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  • How Did John Brennan Ever Get A Security Clearance?

    08/19/2018 11:56:18 AM PDT · by davikkm · 32 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    President Trump had every reason to revoke Ex-CIA John Brennan’s security clearance. It should have been done a long time ago, considering his past testimony in which he stated “no evidence of Russian collusion.” The MSM is having a field day with this latest action by President Trump, and, of course, John Brennan is pouting like a spoiled little boy. He got caught by the President of the United States one too many times with the botched Russian collusion story. Lest he forget he is a CIA Director no more, but Donald Trump is the sitting President of the United...
  • How to Fix the Intelligence Community

    08/19/2018 11:54:38 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 12, 2018 | By Michael Ledeen
    Victor Davis Hanson, as he so often does, gives us an excellent and concise bird’s-eye view of where we stand with the intelligence community: [T]hose who are warning of Russian collusion efforts to warp an election now work for agencies that in the recent past were doing precisely what they now rightly accuse the Russians of doing. The damage that Brennan, Clapper, Comey, and others have done to the reputations of the agencies they ran will live on well after their tenures are over. For once, I think he underestimates the duration and intensity of the rottenness. It isn’t just...
  • Brennan considers legal action to stop clearance revocations

    08/19/2018 11:53:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 105 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 19, 2018 12:47 PM EDT | Jill Colvin and Lolita C. Baldor
    Former CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday that he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials’ security clearances. Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Brennan said he’s been contacted by a number of lawyers about the possibility of an injunction in the wake of Trump’s move to revoke his clearance and threaten nine others who have been critical of the president or are connected to the Russia probe. “If my clearances and my reputation as I’m being pulled through the mud now, if that’s the price we’re going...
  • If government officials are so politicized against the president that he can't trust them...

    08/19/2018 11:30:24 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 52 replies
    If government officials or former government officials are so politicized against the president to the point he can no longer trust them or the "deep experience and advice" they are offering to the administration, is that sufficient grounds for POTUS to pull their security clearances?
  • Rudy Giuliani taunts John Brennan over lawsuit threat: 'I'd love to have Brennan under oath'

    08/19/2018 11:18:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 19, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Former CIA director John Brennan said Sunday he’s considering suing the Trump administration for revoking his security clearance, prompting Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani to respond: Bring it on. “Then we take his deposition right away. As the plaintiff he’d have to go first. I’d volunteer to do that case for the president. I’d love to have Brennan under oath for I don’t know, how many days — two, three days? We’ll find out about Brennan,” Mr. Giuliani told Fox’s “Sunday Futures with Maria Bartiromo.” He cited Mr. Brennan’s role as CIA station chief in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, when the Khobar...
  • Ex-CIA Director Brennan's anti-Trump comments did 'damage' to intel community, Mullen says

    08/19/2018 1:03:19 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Gregg Re
    Former CIA Director John Brennan risked damaging the intelligence community with his anti-Trump comments, retired Adm. Michael Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told "Fox News Sunday." Mullen's comments came as several former intelligence officials appeared on Sunday talk shows, including Brennan -- who floated the possibility of taking legal action against the president. "I think John's an extraordinary servant of the country, but I think he has been incredibly critical of the president, and I think that has put him in a political place which actually does more damage for the intelligence community -- which is...
  • Senator Scott Responds To Brennan’s Trump-Russia Collusion Op-Ed:

    08/19/2018 3:35:44 PM PDT · by Paladin2 · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8:41 PM 08/18/2018 | Scott Morefield
    “If there is a scintilla of evidence that the president colluded with the Russians and Brennan had that evidence, the entire world would already know,” Scott said during a Fox News appearance with host Neil Cavuto. In a Thursday op-ed published in the New York Times, Brennan based his claim that President Trump colluded with Russia on the fact that then-candidate Trump “publicly called upon Russia to find the missing emails of Mrs. Clinton” during the 2016 campaign. “By issuing such a statement, Mr. Trump was not only encouraging a foreign nation to collect intelligence against a United States citizen,...
  • Brennan threatens to sue President Trump after being stripped of clearance

    08/19/2018 11:51:45 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 115 replies
    NBC security analyst and former CIA director John Brennan is doubling down on a threat to sue President Trump after the outspoken former Obama official was stripped of his security clearance. Brennan appeared Friday night on MSNBC and told Rachel Maddow he is exploring litigation against the president. This follows Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) saying Trump stripping Brennan of his security clearance is illegal. “As you can imagine, a number of lawyers reached out to say that there is a very strong case here, not so much to reclaim mine but to prevent this from happening...
  • Pro-Trump Pentagon Analyst Was Stripped of His Security Clearance by Obama Holdovers

    08/18/2018 9:18:50 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | AUGUST 17, 2018 | DEBRA HEINE
    A Pentagon analyst was stripped of his security clearance by Obama holdovers after he complained of suspicious government contracts with Stefan Halper, the FBI informant who spied on the Trump presidential campaign in 2016, the Washington Times reported. The pro-Trump analyst also apparently ruffled feathers when he blew the whistle on an alleged sweetheart deal with a woman Chelsea Clinton referred to as her “best friend.” Adam Lovinger, a senior official of the Defense Department’s Office of Net Assessment (ONA), had his security clearance yanked on May 1, 2017, and has been relegated to performing clerical chores ever since. ONA...
  • Trump Is Not a King

    08/18/2018 7:55:39 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 88 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 · 69 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 · 90 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 · 76 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 · 35 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 · 34 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 · 54 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 · 63 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 · 53 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...
  • 12 ex-intel officials slam Trump for 'ill-considered and unprecedented' action against Brennan

    08/17/2018 8:08:52 PM PDT · by kevao · 143 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.
  • Ex-CIA directors issue unprecedented Trump condemnation

    08/17/2018 11:35:55 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 169 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.