Ivanka Trump reposted the photo days later with a document titled “National Security Strategy” cropped out.
A White House attorney said “you can’t answer that” to a former official being asked about security clearances for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner during a closed-door meeting with members of Congress.
“Would this be acceptable behavior from people who are not related to the president?” a spokesman for the watchdog said.
“Every day that we go on without getting to the bottom of this matter is a day that we are putting hundreds, if not potentially thousands, of Americans at risk," the progressive Democrat from New York warned.
“Quite the parallel between members of the decadent golf set cheating to get their kids into college and a decadent golf setter cheating to get his daughter and son-in-law clearances..." tweeted Walter Shaub, former director of the Office of Government Ethics.“Except for the national security risks," the former ethics chief said.
Trump reportedly put pressure on officials to give top secret clearance to his daughter and son-in-law.
“He’ll eventually be exposed as an insatiably greedy Benedict Arnold," constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe said.
“Whoever falls into that net, falls into that net,” House Speaker Pelosi told The Washington Post. “They are advisers to the president. They have security clearances. This is not their children at home.”
“We’re deeply concerned that President Trump may have played a role in granting Jared Kushner a security clearance,” a spokesman for the watchdog said.
The nuanced day-to-day business of the White House means that some senior officials must have classified information available to them.
“What is Jared Kushner’s expertise in Middle East peace?” CNN anchor Cooper asked. “And what is Ivanka Trump’s expertise in anything?”
White House refuses to hand over documents requested by the House Oversight Committee, calling the request “unprecedented and extraordinarily intrusive."
Oliver took aim at White House nepotism.
“But what was it that they were so concerned about, that these people were doing something that they knew the president wasn’t going to like and refusing to give the top security clearance to Jared Kushner?”
"Trump is trying to punish Brennan and others for criticizing him and that is a crime in monarchies like Saudi Arabia," the CIA historian said.
“The president thinks that John Brennan launched the whole investigation, and now he's got a chance to do something. Boom, he did," Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy said.
Trump revoked the ex-CIA director's security clearance.
Trump must decide between chaos and leadership.
The White House is considering revoking security clearances for a number of former top intelligence officials who have publicly criticized President Donald Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Monday afternoon.
Kushner "is looking at everything he can do that doesn't require a clearance," a former White House official reportedly said.
Already unfavorable public opinion of Kushner has fallen further.
Kushner's Mexico trip indicates he will still play an integral foreign-policy role, despite losing access to classified information.
Kelly also reportedly blames the couple for changing the president's mind at the last minute.
Trump has also told the couple they should keep serving in their White House roles.
"The corruption Kushner brings to the White House is matched only by Trump himself," a DNC news release claimed.
Rick Paulus, the former White House Chief Calligrapher, creates official invites to state dinners and greeting cards from the president.