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Whistleblower Tells Congress of 25 Questionable Trump Clearances

  • White House whistle-blower is aiding panel, lawmaker says
  • Top-secret access given to Kushner, others is under scrutiny
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House Democrats said Monday they will subpoena a former official in the White House Personnel Security Office after a woman who works there told them that top-secret clearances were handled improperly, including some for top aides to the president.

Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings wrote in a letter to the White House that his panel is working with the whistle-blower -- Tricia Newbold, a longtime employee in the security office -- who says that she and others in the office denied more than two dozen applications for clearances only to see them overturned by supervisors.