Trump Revokes Brennan’s Security Clearance, Considers Revoking Clearance From Others Who Allegedly Leaked to the Press
The decision, though announced today, was made three weeks ago
Wednesday, the White House announced former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance had been revoked.
Brennan is no fan of Trump.
The last tweet Brennan posted yesterday makes that abundantly clear:
It’s astounding how often you fail to live up to minimum standards of decency, civility, & probity. Seems like you will never understand what it means to be president, nor what it takes to be a good, decent, & honest person. So disheartening, so dangerous for our Nation. https://t.co/eI9HaCec1m
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) August 14, 2018
Media speculates that Brennan lost his security clearance for being critical of Trump, others think it’s a distraction tactic. The decision, though announced today, was made three weeks ago:
The date on President Trump's statement about revoking John Brennan's security clearance? July 26. Three weeks ago. I guess it's just a coincidence that the White House decided to announce this as they struggle to deal with the fallout from Omarosa's book. pic.twitter.com/c6TvfmOD9e
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) August 15, 2018
According to WH press secretary Sarah Sanders, said Brennan’s clearance was yanked for “erratic conduct and behavior.” Further elaborating that Brennan, “recently leveraged his status as a former high ranking official with access to highly sensitive information to make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations, wild outbursts on the internet and television about this administration.”
Trump is also considering revoking security clearances from James Comey, James Clapper, Michael Hayden, Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr. Each of whom has been accused of leaking information to the press in order to hurt Trump.
Whatever the reason, this seems most likely:
Speaker Ryan on President Trump looking to revoke security clearances from some former national security officials: "I think he's trolling people, honestly." pic.twitter.com/JluoH89U3B
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 24, 2018
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