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  • Trump Is Not a King

    08/18/2018 7:55:39 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 17, 2018 | Tim Weiner
    If anything in this article in the New York Times is true… we have reached a most dangerous time in our history. Unbelievable! ""Trump Is Not a King A group of top former intelligence and military leaders are sending a message to the nation’s troops and spies: think twice before following the president’s orders in a crisis. By Tim Weiner Mr. Weiner is the author of histories of the F.B.I. and C.I.A. Aug. 17, 2018"" More at link:
  • Brennan: I Didn’t Mean That Trump Committed Treason (splitting hairs!)

    08/18/2018 7:51:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 53 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/17/18 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” former CIA Director John Brennan stated that he didn’t mean President Trump committed treason when he referred to the president’s performance at the Helsinki summit as “nothing short of treasonous.” Host Rachel Maddow said, “After Helsinki, you were stark, and even a little bit scary in your criticism of his behavior. You said it rose to treason.” Brennan responded, “I said it was nothing short of treasonous.”
  • Revoking Brennan’s Security Clearance: The Right Thing, Even if for the Wrong Reason

    08/18/2018 7:15:49 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 63 replies
    National Review ^ | Aug 18, 2018 | Andrew McCarthy
    I do not share my friend David French’s theoretical constitutional concerns about the president’s revocation of security clearances — at least when it comes to former government officials who become media commentators and have no demonstrable need for a security clearance. Like David and many other analysts, though, I think it’s a big mistake to politicize the revocation of security clearances. Still, I am even less of a fan of the politicization of intelligence itself. And that justifies the revocation of former CIA director John Brennan’s clearance. As is often the case with President Trump, the right thing has been...
  • Kirsten Powers: Conservatives ‘Have No Interest in Free Speech’ Under ‘Authoritarian Wannabe’ Trump

    08/18/2018 7:22:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18, 2018 | Pam Key
    Friday on CNN’s “The Lead,” network political analyst Kirsten Powers said President Donald Trump’s threat to revoke more security clearances after doing so to former CIA Director John Brennan was the action of an “authoritarian wannabe.” Powers said, “Donald Trump doesn’t care, obviously doesn’t care about that. What he cares about is he has been insulted. This is all part of a sort of profile of the authoritarian wannabe and what you expect from despotic countries led more by despots and not led by democratically elected presidents.”
  • The Constitutional Right to a Security Clearance

    08/18/2018 6:41:17 AM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | August 17, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    On Thursday evening I kept my regular date with "Tucker Carlson Tonight", talking about, of course, the removal of John Brennan's security clearance. Brennan, a man psychologically unfit to be either CIA director or "former CIA director", is now the darling of the left - the people's spook, on whose behalf Senator Blumenthal is arguing that America's founders had cannily foreseen the need for a security clearance. Click here to watch: Incidentally, that New York Times column by Brennan bears the headline "President Trump's Claims of No Collusion Are Hogwash". The only evidence the ex-Director of Central Intelligence adduces to...
  • Trump: Brennan a loudmouth, partisan political hack

    08/18/2018 7:01:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 8/18/18 | Donald J. Trump
    Has anyone looked at the mistakes that John Brennan made while serving as CIA Director? He will go down as easily the WORST in history & since getting out, he has become nothing less than a loudmouth, partisan, political hack who cannot be trusted with the secrets to our country!
  • Bitter NeverTrumper Meltsdown when Called Out by Conservative on Security Clearances – Video 8/17/18

    08/18/2018 6:12:21 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 40 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 18, 2018 | Brian
    “Methinks thou dost protest too much!” Here is video of bitter NeverTrumper Phil Mudd on CNN having a total meltdown last night because Conservative Paris Dennard actually called him and others with Security Clearances out for trading on those clearances to get consulting and commentating gigs. Mudd rose to prominence at CNN after he consistently trashed Donald Trump on air. CNN could bring him on as an “Intelligence Expert” and know he would always hammer Trump. Here, Paris Dennard says it is widely known in Washington that if you have a Security Clearance you will get paid more money to...
  • John Brennan Was Long a Danger to US National Security

    08/18/2018 6:15:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “Mr Brennan has a history that calls into question his objectivity and credibility.” (President Donald Trump, Aug.15, 2018.) “Cuba is not a threat to the United States…They don’t implicate our national security in any way…The government of Cuba has not provided any support for international terrorism during the preceding six-month period; and the government of Cuba has provided assurances that it will not support acts of international terrorism in the future.” (President Obama after meeting with Raul Castro in Panama and recommending that Stalinist Cuba be removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, April 14th, 2015.). Presumably the head of...
  • FORGET BRENNAN, WHAT ABOUT HILLARY?

    08/17/2018 9:05:53 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 17 Aug 18 | hapnHAL
    Two retired colonels say former Secretary of State and failed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should have had her security clearance pulled. One, retired Col. James Williamson, was surprised Clinton was not included in the White House’s announcement that it was considering revoking six former national security officials’ security clearances. The colonels’ organization, OPSEC, twice asked then-Secretary of State John Kerry in 2015 to suspend the security clearances of Hillary Clinton and her aides, Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin, and Jacob Sullivan. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not named in the White House’s Monday announcement that it was...
  • Ex-CIA directors issue unprecedented Trump condemnation

    08/17/2018 11:35:55 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 161 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 18Aug18 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Former CIA directors and another half dozen of America's most senior spies have issued an unprecedented condemnation of President Donald Trump, after his decision to blacklist their colleague John Brennan. In a statement, ex-CIA bosses appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents -- including Robert Gates, George Tenet, Porter Goss, Leon Panetta and David Petraeus -- denounced Trump's decision to strip Brennan of his security clearance.
  • The Media's Trump Crisis of the Week

