Trump Ordered Officials to Give Jared Kushner a Security Clearance – The New York Times

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He later made several amendments to that section of his application, known as an SF86. His aides at the time insisted he had omitted those meetings inadvertently.

Mr. Kushner initially operated with a provisional clearance as his background check proceeded.

In an entry to Mr. Kushner’s personnel file on Sept. 15, 2017, the head of the personnel security division, Carl Kline, wrote, “Per conversation with WH Counsel the clearance was changed to interim Top Secret until we can confirm that the DOJ or someone else actually granted a final clearance. This action is out of an abundance of caution because the background investigation has not been completed.”

In a statement to The Times when Mr. Kushner received the clearance last year, Mr. Lowell said that “his application was properly submitted, reviewed by numerous career officials and underwent the normal process,” Mr. Lowell said.

During a review of security clearances in February 2018 that was prompted by the controversy surrounding the then-White House staff secretary, Rob Porter, who had been accused of domestic abuse, Mr. Kushner’s clearance was downgraded from interim top secret to secret, limiting his access to classified information. At the time, Mr. Kelly wrote a five-page memo, revoking temporary clearances that had been in place since June 1, 2017.

That affected both Mr. Kushner and Ms. Trump, who told friends and advisers that they believed that Mr. Kelly and Mr. McGahn were targeting them for petty reasons instead of legitimate concerns flagged by officials.

Both complained to the president about the situation, current and former administration officials said. In Mr. Kushner’s case, Mr. Trump would often turn to other aides and say in frustration, “Why isn’t this getting done?” according to a former administration official. On at least one occasion, the president asked another senior official if the person could sort out the issue. That official said no, according to this account.

Mr. Kelly did not believe it was appropriate to overrule the security clearance process and had brushed aside or avoided dealing with Mr. Kushner’s requests, a former administration official said. Mr. Kelly did not respond to a request for comment.

Trump Contributes His Newest Income to the Department of Homeland Security

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By PoliZette Staff|March 18, 2019

President Donald Trump on Monday exposed that he donated the latest installment of his $400,000 income to the Division of Homeland Security, as Fox Information reported.”While the press does not like discussing it, neither do I require them to, I donate my yearly

presidential income of$400,000.00 to various companies throughout the year

, this to Homeland Protection,”Trump tweeted.” If I really did not do it there would be hell to pay from the PHONY INFORMATION MEDIA!”Trump additionally published a photo of the check itself, which was dated March 12, 2019. While

journalism does not like covering it, neither do I require them to, I donate my yearly Governmental income of $400,000.00 to different agencies throughout the year, this to Homeland Protection. If I didn’t do it there would be heck to pay from the PHONY INFORMATION MEDIA! pic.twitter.com/xqIGUOwh4x

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2019 It was paid to the order of the Division of Homeland

Safety and security. Trump signed it; his address was listed as Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

The White Home claimed in January that Trump donated his wage from the 3rd quarter of 2018 to the National Institute on Alcoholic Abuse as well as Alcoholism.

While he was competing president in 2016, Trump promised not to accept the $400,000 yearly governmental salary.

It must, by legislation, be paid out to the head of state of the United States.

Trump has contributed the quarterly repayments he’s gotten to various government departments and companies.

Those consist of the divisions of Education, Health And Wellness and Human Being Solutions, Transport and Veterans Matters, among others.

Homeland Safety and security includes a number of various firms or organizations that focus on safeguarding the U.S. and its people.

Citizenship and also Migration Solutions (USCIS), the Coast Guard, the Secret Service, Transport Safety And Security Management (TSA), Migration as well as Customs Enforcement (ICE), and also Federal Emergency Administration Agency (FEMA) are amongst those that are included under the department umbrella.

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Trump Donates His Latest Paycheck to the Department of Homeland Security

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President Donald Trump on Monday revealed that he donated the latest installment of his $400,000 salary to the Department of Homeland Security, as Fox News reported.

“While the press doesn’t like writing about it, nor do I need them to, I donate my yearly presidential salary of $400,000.00 to different agencies throughout the year, this to Homeland Security,” Trump tweeted.

