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Official: Trump team overruled 25 security clearance denials

President Donald Trump talks with reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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 ...

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White House counsel’s office staffing up team of lawyers

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, file photo, a rainbow is seen next to the White House as a cold front passes through the area in Washington. The White House is staffing up its team of lawyers as it prepares for a complicated mix of ethics issues and policy fights ahead. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

WASHINGTON — The White House is staffing up its team of lawyers as it prepares for a complicated mix of ethics issues and policy fights ahead. The Office of the White House Counsel has hired 26 attorneys, according to a ...

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How not to get away with robbery: Hop the White House fence

A uniformed Secret Service agent patrols the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. A man fleeing a robbery jumped a fence at the White House complex and was arrested, the Secret Service said, triggering a brief lockdown at the presidential residence. Secret Service officers arrested the man after he jumped the fence alongside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which is part of the White House complex. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON — Here’s a surefire way to get busted for robbery: leave the scene of the crime and hop over the White House fence. The White House was locked down briefly Tuesday after a man jumped the fence alongside the ...

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Attorney: White House fence jump was act of protest

Visitors take photos on the sidewalk in front of the White House in Washington in 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON — A college student who jumped over the White House fence while draped in an American flag was committing civil disobedience and had no plans to harm himself or others, his attorney said Sunday. Joseph Caputo, 22, of Stamford, ...

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