a senior counterterrorism advisor, Mr. Gorka is in a position of
great importance and public trust. The American people are
entitled to know if a senior White House official is under
criminal investigation," Senators Dick Durbin, Richard
Blumenthal and Benjamin Cardin said in the letter.
They said the letter was a follow-up to a letter they sent in
March calling for an investigation of whether Gorka had
"falsified his naturalization application or otherwise illegally
procured American citizenship."
Gorka "reportedly concealed his membership in the Vitezi Rend, a
far-right anti-Semitic Hungarian organization with historical
ties to the Nazis, when he applied for U.S. citizenship," the
senators said in Monday's letter.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for
The senators' letter was addressed to Deputy Attorney General
Rod Rosenstein and Elaine Duke, acting secretary of the
Department of Homeland Security.
(Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Leslie Adler)
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