Jared Kushner’s Failed Security Clearance And The National Security Implications

Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to President Donald J. Trump, receives a gift from Iraqi Minister of Defense Erfan al-Hiyali at the Ministry of Defense in Baghdad, Iraq, April 3, 2017. (DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro)

by Richard Cameron Trump and National Security Donald Trump contends that he is keenly concerned with matters of national security.  So much so, that he has had a plan drawn up to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum on that basis – although economists and commerce experts have exposed the false premise and the potential catastrophe of such a move. But when it comes to shielding classified information from individuals not qualified to access such information, Trump has demonstrably no concerns. As was reported in recent days, President Trump’s…

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Portergate Continues – FBI Director Christopher Wray Undermines White House Narrative

Christopher Wray in testimony before a Senate committee

by Richard Cameron   The Trump White House has yet again been caught with its pants down with regard to material facts and their role regarding the Rob Porter controversy. We covered the White House’s suspicious accounting of when they became aware of Porter’s spousal abuse issues and the backfilling they engaged in last week, but now, in questioning in a Congressional hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray has officially contradicted the statements of Trump’s communications staff. Raj Shaw, deputy press secretary, told reporters last Thursday, that the FBI background investigation…

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Portergate – The Newest Trump Administration Scandal, Catches Chief Of Staff Kelly In The Crosshairs

video still of Donald Trump, Staff Secretary Rob Porter and then White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in the Oval Office

by Richard Cameron   White House Chief of Staff John Kelly may have deliberately misled the American people about what he knew about Staff Secretary Rob Porter’s history of spousal abuse. The London Daily Mail broke the story about Mr. Porter’s spousal abuse on Tuesday and that evening, in a statement from his office, Kelly said, “Rob Porter is a man of true integrity and honor and I can’t say enough good things about him. He is a friend, a confidante and a trusted professional. I am proud to serve alongside…

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Trump Deputy National Security Advisor Sebastian Gorka Follows Steve Bannon Out The Door

Photo of dismissed assistant National Security Adviser Sebastian Gorka speaking at counter terrorism conference

by Richard Cameron Sebastian Gorka – Fired or Resigned? Trump administration assistant National Security Adviser, Sebastian Gorka – has, depending on conflicting accounts, either resigned or been fired from his position at the White House. This coming on the same day that the White House announced Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his decision to order the Pentagon to ban transgender individuals from military service. It’s being called the mother of all Friday news dumps.  While a written statement from Gorka positions his leaving the…

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Trump Administration Policy Confusion on DACA – Dreamers Now Not Being Targeted

by Richard Cameron A shift in policy regarding the status of childhood immigrants popularly known as “dreamers” has been disclosed Sunday by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The department’s Secretary, John Kelly told interviewers on the Sunday morning talk shows that his department will not target immigrants brought to the United States as children for deportation, saying, “These people are caught between the law. We’re not targeting them. The President obviously is sympathetic. But I just wish these kind of issues were dealt with legally by the United States…

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