Trump Pats Himself On The Back For Yanking Brennan's Security Clearance

Cheryl Sanders
August 18, 2018

Former CIA Director John Brennan says he believes President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russians and that the president revoked his security clearance to "silence others who might dare to challenge him". He added, "So I think it's something that had to be done". Trump said, nevertheless, that Mueller should be allowed to finish a report on Russia's interference in the 2016 USA presidential election.

Separately, the Mueller probe revealed George Papadopoulos, who served as a foreign policy adviser to Trump's 2016 campaign, caused irreparable damage to the investigation by lying repeatedly to officials.

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Trump's comments, made to reporters as he boarded Marine One en route to a Republican campaign event in NY, came amid rising criticism of the president for using security clearances as a political tool.

According to CNN's Jake Tapper, by stripping Brennan of his security clearance, and by compiling a list of officials he'd like to move against, Trump may have entrapped himself. "I've never respected him; I've never had a lot of respect", Trump said.

"There's no silence. If anything, I'm giving them a bigger voice". "If Director Brennan's statement is based on intelligence he received while still leading the CIA, why didn't he include it in the Intelligence Community Assessment released in 2017?"

The DOJ official's security access is up for review along with several other Obama-era officials accused of anti-Trump bias in the workplace.

"I know that I've gotten tremendous response from having done that, because security clearances are very important to me".

Dozens of other former spies signaled their support for the statement.

"All records of communications, including but not limited to letters, emails, text messages, and instant chats, between former CIA Director John Brennan and/or officials in the CIA Director's Office on the one hand, and Senator Harry Reid and/or members of Senator Reid's staff on the other hand, regarding, concerning or relating to the Christopher Steele "dossier" and/or alleged "collusion" between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation".

Trump contradicted the official White House explanation of why he took the action against Brennan.

When Maddow asked what Brennan feared Trump could do in his desperation, he suggested that the president might launch an overseas military adventure to distract the nation - a classic "wag the dog" scenario.

The White House says it's also continuing to review the clearances of Hayden and other officials, many of whom have criticized the president.

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