Trump Administration Overturned More Than Two Dozen Security Clearance Denials, White House Whistleblower Says

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The Trump administration overturned more than two dozen denials for security clearances, a White House whistleblower revealed to members of Congress on Monday.

Tricia Newbold, who worked as a security adviser in the White House, told members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee that she and her department denied security clearances for dozens of members of the administration amid serious concerns like the potential for blackmail or foreign influences, but these were reversed by the Trump administration.

As The Washington Post reported, the 18-year veteran of both Republican and Democratic administrations said she tried to warn her superiors that the Trump administration was not acting in the best interests of national security in overruling the experts, but faced a backlash for speaking out.