Official: Trump team overruled 25 security clearance denials

Allegations detailed in letter and memo from Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland

WASHINGTON (AP) — A career official in the White House security office says dozens of people in President Donald Trump's administration were granted security clearances despite "disqualifying issues" in their backgrounds, such as concerns about foreign influence, drug use and criminal conduct. Tricia Newbold, an 18-year government employee who oversees the issuance of clearances for some ...