECURITY SPECIALISTS AFTER AN FBI SPECIALISTS AFTER AN FBI BACKGROUND CHECK RAISED CONCERNS BACKGROUND CHECK RAISED CONCERNS ABOUT POTENTIAL FOREIGN ABOUT POTENTIAL FOREIGN INFLUENCE ON HIM. INFLUENCE ON HIM. BUT THEIR SUPERVISOR OVER RULED BUT THEIR SUPERVISOR OVER RULED THE RECOMMENDATION AND APPROVED THE RECOMMENDATION AND APPROVED KUSHNER’S CLEARANCE. KUSHNER’S CLEARANCE. AGAIN, THIS IS NBC NEWS REPORTS AGAIN, THIS IS NBC NEWS REPORTS FROM THIS PAST HOUR SITING TWO FROM THIS PAST HOUR SITING TWO SOURCES FAMILIAR WITH THE SOURCES FAMILIAR WITH THE MATTER, QUOTE, KUSHNER WAS ONE MATTER, QUOTE, KUSHNER WAS ONE OF 30 CASES IN WHICH THAT OF 30 CASES IN WHICH THAT SUPERVISOR OVER RULED CAREER SUPERVISOR OVER RULED CAREER SECURITY EXPERTS AND APPROVED A SECURITY EXPERTS AND APPROVED A TOP SECRET CLEARANCE FOR TOP SECRET CLEARANCE FOR INCOMING TRUMP OFFICIALS DESPITE INCOMING TRUMP OFFICIALS DESPITE UNFAVORABLE INFORMATION. UNFAVORABLE INFORMATION. THE TWO SOURCES SAID THE NUMBER THE TWO SOURCES SAID THE NUMBER OF REJECTIONS THAT WERE OVER OF REJECTIONS THAT WERE OVER RULED WAS UNPRECEDENTED AND IT RULED WAS UNPRECEDENTED AND IT HAD HAPPENED ONLY ONCE IN THE HAD HAPPENED ONLY ONCE IN THE THREE YEARS PRECEDING THE THREE YEARS PRECEDING THE ARRIVAL OF THAT SUPERVISOR. ARRIVAL OF THAT SUPERVISOR. AND THEN HE DID IT AT LEAST 30 AND THEN HE DID IT AT LEAST 30 TIMES? TIMES? WHO IS THIS SUPERVISOR WHO KEEPS WHO IS THIS SUPERVISOR WHO KEEPS OVER RULING THE REJECTIONS AND OVER RULING THE REJECTIONS AND HANDING OUT SECURITY CLEARANCES, HANDING OUT SECURITY CLEARANCES, ANYWAY? ANYWAY? ANY CORDING TO NBC NEWS, HERE IS ANY CORDING TO NBC NEWS, HERE IS CARL CLKL IRKSINE. CARL CLKL IRKSINE. HE WAS THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HE WAS THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT IN MAY 2017. THE PRESIDENT IN MAY 2017. SO THAT’S LIKE FOUR MONTHS-ISH SO THAT’S LIKE FOUR MONTHS-ISH INTO THE NEW ADMINISTRATION. INTO THE NEW ADMINISTRATION. THEY PUT SOMEONE NEW IN THE THEY PUT SOMEONE NEW IN THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL SECURITY IN OFFICE OF PERSONNEL SECURITY IN THE WHITE HOUSE. THE WHITE HOUSE. NBC SAYS HE CARL KLINE WAS ASKED NBC SAYS HE CARL KLINE WAS ASKED IN CONNECTION WITH THE STORY AND IN CONNECTION WITH THE STORY AND DIDN’T REPLY. DIDN’T REPLY. FOUR MONTHS INTO THIS FOUR MONTHS INTO THIS ADMINISTRATION, THEY PUT THIS ADMINISTRATION, THEY PUT THIS NEW GUY INTO THE OFFICE OF NEW GUY INTO THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL SECURITY INTO THE PERSONNEL SECURITY INTO THE WHITE HOUSE. WHITE HOUSE. A LOT OF THE REPORTING ABOUT THE A LOT OF THE REPORTING ABOUT THE INITIAL SECURITY CLEARANCE INITIAL SECURITY CLEARANCE PROBLEMS WERE PEOPLE WERE PROBLEMS WERE PEOPLE WERE WORKING AT THE WHITE HOUSE WORKING AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO GET A WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO GET A CLEARANCE. CLEARANCE. FOUR MONTHS IN, THEY PUT FOUR MONTHS IN, THEY PUT SOMEBODY IN TO GET A PROBLEM SOMEBODY IN TO GET A PROBLEM SOLVED. SOLVED. ONCE HE WAS IN THERE, HE WAS ONCE HE WAS IN THERE, HE WAS OVER RULING WHEN CAREER SECURITY OVER RULING WHEN CAREER SECURITY CLEARANCE FOLKS SAID NO, NO, CLEARANCE FOLKS SAID NO, NO, THIS SHOULD BE A REJECTION. THIS SHOULD BE A REJECTION. THIS REPORTING IS THAT 30 TIMES, THIS REPORTING IS THAT 30 TIMES, AT LEAST THIS ONE SUPERVISOR WHO AT LEAST THIS ONE SUPERVISOR WHO TRUMP PUT IN THERE, 30 TIMES AT TRUMP PUT IN THERE, 30 TIMES AT LEAST THIS GUY HANDED OUT A LEAST THIS GUY HANDED OUT A CLEARANCE TO AN INCOMING TRUMP CLEARANCE TO AN INCOMING TRUMP WHITE HOUSE PERSON WHO WAS WHITE HOUSE PERSON WHO WAS OTHERWISE FLAGGED AS TWO RISKY OTHERWISE FLAGGED AS TWO RISKY TO GET A CLEARANCE APPROVED. TO GET A CLEARANCE APPROVED. 30 OF THEM. 30 OF THEM. AT MINIMUM. AT MINIMUM. CHRIST. CHRIST. FOR VERY BASIC CONTEXT HERE, AS FOR VERY BASIC CONTEXT HERE, AS FAR AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THERE FAR AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THERE ARE BASICALLY FOUR LEVELS OF ARE BASICALLY FOUR LEVELS OF SECURITY CLER RANSARANCE. SECURITY CLER RANSARANCE. THERE IS CONFIDENTIAL LEVEL AND THERE IS CONFIDENTIAL LEVEL AND SECRET NEXT LEVEL UP AND TOP SECRET NEXT LEVEL UP AND TOP SECRET AND ABOVE THAT SOMEONE SECRET AND ABOVE THAT SOMEONE THAT’S ACTUALLY QUITE DIFFERENT, THAT’S ACTUALLY QUITE DIFFERENT, IT’S CALLED SENSITIVE IT’S CALLED SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION AND COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION AND THAT REQUIRES A DIFFERENT LEVEL THAT REQUIRES A DIFFERENT LEVEL OF SCRUTINY. OF SCRUTINY. IN TERMS OF JARED KUSHNER BEING IN TERMS OF JARED KUSHNER BEING REJECTED BY CAREER OFFICIALS AND REJECTED