In House testimony, career officials refute charge that Trump admin interfered in security clearances

In House testimony, career officials refute charge that Trump admin interfered in security clearances
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[Ed. – Another theme-let debunked.]

Career White House security official Crede Bailey testified to Oversight, according to the GOP memo, that he at no point felt pressure from anyone at the White House to determine a security clearance one way or the other.

Bailey further told the committee that as far as he knows Trump has never ordered a security clearance be issued to any specific individual. He also defended Kline’s conduct while in office, expressing the “utmost confidence” in his judgement.

Bailey, the  chief security officer at The White House, also defended Kline’s restructuring of the security clearance process, policies which Newbold questioned in her testimony before the committee in April.

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Bailey said Newbold’s criticisms of the process “stemmed from her lack of understanding and experience across government,” according to the Republican committee staff memo.

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