It’s a Felony to Knowingly Provide False Information on a National Security Clearance Application

“Kushner lied about dozens of contacts with foreign government officials, including at least two Russians close to Putin.  This doesn’t look like a mistake, it looks like a felony,” said American Bridge Vice President Shirpal Shah.

U.S. Criminal Code States That It Is A Felony To Knowingly Provide Falsified Facts Or To Conceal Material On A National Security Clearance Application

U.S. Criminal Code Stated That It Is A Felony Punishable By Up To Five Years In Jail If One Knowingly Provided Falsified Or Conceal Facts On A National Security Application. According to OPM Standard Form 86, “The U.S. Criminal Code (title 18, section 1001) provides that knowingly falsifying or concealing a material fact is a felony which may result in fines and/or up to five (5) years imprisonment.” Form 86- Questionnaire for National Security Positions, Office of Personnel Management, Accessed 4/7/17]

The National Security Position Application Stated That Is One Had Deliberately Falsified Their Form Then It Is Usual For The Individual To Be Fired. According to OPM Standard Form 86, “In addition, Federal agencies generally fire, do not grant a security clearance, or disqualify individuals who have materially and deliberately falsified these forms, and this remains a part of the permanent record for future placements.” [Form 86- Questionnaire for National Security Positions, Office of Personnel Management, Accessed 4/7/17]

January 18, 2017: Kushner Submitted His National Security Clearance Questionnaire To The F.B.I; Kushner Failed To Disclose Dozens Of Meetings With Foreign Contacts. [New York Times, 4/6/17]