Trump revokes security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan

16 August, 2018, 15:42 | Author: Trevor Moore
  • Trump Revokes Security Clearance Of Former CIA Head, Puts Other Critics On Notice

It has been customary to allow former senior officials to keep their clearances so current officials can consult with them.

Despite this, she was included on a list of names Trump is reviewing to see whether they will continue to have the ability to receive classified information.

John Brennan is one of the fiercest partisans ever to serve as Central Intelligence Agency director.

Former CIA director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill previous year.

Brennan in particular has been a frequent presence on TV slamming Trump.

Former Vice President Joe Biden called Trump's act "unbecoming of a President", and warned that it would only embolden Brennan in his public crusade against Trump. "And these people led it", Trump told The Journal, referring to Brennan and a handful of other USA intelligence veterans who played a role in the early aughts of the Russian Federation probe - and whose security clearances the White House said it was reviewing.

Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the NSA at the time when the ICA was drafted, wrote to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) that the dossier was used to inform the assessment, according to Real Clear Investigations.

Michael Hayden, the former director of the National Security Agency.

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Clapper, reacting on CNN, called Trump's actions "unprecedented", but said he didn't plan to stop speaking out. In its announcement, the White House did not point to any specific evidence that Brennan had divulged classified information - furthering the notion that the president was simply engaging in retaliation. One of them, Sen.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is looking into Russia's alleged efforts to interfere in the 2016 United States election, and whether there was any collusion between the Kremlin and Mr Trump's campaign. Page demoted, then left. Core claims in the warrant were based on the dossier-a fact the Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to disclose to the FISA court approving the warrant.

Former intelligence officials are also wondering how far Trump will go, according to a former senior intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity to share private conversations he's had with people who have worked in the field. Trump wrote Paul a letter of introduction to Putin when Paul traveled last week to Russian Federation. "Neither of these justifications supports Mr. Brennan's continued access to classified information". "Any access granted to our Nation's secrets should be in furtherance of national, not personal, interests".

James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence.

In a striking admission after his unprecedented move to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance, President Donald Trump said in a new interview that his true motive for targeting Brennan was his role in the start of the Russian Federation investigation.

"If he chooses to do it for political reasons, I think that's a awful precedent, and it's a very sad commentary, and it's an abuse of the system", Clapper said last month when it first emerged that Trump was weighing revoking the clearances of former officials.

In response, Mr Brennan said the move was part of President Trump's broader effort to "suppress freedom of speech and punish critics".

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