KOMMONSENTSJANE – Cruz Attempts to Stop Political Weaponization of Security Clearance Process. Reclaim Our Republic.

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Reclaim Our Republic

Move comes after uptick in bureaucrats using access to secrets to sideline Trump political appointees

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May 31, 2018 BY: Susan Crabtree

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) placed a provision in the National Defense Authorization bill that would require the department to report to Congress when security clearances are taken away outside the normal five-year window for re-evaluating them.

In a press release, Cruz said the requirement is aimed at “boosting trust and transparency in our security clearance process.”

“The amendment is meant to address concerns that our security-clearance process had been politicized and weaponized, which among other things erodes the public’s crucial faith in that system,” said a Cruz spokesman

The move comes after at least two high-profile cases in which federal officials pulled the security clearances of two members of President Trump’s National Security Council, or NSC, at the beginning of the administration last…

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