Dem compares college cheating scandal to Ivanka, Jared's security clearance

Dem compares college cheating scandal to Ivanka, Jared's security clearance
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A House Democrat on Wednesday compared a sweeping college admissions cheating scandal to White House advisers Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump Jr. dismisses conflicts of interest, touts projects in Indonesia Trump administration releases new 'public charge' rule making it easier to reject immigrants The road from Jerusalem to Riyadh still runs through Ramallah MORE and Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump Jr. dismisses conflicts of interest, touts projects in Indonesia Ivanka Trump talking to lawmakers about gun reform legislation: report Assistant secretary of State resigns after immigration clash: report MORE receiving security clearances. 

"This college entry scandal should shock us all, but it doesn’t," Rep. Gwen MooreGwen Sophia MooreHouse Democrat offers bill to let students with pot conviction retain federal aid House approves bill raising minimum wage to per hour Here are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment MORE (D-Wis.) wrote on Twitter. 

"Just look at the President and his Administration. The working class are held to one standard, while the likes of Ivanka and Jared can be granted security clearance over the objections of intelligence professionals."

Her comments came a day after the U.S. District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts released charging documents in what it called the biggest college admissions "scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice (DOJ).”


Federal prosecutors indicted more than 50 people, including celebrities and athletics coaches, with spending or laundering millions of dollars to get high school students admitted into premiere universities such as Stanford, Yale and Georgetown. 

Moore in her tweet referenced reports that President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren unveils Native American policy plan Live-action 'Mulan' star spurs calls for boycott with support of Hong Kong police Don't let other countries unfairly tax America's most innovative companies MORE's eldest daughter and her husband, who both serve as senior White House advisers, received security clearances despite pushback from top officials in the administration.

Trump ordered White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE to override security concerns of top U.S. officials and grant Kushner a clearance last year, according to a New York Times report from February

CNN then reported earlier this month that President Trump pressured Kelly to grant Ivanka Trump a security clearance despite concerns from then-White House counsel Donald McGahnDonald (Don) F. McGahnAmerica has no time to wait for impeachment Election agency limps into 2020 cycle The Memo: Mueller's depictions will fuel Trump angst MORE.

Ivanka Trump and Kushner were issued permanent security clearances last year. Ivanka Trump said in mid-February that the president had no involvement in their clearances.