Ivanka Trump could finally get ensnared in the Russia scandal, with almost two dozen House Democrats sending a letter to the FBI asking if she knew about husband Jared Kushner’s meetings with Kremlin-linked officials and failed to disclose that information on her application for a security clearance.
“We are concerned that Ivanka Trump may have engaged in similar deception,” read the letter, sent to acting agency head Andrew McCabe and signed by Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Steve Cohen, among others. “Did she accurately disclose her own foreign contacts in her initial filing, which reports suggest may be numerous?”
Kushner has faced questions about his disclosure forms, since it was revealed that he met last June with a Russian attorney who claimed to have incriminating information on rival Hillary Clinton. He was obligated to disclose foreign contacts on his security clearance form, and it’s a crime to knowingly withhold information from the government on this application.
His wife was also obligated to disclose what she knew about foreign contacts in her family, and could be on the hook if she was aware of the meeting, but did not reveal it.
Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.
Dem Reps Ask FBI About Ivanka’s Security Clearance