Gotta love this story.
Members of Congress including Rand Paul have been calling for the removal of former CIA chief John Brennan’s security clearance. And today he met with President Donald Trump about it.
Brennan has insanely referred to the President Donald Trump’s press conference in Helsinki, Finland as “treason” and suggested it was a reason for the intelligence to start withholding intelligence from him, an incredibly offensive and seriously unhinged comment.
And he’s been using social media to help spread conspiracy theories.
You don’t have a right to a security clearance. And if you’re unhinged and are attacking the government, you surely shouldn’t have one.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that the White House would be looking at Brennan. And not just Brennan.
From Daily Caller
Sanders said not only is the White House looking at stripping Brennan’s security clearance, they are looking at stripping the clearances of a wide range of officials.
“Not only is the president looking to take away Brennan’s security clearance, he is also looking into the clearances of Comey, Clapper, Hayden, Rice and McCabe,” Sanders said, “The president is exploring the mechanisms to remove security clearance because they politicized and in some cases monetized their public service and security clearances.”
“Making baseless accusations of improper contact with Russia or being influenced by Russia against the president is extremely inappropriate,” Sanders continued. “And the fact that people with security clearances are making these baseless charges provides inappropriate legitimacy to accusations with zero evidence.”
.@PressSec: "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." https://t.co/2ny8BaYJPJ pic.twitter.com/1miwzEPIoR
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 23, 2018
Kudos for finally calling these people out. They shouldn’t be able to still have access to secret information which they could then use to potentially harm the United States when they are so unhinged.
Not to mention they’re no longer in office, there’s no reason for any of them to continue to have the clearances.
What might they be willing to do to the United States with their Trump Derangement Syndrome?
And perhaps, the last two years is the answer as to what lengths would they go.
Of course, the left is already off to the races calling it “silencing dissent” despite the fact that no one is being silenced.
And CNN’s Manu Raju, the one who seemed to get a lot of leaks from Democrats out of the House Intelligence Committee. Notice the objective response.
Yup, the irony is they already politicized those offices and that’s why we’re where we’re at today. But at least by shutting down the clearances now, they can be prevented from any future harm with secret information.