CNN’s Amanda Carpenter: If Ivanka Didn’t Get Clearance Through a Vetted Process, ‘She Should Surrender It’
CNN’s Amanda Carpenter said on The Lead today that Ivanka Trump should “surrender” her security clearance if she did not get it fairly.
Last night CNN reported that President Donald Trump pressed John Kelly and Don McGahn into giving the First Daughter/White House advisor a security clearance. This came on the heels of another report that Trump personally intervened to get Jared Kushner a security clearance.
The White House has said that Trump had the authority to do it, but Trump denied playing any role in getting his son-in-law a security clearance and Ivanka said in a recent interview her father wasn’t involved in her or her husband getting their clearances.
Jake Tapper today played the clip of that very interview and said, “Maybe she didn’t know, but that doesn’t appear to be true.”
“I don’t know if she knew she was lying to Abby Huntsman,” Carpenter said, “but I know this. If she did not obtain her clearance through a fair and vetted process, she should surrender it immediately. Because otherwise she is living an embarrassing lie that she has her position in the White House through any fair means.”
The Beat DC managing editor Tiffany Cross added that the interview proves “she’s as bad of a liar as her father is.”
You can watch above, via CNN.
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