House com­mit­tee launches in­ves­ti­ga­tion into breaches at Mar-a-Lago


The US House Com­mit­tee on Over­sight and Gov­ern­ment Re­form has de­manded proof of se­cu­rity pro­to­cols and how they are kept in place by Fe­bru­ary 28. The House Over­sight Com­mit­tee has launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Don­ald Trump’s al­leged se­cu­rity breaches at his Mar-a-Lago es­tate in Florida.

Af­ter it was re­vealed that the Pres­i­dent dis­cussed North Korea’s bal­lis­tic mis­sile test over din­ner with Ja­panese Prime Min­is­ter Shinzo Abe and other guests in what com­mit­tee chair­man Ja­son Chaf­fetz de­scribed as a “pub­lic space”, the com­mit­tee has asked the Pres­i­dent’s team to pro­vide proof of his se­cu­rity pro­to­cols at his es­tate and how they were main­tained.

In a let­ter to Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, the Pres­i­dent was also asked to ex­plain why he re­viewed White House doc­u­ments at the din­ner ta­ble, whether these doc­u­ments were clas­si­fied and if the other guests at the din­ner had been vet­ted. “Dur­ing this time, ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the Pres­i­dent made tele­phone calls to staff in Wash­ing­ton DC. These re­ports and so­cial me­dia ac­counts have sug­gested White House staff used their own cell phones to pro­vide il­lu­mi­na­tion for re­view­ing doc­u­ments,” the let­ter read. “Sep­a­rately, one Mar-a-Lago guest posted to his Face­book page a pho­to­graph with a man de­scribed to be the holder of the “nu­clear foot­ball”.

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