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Trump May Revoke Security Clearances of Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Hayden and Rice

President Trump is exploring “mechanisms” for revoking the security clearances of former CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI Director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former National Security Agency Michael Hayden, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said certain officials have “politicized and in some cases monetized their public service and security clearances” and made “baseless accusations” against Trump concerning Russia.

Of course, she’s right. These people are writing books and serving the Democrats. Why do they have access to our secrets to bash Trump with them? And why do they even need such access?

12 Responses to Trump May Revoke Security Clearances of Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Hayden and Rice

  1. I can’t believe they still have it. When you work for a private company and have access to confidential information and computers, etc., it is immediately cancelled. You walk out the door and it is as if you never worked there – at least that’s what responsible companies do.

    • As my husband experienced when he retired from a defense contractor: The exit interview includes terminating his top secret clearance. It is a given; quit/get fired/retire and your clearance is terminated.

  2. A TS security clearance is a very BIG deal, and for those who might not be familiar with the details, and now that this topic will be in the news for a few days, I offer the following for general information:

    https://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/security-clearance-jobs/security-clearance-eligibility.html

    Note both the personal requirements needed to be awarded a clearance, and how easily you can lose it (or should lose it). The case for the cast of actors Trump is now considering for their loss of their clearance is very strong.

  3. The best part about this? How many people will be shocked to learn these people still HAVE security clearances.

    Continuity, my backside. When your time is done? Hand over your keys, put your office crap in one box and hit the streets.

  4. I should add … when I was discharged from the USAF, I only had a Secret security clearance. And I was thoroughly debriefed, passwords stripped and basically became a non-entity.

    And that’s how it should be.

    • Exactly. And I’m sure you remember the briefings (every six months for me) about the penalties for violating your clearance standards. They were very very serious about it, and you could do time in Leavenworth for screwing up, and I know one guy who did. Another guy lost his clearance when he married a German national and they made him a cook.

  5. CBS Evening News has a report about this. They claim the case for these people to still have security clearance is they need it so the current people who hold their old jobs can consult with them since they have knowledge. It does not make sense to me but then again it is CBS reporting.

  6. I didn’t keep my clearance when I left the State Department. Nor did my husband when he left the Air Force. Seems to me that at the very least IF some of the former top folks need to keep a clearance it should be suspended until such time (if ever) they are needed and then it could quickly be reinstated. Drain the swamp, Mr. President!

  7. It’s a little mind boggling….you would think that the clearance would be revoked in leaving the job….it’s not a partisan thing…it’s common sense…