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Booker: Too early to revoke Kushner’s security clearance

Greg Nash
Sen Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said that it’s too soon to revoke White House adviser Jared Kushner’s security clearance.
Booker said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday there should be a full investigation into a report that Trump’s son-in-law tried to set up a direct backchannel of communication between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin.
When CNN’s Dana Bash asked Booker if he was joining the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in its call to revoke Kushner’s clearance, he said an investigation needs to take place first.
“I think we need to first get to the bottom of it, he needs to answer for what was happening at the time,” Booker said. “It raises very serious concerns for me and that could be a potential outcome that I seek.”
Booker said he was more concerned with “patterns” that he was seeing come out of the White House, with officials having “inappropriate” contact with Russian and other officials.
“This administration’s not talking about our values, cozying up to authoritarian leaders,” Booker said.
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