BY CAREER OFFICIALS AND OKAYED BY THIS GUY INSTALLED BY OKAYED BY THIS GUY INSTALLED BY TRUMP, HERE IS HOW THIS NEW TRUMP, HERE IS HOW THIS NEW REPORTING EXPLAINS HOW THAT REPORTING EXPLAINS HOW THAT WENT. WENT. IT SAYS — THIS IS A LITTLE IT SAYS — THIS IS A LITTLE NUTS. NUTS. QUOTE, THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE QUOTE, THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE ONLY DETERMINES ELIGIBILITY FOR ONLY DETERMINES ELIGIBILITY FOR SECRET AND TOP SECRET SECRET AND TOP SECRET CLEARANCES. CLEARANCES. ABOVE THAT LEVEL, THE CIA ABOVE THAT LEVEL, THE CIA DECIDES WHETHER TO GRANT SCI, DECIDES WHETHER TO GRANT SCI, WHETHER TO GRANT SENSITIVE WHETHER TO GRANT SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION CLEARANCES TO SENIOR OFFICIALS CLEARANCES TO SENIOR OFFICIALS AFTER THE CIA CONDUCT AS FURTHER AFTER THE CIA CONDUCT AS FURTHER BACKGROUND CHECK. BACKGROUND CHECK. QUOTE, INITIALLY KUSHNER’S QUOTE, INITIALLY KUSHNER’S APPLICATION FOLLOWED THE NORMAL APPLICATION FOLLOWED THE NORMAL PATH FOR SECURITY CLEARANCE. PATH FOR SECURITY CLEARANCE. THE INITIAL REQUEST WAS MADE BY THE INITIAL REQUEST WAS MADE BY THE WHITE HOUSE AND END WITH TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND END WITH TO THE FBI FOR BACKGROUND THE FBI FOR BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. AND THAT IS WHERE THE PROBLEMS AND THAT IS WHERE THE PROBLEMS REPORTEDLY ROSE. REPORTEDLY ROSE. QUOTE, KUSHNER’S FBI BACKGROUND QUOTE, KUSHNER’S FBI BACKGROUND CHECK IDENTIFIED QUESTIONS ABOUT CHECK IDENTIFIED QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS FAMILIES BUSINESS, FOREIGN HIS FAMILIES BUSINESS, FOREIGN CONTACTS, FOREIGN TRAVEL AND CONTACTS, FOREIGN TRAVEL AND MEETINGS HE HAD HAD DURING THE MEETINGS HE HAD HAD DURING THE CAMPAIGN, THE SOURCES SAID CAMPAIGN, THE SOURCES SAID DECLINING TO BE MORE SPECIFIC. DECLINING TO BE MORE SPECIFIC. I WILL JUST NOTE HERE THIS SORT I WILL JUST NOTE HERE THIS SORT OF COMPORTS WITH OTHER REPORTING OF COMPORTS WITH OTHER REPORTING THAT WE’VE GOT, RIGHT? THAT WE’VE GOT, RIGHT? WE KNOW THAT TWO DAYS INTO THE WE KNOW THAT TWO DAYS INTO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, JARED TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, JARED KUSHNER INITIALLY APPLIED FOR A KUSHNER INITIALLY APPLIED FOR A SECURITY CLEARANCE AND LISTED NO SECURITY CLEARANCE AND LISTED NO FOREIGN CONTACTS, NOT EVEN LIKE FOREIGN CONTACTS, NOT EVEN LIKE THE TRUMP TOWER MEETING AND NOT THE TRUMP TOWER MEETING AND NOT EVEN LIKE THE MEETING WITH THE EVEN LIKE THE MEETING WITH THE SANCTIONED RUSSIAN BANK CEO AND SANCTIONED RUSSIAN BANK CEO AND NOTHING. NOTHING. HE LISTED NOTHING. HE LISTED NOTHING. WE KNOW THAT HE HAD TO REVISE WE KNOW THAT HE HAD TO REVISE HIS SECURITY CLEARANCE HIS SECURITY CLEARANCE APPLICATION MORE THAN 40 TIMES APPLICATION MORE THAN 40 TIMES OVER THE COURSE OF HIM STARTING OVER THE COURSE OF HIM STARTING EM PLIEMTD EVERUNEMPLOYMENT AND EM PLIEMTD EVERUNEMPLOYMENT AND REPORTED HE HAD TO COME TO WARN REPORTED HE HAD TO COME TO WARN HIM JARED WAS THE TARGET OF HIM JARED WAS THE TARGET OF FOREIGN INFLUENCE OPERATIONS AND FOREIGN INFLUENCE OPERATIONS AND REPORT IN FEBRUARY, AT LEAST REPORT IN FEBRUARY, AT LEAST FOUR DIFFERENT COUNTRIES HAD FOUR DIFFERENT COUNTRIES HAD BEEN HEARD BY U.S. INTELLIGENCE BEEN HEARD BY U.S. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES STRIKE THATATEGIZEINGST AGENCIES STRIKE THATATEGIZEINGST SO THE FBI BACKGROUND CHECK ON SO THE FBI BACKGROUND CHECK ON KUSHNER TURNING UP QUESTIONS KUSHNER TURNING UP QUESTIONS ABOUT HIM IN TERMS OF FOREIGN ABOUT HIM IN TERMS OF FOREIGN INFLOURIN INFLOURIN INFLUENCE INFLUENCE INFLUENCE, IT’S NOT A STRUCH,ETC INFLUENCE, IT’S NOT A STRUCH,ETC NOT A SURPRISE BUT WHAT IS A NOT A SURPRISE BUT WHAT IS A SURPRISE AND WHAT IS BRAND-NEW SURPRISE AND WHAT IS BRAND-NEW HERE IS WHAT NBC NEWS SAYS HERE IS WHAT NBC NEWS SAYS HAPPENED NEXT. HAPPENED NEXT. QUOTE, FOLLOWING THE FBI QUOTE, FOLLOWING THE FBI INVESTIGATION, THE CASE WENT INVESTIGATION, THE CASE WENT BACK TO THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE BACK TO THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL SECURITY WHERE A OF PERSONNEL SECURITY WHERE A CAREER ADJUDICATOR REVIEWED FBI CAREER ADJUDICATOR REVIEWED FBI INFORMATION ABOUT FOREIGN INFORMATION ABOUT FOREIGN INFLUENCE AND FOREIGN BUSINESS INFLUENCE AND FOREIGN BUSINESS ENTITLEMENTS ENTITLEMENTS ENTITLEMENTS. ENTITLEMENTS. ON THE BASIS, THE ADJUDICATOR ON THE BASIS, THE ADJUDICATOR DEEMED THE APPLICATION DEEMED THE APPLICATION UNFAVORABLE AND THEN HANDED IT UNFAVORABLE AND THEN HANDED IT TO A SUPERVISOR. TO A SUPERVISOR. THE SUPERVISOR AGREED WITH THE THE SUPERVISOR AGREED WITH THE UNFAVORABLE DETERMINATION AND UNFAVORABLE