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Donald Trump is looking into revoking the security clearances of top Obama-era officials

July 23, 2018

  It is being reported here that Donald Trump is exploring the option of revoking the security clearances of several top level Obama-era officials, including James Comey, Susan Rice, and others. Here is more:

President Trump is looking into revoking the security clearances of several top Obama-era intelligence and law enforcement officials, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday, accusing them of having “politicized” or “monetized” their public service. 

She made the announcement at Monday’s press briefing, after Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., called on the president to specifically revoke Trump critic and former CIA Director John Brennan’s clearance. 

Sanders said Trump is considering it — and also looking into the clearances for other former officials and Trump critics: former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and former CIA Director Michael Hayden

And here is more:

Sanders said Trump is “exploring mechanisms” to remove the security clearances “because [the former officials] politicized and in some cases actually monetized their public service and their security clearances in making baseless accusations of improper contact with Russia.”

Sanders added that their clearances effectively give “inappropriate legitimacy to accusations with zero evidence.”

“When you have the highest level of security clearance … when you have the nation’s secrets at hand, and go out and make false [statements], the president feels that’s something to be very concerned with,” Sanders said.

  Andrew McCabe and James Comey are claiming they do not have a security clearance to revoke anymore and that would make sense because they were fired but as for the others–if they still have a security clearance my only question would be, what took so long?

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. Dr. Jeff permalink
    July 23, 2018 9:52 pm

    According the the MSM, he’s doing it because those people opposed his policies.

    I remember making a comment about actually needing a Stalinist purge against anyone appointed and most of the people promoted during the Obama years. I wonder what they’d think of that?

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    • July 24, 2018 5:34 am

      Of course they are ignoring the fact that there has been a leaker and this should have been one of the first things he did when the leaks started coming.

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  2. July 23, 2018 9:55 pm

    Anyone who missed the Presser missed a sight to behold. The press frothing at the mouth totally. Now, the media has gone loco……
    I have no idea how much worse this can get…. Clapper is being paid for info by CNN…why would he have clearance?

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    • July 23, 2018 10:57 pm

      Maybe they’ve been given ‘fake clearance’ for their position of anti-America and pro Utopian Globalist.
      ‘Out of the pan and into the fire’ they need go.

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      • July 24, 2018 5:37 am

        There has to be a reason they still have them, they must be serving a purpose to somebody…

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    • July 24, 2018 5:36 am

      The press has lost it but it is fun to watch. I have no idea how somebody can work for the MSM and still have a clearance, this should have been done a long time ago.

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  3. Dr. Jeff permalink
    July 23, 2018 11:00 pm

    Where’s Lavrentiy Beria when you need him?

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 24, 2018 5:38 am

      I have to admit that I needed to look that one up.

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  4. Fergus permalink
    July 23, 2018 11:25 pm

    I had a security clearance, SCI, codeword, for 27 years working for an agency of the USG. That security clearance was no longer valid once I retired. I do not understand how fired and dismissed individuals have security clearances after their government service has ended.

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    • Dr. Jeff permalink
      July 23, 2018 11:28 pm

      After 8 years of Obama, Hillary, and all their friends, there’s very little that would surprise me. Obama spent years breaking down the U.S. in every way imaginable.

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    • July 24, 2018 5:39 am

      That would seem to be the proper procedure but why wasn’t it followed in these cases?

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  5. July 23, 2018 11:37 pm

    It ‘makes good reason and sense’ and that’s why his decision is being ‘booed’ by the enemy of virtue. Day 1 of his presidency would’ve been a good day to start this – right out of the gate!

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    • July 24, 2018 5:40 am

      Yes, this should have been one of the first things he did, especially after the leaks stared flowing.

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      • July 24, 2018 3:56 pm

        Like you stated, ‘serving a purpose.’
        The snare they devised will be used against them.
        ‘For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.’ Psalms 21:11
        ‘They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?’ Psalms 64:5-10

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      • July 24, 2018 6:54 pm

        And Proverbs 26:27: “Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.”

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  6. Dr. Jeff permalink
    July 24, 2018 2:51 am

    The thing that gets me most about the entire Russia business is that it was known all the way back in 2016 that they were screwing with our election and hacking warfare had been going on for years before that.

    So how is this supposed to be Trump’s fault? How about blaming the people who were supposed to be keeping us safe…and didn’t?

    Tell me if I’ve missed something, isn’t this Trump starting to go after the people who let the Russians, the Chinese AND the Iranians get away with all kinds of b.s.?

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    • July 24, 2018 5:42 am

      That’s the question the MSM should be asking but they are not. This happened BEFORE Trump was elected and Obama knew about it but did nothing because he thought Hillary was going to win and he didn’t want to upset the status quo.

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