    08/18/2018 5:36:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2018 | Michael Reagan
    What's the mainstream liberal media's most overblown Trump crisis of the week? First, it was the president's tweet calling former staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog" for betraying him and his administration with her new book, "Unhinged," and her stash of secret White House recordings. Then on Wednesday came the president's revocation of the security clearance of John Brennan, Obama's former CIA director and full-time Trump basher. From the liberal media's reaction, you'd have thought President Trump had sentenced Brennan to death and declared himself dictator for life. The New York Times called it "a striking act of retaliation against...
  • Mark Warner to Introduce Amendment to Block Trump From “Arbitrarily Revoking Security Clearances”

    08/17/2018 6:13:58 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 76 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 17, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Original Title: Corrupt Democrat Senator Mark Warner to Introduce Amendment to Block Trump From “Arbitrarily Revoking Security Clearances” ....Snip.... The fake news media and Democrats said President Trump revoking Brennan’s security clearance is an effort to suppress freedom of speech–having a security clearance is a privilege, not a right, but that didn’t stop the left from spreading propaganda. On Friday, Vice Chair of the corrupt Senate Intel Committee, Mark Warner (D-VA) said he will be introducing an amendment next week to block Trump from “arbitrarily revoking security clearances,” reported FOX News Congress reporter Chad Pergram.
  • Mark Warner to reveal amendment to ‘block’ Trump from ‘arbitrarily revoking security clearances’

    08/17/2018 6:05:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner on Friday said he plans to present an amendment preventing President Trump from “arbitrarily revoking security clearances.” Warner’s announcement came after Trump earlier this week revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan and hinted Friday that he would soon do the same for Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr. “I will be introducing an amendment next week to block the President from punishing and intimidating his critics by arbitrarily revoking security clearances,” Warner tweeted. “Stay tuned.”
  • An Open Letter to Admiral William McRaven

    08/17/2018 6:00:27 PM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 17, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Dear Admiral McRaven: Your OPED yesterday, which was picked up by every liberal media outlet in the country, was sadly indicative of the current state of mind of many of our nation’s recently retired and active duty senior military leaders. You stated that former CIA director John Brennan, “is one of the finest public servants I have ever known. Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who don’t know him.” The man whom you describe as being...
  • 12 ex-intel officials slam Trump for 'ill-considered and unprecedented' action against Brennan

    08/17/2018 8:08:52 PM PDT · by kevao · 135 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/17/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Twelve former senior intelligence officials issued a statement late Thursday criticizing President Trump’s “ill-considered and unprecedented” decision to strip former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance.
  • Congress Probes FBI Over Top Obama National Security Advisor’s Security Clearance

    02/14/2018 11:53:19 AM PST · by musicman · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 5, 2017 2:16 pm | Adam Kredo
    A top White House national security adviser and key proponent of the Obama administration's diplomacy with Iran is the focus of a congressional inquiry following disclosures the FBI may have denied him top-level security clearances, according to communications exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Ben Rhodes, a White House deputy national security adviser who led the administration's efforts to mislead Congress about the terms of the Iran nuclear agreement, is under scrutiny in the wake of disclosures he was declined interim clearance status by the FBI in 2008, when the administration was moving into the White House. Since that...
  • Mrs. Papadopoulos Wants to Withdraw Plea Deal

    08/17/2018 4:30:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 17, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I saw something else that just last night, I said, “Should I even bring this up? This is such old news.” I said I’m gonna bring it up because it is great evidence of — and there’s plenty of it, but it’s just a great reminder of what we’re all up against with the Drive-By Media and it’s a reminder of just how ignorant the Drive-By Media is of news itself, how ignorant the Drive-By Media is of actual events that they cover. So I want to start this with an audio sound bite. This is the wife of...
  • This Is What Pushing Back Looks Like!

    08/17/2018 4:52:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 17, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So President Trump says that he is probably gonna revoke the security clearance of Bruce Ohr next. Now, Bruce Ohr and his wife, Nellie, are involved in this whole scam to set Trump up with Russia collusion as Hillary Clinton is. He’s every bit… Those two are so deeply involved in this, in terms of being corrupt. But people are beginning to say Trump should not revoke these people’s clearances for various reasons. So the theory is that the president should just leave this alone because someday there’s gonna be a Democrat president, and we don’t want the Democrat...
  • Surprising Support for Trump Yanking Brennan's Security Clearance

    08/17/2018 3:09:03 PM PDT · by onyx · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 17, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    This may be a sign that the tide is turning and the cabal that conspired to fix the 2016 presidential election and then, when that failed, remove Trump from office is going to be exposed and ultimately held to account. As the Democrats and their media enablers bloviate about John Brennan's imaginary First Amendment right to a perpetual security clearance, a statement of support for the president came from an unexpected source yesterday. Lou Dobbs tweeted: @realDonaldTrump #AmericaFirst #Dobbs pic.twitter.com/YP7pYZPACa — Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) August 16, 2018
  • Senate Republicans defend Trump's decision to revoke Brennan's security clearance

    08/17/2018 3:05:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 16 August 2018 | Ali Rogin
    Senators’ reactions to President Donald Trump revoking former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance mostly broke down along party lines, with Democrats condemning and Republicans defending him. In a statement, Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., cited a New York Times op-ed published Thursday, after Brennan’s security was revoked, in which Brennan wrote that Trump’s claims of no collusion were "hogwash," saying the only remaining questions were whether the collusion amounted to a criminal conspiracy and whether the Trump team obstructed justice in order to cover up the collusion Brennan alleged. Burr said that if in fact Brennan had...