Dem rep: Kushner ‘lied’, should be investigated

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Saturday accused President TrumpDonald John TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade MORE's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner of blatantly lying on key national security forms, reaffirming his call for Kushner's security clearance to be revoked. 

"Let's just be clear: Jared Kushner lied on his first two security clearance forms. They're not memory failures," Lieu said on MSNBC. "These were very important meetings with the Russians, one involving a secret backchannel, the other involving getting dirt on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPoll: Majority of Democratic voters happy with their choices among 2020 contenders No presidential candidate can unite the country GOP lawmakers speak out against 'send her back' chants MORE. You don't forget about those meetings."

"So when he omitted those on his security clearance forms, those are lies. He needs to be investigated and have those forms looked at again and his security clearance needs to be revoked immediately," he added.


Kushner has updated his security clearance questionnaire multiple times since stepping into the White House to disclose contacts with foreign nationals and officials previously omitted from the form. 

Among those contacts added to the revised questionnaire is the June 2016 meeting with a Russian attorney he attended alongside Trump's eldest son Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

Kushner's latest form includes more than 100 foreign contacts. His original questionnaire, submitted in January, mentioned no meetings with foreign government officials.

The senior adviser also faced scrutiny earlier this year after it was revealed that he met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and the CEO of a Russian state-run bank during the presidential transition.

Since then, numerous Democratic lawmakers have called for Kushner's security clearance to be suspended or revoked.