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 KushnerNadler: I don't understand why Mueller didn't charge Donald Trump Jr., others in Trump Tower meeting Trump Tower meeting: A shining example of what not to investigate Impeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent MORE and Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpA Trump visit to Africa is important — and carries some urgency On The Money: Cain 'very committed' to Fed bid despite opposition | Pelosi warns no US-UK trade deal if Brexit harms Irish peace | Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job MORE receiving security clearances. 

"This college entry scandal should shock us all, but it doesn’t," Rep. Gwen MooreGwen Sophia MooreEx-White House ethics chief compares Ivanka, Kushner security clearances to college admissions scandal Dem compares college cheating scandal to Ivanka, Jared's security clearance Dem lawmakers unveil Journalist Protection Act amid Trump attacks on media 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 TrumpThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference 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. McGahnThe Memo: Mueller's depictions will fuel Trump angst The Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems face tricky balancing act after Mueller report New normal: A president can freely interfere with investigations without going to jail 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.