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  • The Jared Kushner Security Clearance Noise

    03/21/2019 6:38:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/21/2019 | By Aynaz Anni Cyrus
    On March 5, 2019, Democrats and their mainstream media allies tried to deploy yet another tactic in their endless efforts to disrupt the internal working of the Trump administration. This time, it was over the matter of security clearances. National security in the White House is a strange issue for Democrats to pursue now, given the recent history of the Obama administration. For just one stunning example among several, Huma Abedin not long ago had a high-level security clearance in the Obama White House. As Hillary Clinton's longtime assistant, Huma held that clearance while working as a top aide to...
  • Judicial Watch Lawsuit Seeks Records on Hillary Clinton’s Security Clearance

    10/31/2018 11:44:16 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | OCTOBER 31, 2018 | staff
    Judicial Watch announced today that it had filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State Department, requesting all records relating to the security clearance status of Clinton, Abedin, Mills, Sullivan and Reines... Judiciary Committee Secretary' Chuck Faulkner said that (at Clinton request) security clearances have been withdrawn from the Clinton(s), Cheryl Mills and four additional secret names. Faulkner suggests that Hillary and her aides may have been cited for “valid security incidents.” Senate Judiciary Committee has a sorta update from State, of a review of very long duration mishandling of classified information... directly related to New York:...
  • Here’s why Hillary Clinton losing her security clearance matters for the rest of us (Awan)

    10/21/2018 3:16:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/18 | Frank Miniter
    **SNIP** Hillary Clinton should have lost her clearance back when the government found out she had classified information on her private servers. Actually, they should have done this even before that; she should have lost her security clearance when she left her public position, as secretary of state, for her private quest to get the nation’s top job. What other employer allows former employees to access their networks? Companies commonly terminate employees email accounts and access before they even tell them they’ve been let go. **SNIP** For instance, the group of House IT aides who made up what amounted to...
  • Hillary Clinton loses security clearance after server scandal

    10/13/2018 3:23:50 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Hillary Clinton has given up her security clearance in the wake of the scandal over her handling of secret information on her email server, the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed Friday. Chairman Charles E. Grassley also revealed top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills and four others no longer have clearance [snip]The names of the four additional aides besides Ms. Mills were redacted from the State Department letter that the committee released.
  • Today Rush's Guest Host Quoted 2009 or 2010 Time Mag Article Brennan Clearance Not Qualified

    08/31/2018 3:33:30 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 15 replies
    08.31.18 | chickensoup
    Today Rush's Guest Host Quoted a 2009 or 2010 Time Magazine Article About How Brennan Was Not Qualified to Receive Security Clearance. Did any one hear that bit? Does anyone have the article? Or access to it? I would love to see it.
  • Brennan loses by trying to play Trump’s game

    08/21/2018 6:14:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 20, 2018 | Rich Lowry
    John Brennan may not know it, but he’s acting in a drama scripted and produced by Donald J. Trump. As Eli Lake perceptively observed, President Trump isn’t trying to silence Brennan by revoking his security clearance, as the former CIA director’s defenders insist, but elevate him as a foil. Trump couldn’t hope for a better poster boy for the so-called “deep state” than a former CIA chief who immediately began to sound like a commentator for MSNBC upon leaving government — and, indeed, signed up as a commentator for MSNBC. It has been the usual practice of former top intelligence...
  • Brennan considers taking Trump to court

    08/19/2018 8:58:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WKMG-TV ^ | August 19, 2018 | Caroline Kelly, CNN
    Former CIA director John Brennan said Sunday that he was willing to pursue legal action against President Donald Trump after he revoked Brennan's security clearance earlier this week. "If my clearances and my reputation, as I'm being pulled through the mud now, if that's the price we're going to pay to prevent Donald Trump from doing this against other people, to me it's a small price to pay," Brennan said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "So I am going to do whatever I can personally to try to prevent these abuses in the future, and if it means going to...
  • Rand Paul reveals the real reason why Trump should have revoked John Brennan’s security clearance

    08/18/2018 8:15:07 PM PDT · by TBP · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 18, 2018 | Chris Enloe
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) suggested last month that President Donald Trump revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan over his potential to profit from his privilege despite no longer holding an official government position. Trump agreed, and revoked Brennan’s clearance on Wednesday, more than a month after Paul’s suggestion. And while officially Trump acted because Brennan used his status “to make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations” and “wild outbursts” about the Trump administration, Paul explained on Fox News Thursday that Brennan’s clearance should have been revoked for “cause” — if that wasn’t the reason, at...
  • Architect of bin Laden raid issues stunning rebuke of Trump (Adm. McRaven)

    08/16/2018 9:03:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 16, 2018 | CNN
    "This action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics. It should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out. My principles are worth far more than clearances. I will not relent," Brennan tweeted after the announcement. iam McRaven, the man who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, issued a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday, defending the former spy chief as "one of the finest public...
  • Trump-supporting Pentagon analyst stripped of security clearance after Stefan Halper complaints

    08/16/2018 6:52:11 AM PDT · by gr8eman · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 15 AUG 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    A Trump-supporting Pentagon analyst was stripped of his security clearance by Obama-appointed officials after he complained of questionable government contracts to Stefan Halper, the FBI informant who spied on the Trump presidential campaign....
  • Revoking Security Clearance Is Not An Attack On Free Speech (V)

