House Subpoenas Former WH Official On Clearances

CNN reports:

The House Oversight Committee voted Tuesday to authorize a subpoena to the former personnel security director at the Trump White House. The committee voted to authorize subpoenas related to two issues — White House security clearances and the US Census — on Tuesday afternoon, escalating Democrats’ fight against administrative stonewalling.

The security clearance vote passed along party lines, while one Republican, Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, voted with Democrats on the Census question.

Democrats voted to green light a subpoena to interview Carl Kline, the former White House official who had broad authority over the security clearance process at the White House, and whom Tricia Newbold, a current White House official, told the committee played a key role in reversing security clearance decisions for more than two dozen White House staffers.