DETERMINATION AND THEN GAVE IT TO CARL KLINE, THE THEN GAVE IT TO CARL KLINE, THE INSTALLED HEAD OF THE OFFICE WHO INSTALLED HEAD OF THE OFFICE WHO OVER RULED THE UNFAVORABLE OVER RULED THE UNFAVORABLE DETERMINATION AND APPROVED DETERMINATION AND APPROVED KUSHNER FOR TOP SECRET SECURITY KUSHNER FOR TOP SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE. CLEARANCE. NOW, AT THIS POINT, THIS TRUMP NOW, AT THIS POINT, THIS TRUMP INSTALLED OFFICIAL BEING PUT IN INSTALLED OFFICIAL BEING PUT IN TO RUN THAT OFFICE AND AT THIS TO RUN THAT OFFICE AND AT THIS POINT HAVING HAD THAT OFFICIAL POINT HAVING HAD THAT OFFICIAL GRANT JARED KUSHNER A TOP SECRET GRANT JARED KUSHNER A TOP SECRET CLEARANCE, THIS WHITE HOUSE CLEARANCE, THIS WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL DID THAT DESPITE THE OFFICIAL DID THAT DESPITE THE RED FLAGS TURNED UP BY THE FBI RED FLAGS TURNED UP BY THE FBI AND CAREER PEOPLE THAT REVIEW AND CAREER PEOPLE THAT REVIEW FBI INFORMATION AT THE WHITE FBI INFORMATION AT THE WHITE HOUSE, THE CAREER PEOPLE THAT HOUSE, THE CAREER PEOPLE THAT REVIEW THIS INFORMATION AT TWO REVIEW THIS INFORMATION AT TWO DIFFERENT LEVELS LOOKED AT WHAT DIFFERENT LEVELS LOOKED AT WHAT FBI TURNED UP AND SAID NO WAY, FBI TURNED UP AND SAID NO WAY, DON’T DO THIS. DON’T DO THIS. BUT NEVERTHELESS, THIS TRUMP BUT NEVERTHELESS, THIS TRUMP INSTALLED OFFICIAL SAID I DON’T INSTALLED OFFICIAL SAID I DON’T CARE, I OVER RULE YOU. CARE, I OVER RULE YOU. GIVE HIM THE TOP SECRET GIVE HIM THE TOP SECRET CLEARANCE ANYWAY. CLEARANCE ANYWAY. THE WHITE HOUSE SAID ALL WE CAN THE WHITE HOUSE SAID ALL WE CAN DO IS GIVE HIM A TOP SECRET DO IS GIVE HIM A TOP SECRET CLEARANCE BUT LET GET HIM THE CLEARANCE BUT LET GET HIM THE EVEN HIGHER LEVEL, TOO. EVEN HIGHER LEVEL, TOO. LET’S GO TO THE CIA AND GET HIM LET’S GO TO THE CIA AND GET HIM A REALLY GOOD ONE. A REALLY GOOD ONE. AS A VERY SENIOR OFFICIAL AS A VERY SENIOR OFFICIAL KUSHNER WAS SEEKING A HIGHER KUSHNER WAS SEEKING A HIGHER DESIGNATION TO GRANT HIM ACCESS DESIGNATION TO GRANT HIM ACCESS AS SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTED AS SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION OR C.I.I AND INFORMATION OR C.I.I AND SOMETHING THE WHITE HOUSE CAN DO SOMETHING THE WHITE HOUSE CAN DO HAS TO BE APPROVED BY THE CIA HAS TO BE APPROVED BY THE CIA AND THE CIA DOES ITS OWN AND THE CIA DOES ITS OWN BACKGROUND CHECK FOR THAT. BACKGROUND CHECK FOR THAT. CHECK THIS OUT, AFTER KLINE CHECK THIS OUT, AFTER KLINE RECOMMENDED KUSHNER FOR A TOP RECOMMENDED KUSHNER FOR A TOP SECRET CLEARANCE, KUSHNER’S FILE SECRET CLEARANCE, KUSHNER’S FILE THEN WENT TO THE CIA FOR A THEN WENT TO THE CIA FOR A RULING ON THE SCI CLEARANCE. RULING ON THE SCI CLEARANCE. AFTER REVIEWING THE FILE, CIA AFTER REVIEWING THE FILE, CIA OFFICERS THAT MAKE CLEARANCE OFFICERS THAT MAKE CLEARANCE DECISIONS BALLKED. DECISIONS BALLKED. ONE CALLED OVER TO THE WHITE ONE CALLED OVER TO THE WHITE HOUSE SECURITY DIVISION HOUSE SECURITY DIVISION WONDERING HOW KUSHNER EVEN GOT A WONDERING HOW KUSHNER EVEN GOT A TOP SECRET CLEARANCE THE SOURCES TOP SECRET CLEARANCE THE SOURCES SAID. SAID. QUOTE, THE SOURCES SAID KUSHNER QUOTE, THE SOURCES SAID KUSHNER HAS NOT GRANTED CLEARANCE TO HAS NOT GRANTED CLEARANCE TO REVIEW SCI MATERIAL. REVIEW SCI MATERIAL. THIS TRUMP APPOINTEE INSTALLED THIS TRUMP APPOINTEE INSTALLED FOUR MONTHS IN — FOUR-ISH FOUR MONTHS IN — FOUR-ISH MONTHS IN AND THAT PERSON OVER MONTHS IN AND THAT PERSON OVER RULES THE CAREER PEOPLE THAT SAY RULES THE CAREER PEOPLE THAT SAY NO, DON’T DO THIS FOR KUSHNER’S NO, DON’T DO THIS FOR KUSHNER’S TOP SECRET CLEARANCE. TOP SECRET CLEARANCE. THEY GIVE HIM A TOP SECRET THEY GIVE HIM A TOP SECRET CLEARANCE AND WANT TO GIVE HIM CLEARANCE AND WANT TO GIVE HIM THE NEXT ONE UP AND THE CIA THE NEXT ONE UP AND THE CIA HANDLES THAT AND WOULD NOT PUSH HANDLES THAT AND WOULD NOT PUSH OVER ONHE HIGHEST LEVEL SO THE OVER ONHE HIGHEST LEVEL SO THE CIA DIDN’T GRANT HIM THAT. CIA DIDN’T GRANT HIM THAT. BUT OF COURSE, THE PRESIDENT BUT OF COURSE, THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF COULD UOVER RULE THAT IF HIMSELF COULD UOVER RULE THAT IF HE WANTED TO. HE WANTED TO. HAS HE? HAS HE? SEEMS TO BE TREATING THIS MATTER SEEMS TO BE TREATING THIS MATTER WITH REAL SERIOUSNESS, RIGHT? WITH REAL SERIOUSNESS, RIGHT? JOINING US NOW IS BRAD MOSS, JOINING US NOW IS BRAD MOSS, HE’S A NATIONAL SECUREITY HE’S A NATIONAL SECUREITY ATTORNEY THAT SPECIALIZING IN ATTORNEY THAT SPECIALIZING IN LITIGATION RELATED TO FEDERAL LITIGATION RELATED TO FEDERAL EMPLOY EMPLOY EMPLOYMENT AND FEDERAL SECUREITY EMPLOYMENT AND FEDERAL SECUREITY LAW. LAW. MR. MOSS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR MR. MOSS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME TONIGHT. TIME TONIGHT. REALLY AS PRIESTPPRECIATE IT. REALLY AS PRIESTPPRECIATE IT.