Why do retired intelligence officers need security clearances? They do not need them, they are status symbols and resume enhancers that give unlimited income
to the holders. There are more than four million people with top-secret clearances. Privilege, not a right, to have this level of clearance but they act as if they have the right.
Sec 3.1 Standards DNI. “…only to employees who are United States citizens for whom an appropriate investigation has been completed and whose personal and professional history affirmatively indicates loyalty to the United States, strength of character, trustworthiness, honesty, reliability, discretion, and sound judgment, as well as freedom from conflicting allegiances and potential for coercion, and willingness and ability to abide by regulations governing the use, handling, and protection of classified information.” DNI Exec Order 12968.
This Week with George Stephanopoulos included Matthew Dowd saying Trump is defending himself against the attacks from former Obama intelligence officers by ending the malcontents security clearances, meaning he should be a good li’l republican flack and just take their abuse. It shows the establishment is on their heels in not knowing how to ruin Trump. They have done it to lesser men in the republican party and they suffer from Stockholm syndrome expecting it and believing their attackers, happy to be in the minority, even when they are the majority.
Trump’s self-survival is vital because it is vital to the survival of the Republic. Not hyperbole for if Trump would have lost, we would have lost our Second Amendment rights as Hilliary openly preached, she often said she wanted to take your guns.
How dare he take away the communist former CIA director’s security clearance???
John Brennan is a proven liar to Congress and suspected of being a mastermind in the Russian collusion narrative hatched by Hillary, Barack and the rest of the establishment deep state lifers. We are talking about Come, Strzyk, Page, both Ohrs (row your boat), and many other unnamed beurocrats who think it is there government, not the elected president’s.
Cuck Todd has Brennan saying Trump is power hungry while Brennan is the one clinging to his money tree security clearance so he can continue to abuse his elitist security status.
They don’t understand they lost the election and Trump is the President and has all the power. They have been in the establishment for such a long time they know no other way and are refusing to accept it, and that is why you see them exposing their despicable selves. Trump is the duly elected President. Brennan and his compatriot antagonist former officials who signed the letter objecting to Trump’s revoking his security clearance were appointed, none of them were elected. Cry-babies. They are afraid, rightfully so, their money making top security clearances will be revoked leaving them without status and jobs.
The signers of the anti-Trump, pro-Brennan, are Directors of Central Intelligence Robert Gates, William Webster, George Tenet and Porter Goss; former CIA Directors Gen. Michael Hayden, Leon Panetta and Gen. David Petraeus; former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper; and former deputy CIA directors John McLaughlin, Stephen Kappes, Avril Haines, David Cohen and Michael Morell. All deep-staters sticking together out of desperation knowing President Trump can take all of the clearances away, their thinking that their combined position and reputation will scare Trump. Trump doesn’t scare that easily.
Brennan is Obama’s suck toy National Security Advisor who hates Trump and all he stands for including the Constitution. He is of no use to this administration because he is untrustworthy. The rest of the letter signers should have their clearances revoked and if or when they may be useful, they could have the status given back. The lie is that they may be needed to pass down information to the new operators forgetting a clearance isn’t needed to answer questions about what they remember. If it required looking at documents then they clearly don’t remember and are of no use. The way they are whining about losing the clearances is another example of how far the left has gone off the ledge of reality. They talk nonsense, the mainstream media promotes their message but in this era of Trump, we the people see through their corruptness.
Everything is being compared to Nixon.
The letter from former officials holding security clearances shows desperation McCraven is a disappointment. Using their former status as proof that Trump is wrong about everything because a guy with a good reputation says this or that is all the proof they need that Trump is guilty of something, from Mueller (stand up guy great supposed reputation) to the list of McCraven…
Timing of the Trump announcement is somehow criminal, not good strategy, except when Clinton or Obama does it. They say it is because they want to distract from bad news coverage involving lying Omorosa.
Ohr is shielded by media Cuck Todd labeling him as part of Trump’s own administration. He is a career hack in place for a long time, he did not start last year. He is married to Fusion GPS employee that created the dossier paid for by Hilliary and the DNC.
Brennan’s outrageous statements are taken as normal by the msm justifying his “Trump committed treason” statement. Cuck asks him about it and Brennan doubles down sticking to it but redirecting it as “Treasonous acts” and he feels he has to stand up because of his training as a CIA employee. Discretion is a key factor in whether a current government employee can have a clearance yet a former employee.
Senator Burr’s statement, “Director Brennan’s recent statements purport to know as fact that the Trump campaign colluded with a foreign power. If Director Brennan’s statement is based on intelligence he received while still leading the CIA, why didn’t he include it in the Intelligence Community Assessment released in 2017? If his statement is based on intelligence he has seen since leaving office, it constitutes an intelligence breach. If he has some other personal knowledge of or evidence of collusion, it should be disclosed to the Special Counsel, not The New York Times. If, however, Director Brennan’s statement is purely political and based on conjecture, the president has full authority to revoke his security clearance as head of the Executive Branch.”
Then Brennan said he came to learn from the free and open press so he doesn’t need top secret clearance other than for his own financial benefit. He as told the senate all he knows.
Brennan says a light bulb went off when he heard Trump say he wanted the Russians to get Hilliary’s deleted emails. Trump was being humorous and Brennan knows it but Brennan plays dumb in a monotone voice in order to sound credible. He is not credible and shows it.
William McRaven retired Navy Admiral oversaw SEAL raid Osama bin Laden asked Trump to revoke his clearance. They show their lie by saying it restricts free speech. Their ‘tell’ is the truth, they expose themselves with blatant sophistry.
President Trump is draining the swamp and we would expect the creatures to resist and no one should be surprised they don’t obey the law since they consider themselves above the law. Restated, they have been untouchable for so long they know there WERE the law. Not any more. DJT has reignited the Constitution. Amen.
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