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Rand Paul reveals the real reason why Trump should have revoked John Brennanís security clearance
The Blaze ^ | August 18, 2018 | Chris Enloe

Posted on 08/18/2018 8:15:07 PM PDT by TBP

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outbursts” about the Trump administration, Paul explained on Fox News Thursday that Brennan’s clearance should have been revoked for “cause” — if that wasn’t the reason, at least privately.

What did Paul say? Speaking with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Paul reiterated the fact that he has urged government officials for months to review the security clearance statues of multiple former government officials.

However, Brennan was a special case, Paul said, explaining the “left is ignoring” that Brennan allegedly violated security protocols by leaking information, which should have been the basis for him losing his security clearance.

“I think he should have had his clearance revoked for cause. He leaked information that came out in the media that we had a double agent in Yemen,” Paul said.

“Remember when we were going after the ‘underwear bomber’? There still is a bomb maker in Yemen. He leaked that to the media,” Paul explained. “The double agent was still there, and he put that agent’s life at risk.”

“John Brennan should have been fired for that alone,” Paul continued.

What did Brennan do? Reuters explains:

At about 5:45 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 7, 2017, just before the evening newscasts, John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s top White House adviser on counter-terrorism, held a small, private teleconference to brief former counter-terrorism advisers who have become frequent commentators on TV news shows.

According to five people familiar with the call, Brennan stressed that the plot was never a threat to the U.S. public or air safety because Washington had “inside control” over it.

Brennan’s comment appears unintentionally to have helped lead to disclosure of the secret at the heart of a joint U.S.-British-Saudi undercover counter-terrorism operation.

A few minutes after Brennan’s teleconference, on ABC’s World News Tonight, Richard Clarke, former chief of counter-terrorism in the Clinton White House and a participant on the Brennan call, said the underwear bomb plot “never came close because they had insider information, insider control.”

A few hours later, Clarke, who is a regular consultant to the network, concluded on ABC’s Nightline that there was a Western spy or double-agent in on the plot: “The U.S. government is saying it never came close because they had insider information, insider control, which implies that they had somebody on the inside who wasn’t going to let it happen.”

Because of the leaked information, U.S. officials had to prematurely shut down the operation, despite needing it to continue.

Paul has sounded the alarm on this specific issue before.

What’s next? According to a report from the Washington Post, Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of nearly a dozen additional former government officials.


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: brennan; brennanleaker; clearance; paul; randpaul; securityclearance; senateintel; spygate; underwearbomber
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Not only that, but he lied under oath at least twice: when he testified that the government was not collecting information on American citizens and when he testified that the dossier had nothing to do with the FISA application.
1 posted on 08/18/2018 8:15:07 PM PDT by TBP
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To: TBP

Yeah, he exposed a terrorist double agent in Yemen. Big deal. He’s also the mastermind of an attempted coup d’etat against the President of the United States.


2 posted on 08/18/2018 8:25:35 PM PDT by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: TBP

Obama and Brennan’s CIA spying on the Senate intelligence Committee in 2014 in itself is sufficient.


3 posted on 08/18/2018 8:26:54 PM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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To: Sasparilla

What else should we expect from a Communist?

Did he ever renounce it?


4 posted on 08/18/2018 8:54:35 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie ("The MSM is the enemy of the American people"...Democrat Pat Caddell)
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To: TBP

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Congress critters are notorious for profiting from their privileges both in _and_ out of office!


5 posted on 08/18/2018 8:56:44 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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It only took 46 years for the Byzantine Empire to go from the height of power in 1025, to the disaster of Manzikert in 1071.

Because of leaders like Brennan and Obama.

6 posted on 08/18/2018 9:01:41 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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“Brennan...held a small, private teleconference to brief former counter-terrorism advisers who have become frequent commentators on TV news shows.”

Just think about that.

Former CIA director is giving orders on how “experts” are supposed to proceed on mews shows.

Completely coordinated propaganda.


7 posted on 08/18/2018 9:12:27 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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The Underware Bomber was never a threat????.

The guy set his balls on fire on a commercial airliner

To me...That was legitimate threat.

8 posted on 08/18/2018 9:16:44 PM PDT by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's fore sure)
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To: TBP

Paul’s a kook! Paul’s off his meds like his old man!


9 posted on 08/18/2018 9:40:34 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GOAT POTUS TRUMP)
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

Mastermind? Ha!   Tier 2 point man and I would agree.


10 posted on 08/18/2018 9:46:17 PM PDT by rx (Truth Will Out!)
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To: rx

Who would you say? Maybe it’s just a hive mind, but he seems to be the “patient zero” in the coup. The first events start with him.


11 posted on 08/18/2018 10:17:35 PM PDT by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: Behind the Blue Wall
I intended to allude that I don't think he has the IQ to drive all we've seen. He certainly has the corrupted soul for it, but as best I can tell the really fine-tuned parts of the malevolence come via the hive mind advisers from the 13 families, the Bilderbergers, CFR, etc.

They would be the ones doing the detailed, evil conniving and their authority to be heard comes via the blood-oath "folk" they are.

12 posted on 08/18/2018 10:39:06 PM PDT by rx (Truth Will Out!)
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To: TBP

bump


13 posted on 08/18/2018 11:03:32 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Where are the Obama-Creamer audio tapes?/GM bondholders: America's SAfrica White farmers...)
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>According to five people familiar with the call, Brennan stressed that the plot was never a threat to the U.S. public or air safety because Washington had “inside control” over it.

Wasn’t the underwear bomber the proximate cause for installing the Rapeyscan machines and being subject to routine sexual assault by TSA agents?

And Brennan admits it was an inside job?


14 posted on 08/18/2018 11:42:43 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 1)
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

Brennan could go to jail for his “loose lips” act of stupidity since he told the classified operational information to those who should never have been told it (even if they once had security clearances).

This is a provable, prosecutable crime by Brennan. The Deep State coup may never get to court.


15 posted on 08/19/2018 12:21:53 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: TBP

I honestly can’t believe the Dems are trying to make a big deal about this. Why should anyone no longer in government be entitled to security clearance?


16 posted on 08/19/2018 1:35:57 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: MUDDOG
...”It only took 46 years for the Byzantine Empire to go from the height of power in 1025, to the disaster of Manzikert in 1071.
Because of leaders like Brennan and Obama.”...

We don't teach history anymore in the halls of academia, so, we do not learn those lessons. The consequences of that are coming down in our day. Thank you for the heads up! Any Millennial reading here who thinks history doesn't matter should take note.

17 posted on 08/19/2018 1:36:08 AM PDT by jazzlite
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Agree. When these clowns for spooks sign a non disclosure form they know not to run their damn mouth.


18 posted on 08/19/2018 2:46:41 AM PDT by Lumper20 (Dems rarely serve this country in combat.)
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To: Deaf Smith

From what the news reported we were lucky the device did not go off. This mouth Brennan and every damn “LEAKER” knows they signed a non disclosure form that clearly states loss of clearance etc.


19 posted on 08/19/2018 4:20:42 AM PDT by Lumper20 (Dems rarely serve this country in combat.)
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To: TBP

Rand Paul does serve a purpose. He has his faults but he’s good on lots of issues.


20 posted on 08/19/2018 4:37:08 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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