“If I didn’t do it there would be hell to pay from the FAKE NEWS MEDIA!”

Trump also posted a photograph of the check itself, which was dated March 12, 2019.

While the press doesn’t like writing about it, nor do I need them to, I donate my yearly Presidential salary of $400,000.00 to different agencies throughout the year, this to Homeland Security. If I didn’t do it there would be hell to pay from the FAKE NEWS MEDIA! pic.twitter.com/xqIGUOwh4x

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2019

It was paid to the order of the Department of Homeland Security.

Trump signed it; his address was listed as Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

The White House said in January that Trump donated his salary from the third quarter of 2018 to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

While he was running for president in 2016, Trump pledged not to accept the $400,000 annual presidential salary.

It must, by law, be paid out to the president of the United States.

Trump has donated the quarterly payments he’s received to various federal departments and agencies.

Those include the departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Transportation and Veterans Affairs, among others.

Homeland Security contains several different agencies or organizations that focus on securing the U.S. and its citizens.

Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Coast Guard, the Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are among those that are included under the departmental umbrella.

Golden Globes: Anti-Gun Hollywood Surrounded By Security Walls and Armed Guards

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Anti-gun Hollywood celebrities enjoyed presidential-level protection by barricades, bomb-sniffing dogs, armed guards, LAPD officers, and numerous security checkpoints as they arrived for the 2019 Golden Globes.

Security was reportedly ramped up after last month’s triple stabbing at a Manchester railway station on New Year’s Eve.

“The recent attacks in Europe only reinforce that nothing can be left to chance tactically and strategically,” a Los Angeles law enforcement official told Deadline. “Our plan is to have eyes everywhere and shut down any possible disturbance that could arise long before it gets anywhere near the venue or the event.”

Law enforcement performs a security sweep of the red carpet as Jeannie Mai, right, prepares for the arrivals at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

A police dog participates in a security sweep of the red carpet at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Law enforcement officers do a security sweep of the red carpet at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Variety previewed the heightened level of security expected around the Beverly Hilton — the venue for Sunday night’s star-studded ceremony — by noting that the days of being able to park on the street, walk up, and get inside may be long gone. They report that “the City of Beverly Hills has cracked down on allowing crowds near the building.”

And while the Beverly Hill Police Department would not go into details on specificity of their security plans, they made clear they would be using “additional staff and security measures to ensure a safe and secure site, utilizing the latest technology and best practices for high-profile events.”

— Sandra Spagnoli (@Chief_Spagnoli) January 6, 2019

Beverly Hills public information manager Keith Sterling made clear that federal agencies would also be involved in security. Sterling said, “As you might imagine, we are prohibited from discussing the specific security plans we have in place. But this is an extensive, collaborative effort, with federal and local agencies assisting the Beverly Hills Police Department.”

A member of law enforcement screens behind a hedge on the red carpet at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

A bomb-sniffing dog inspects a backpack during a security sweep on the red carpet at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

After the good guys with guns keep Hollywood’s upper crust safe at the Beverly Hilton, the celebrities can go back home, and wake up Monday to start pushing more gun control for commoners.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

Gun Control Proponent LeBron James Has Armed Guards on Security Detail

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NBA star and gun control proponent LeBron James is critical of private citizens carrying guns for self-defense, but employs “at least 10 armed security personnel” at his home for defense of himself and his family.

Following the October 1, 2015, attack on gun-free Umpqua Community College Associate Press reporter Tom Withers quoted LeBron saying, “There’s no room for guns.”

He told the AP that there need to be greater penalties for carrying a gun, “legal or illegal,” to make people think twice about doing it.

After the February 14, 2018, attack on gun-free Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School the Bleacher Report indicated LeBron criticized laws allowing 19-year-old “minors” to buy a gun and called for the passage of more gun control.

But LeBron is fine with being surrounded by guns for defense of himself and his family. TMZ that news of a burglaries of “more than 24 homes of the rich and famous” in Los Angeles has led LeBron to fortify his dwelling. This fortification includes “at least 10 armed security personnel at the home — including off-duty police officers.”