>>I KNOW YOU SPOKE WITH OUR>>I KNOW YOU SPOKE WITH OUR COLLEAGUES AT NBC NEWS AS HE WAS COLLEAGUES AT NBC NEWS AS HE WAS RESEARCHING THIS STORY. RESEARCHING THIS STORY. I WONDER IF YOU COULD JUST GIVE I WONDER IF YOU COULD JUST GIVE US A SENSE OF HOW ABNORMAL THIS US A SENSE OF HOW ABNORMAL THIS IS. IS. THERE IS A LINE IN THIS THERE IS A LINE IN THIS REPORTING FROM NBC NEWS TONIGHT REPORTING FROM NBC NEWS TONIGHT IN KEN’S STORY THAT SAYS THIS IN KEN’S STORY THAT SAYS THIS SORT OF THING THAT HAPPENED AT SORT OF THING THAT HAPPENED AT THE WHITE HOUSE IS OVER RULING THE WHITE HOUSE IS OVER RULING OF THE CAREER OFFICIALS ON THE OF THE CAREER OFFICIALS ON THE BASIS OF THE FBI BACKGROUND BASIS OF THE FBI BACKGROUND INFORMATION HAPPENED ONCE IN INFORMATION HAPPENED ONCE IN THREE YEARS BEFORE THIS THREE YEARS BEFORE THIS PARTICULAR SUPERVISOR GOT THERE. PARTICULAR SUPERVISOR GOT THERE. NBC SAYS HE DID IT MORE THAN AT NBC SAYS HE DID IT MORE THAN AT LEAST 30 TIMES. LEAST 30 TIMES. IS THAT AS MUCH A BREAK FROM IS THAT AS MUCH A BREAK FROM STANDARD PRACTICE AS IT SOUNDS? STANDARD PRACTICE AS IT SOUNDS?>>I’LL SAY THIS, IN 12 YEARS OF>>I’LL SAY THIS, IN 12 YEARS OF REPRESENTING PEOPLE AKROLSZ THEC REPRESENTING PEOPLE AKROLSZ THEC INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL, MILITARY GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL, MILITARY PERSONNEL, I’VE NEVER SEEN THIS. PERSONNEL, I’VE NEVER SEEN THIS. I’M CERTAIN THERE ARE CERTAIN I’M CERTAIN THERE ARE CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS OF THE RULE. EXCEPTIONS OF THE RULE. THERE ARE TIMES IT’S HAPPENED THERE ARE TIMES IT’S HAPPENED OVER VARIOUS DECADES THAT WE’VE OVER VARIOUS DECADES THAT WE’VE HAD CLEARANCES. HAD CLEARANCES. BUT THE FACT THAT IT WAS DONE BUT THE FACT THAT IT WAS DONE HERE, THIS IS WHAT WE ALWAYS HERE, THIS IS WHAT WE ALWAYS FEARED, THIS IS WHAT WE WERE FEARED, THIS IS WHAT WE WERE WORRIED WOULD HAPPEN WHEN THE WORRIED WOULD HAPPEN WHEN THE PRESIDENT BROKE WITH THE CUSTOM PRESIDENT BROKE WITH THE CUSTOM OF NOT HAVING AND NOT BRINGING OF NOT HAVING AND NOT BRINGING KIDS IN, NOT BRINGING FAMILY. KIDS IN, NOT BRINGING FAMILY. THIS IS WHAT WE FIGURED WOULD THIS IS WHAT WE FIGURED WOULD HAPPEN. HAPPEN. THEY BROUGHT KUSHNER AND IVANKA THEY BROUGHT KUSHNER AND IVANKA TRUMP IN. TRUMP IN. THERE WERE OBVIOUS CONCERNS. THERE WERE OBVIOUS CONCERNS. FOREIGN PERSONAL FINANCIAL TIES FOREIGN PERSONAL FINANCIAL TIES AND EXTENSIVE FOREIGN CONTACTS AND EXTENSIVE FOREIGN CONTACTS AND TRAVEL AND QUESTIONABLE AND TRAVEL AND QUESTIONABLE JUDGMENT HOW JARED HANDLED STUFF JUDGMENT HOW JARED HANDLED STUFF IN A TRANSITION IN TERMS OF IN A TRANSITION IN TERMS OF WANTING TO USE THE RUSSIAN WANTING TO USE THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT’S SECURE LINE TO GOVERNMENT’S SECURE LINE TO CONCEAL IT. CONCEAL IT. ALL OF THOSE THINGS, IF IT WAS ALL OF THOSE THINGS, IF IT WAS ONE OF MY CLIENTS, THEY WOULD ONE OF MY CLIENTS, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN WALKED OUT THE DOOR, HAVE BEEN WALKED OUT THE DOOR, LAUGHED OUT OF THE ROOM AND LAUGHED OUT OF THE ROOM AND WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN A WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN A CONSIDERATION THEY GET CLEARED. CONSIDERATION THEY GET CLEARED. THAT THE TWO ADJUDICATORS SAID THAT THE TWO ADJUDICATORS SAID NO, MAKES COMPLETE SENSE TO ME. NO, MAKES COMPLETE SENSE TO ME. IT’S EXACTLY WHAT WOULD HAVE IT’S EXACTLY WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED TO MY CLIENTS. HAPPENED TO MY CLIENTS. THIS VIBLG,INDIVIDUAL, MR. KLINE THIS VIBLG,INDIVIDUAL, MR. KLINE DID HE OVER RULE THEM AND GRANT DID HE OVER RULE THEM AND GRANT THE TOP SECRET CLEARANCE RAISES THE TOP SECRET CLEARANCE RAISES QUESTIONS WHETHER THERE WAS QUESTIONS WHETHER THERE WAS IMPROPER POLITICAL INFLEW WE IMPROPER POLITICAL INFLEW WE THINK SO AND– INFLUENCE AND THINK SO AND– INFLUENCE AND SHOWING CIA BALKED AND SAID ARE SHOWING CIA BALKED AND SAID ARE YOU KIDDING US, WE’RE NOT GIVING YOU KIDDING US, WE’RE NOT GIVING HIM SCI ACCESS. HIM SCI ACCESS.