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GOP/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee, is seeking to resolve a tense dispute between Democrats and the White House as part of the panel’s review of the Trump administration’s security clearance process. In a letter obtained by CNN and dated Friday [4-26-19], Jordan is asking White House counsel Pat Cipollone to allow former official Carl Kline to sit down for a voluntary transcribed interview to avoid a growing constitutional clash between the two branches of government. The move comes after the White House instructed Kline, who now works at the Defense Department, to defy a subpoena because Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings would not allow a White House attorney to attend Kline’s deposition, citing committee rules. Cummings is now threatening to hold Kline in contempt, which Jordan says in his letter could happen as soon as Tuesday..In a letter Friday night to Jordan, Cipollone offered to make Kline available for an interview Wednesday to answer questions about the security clearance process. But Cipollone notes that the interview would be ‘limited to White House personnel security policy and practices, consistent’ with past offers to the panel, which Cummings had previously rejected.”

Manu Raju, “GOP’s Jordan asks White House to let ex-official testify to avoid ‘unnecessary conflict’ on security clearances,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, April 26, 2019 9:01 pm

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