Celebrity gun control advocate Kim Kardashian modeled this same kind of hypocrisy after being robbed in Paris in 2016.  TMZ reported Kardashian “met with some ex-special force members from the Israeli army, ex-CIA agents as well as former Secret Service members” after the robbery occurred and hired an unspecified number of former Secret Service agents as part of the effort to “[amp] up her security to Presidential levels.”

All the while Kardashian’s public comments on guns were those favoring stricter gun laws for rank and file Americans.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

New evidence shows that our anti-poverty programs, especially Social Security, work well

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Few U.S. government efforts are consistently more vilified than anti-poverty programs. They’re dismissed as ineffective and ridiculed as giveaways to undeserving recipients.

A new paper puts the lie to these assertions by showing that the nation’s most important anti-poverty efforts all succeed in serving their goals — in the case of Social Security, spectacularly. The authors, Bruce D. Meyer and Derek Wu of the University of Chicago, used administrative statistics from six major programs to demonstrate that five of the six “sharply reduce deep poverty” (that is, income below 50% of the federal poverty line) and the sixth has a “pronounced” impact among the working poor.

The programs that reduce deep poverty are Social Security; Supplemental Security Income; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), which is what commonly is known as “welfare”; housing assistance; and food stamps, or SNAP. The sixth is the Earned Income Tax Credit, which helps mostly families that earn around 150% of the poverty line. (That line is about $25,100 in annual income for a family of four.)

The claim that poverty hasn’t gone down since the start of the war on poverty is nonsense.

Bruce D. Meyer, University of Chicago

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In each case, Weber and Wu found that the effect of each program has been materially underestimated by traditional measurements. That’s because the earlier estimates are based on Census Bureau surveys that underreport benefits from these programs. As a result, the authors say, the effects of food stamps and TANF are underestimated by one-third to one-half, and the impact of Social Security is underestimated by as much as 44%. Their research covered 2008-13, the period of the Great Recession.

“You don’t want to say that our programs haven’t reduced poverty,” Meyer told me. “They’ve had huge effects in reducing poverty.”

These findings are important because all these programs, with the possible exception of the EITC, come under constant attack by budget-cutters and other conservatives. The claim is that, despite the expenditure of trillions of dollars in public funds, the poverty rate has barely budged in more than a half-century.

Ronald Reagan’s quip on the topic, from his 1988 State of the Union address, has adorned reams of Republican screeds against the safety net: “The federal government declared war on poverty, and poverty won.” Republicans have exploited the notion to support proposals to cut program benefits, turn anti-poverty efforts over to private or philanthropic organizations, or block-grant the funds to states (a back-door means of cutting benefits).

The truth is, however, that poverty has lost. Meyer and Wu find that Social Security alone has reduced poverty among the elderly by 75%; the other programs do more for non-elderly households, though at lower rates.

The paper doesn’t specifically address the programs’ effect on the poverty rate, but Meyer has examined that effect in other research. In a 2012 paper with James X. Sullivan of Notre Dame, for example, he concluded that the official poverty rate failed to count tax credits received by needy households such as the EITC, and overlooked food stamps, housing benefits, and other in-kind transfers that have become an ever more important component of anti-poverty spending.

An inflation index that overstated price increases over time also tended to minimize the success of the war on poverty, as did a focus on household income rather than consumption, which Meyer and Sullivan suggested was a better indicator of a household’s standard of living.

Social Security (OASDI) has the greatest anti-poverty effect on almost all households, followed by food stamps (SNAP), the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and housing assistance. (Meyer and Wu, NBER)

The official measurement indicated that the poverty rate fell by a scant 4.4 percentage points from 1960 to 2010, ending at 15.1%. Adjusting for flaws in the measurement however, Meyer and Sullivan determined that the percentage of Americans living in poverty had fallen by more than 26 percentage points, to about 4.5%.

“The claim that poverty hasn’t gone down since the start of the war on poverty is nonsense,” Meyer says. “You can see there were big reductions in poverty over time due mainly to two things — all the transfer programs we’ve added such as SNAP, TANF, SSI, expanded Social Security, and housing benefits — and because the economy has grown.”