>>I FEEL LIKE THERE IS TWO>>I FEEL LIKE THERE IS TWO LENSES TO LOOK THROUGH FOR THIS LENSES TO LOOK THROUGH FOR THIS STORY AND ONE OF THEM IS STORY AND ONE OF THEM IS DEFINITELY A — THIS IS WHY DEFINITELY A — THIS IS WHY THERE IS RULES AGAINST NEPOTISM THERE IS RULES AGAINST NEPOTISM STORY. STORY. ONE OF THIS IS THIS IS A VERY ONE OF THIS IS THIS IS A VERY DRAMATIC STORY ABOUT THE DRAMATIC STORY ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S SON-IN-LAW BEING PRESIDENT’S SON-IN-LAW BEING ELEVATED TO A POSITION AND GIVEN ELEVATED TO A POSITION AND GIVEN WHAT APPEARS TO BE VERY SPECIAL WHAT APPEARS TO BE VERY SPECIAL AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS TREATMENT IN THAT POSITION. TREATMENT IN THAT POSITION. BUT THERE IS ALSO THIS REPORTING BUT THERE IS ALSO THIS REPORTING THAT THIS SUPERVISOR HAS DONE THAT THIS SUPERVISOR HAS DONE THIS AT LEAST 30 TIMES F. JARED THIS AT LEAST 30 TIMES F. JARED KUSHNER DIDN’T EXIST, THE IDEA KUSHNER DIDN’T EXIST, THE IDEA THERE ARE 30 PEOPLE WORKING IN THERE ARE 30 PEOPLE WORKING IN THE WHITE HOUSE WHO HAVE BEEN THE WHITE HOUSE WHO HAVE BEEN RED FLAGGED AS UNSUITABLE TO RED FLAGGED AS UNSUITABLE TO RECEIVE A SECURITY CLEARANCE WHO RECEIVE A SECURITY CLEARANCE WHO HAVE NEVERTHELESS BEEN GIVEN HAVE NEVERTHELESS BEEN GIVEN THESE CLEARANCES, WHICH MEANS THESE CLEARANCES, WHICH MEANS WITH THOSE CLEARANCES, THEY HAVE WITH THOSE CLEARANCES, THEY HAVE ACCESS TO THE KIND OF ACCESS TO THE KIND OF INFORMATION YOU CAN’T SEE IF YOU INFORMATION YOU CAN’T SEE IF YOU DON’T HAVE ONE. DON’T HAVE ONE. TO ME, THAT FEELS LIKE A QUIVER TO ME, THAT FEELS LIKE A QUIVER ER ER ING NATIONAL SECURITY DISASTER ING NATIONAL SECURITY DISASTER THAT WE’VE BEEN LIVING THROUGH THAT WE’VE BEEN LIVING THROUGH AND DIDN’T KNOW IT. AND DIDN’T KNOW IT.>>I WOULD CERTAINLY LIKE TO SEE>>I WOULD CERTAINLY LIKE TO SEE MORE REPORTING AND MORE DETAIL MORE REPORTING AND MORE DETAIL ON WHAT THESE CASES WERE. ON WHAT THESE CASES WERE. IT COULD CERTAINLY BE, WITH THIS IT COULD CERTAINLY BE, WITH THIS 30 CASES, WHOEVER THE NUMBER 30 CASES, WHOEVER THE NUMBER WAS, PART OF IT WAS THEY GOT WAS, PART OF IT WAS THEY GOT BACKLOGGED AND CAUGHT UP BECAUSE BACKLOGGED AND CAUGHT UP BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE THAT PRESIDENT SO MANY PEOPLE THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP BROUGHT IN, HIS FRIENDS TRUMP BROUGHT IN, HIS FRIENDS AND BUSINESS COLLEAGUES HAVE AND BUSINESS COLLEAGUES HAVE EXTENSIVE BUSINESS HOLDINGS, EXTENSIVE BUSINESS HOLDINGS, HAVE EXTENSIVE FOREIGN TIES HAVE EXTENSIVE FOREIGN TIES BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THEIR BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THEIR BUSINESS CAREERS AND SECURITY BUSINESS CAREERS AND SECURITY WAS STRUGGLING. WAS STRUGGLING. THAT’S NOT NORMALLY WHAT YOU THAT’S NOT NORMALLY WHAT YOU HAVE WITH PEOPLE HOLDING HAVE WITH PEOPLE HOLDING SECURITY CLEARANCES. SECURITY CLEARANCES. IT’S POSSIBLE FOR SOME OF IT IT’S POSSIBLE FOR SOME OF IT THIS IS AN ISSUE OF A BACKLOG THIS IS AN ISSUE OF A BACKLOG AND KLINE WAS TRYING TO CLEAR IT AND KLINE WAS TRYING TO CLEAR IT OUT. OUT. WHAT I’M PARTICULARLY WORRIED WHAT I’M PARTICULARLY WORRIED ABOUT AND WANT TO HOPEFULLY AS ABOUT AND WANT TO HOPEFULLY AS REPORTING CONTINUES ON AND LOOK REPORTING CONTINUES ON AND LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING MORE IS FORWARD TO HEARING MORE IS WHETHER OR NOT IMPROPER WHETHER OR NOT IMPROPER POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS ARE POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS ARE BROUGHT IN FOR THE PRESIDENT’S BROUGHT IN FOR THE PRESIDENT’S CHILDREN, IVANKA AND REPORTING CHILDREN, IVANKA AND REPORTING STUFF SEBASTIAN GORKA ALLEGEDLY STUFF SEBASTIAN GORKA ALLEGEDLY HAD AN INTERIM SECURITY CLEAR HAD AN INTERIM SECURITY CLEAR REASONS AFTER HAVING APPLIED FOR REASONS AFTER HAVING APPLIED FOR A FOREIGN CLEARANCE. A FOREIGN CLEARANCE. SO THERE IS CERTAINLY A LOT MORE SO THERE IS CERTAINLY A LOT MORE DETAIL WE NEED TO FIND OUT DETAIL WE NEED TO FIND OUT WHETHER OR NOT THIS WAS JUST WHETHER OR NOT THIS WAS JUST KLINE COMING IN TRYING TO FIX A KLINE COMING IN TRYING TO FIX A LOG JAM OR IF THERE WERE TRULY LOG JAM OR IF THERE WERE TRULY SERIOUS IMPORTANT PRYTIES. SERIOUS IMPORTANT PRYTIES.>>HE SAID THIS IS AT LEAST 30>>HE SAID THIS IS AT LEAST 30 CASES KLINE OVER RULED EXPERTS CASES KLINE OVER RULED EXPERTS AND APPROVED A TOP SECRET AND APPROVED A TOP SECRET CLEARANCE FOR INCOMING OFFICIALS CLEARANCE FOR INCOMING OFFICIALS DESPITE INFAVORABLE INFORMATION. DESPITE INFAVORABLE INFORMATION. IT’S NOT JUST HE SAID SHORT IT’S NOT JUST HE SAID SHORT CIRCUIT THIS, I’M SURE IT’S CIRCUIT THIS, I’M SURE IT’S FINE. FINE. APPROVE THESE GUYS. APPROVE THESE GUYS. THERE IS UNFAVORABLE INFORMATION THERE IS UNFAVORABLE INFORMATION THAT INDICATES GRANT IN THAT INDICATES GRANT IN CLEARANCE AND THEY ARE GRANTING CLEARANCE AND THEY ARE GRANTING IT ANYWAY. IT ANYWAY. THOSE KIND OF RED FLAGS, WE THOSE KIND OF RED FLAGS, WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THE RED FLAGS DON’T KNOW WHAT THE RED FLAGS ARE AS YOU POINT OUT IN CASE TO ARE AS YOU POINT OUT IN CASE TO CASE BUT THIS IS A BIG STORY. CASE BUT THIS IS A BIG STORY. MR. MOSS, NATIONAL SECURITY MR. MOSS, NATIONAL SECURITY ATTORNEY. ATTORNEY. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US.

