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Debbie Wasserman Schultz introduces amendments that would revoke Jared Kushner's security clearance



Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz introduced two amendments on Thursday that would revoke Jared Kushner's security clearance if they pass Congress. 

Both amendments failed on a party-line vote after a debate in the House committee that determines federal spending. 

The first amendment prohibits federal funding for presidential security clearances for someone who is under a criminal investigation by a Federal law enforcement agency for aiding a foreign government. The second amendment bars funding for security credentials for anyone who "deliberately fails" to disclose a meeting with a foreign national if the disclosure is required as part of the individual's security clearance credentialing process. 

In June 2016, Kushner, met with a Russian attorney who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton, according to emails between Donald Trump Jr. and a music publicist. Kushner's lawyers failed to disclose the meeting on his security clearance form. Knowingly omitting the meetings is a crime but Kushner's lawyers say omitting the meeting was a non-intentional mistake. 

"This is an intentionally narrowly drawed amendment," Wasserman Schultz said. 

Donald Trump's digital operation during the campaign, headed by Kushner, is also under investigation by Congress and the Justice Department over whether the campaign helped to guide Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to a report by McClatchy DC. Kushner is a senior Trump adviser who has access to classified information. 

Wasserman Schultz's amendments were inserted into the annual Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill during a markup on Thursday.

The amendments did not garner any Republican support.