On Monday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that the White House would be looking at how to remove the security clearances of fired FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, as well as former Obama officials – former CIA director John Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and National Security Adviser Susan Rice. They are also looking at former Bush CIA director Michael Hayden.
Comey was not at all happy with the news.
Thought experiment: Make a list of all the public figures in this country and around the world the current president has criticized.
Ask yourself: “Why is Putin missing from the list?”
No responsible American should ever stop asking, “Why?”
How about asking why there hasn’t been any evidence of any collusion, but there’s been plenty of evidence of the FBI officials including Comey not telling the truth?
How about that he leaked memos to the NY Times in order to try to get a special counsel because he was mad at being fired? How about the way that he handled the Clinton case was found to be improper by the Inspector General?
How about the bias which the IG found by the FBI agents and the fact that Comey’s deputy director Andrew McCabe got fired for lying as well?
Comey was being investigated by the government’s Office of Special Counsel for potential Hatch Act violations at the time he was fired. The OSC investigation was cut short by the firing because they don’t investigate people once they’ve left government.
But Comey is currently under investigation from the IG probing his leaking.
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte also said the both Comey and Brennan would be subpoenaed before his committee to be questioned about his extreme bias.
Comey is still so disturbed at Trump for being fired, last week he tweeted that everyone should vote for Democrats, likely hoping that would halt investigations into the FBI corruption.
Then he apparently thought better of it and pleaded with Democrats not to “rush to the Socialist left”
“Democrats, please, please don’t lose your minds and rush to the socialist left,” Comey tweeted. “This president and his Republican Party are counting on you to do exactly that. America’s great middle wants sensible, balanced, ethical leadership.”
He was blasted from all sides of the aisle.
Neither he nor any of the others have a right to a security clearance and they’re not serving anymore. And he’s demonstrated by leaking to the media that he can’t be trusted with secret information. He confessed to doing it to manipulate the situation to get a special counsel. That alone should get his clearance pulled.
Maybe instead of being such a narcissist and trying to be a political pundit, he should concentrate on his own legal defense for the things that he’s done.
Because he really doesn’t have any standing to talk about anyone else.