Senator urges review of Ivanka Trump’s security clearance

Senator urges review of Ivanka Trump's security clearance
© Greg Nash

A Democratic senator on Friday called for a review of first daughter Ivanka Trump’s security clearance, citing concerns she may have violated conflict of interest laws.

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told Newsweek that Trump’s involvement with the World Bank’s new Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative could potentially violate conflict of interest laws due to her ownership of the Ivanka Trump fashion brand.

“I don’t question Ivanka Trump’s sincerity to advance a cause she feels deeply about while making money — that’s great, that’s America,” Cardin said. “What is not allowed is for anyone to profit off holding a public position.”

Cardin called for a “full disclosure” of Trump’s financial dealings and a review of her security clearance.

“We should have full disclosure of all her financial interests,…

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