#1 White House: Donald Trump May Revoke Security Clearances for Former Obama Officials by algernonpj 23.07.2018 16:16

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White House: Donald Trump May Revoke Security Clearances for Former Obama Officials
3 Jul 2018

President Donald Trump is considering revoking the security clearances from former intelligence officials who served under former President Barack Obama, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

“Not only is the president looking to take away Brennan’s security clearance, he’s also looking into the clearances of Comey, Clapper, Hayden, Rice, and McCabe,” Sanders said during the White House press briefing.

The list features prominent critics of the Obama administration who had access to top-secret intelligence. Sanders said that the president was concerned that former officials were politicizing their institutional knowledge from the country’s top intelligence agencies.

The list includes:

Former FBI Director James Comey
Former CIA Director John Brennan
Former Director of the National Security Agency Michael Hayden
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice

Sanders responded to reporter questions after Sen. Rand Paul floated a suggestion about Trump taking away security clearances from Brennan.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government...bama-officials/

#2 RE: White House: Donald Trump May Revoke Security Clearances for Former Obama Officials by ThirstyMan 23.07.2018 20:27

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Quote: algernonpj wrote in post #1
White House: Donald Trump May Revoke Security Clearances for Former Obama Officials

“Not only is the president looking to take away Brennan’s security clearance, he’s also looking into the clearances of Comey, Clapper, Hayden, Rice, and McCabe,” Sanders said during the White House press briefing.

The list features prominent critics of the Obama administration who had access to top-secret intelligence. Sanders said that the president was concerned that former officials were politicizing their institutional knowledge from the country’s top intelligence agencies.

The list includes:

Former FBI Director James Comey
Former CIA Director John Brennan
Former Director of the National Security Agency Michael Hayden
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice


https://www.breitbart.com/big-government...bama-officials/



#3 RE: White House: Donald Trump May Revoke Security Clearances for Former Obama Officials by algernonpj 23.07.2018 22:32

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In my experience the security clearance required for a job was revoked as soon as the job ended. At the same time any badge required to enter the building stopped working.

How did this crew manage to keep theirs ?

#4 RE: White House: Donald Trump May Revoke Security Clearances for Former Obama Officials by algernonpj 23.07.2018 22:34

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You knew this wasn't going to take long:


Schiff: Trump’s Security Clearances Threat ‘What You See in Authoritarian Regimes’

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Rep. Adam Schiff addresses news that President Trump is examining whether to revoke security clearance for Intel leaders, calling it a "cowardly action of someone who is afraid of criticism" https://t.co/qNKxgLrtII pic.twitter.com/GAp8Nk53R0
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 23, 2018


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During a statement on Monday, House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) said that the White House’s statement that President Trump is looking to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance as well as examining the clearances of several other former officials is “exactly what you see in authoritarian regimes.”

Schiff said, “Today’s action, suggesting that we will punish critics of the president by stripping them of their security clearance, that is not what you see in a democracy. That is exactly what you see in authoritarian regimes.”

He added that the move is a “despicable action…to try to silence critics,” and the “cowardly action of someone who is afraid of criticism.”

https://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/07/...tarian-regimes/

#5 RE: White House: Donald Trump May Revoke Security Clearances for Former Obama Officials by algernonpj 23.07.2018 22:36

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Clapper: Trump ‘Political’ Attempt to Revoke Security Clearances ‘Very Petty Thing to Do’
23 Jul 20182756

Monday on CNN’s “Newsroom,” former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper reacted to the news that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during the press briefing that the administration is exploring whether to remove the security clearance of former top Obama-era officials.

When asked about being one of the officials named, Clapper said “Well, it’s interesting news. I’m reading it and learning about it just as you are. I think it’s, off the top of my head, a sad commentary—for political reasons—this is a petty way of retribution, I suppose, for speaking out against the president, which I think on the part of all of us, are borne out of genuine concerns about President Trump.”

He added, “I think this is just a very, very petty thing to do and that’s about all I’ll say about it.”

https://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/07/...ty-thing-to-do/

#6 RE: White House: Donald Trump May Revoke Security Clearances for Former Obama Officials by ThirstyMan 24.07.2018 01:10

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He added, “I think this is just a very, very petty thing to do and that’s about all I’ll say about it.”

#7 RE: White House: Donald Trump May Revoke Security Clearances for Former Obama Officials by Cincinnatus 24.07.2018 02:47

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House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Representative Adam Schiff



Of him Trey Gowdy has said, "if evidence of collusion existed, Adam Schiff would have leaked it already."

#8 RE: White House: Donald Trump May Revoke Security Clearances for Former Obama Officials by ThirstyMan 24.07.2018 12:39

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #7

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House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Representative Adam Schiff


Of him Trey Gowdy has said, "if evidence of collusion existed, Adam Schiff would have leaked it already."



The Dems don't want this inquiry to stop. It's too much fun for them. But they don't have anything called evidence that would normally justify that the inquiry continues.

What they're doing now is grabbing at ANY evidence of generic malfeasance, unrelated to their mission with Russia and Trump, that's fine, going back decades to non-Trump days is also fine!

#9 RE: White House: Donald Trump May Revoke Security Clearances for Former Obama Officials by algernonpj 24.07.2018 13:11

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Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #8
Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #7

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House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Representative Adam Schiff


Of him Trey Gowdy has said, "if evidence of collusion existed, Adam Schiff would have leaked it already."


The Dems don't want this inquiry to stop. It's too much fun for them. But they don't have anything called evidence that would normally justify that the inquiry continues.

What they're doing now is grabbing at ANY evidence of generic malfeasance, unrelated to their mission with Russia and Trump, that's fine, going back decades to non-Trump days is also fine!



I suspect that they hope to distract from the good things Trump is achieving, the cover-up of the Hilabeast's security breaches and other felonies, and the weaponizing of the DOJ, CIA, FBI by Obama's regime

#10 RE: White House: Donald Trump May Revoke Security Clearances for Former Obama Officials by Cincinnatus 24.07.2018 17:10

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Ginned up "scandals" like this one and the Russian Collusion nothing burger are the Democrats political platform for the coming election. It's all they have.

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