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NBC News is reporting White House security specialist Tricia Newbold is now seeking official whistleblower protection from the federal government after raising concerns about “unwarranted security clearances” for Jared Kushner.

According to NBC, the specialist filed the whistleblower complaint less than two weeks after she was suspended without pay for defying her supervisor, Carl Kline.

In the complaint, Newbold says she “raised concerns” with Kline about a security clearance for an unnamed individual as early as July 2017.

The complaint does not explicitly identify the person, but sources familiar with the situation told NBC News that it was Kushner. Additionally, Newbold alleges Kline “repeatedly mishandled security files and has approved unwarranted security clearances.”

Read the full report from NBC here.

Michael Flynn

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a "full pardon" for his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, a key figure from the start of Russia investigation and the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 presidential transition. The reason for his lying was never fully explained. He also admitted to working as an unregistered foreign agent for Turkey while serving on the Trump campaign, work that included publishing a ghost-written op-ed in The Hill that argued for extraditing an American resident who is seen as an enemy of the Turkish government. After admitting to his crimes, Flynn attempted to recant and withdraw his guilty plea, an issue which had yet to be resolved by the courts.

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