Kirsters Baish| The Gateway Pundit has reported that President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan this past Wednesday, because after all, why does a former Intelligence official need a security clearance anyway?
After revoking Brennan’s clearance, Trump hinted that another Obama operative, Bruce Ohr, would be next.
It didn’t take long for Brennan to strike back at Trump. He claimed, “I will not relent.”
The mainstream media and liberal America claim that President Donald Trump revoking Brennan’s clearance is just his way of limiting his freedom of speech.
The thing that they have to remember is that having a security clearance at all is a privilege, it is not a right.
The media continued to spread fake news and propaganda.
This past Friday, Democratic Senate Intel Committee Vice Chair Mark Warner stated that he will be introducing a new amendment this coming week that will block the President from “arbitrarily revoking security clearances,” as reported by FOX News Congress reporter Chad Pergram.
Top Dem on Senate Intel Cmte Warner to intro amdt next wk to block Trump from “arbitrarily revoking security clearances.”
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) August 17, 2018
It was a shock when Mark Warner’s partner-in-crime, Republican Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr made a statement this Thursday.
He bashed John Brennan and his claims in a New York Times op-ed piece that President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russia.
Burr stood up for Donald Trump, saying that the President has every right to take away Brennan’s security clearance.
“If, however, Director Brennan’s statement is purely political and based on conjecture, the president has full authority to revoke his security clearance as head of the Executive Branch,” Mr. Burr explained.
Fox News Business host Lou Dobbs explained that Senator Burr standing up for President Trump is “a remarkable turn in the tides of Washington affairs and may well represent the beginning of the end of the Mueller witch hunt.”
Mark Warner is really going to have to push for this amendment, because it’s highly unlikely that it’s going to go through.
Breitbart News reports:
Warner’s plans to add his proposal to the Senate’s defense appropriations bill, which also has provisions to fund the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services, Fox News reported.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced on Trump’s behalf Wednesday that the administration would revoke Brennan’s security clearance, saying he “has a history that calls in to question his objectivity and credibility.”
Sanders, reading Trump’s statement aloud at the Wednesday White House press briefing, added that Brennan also “leveraged” his access to classified information to make outlandish claims about the president.
The statement read, “Mr. Brennan has recently leveraged his status as a former high ranking official with access to highly sensitive information to make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations, wild outbursts on the internet and television about this administration.”
Brennan served as Obama’s CIA Director. He has been vocal about his distain for President Trump in the past. Recently, he has pushed Republican lawmakers to impeach the President following a July 16 joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.