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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama‘s choice to be the No. 2 official at theHomeland Security Department is under investigation for his role in helping a company run by a brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Associated Press has learned.
Alejandro Mayorkas, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, is being investigated in connections with efforts to secure an international investor visa for a Chinese executive, according to congressional officials briefed on the investigation. The officials spoke only on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release details of the probe.
Mayorkas was named by Homeland Security’s Inspector General‘s Office as a target in the investigation involving the foreign investor program run by USCIS, according to an email sent to lawmakers late Monday. The IG’s office said, “At this point in our investigation, we do not have any findings of criminal misconduct.” The email did not specify any criminal allegations it might be investigating.
White House press secretary Jay Carney referred questions to the inspector general’s office, which said that the probe is in its preliminary stage and that the office doesn’t comment on the specifics of investigations.