    08/16/2018 2:02:47 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 23 replies
    Me | 8-16-2018 | Orangehoof
    Critics of the revocation of security clearances for John Brennan and the likelihood of other mostly Obama-era former security chiefs continue to pound a talking point which is flat out false and you should not be swayed by it. Revoking security privileges is not an attack on free speech or the first amendment. It is, rather, a discrediting of those who have sold out their clearances for financial and political gain as news media mouthpieces of discontent. What Brennan, Clapper et al sell to the news media and, hence, the public is credibility - with inside knowledge - of the...
  • Pelosi: Trump revoking Brennan's clearance a 'pathetic attempt to silence critics'

    08/15/2018 5:50:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/15/18 | JUSTIN WISE
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday called President Trump's decision to revoke ex-CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance a "pathetic attempt to silence" his critics. "Revoking the security clearance of an honorable patriot is a stunning abuse of power & a pathetic attempt to silence critics," Pelosi tweeted shortly after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement. "This is yet another disturbing attempt by @realdonaldtrump to distract & divert attention from his Admin's #cultureofcorruption, cronyism & incompetence." **SNIP** The decision to revoke Brennan's security clearance was quickly met with backlash from former intelligence officials and...
  • After Brennan, 9 others face losing security clearances, too

    08/15/2018 5:28:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 8/15/18
    WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday acted on a threat and revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Brennan, who served in the Obama administration, had retained his security clearance, as is custom, but had also become an increasingly sharp critic of Trump’s. Trump says he is reviewing security clearances for nine other individuals: James Clapper, James Comey, Michael Hayden, Sally Yates, Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr. Some have been publicly critical of the president, while others are linked to special counsel Robert...
  • Trump Revokes Security Clearance of John Brennan, Former C.I.A. Director

    08/15/2018 11:43:56 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 233 replies
    President Trump on Wednesday revoked the security clearance of John Brennan, the former C.I.A. director under President Barack Obama, citing what he called Mr. Brennan’s “erratic” behavior.
  • Trump Is Right About Clearances

    07/30/2018 2:58:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 29, 2018 | Sean Bigley
    The White House announced last week that President Trump was considering revoking the security clearances of six former intelligence officials. Law and policy support such revocations, but as the swift and negative reaction in Washington showed, the president must take a nuanced approach. The legal framework for security clearances was charted by a 1988 Supreme Court decision, Department of the Navy v. Egan. The justices noted that a president has absolute power to grant, deny or revoke access to classified information. This authority is inherent in his role as commander in chief. The court ruled that the president could form...
  • Jeff Sessions: Peter Strzok No Longer Has Security Clearance

    06/21/2018 4:24:32 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 128 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 June 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok no longer possesses his security clearance, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday.
  • THIS IS CNN: Hiring of Suspected Leaker Clapper Raises Ethical Questions

    04/29/2018 2:40:33 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    Sara Carter ^ | 2 hours ago (4-29-18) | Sara Carter
    CNN walked away with a prestigious journalism award at Saturday night’s White House Correspondent’s Association dinner for their role in making public a briefing by intelligence officials to then President-elect Donald Trump. CNN reported the briefing “included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump.”  But the information briefed to the President was also leaked to the media by one of the same senior Obama administration officials who orchestrated the briefing and was hired by CNN months later as a paid analyst.Some are questioning now if this was ethical –a pay for play...
  • US gave clearance to Israel to assassinate Iranian general Suleimani, report claims

    01/03/2018 12:03:51 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | 1/2/18
    The United States has allegedly given Israel permission to assassinate a top Iranian special forces commander who was the mastermind behind Tehran's military operations across the Middle East, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on Monday. General Qassem Suleimani has served as the commander of the Quds Force - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards' foreign operations division - for 20 years, and has been considered as one of the most powerful and controversial military figures by Western governments. Suleimani is also a controversial figure in the Middle East, especially among Sunnis, due to the human rights violations committed by Iran-backed Shiite militia groups...
  • H.R. McMaster Promised Susan Rice She Could Keep Security Clearance in Secret Letter

    08/04/2017 11:44:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/17 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump’s National Security adviser H.R. McMaster allowed former President Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice to maintain her security clearance to access classified information — despite reservations Trump had about her motives. McMaster sent an official letter to Rice informing her that she would maintain unfettered access to classified information, according to a report from Circa’s Sara Carter. The president was not aware of his actions, according to two senior White House officials and an intelligence official. One official questioned Rice’s access despite an ongoing investigation into her activities in reportedly unmasking Trump officials’ conversations with Russia...
  • Clinton, Top Aides Still Have State Dept. Security Clearances

    06/12/2017 5:57:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/12/17 | Madeleine Weast
    Hillary Clinton and seven of her top aides have retained their State Department security clearances a year after the FBI concluded they were "extremely careless" handling sensitive information. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, revealed Clinton's current security clearance status on Friday. Grassley released the information to express concern about the State Department's slow bureaucratic process, Circa reported. "The State Department confirmed that it is continuing to review the mishandling of classified information that passed through Secretary Hillary Clinton's unauthorized email server as she and seven former aides retain access to sensitive information," Grassley's office...