Trump Revokes Ex-CIA Dir. John Brennan’s Security Clearance
The White House has revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director-turned paid MSNBC Trump critic John Brennan.
The administration has threatened the action before. Sarah Sanders said today in a statement from the President:
“I have decided to revoke the security clearance of John Brennan, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Historically, former heads of intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been allowed to retain access to classified information after their government service so that they can consult with their successors regarding matters about which they may have special insight and as a professional courtesy. Neither of these justifications supports Mr. Brennan’s continued access to classified information.”
Sanders went on to say that the security clearances of James Clapper, James Comey, Michael Hayden, Sally Yates, Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Bruce Ohr are all under review and in jeopardy of being revoked.