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White House Approves Testimony of Former Official Carl Kline as Sought by GOP's Jordan

  • The White House has approved testimony of former White House Personnel Security Director Carl Kline regarding Trump administration's security clearance process. Republican leader Jim Jordan, in the House Oversight Committee has sought to defuse tensions between the Trump administration and House Democrats. The committee is investigating allegations that during the tenure of Carl Kline some Trump advisers were granted security clearances inappropriately. Jordan sent a letter to the White House counsel Pat Cipollone to agree to a voluntary committee transcribed interview with former official Kline either on April 30 (Tuesday) or May 1, 2019 (Wednesday) for clarifying security clearance policies as well as procedures of the White House. While approving the testimony, Cipollone has noted that the interview would be "limited to White House personnel security policy and practices” only.