WASHINGTON – Six former national security officials to be attacked by President Donald Trump for the criticism of his administration. In an unprecedented move, the president is considering the withdrawal of their security clearances, which makes them eligible for access to the nation’s closely held secrets.
The six have served in both Republican and Democratic government, including Trump’s. They are former CIA Directors John Brennan and Michael Hayden, former FBI Director, Jim Comey, former director of national intelligence James Clapper, former national security adviser, Susan Rice; and former FBI assistant director Andrew McCabe.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has accused the former officials of the have of a politicized and in some cases money from the public service and the security clearances with what it calls “baseless accusations” about the Trump administration and Russia.