House Committee Considers Subpoenaing Former White House Official

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House Committee Considers Subpoenaing Former White House Official
The House Oversight and Reform Committee plans to vote Tuesday on a resolution to subpoena former White House personnel security director Carl Kline.
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The investigation into the White House's security clearance process took another step forward this week, with House Democrats planning to hold a vote next week on whether to subpoena a former White House official.

The House Oversight and Reform Committee plans to vote Tuesday on a resolution to subpoena former White House personnel security director Carl Kline. 

The committee has been investigating the White House security clearance for months, after reports that President Donald Trump had given top-secret security clearances to his son-in-law Jared Kushner as well as dozens of others.

Kline came under the committee's scrutiny when NBC News reported that he had overruled security officials to approve clearances for Kushner and the others. 

The move by the committee is not without previous warning. Chairman Elijah Cummings sent a letter to the White House counsel last month to inform him that the panel would subpoena officials if committee requests for documentation and interviews were not answered by the White House.