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MoveOn, United to Protect Democracy Letter to DOJ: Investigate Jared Kushner

MoveOn.org Civic Action and United to Protect Democracy today sent a letter to the Department of Justice, with support of MoveOn members nationwide, urging the department to “initiate an immediate investigation into whether Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner committed a federal felony, violation of 18 U.S.C. §1001, by deliberately and repeatedly failing to disclose multiple contacts with representatives of the Government of the Russian Federation.”

A MoveOn.org petition demanding an immediate suspension of Jared Kushner’s top-secret security clearance has 127,652 signatures—the majority within 36 hours. As the letter explains, this is precisely the sort of instance the law is meant to address, and does not reflect the sort of behavior that the Department has declined to prosecute in the past.

The letter to the DOJ is signed by MoveOn.org Executive Director Anna Galland and Protect Democracy Executive Director Ian Bassin, and was sent on Thursday, June 1, 2017. You can see the full letter here (PDF link).