Dem Rep: Trump Jr. email further reason to revoke Kushner security clearance

Dem Rep: Trump Jr. email further reason to revoke Kushner security clearance
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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) renewed his call on Tuesday to revoke White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner's security clearance after it was revealed that he attended a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on then-Democratic rival Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future MORE.

"Don Jr., Manafort [and] Kushner were all at the same collusion meeting. But only Kushner has a security clearance. It needs to be suspended NOW," Lieu wrote on Twitter.

Dozens of Democratic lawmakers have called in recent months for Kushner's security clearance to be suspended amid revelations that he met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and the head of a Russian state-owned bank during the presidential transition. 

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But some Democrats doubled down on that demand on Tuesday after President TrumpDonald TrumpOmar, Muslim Democrats decry Islamophobia amid death threats On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Trump cheers CNN's Cuomo suspension MORE's eldest son Donald Trump Jr. released a chain of emails detailing his conversation about setting up a meeting with an attorney reportedly connected to the Russian government.

In those emails, Trump Jr. says that Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Kushner, the president's son-in-law, would also attend the meeting.

A special counsel and multiple congressional committees are investigating Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 election, as well as whether members of Trump's campaign coordinated with Moscow.

Kushner was reported in May to be under scrutiny in the investigation.