The official poverty rate (blue line) has drastically underestimated the effect of anti-poverty programs according to alternative measurements (green and red lines). (Meyer and Sullivan, Brookings)

The findings of Meyer and Wu give a hint of what’s at stake in the debate over the federal safety net. It’s often pointed out that the elderly are among the economically best situated Americans. But for many of them — especially the lowest-income seniors — their economic status is dependent on Social Security.

“Most people who are very low-income and retired are getting almost all their income from Social Security,” Meyer says. “If you took it away, a lot of them would be below the poverty line.” To put it in terms of the paper’s specific findings, three-quarters of the elderly who would live below the poverty line are raised above that line by Social Security.

Meyer doesn’t think that all our anti-poverty programs are equally effective or well-designed. “It’s fair to say that we could try and encourage work more,” he says. “Even the poor prefer to have a job than to be on the dole. Support for work or even provide public service employment for those who can’t find a job would be improvements.”

Henna Brows Are Almost Everywhere – Right Here’s What You Need To Understand

Be particular that the skin is entirely tidy before applying henna. The henna can be discovered in numerous shades. Afterwards, it is eliminated from the skin, but it is still on the hairs. Since if you collaborate with pure henna, you will certainly eventually receive a red print on the epidermis. It is far much better henna when one does not have to go out for a few days. Henna needs double this to deal with, yet this is still an instead brief turnaround. Elleebana Brow henna is customisable and has a large spectrum of colours going from Black to an exact light Blond, to make sure that you may mix a lot of the colours with each other, however you might also use an additional layer over the leading if you genuinely really feel just like you want a darker outcome.

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The collection supplies a broad choice of choices to select from. You will conveniently locate the perfect mix for any type of sort of skin and hair colour. You’re entirely answerable for the product as quickly as you acquire it from us. The most effective lash professional it is possible to discover not just in Galway but in Ireland. The pure approach would straight refine with the aid of the proteins in the hair and also henna brows would make usage of the veggie dyes. You have the added advantage that light brown eyes are generally striking. Next, make sure you are employing a great skin treatment program.

The procedure is comparatively just like a henna tattoo application. It can take for life. Step 8 With the use of a previously prepared pump, you can speed up the drying process. Therefore, it’s extremely crucial to make it clear before the treatment. Rather, the completion result should be a more youthful look as well as smoother skin. The momentary outcome is most likely the most prominent. The greatest result is attained while the eyebrow henna retracts for a minimum of 20 mins.

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When made use of for colouring, it supplies a cosy look that’s as all-natural as possible. The Glue for lash extensions would look so fantastic and you might apply it to discover an attractive look. Absolutely nothing can damage your appearances much easier. In addition, you will make a softer look by using an eye shadow across the reduction lashline as opposed to an eyeliner.

Great info from Lashliftstore – Henna brows have made significant advances just recently and there are an expanding variety of brands readily available on the market that are focused on henna. With one of the most appropriate application, you can wind up with natural looking brows, those that will certainly offer your face a dramatic lift. Adhering to is a rather very easy dish about just how to henna your brows. As a concern of truth, hennaing eyebrows is quite fast.

If you formerly henna your hair, make use of the local times on the eyebrows. So, you’ve reached have some eyebrow hairs of yourself to attain a fantastic end result. Waxing Tips Removing hair from the brows needs a precise method, as well as this, is the location where the suggestions listed below can be convenient.

You need to do the exact same point with each false eyelash. It’s also important to stay clear of black eyeliners as well as mascaras and choose for browns instead. Before you use the brow pencil, make sure that your eyebrows are clean.

The colour is placed on the lashes and also permitted to take as well as one more layer periodically used based upon the look you want to develop. A glamorous scheme of pure tones that might be utilized independently or combined with each other to produce the very best eyebrow colour for your client. A glamorous combination of pure tones that may be made use of independently or blended with each various other to create the greatest eyebrow shade for your customer. The tint would help to raise the deepness as well as the type of your eye eyebrow as well as it would certainly last over a week and it’s fairly easy to set up in your eyes. Blending the shades should be done a little bit at one time with light strokes so as not to take out the colour. When combined with No three Light Chestnut it develops into a wonderful muscat colour. You do not get all-natural looking hair colour like that, you merely don’t.