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Flashback: Media Didnít Care When Obama Scrubbed Security Clearances
Breitbart ^ | 20 August 2018 | John Nolte

Posted on 08/20/2018 10:11:29 AM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyColonel

The establishment media did not care when the Obama administration called for the aggressive scrubbing of security clearances back in 2013.

According to our media today, revoking security clearances of those who are no longer in government is the stuff of banana republics, of dictators, and a full-blown assault against the First Amendment.

But when President Obama sought to do the exact same on a massive scale, the media hardly blinked and the news only earned dutiful coverage.

“W.H. Looks to Scrub Clearance List,” was the November 21, 2013, headline at the far-left Politico.

In a directive obtained by POLITICO, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper questioned the booming rolls of security-clearance holders. At last count, more than 4.9 million people held clearances, of whom over 1.4 million were cleared for access at the “Top Secret” level.

“I write to express my concern about threats to national security resulting from the increasing number of people with eligibility for access to classified national security information, particularly Top Secret (TS) and Top Secret/Secure Compartmented Information (TS/SCI),” [then Director of National Intelligence James] Clapper wrote in a three-page memo, dated Oct. 31 and cited at a Senate hearing Wednesday.

Clapper asked agencies to perform a top-to-bottom scrub of the teeming rolls of people authorized to access classified information and to remove anyone deemed not to have a so-called need to know.

What’s more, Clapper specified his concern about contractors: “Agencies should debrief all government and contractor personnel who no longer require such access and update the appropriate national security database or repository.”

Obviously, Clapper and the Obama administration singling out contractors would result in job and income losses for all those former G-Men.

So where was the media uproar?

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clapper; flashback; jamesclapper; jamescomey; johnbrennan; leonpanetta; lisapage; mediawingofthednc; obama; partisanmediashills; peterstrzok; presstitutes; robertmueller; securityclearances; smearmachine; susanrice
Hypocrites. All of them!
1 posted on 08/20/2018 10:11:29 AM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyColonel
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

IIRC, Obama also outed one of our top spies.


2 posted on 08/20/2018 10:13:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Did they actually do it though? I don’t remember.


3 posted on 08/20/2018 10:16:10 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Because they love bammy who loves the iranians who hate us.


4 posted on 08/20/2018 10:18:02 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media deliberately and intentionally chooses to lie, with full awareness and knowledge.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

The rules are ALWAYS different for democrats. No matter what. No matter when.
No matter why.


5 posted on 08/20/2018 10:18:24 AM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Great post - thanks.


6 posted on 08/20/2018 10:19:11 AM PDT by GOPJ (Trump's building an underground railroad... a path that leads to freedom, jobs, and dignity...)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Media only has one side to any story it’s who no sane person trusts them.


7 posted on 08/20/2018 10:19:18 AM PDT by Vaduz (women and children to be impacIQ of chimpsted the most.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
Somebody should update Anthony Scaramucci.

He was worried about this happening - it already has.

8 posted on 08/20/2018 10:19:28 AM PDT by donna (Corporations are using censorship to destroy President Trump and achieve Globalism.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Well, we should admit that Obama did it in a smarter way. He purged the security clearances for many officers of former administrations by applying a blanker “need to know” sandard, without picking out any specific names publicly. I can’t stand Obama, but that is how Trump should have had Brennan others lose their clearances. Frankly I would say anyone with a clearance taking a job in the media should get am immediate revocation of their security clearances, as well as any former federal employee from any level who has proved to be am “anonymous” source to the media should immediately lose their clearance. Why? If the media knows any “secrets” then you can bet our foreign opponents will soon know it, if they don’t already by other means.


9 posted on 08/20/2018 10:28:41 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
The MSM never peeped much about anything Saint Obama did.
Only some FOX reporters and talk radio would point out that he had no clothes.
10 posted on 08/20/2018 10:28:59 AM PDT by right way right (May we remain sober over mere men, for God really is our only true hope.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

The WH press secretary should start every press conference stating this.


11 posted on 08/20/2018 10:33:25 AM PDT by V_TWIN (oks like)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

The Ministry of Propaganda aided him in usurping the office knowing he was ineligible.
They spent the next eight years covering up the myriad crimes committed during the Kenaynesian Usurpation.


12 posted on 08/20/2018 10:56:27 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: donna

“Somebody should update Anthony Scaramucci.”


I always thought Scaramucci is a backstabbing bastard. His last bout of false and ignorant indignation on Fox about the President stripping security clearance from commie Brennan makes me want to puke.


13 posted on 08/20/2018 11:23:47 AM PDT by miniTAX
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

bkmk


14 posted on 08/20/2018 11:33:42 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: miniTAX
I had a thought about that. Have you noticed that Foxnews seems to have a never-Trumper affirmative action policy? Over 50 percent anti-Trump at all times. They hardly ever have a Trump admirer anymore.

I wondered if Anthony Scaramucci was pretending to be worried about such a minor item in order to get invited to Foxnews. Everything else I heard him say was pro-Trump and well done.

Could it be a scheme to get a pro-Trumper back on Foxnews?

15 posted on 08/20/2018 12:00:07 PM PDT by donna (Corporations are using censorship to destroy President Trump and achieve Globalism.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Bookmark Security Clearance info


16 posted on 08/20/2018 1:26:34 PM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

bttt


17 posted on 08/20/2018 1:27:43 PM PDT by timestax
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Always disingenous. No longer even worth the time to debate them on any subject.


18 posted on 08/20/2018 4:42:03 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Potus should take the original, add his signature to it, and implement it with a current date.


19 posted on 08/20/2018 6:35:48 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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