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100 Replies to “Jared Kushner Security Clearance Rejection Overruled By Trump Appointee | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC”

  1. Pamela Ramsey says:

    Maybe it was Kushner that peed on rump in Moscow with a revolver🤨

  2. Pamela Ramsey says:

    OMGosh Jared Has the same collar style as stone…..interesting. I don’t have a clue but it could mean………….. fill in the blank

  3. patricia lafountain says:

    Corsi may be next to be indicted, as per him, He expects it, NOW it's really getting close to Trump and family. I was just watching this video of Rachel in it she mentions those involved in Wikkileaks. I will put them in order top down……Trump, Stone,Corsi, Assange, and to Putin. Interesting.

    https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/corsi-days-indicted-stone-means/14017?fbclid=IwAR1qyNnp-i2nFnQBQpMr3hzDXsMn3QFtnguYCynEPPCVIDCp5NNsHZYLizE

  4. mik richie says:

    Good lord. What is the PURPOSE for Kushner to even have clearance ? Who is the supervisor who overruled it against better judgement ? Is it a bargaining chip to have that information ? These Trump's were erroneously given the White House through tampering with foreign influence, not the majority of Americans. They are only in because they want "deals' for themselves with businesses in other countries, favor to dignitaries. The entire administration reeks of corruption and self service.

  5. mik richie says:

    Whats even more concerning is that most of us are betting on Robert Mueller and his team to bring it all together, with charges. Other than that, who is doing anything else ? Who else do we have ? This is a lot for one team.

  6. Afflictamine says:

    zionist jews

  7. Naimul Haq says:

    Trump has already destroyed the system enough to rectify, particularly when those who were employed in the WH to contain him, like Mattis, Kelly, etc.

  8. quinn hendley says:

    feb 2018 ~ "more than 130 political appointees working in the executive office of the president did not have security clearances as of nov 2017."

  9. AlwaysOnline says:

    Rachel's 'Jesus Christ' is a mood

  10. erniemajor says:

    Too late for Khashoggi.

  11. Patrick R says:

    30 RED-FLAGGED WHITE HOUSE "OFFICIALS" GIVEN CLEARANCES!!!
    And Trump wants a freaking WALL for 6 ALLEGED Southern Border terrorist emigrants? Seems to me USA needs 'steel slats' 🙄 to protect its citizens from the White House!!!

    Red-flagged officials granted top secret access after being DENIED = Terrorism GRANTED! 🤐

  12. Jeremy Reed says:

    Talk about the seriousness due to the amount of damage to national security that result from unauthorized distribution of information at the different security levels

  13. jonnyclueless says:

    But her emails….

  14. Ms Lavender says:

    The American people should be tying up their representatives lines in the House and Senate demanding an inquiry and action into this security risk. This is some scary ish! I have a feeling these corrupted, greedy, dirty mofos are selling secrets and our country out and the so called patriots of the republican party are complicit in the crimes against our country.

  15. Paul DeRooy says:

    Thank you Rachel , in a world of double speak and deception you are one of the few clarions of truth.

  16. GR46404 says:

    65 years ago, Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy made headlines by alleging that there were "57 Communists in the State Department", and that he had a list of their names. He never produced it, because he never had it, because he just made it up, but that was enough to launch the Republican Party on a huge witch hunt. Now Trump has 30+ KNOWN security risks in the White House, and the Republicans absolutely do not care. Somehow they have changed direction 180 degrees since McCarthy, and yet have remained just as vile.

  17. David Edwards says:

    What could fireign countries offer any member of the tRump family that would make them hand over American secrets.
    Oh yeh! $$$$$$$$$

  18. Regen Building Solutions says:

    The Manchurian candidate was an interesting movie, the Trump Presidency is a scary reality. Trump has weakened America’s security.

  19. David Rios says:

    This crap has been happening for a while now. These people should be held accountable for treason. But the problem is is that most democrats are guilty of the same thing. Don't hear her talking about that.

  20. mind ya says:

    IRS needs to check Carl Kline's "income".

