Transcript for Democrats set deadline for documents on Jared Kushner clearance
The white house also pushing back about questions concerning security clearance for Jared Kushner. "The New York Times" reporting Kushner received top secret clearance over the objection of officials. Democrats giving the white house until Monday to turnover all documents Monday on Kushner's security clearance. Here's Pierre Thomas. Reporter: Congressional Democrats today putting the white house on notice, setting a Monday deadline to hand over documents related to Jared Kushner's top secret security clearance. The documents were requested five weeks ago. Now, in a sternly worded letter, house oversight committee chairman Elijah Cummings says he is asking for the "Final time." It comes after the "New York Times" reported president trump ordered former white house chief of staff John Kelly to give his son-in-law the clearance last year over the objection of the CIA and the white house counsel. In January trump said he had nothing to do with any of it. Did you tell general Kelly or anyone else at the white house to overrule security officials? No, I don't think I have the authority to do that. I'm not sure I do. But I wouldn't -- I wouldn't do it. Reporter: Ivanka Trump telling ABC news the same just weeks ago. The psident had no involvement pertaining to my clearance or my husband's clearance, zero. Reporter: Today, the white house refusing to confirm or DI deny "The New York Times" report, but that are saying this. I will tell you the president has the absolute right to do what was described. Pierre, let's be clear. Congress is giving the white house until Monday to turnover any documents related to Jared Kushner's top security clearance? That's right, Tom. Monday is the deadline. If the request is ignored, expect a subpoena.
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