House Democrats launch investigation into White House security clearances

House Democrats launch investigation into White House security clearances

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the new Democratic chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, announced Wednesday that he’s launching an investigation into the White House and Trump Transition Team security clearance process, claiming some of the highest-profile officials mishandled government secrets. Interested in Donald Trump? Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay…

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Afghans go to polls amid heavy security

Afghans go to polls amid heavy security

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLyse Doucet: ‘This is not the face of a people cowed by the Taliban’ Voters in Afghanistan have defied deadly attacks to cast ballots in large numbers in the nation’s long-awaited parliamentary elections. Several explosions targeted polling stations, with dozens of people killed or injured in scores…

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EPA watchdog accuses agency of failing to justify Scott Pruitt’s security spending

EPA watchdog accuses agency of failing to justify Scott Pruitt’s security spending

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not justify increased spending on former Administrator Scott Pruitt’s 24-hour security detail, which grew by almost $2 million in less than a year, the EPA’s watchdog said. “Failure to properly justify the level of protective services provided to the Administrator has allowed costs to increase from $1.6 million to…

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