  21. Betsy Laughlin says:

    These were the same concerns during the cold war for decades after WW ll. Russian sympathizers in America would infiltrate the government and create "deals" for personal gain or professional or political reasons and betray the US government in sharing secrets and classified information to KGB and Russian government. This was considered conspiracy and treason. Google: Alger Hiss and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

  22. Kuuuks says:

    That’s how he got Khashoggi killed, he leaked info to the Saudis’, he’s a traitor and needs to be jailed ASAP….

  23. Kuuuks says:

    And these are Americans who claim to love their country? Extremely disappointing…

  24. Bill Dow says:

    Hello from Canada my American friends.. So sad to see this happening to your country…Obviousl you guys have to get rid of these crooks ASAP… hard to believe this is even happening …Hope something is happing behind the scenes to mitigate this nightmare. Peace from Canada

  25. gamanin8 says:

    I feel like Diogenes wandering around Washington with my lantern looking for an honest man (or woman).

  26. hgordonf says:

    The Russian trump Tower meeting is a cover story for a more sinister meeting with Russian officials. The meeting went more like, " Hey Putin, get me elected to the US presidency, I need Russia's help."

  27. hgordonf says:

    What really happened is that putin and his mafia got trump in the white house by CHANGING THE VOTES and HACKING THE ELECTION.

  28. Ahotbod says:

    America has been sold . These are moments we will remember if the worst happens .

  29. AZOffRoadster says:

    aaaaaaand Roger goes down!
    Tick tock tick tock Mueller is flipping his way to the top.

  30. mark Blaine Kincaid says:

    Awesome Rachel…as always… YOU are a true American Patriot! well done..!

  31. Eric Thompson says:

    American Greed DC Edition

  32. David Barrington says:

    HOW MUCH DAMAGE DOES THE RETHUGLICONS HAVE TO DO TO THIS COUNTRY BEFORE YOU SHEEPS WAKE UP…UGH

  33. David Barrington says:

    IS THERE ANY SMART PPL IN THE RETHUGLICON COMMIE LOVING PARTY?

  34. David Barrington says:

    FAMILY OF ALL CRIMINALS….

  35. John Doggai says:

    Trump is the Putinian Candidate

  36. neovirtuality says:

    Trump does not care about protecting classified information. He will help provide security clearance to anyone that is loyal enough to him, regardless of conflicts and background.

  37. Carter D Johnson says:

    Even without the clearance, all Kushner would have to do and probably dose is meet with the President in his office and view the files there. Whatever the President see Kushner sees, most likely!

  38. Steel Bill says:

    This is another issue, of seemingly millions, that begs the question, "can you imagine if Obama did this?"

  39. Neil Rosh says:

    You know you are in a bad place when in any other presidency one of these inappropriate decisions would create a scandal, but in this presidency it barely raises an eyebrow!

  40. Greg Blunt says:

    Who are those thirty people?

  41. Dulcie Parker says:

    There's no fixing of a log jam…ESPECIALLY with security clearance…C'mon!

  42. peter chow says:

    Fake news.

  43. John Kincaid says:

    So that's it? We go out in a whimpering conflagration of pissy lamb's!!??

  44. Will D says:

    Kushners always been a weasel. Hopefully CIA tipped the FBI re early investigation. They could’ve tracked him after the absurd back channel Russia debacle.

  45. Geoff Pearson says:

    Welcome to "make Russia great again"! Those who want power will not respect democracy. They spit on it. And Democracy MUST respond, or be snuffed out.

  46. Barbara Brinkmeyer says:

    These are dangerous developments pointing to high stakes (nuclear …, monetary …, personnel) conflicts. Of course, Trump has compromised all Fed'l Gov't branches …, as he began to "clear all houses" early in his Presidency. Are these power and fear mongers attempting to take the U.S. (and the planet) hostage? Weird.

  47. Robin says:

    "Christ!" Exactly

    Americans, you've been trumped!

  48. Da'Chief says:

    Over 2 years of speculation and "bombshells". Ratings. Ratings. Ratings. Lemmings.

  49. Csloan Sloan says:

    Your media is run by failed politicians and their worthless offspring. They are bred for evil and as the few to impose marshal law and plantation practices on the many…. the absolute joy in the breakup of the nuclear family as well as lowering the value of a person via welfare state and abortion…….

  50. MaryLou Sherman says:

    Thanks, Rachel, for shedding some light on this Mr. Kline….I wonder if it is possible to get him in front of the House Inveatigative Committee and answer questions on why he justifies sidestepping national security screening protocals….

  51. Crazy Life says:

    Crooked family running the White House.

  52. A Dubs says:

    but her emails!

  53. S Peterson says:

    So what is Congress going to do about it. Nothing like everything else.

  54. Paula Kaye says:

    Going to give a prediction here: Kline had a list given to him by Trump – these were the people Trump wanted to have that information so he could "make up he mind 'better'"; because Drumpf ISN''T "running the country* EVERYONE ELSE HE DEPENDS ON TO TELL HIM WHAT TO DO IS!!!

  55. frisky kitty says:

    All these people come on the news and say how odd and horrible the things going on in the white house are, but nothing/nobody steps in and stops it… with all these high level "correspondents" that are now retired ect you would think they would have some idea of how to help this country instead of just giving their 2 cents. Ridiculous!!!

  56. Senna458 says:

    30 recommendations overruled? America's security has gone down the toilet ……. it is pretty safe to say that any intelligence America had is now in the hands of the Russians. But all that does not matter, as long as the Hamburdler gets his wall. LMFAO.

  57. Robert Weber says:

    Our country was found on war so the mexicans are a threat build a wall if a wall works there not much of a threat.

  58. M Allison says:

    The fact that the president let his son-in-law read The Briefing without yet having passed the security clearance should be an act of treason especially knowing the ties that they have to Russia an enemy country I'd say throw him back to Russia a victim from the country and keep all their money haha that's what I would do with the Trump family I'd confiscate all their wealth give it to the government and I evict them from the country and remove their citizenship let them be citizens of Russia let Russia have them broke no money

  59. M Allison says:

    You guys imagine what the Republicans would have done if Obama would have done that if Obama would have put somebody in place that would give 30 40 or more clearances to people that did not deserve clearances that were at high risk you would have been up for trees and within six weeks of that nomination why isn't this jerk up for treason he's not a president he's a Kremlin tool he's a tool

  60. QueenDiva2147 says:

    Kushner looks like a crook..Sneaky & creepy

  61. M J says:

    It takes about 2 years to get a top secret and that's after you are cleared for a secret level. It does not give me a good feeling that officials were overruled. That's very scary.

  62. Mr White says:

    But, but, but Hillary.
    But, but, but Emails.
    But, but, but Benghazi.
    But, but, but Obama.

