This last week, more names were thrown into the Russian scandal, most notably Donald Trump Jr. Now it seems that yet another Trump is connected to Russians: President Trump’s favorite child, Ivanka.
Ivanka’s husband Jared Kushner, left out over a hundred contacts with Russian officials in his disclosure forms. Now people are questioning if Ivanka also omitted Russian operatives as well. In an interview with Politico, Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) said:
“We learned this week that Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, updated his filing of that form three times,” Beyer said in “most recently to include the June 2016 meeting … Did Ivanka Trump disclose that meeting on her initial SF-86 filing?”
He also questioned, “Has she updated her security clearance paperwork to reflect this and other meetings which Jared Kushner failed to disclose subsequently?”
But this is more than just fishing. There are forms that specifically requires that meetings with foreign nations by spouses need to be noted—and, of course, Ivanka’s spouse is Jared Kushner.
The SF-86 requires declaration of all foreign contacts by the clearance holder "or your spouse." Ivanka Trump's spouse is Jared Kushner. 3/ pic.twitter.com/t7nxwrEqdC
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) July 14, 2017
“Ivanka Trump is an adviser to the President of the United States,” Beyer wrote. “We hold people in such a position to a very high standard.”
Sadly, instead of expecting people in such a prestigious position to live up to that high standard, with Trump as president, we’re getting used to Trump’s aides and appointees being dishonest.
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