Warren slams Trump over whistleblower claims on national security

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSenate Democrats propose corporate minimum tax for spending package The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Budget negotiators: 72 hours and counting Democrats face critical 72 hours MORE (D-Mass.), a 2020 White House candidate, on Monday slammed President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark Biden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day MORE over a whistleblower's claims that more than two dozen denied security clearances were reversed by his White House.

“Every single day that goes by, we see a new form of the risks posed to our country by a corrupt administration. We woke up this morning to find out that at least 25 people in this administration had been denied security clearances," Warren said at the “We the People” summit in Washington, D.C.

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"Why? Because they had ties to foreign governments, they had conflicts of interests. Because they had financial problems that made them vulnerable," she continued. 

The senator added that Trump's "answer was to just ram them on through."

"The Trump administration is a walking, talking, living, breathing threat to national security, and we just have to call it out," she said. 

Tricia Newbold, a White House security adviser, told the House Oversight and Reform Committee that the Trump administration overruled her and other officials to grant the security clearances despite red flags, according to a memo released Monday by Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.).

“According to Ms. Newbold, these individuals had a wide range of serious disqualifying issues involving foreign influence, conflicts of interest, concerning personal conduct, financial problems, drug use, and criminal conduct,” the memo states.