  63. Username_5472397 says:

    oy vey the goyim know!!! The goyim must not know about the documentary "The Lobby"

  64. biscuitninja says:

    Here is a little hint before you apply for the position they look into your background there is not a log Jam they already knew that there was something wrong, they just kicked it off until it actually became a big deal and then the president had to overrule. So this is squarely on the president and his cronies

  65. Valentina Richard says:

    What is wrong with this country? These clowns are running amuck and making decisions that could get us all killed.

    I look forward to seeing ole #45 and his clown show picking up trash on the side of the highway in Alabama. They can wear MACA (Make America Clean Again) hats.

  66. woneata says:

    DID YOU KNOW THAT IVANKA (JAREDS EX WIFE) IF MARRIED TO VLADIMIR PUTIN AND HAS A CHILD WITH HIM

  67. William Stefens says:

    Makes one wonder who this guy is and his allegiance, America or Putin? Not normally one for conspiracy, but with Trump and his administration, all rules and norms have and still are getting tossed into the shredder all to the detriment of our country.

  68. Byakuya Kuchiki says:

    LOL Top Secret clearance for a moron who revises and submits application multiple times, gets his own gender wrong on his social security, AND who doesn't screen his own emails before sending them out? We aren't even talking about a third person giving him the clearance he doesn't want. This is Kushner actively seeking clearance and then trying for an SCI access.

    What a joke. Trump and all of his supporters should be rounded up and shot as traitors.

  69. PCBEaR65 says:

    Carl Kline, the White House Mole Maker….🐭👈🤬

  70. Darrell S. Moore says:

    The deeper you dig, the more it stinks. Can't wait to see this era of America come to a close.

  71. Denise Alston says:

    The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming oops! they're already here in the White House.

  72. Eisdax says:

    Holy smokes. How incompetent can people be. If I would do even 1% of what any of the Republicans or Trump or Trump's administration did so far, I would get kicked out of my job SO FAST.

  73. Elaine King says:

    NATIONAL HEALTHCARE, NOT A USELESS WALL . IMPEACH CROOKED tRUMP AND DEFEAT CORRUPT REPUBLICONS. tRUMPS WALL IS A MERE DISTRACTION FOR HIS CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES . IMPEACH CORRUPT tRUMP AND HIS CRIME FAMILY WHO ARE INLINE FOR INDICTMENTS.

  74. George Krainert says:

    Why not give everyone security clearance

  75. George Krainert says:

    Trumps a piece of ___

  76. Michael Stott says:

    Rachel is way too dramatic I’m sure there is a reasonable explanation. Let’s not get all conspiracy theory but also link this to the bigger picture.

  77. S.D.C. says:

    BANNON 🤬

  78. Ardyn Bay says:

    Rachel how about a story on Kushners ties to Israel, or shedding some light on House Bill 1 or Senate Bill 1.

  79. Jsmith says:

    i wish I can just get info without the smear tone of incredulousness. It is tiresome and adds nothing.

  80. Josie Fox says:

    What the man who wanted to set up a back channel to the Russians has security clearance? The man who is in bed with Saudis and Israelis? Are you Americans insane?

  81. ma ga says:

    This is the Wall that needs to be rebuilt.  Trump has torn down the real Wall that is provided by the security clearance process and he has allowed the world's worst criminals into the While House where they are hurting millions of Americans.  His talk of a useless wall in the South is merely a distraction while he tears down the truly useful walls we need to keep America safe.

  82. Thomas Fletcher says:

    This is another fake story by Rachel "madcow" ! She's great at this ! She could make a birthday present you bought for your mama , sound like a death threat ! The truth is the Whitehouse determines who has the clearance , the other agencies give them a report ! The Whitehouse doesn't "over rule" anyone , it's duty is to say if anyone gets clearances ! Case closed !

  83. Xeno Phon says:

    of course Maddow is blind to the big picture. I would buy that story if it was just about Kushner. But that wasn*t just Kusner – they blocked some 30 high level White house folks from working. What we see here is a bunch of Obama holdovers systematically blocking Trump officials from doing their work . It's a classical case of the deep state trying to control and sabotage the elected leadership.
    And Trump's reaction was exactly right – bring someone ion who makes them function. Their job is to support the administration, not to sabotage it.

  84. Ma Chatte says:

    Anybody that crossed the border at last caravan can have more security clearance than jared kusner…he is a con_artist by blood….white house had broke all the rules and laws because that is the nature of this administration.

  85. Lisa Lanning says:

    First of all I'd like to know how Trump got to clearance when he has foreign influences in his past and had been there before he became president. And the guy mr. Klein if you ask me needs to be brought up on charges for espionage

  86. PLAZZY MOTO says:

    you are a man

  87. Katrina Paton says:

    Poor Rachael seems completely astounded that something like this is actually possible. I doubt she's alone.

  88. Diarrhea Latte says:

    If you poop in a plastic bag and pour rotgut whiskey in it and stir in some clabbered cottage cheese and shake it up and smack it on the ground and set it on fire….that's Rachel's brain.

  89. 8alot4t says:

    Never mind Kushner – the very president should not have security clearance – I mean he is so untrustworthy and clearly deluded and paranoid how could any sane government official give him such clearance?? Trump's special interest in gaining such clearance is pretty clearly for nefarious reasons. AND THE GOP has just allowed all of this to go on without ANY apparent oversight??? I think means that the GOP as a whole needs to be investigated seriously.

  90. Charles Mechling says:

    How did Trump get a clearance

  91. Charles Mechling says:

    Russia's been working on this for many of years how else can they put all these Russian trolls in office this had to take years and years of planning

  92. Charles Mechling says:

    Russia was able to blackmail every GOP Republican with dirt on themI don't care what the American people want to believe but this is the start of world war 3 what do you think is going to happen from this Russia declared war on United States

  93. Charles Mechling says:

    After two years Russia is still holding America hostage and our government just don't care America please take my advice you see how government is defending the American people now if war was to breakout it would be every American for himself

  94. Tracy Chapman says:

    Where is the President of the United States of America’s SECURITY CLEARANCE? Who Vetted Donald J Trump?

  95. mrdfac says:

    America's day is over. Got it.
    Thanks.

  96. Parlez64 says:

    So is Kline still in the same position in the Administration.? And what about Steven Miller and Steve Bannon??

  97. TekkaSage says:

    Rachel Maddow is the female Glenn Beck.

  98. Randy Potter says:

    More bogus reporting from the Queen of Lies.

  99. quest 77051 says:

    WOOOOW.

  100. Joe Monroe says:

    How is that Russia collusion thing working out for you? Good for ratings, not so good for the American people.

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