President Donald J. Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Brennan, who served in the Obama administration, is no longer a federal employee. In the last 18 months he has been using his security clearance to earn money as a TV pundit for numerous Liberal “news” outlets.
Former federal employees and appointees are often allowed to keep their security clearances (and renew them every five years) because there is a chance that the federal government will call upon them for assistance in the future. Maintaining a security clearance is for the benefit of the nation’s security, NOT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE EX-EMPLOYEE.
JOHN BRENNAN CANNOT HELP AMERICA, HE CAN ONLY HURT IT
John Brennan is a former Communist who served as President Obama’s CIA director. During his tenure Brennan was caught lying to Congress several times, and many prominent Democrats called for his firing. Brennan was instrumental in ignoring the warning signs that Russia might be trying to influence the 2016 election.
In a written statement, Trump cited “erratic conduct and behavior” by Brennan as justification for revoking Brennan’s security clearance. Trump also accused Brennan of “lying” and “wild outbursts.” After President Trump met with Putin in Finland in July, Brennan criticized Trump’s performance as “nothing short of treasonous” and accused him of being “wholly in the pocket of Putin.”
Trump also announced that the White House is reviewing security clearances for nine other ex-employees. Some have been publicly critical of the president, while others are linked to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference, which Trump calls “a witch hunt.”
A LOOK AT THE NINE INDIVIDUALS:
Ohr is the highest ranking career employee at the Justice Department. His wife Nellie, a former CIA employee specializing in Russian intelligence, worked for Glenn Simpson, founder of Fusion GPS. Together they schemed with the DNC to hire former British spy Christopher Steele during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.
Ohr’s illegal task was to compile a dossier of false information on Trump. Ohr not only still receives a salary from the very Americans he hoped to harm, he still has a security clearance. Ohr’s treasonous actions demands that he lose his security clearance so he cannot cause further damage.
McCabe is a former FBI deputy director who led the investigation into Clinton’s illegal email server, and was instrumental in rigging the investigation in Clinton’s favor. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe this year after FBI disciplinary officials and the Justice Department concluded he hadn’t been candid during the inspector general investigation. Also, McCabe was implicated in Strzok’s scheme to harm the Trump presidency. See full IG report below. The Trump Administration has no reason to ever consult with him, so terminate this Democrat activist’s security clearance.
The longtime FBI agent was recently fired from the bureau for his part in rigging the Clinton email investigation, and the scheme to harm the Trump campaign and presidency. Last year Strzok was fired by Robert Mueller after discovering anti-Trump text messages that Strzok exchanged with an FBI lawyer. The Trump Administration will never want to consult with him, so terminate this Democrat activist’s security clearance.
Trump fired Yates early in 2017 after she refused to enforce the new president’s ban on travel to the U.S. by residents of several mostly Muslim countries. Yates served in the Obama administration and had agreed to stay in the job under Trump. The Trump Administration has no reason to ever consult with her, so terminate this Democrat activist’s security clearance.
Rice served as Obama’s U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. In that capacity, she went on five national TV news programs, such as Meet The Press, to lie to Americans about the Benghazi 9/11/12 terrorist attack which killed our ambassador & three others. She tried to cover-up Secretary Clinton’s failure to act by blaming the attacks on an obscure video that was not even seen in Libya. Rice then became national security adviser during Obama’s second term. The Trump Administration will never want or need to consult with her, so terminate this liar’s security clearance.
Page is the former FBI lawyer who was cooking up a scheme, along with Strzok and McCabe, to damage the Trump Administration. Page was removed from the Mueller team a year ago, and resigned from the FBI several months later. What was their “insurance policy” to get President Trump out of the White House? The Trump Administration has no reason to ever consult with her, so terminate this Democrat activist’s security clearance.
Clapper served Obama as director of national intelligence and has held key positions in the U.S. intelligence community. After the public became aware that the National Security Agency, headed by Clapper, was collecting telephone metadata on millions of law-abiding Americans, he was hauled before a congressional committee. At that hearing Clapper committed perjury when he stated that the NSA does NOT collect any type of data on Americans.
Twenty-seven Senators called for his resignation, but Obama kept Clapper as NSA head until his presidential term was over. The Trump Administration has no reason to ever consult with this man who used his government position to spy on Americans, so terminate this traitor’s security clearance.
Democrats called for Comey’s firing after his October 2016 announcement that he was re-opening the Clinton email investigation based on new evidence. Many believed that this announcement, coming just days before the election, cost Clinton the presidency. Comey was also a key player in creating the faux Russian Collusion investigation.
Trump fired Comey from his job as FBI director in May 2017. Comey does not currently have a security clearance, but he is on the list to review whether or not he can ever have it re-instated. The Trump Administration has no reason to ever consult with Comey, so he should never be allowed to have another security clearance.
Hayden was National Security Agency deputy director under Clinton and Bush 43, later became director, then was appointed CIA director during the Bush 43 Administration. During his time at the NSA Hayden oversaw the NSA surveillance of communications between persons in the U.S. and alleged foreign terrorists which resulted in the NSA warrantless surveillance controversy. The Trump Administration has no reason to ever consult with him, so terminate his security clearance.
WHAT ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON?
Why isn’t Hillary Clinton’s name on the list for possible revocation of her security clearance? Her total disregard for the safety of America and Americans during her four years as Obama’s Secretary of State proves she cannot be trusted with America’s security secrets. Moreover, it is highly unlikely that the Trump Administration or any federal agency will ask for HER assistance in security matters.
Having a security clearance is NOT a “right” as John Brennan claims. If it was a “right” each and every American would be entitled to one. Maintaining a security clearance is for the benefit of the nation’s security, NOT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE EX-EMPLOYEE.