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The white house can pull security clearances of Trump critics
Press-Secretary Sarah Sanders accused the former Director of the CIA, John Brennan, the former FBI Director, James Comey, the former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director Michael Hayden, the former National security adviser, Susan Rice, and former Deputy FBI Director, Andrew McCabe-the one with ‘politicised’ or ‘money’, the public service.
President Trump looks in the revocation of the security clearances of several top Obama-era intelligence and law enforcement agencies, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Monday, he accused them that they are “politicized” or “monetized”, in the public service.
She made the announcement at Monday’s press conference, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the President called specifically to oppose Trump critic and former Director of the CIA, John Brennan-clearance.
In an interview with Fox News’ “The history”, on Monday night, said Paul-host Martha MacCallum that Brennan “should not get anywhere in the 10,000 meters by the government. He should have a restraining order.”
“John Brennan leaked information that almost cost the life of a double agent. … He should have been fired. But he was not fired by President Obama because I think he was a partisan,” said Paul. “But now he is a talking head on the outer side, which is to say that, in principle, President Trump to run – this is what we do for treason. And Yes, I am very concerned about him, the privileges due to his past.”
Paul added that he would go “one step beyond”, the White house, and remove top-secret-free of all the Board gave numbered CIA agents and officers “of any stripe.”
Sanders said Trump also is the view in the spaces for the other former officials and Trump’s critics, including former FBI Director, James Comey; former Deputy FBI Director, Andrew McCabe; former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, the former National security adviser Susan Rice and former CIA Director Michael Hayden (who also worked under President George W. Bush).
Sanders said Trump is to delete “the exploration of mechanisms,” safety distances “because [the former official] politicized and, in some cases, actually making money of their public service and their safety distances, used in the production unsubstantiated allegations of improper contact with Russia.”
Sanders has been added to that space will effectively give you “inappropriate legitimacy of accusations with zero evidence.”
Andrew McCabe security check has been disabled when he was terminated, according to what we were told the FBI was policy. You would think to check the White house would be with the FBI, before you try to throw shiny objects at the press corps… https://t.co/ZOKJDChpeP
— Melissa Schwartz (@MSchwartz3) 23. July 2018
“If you have the highest level of security clearance …, when the nation’s secrets to the hand, and go and make false [instructions], the feel, President, that something is very busy,” said Sanders.
I just posted a text message @Comey with the question of whether he will call a security clearance.
“Nope,” he replied. There is nothing for the POTUS to be revoked. Comey says he was read out “” when he left government as per the usual practice. 1/2
— Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) 23. July 2018
However, McCabe spokeswoman Melissa Schwartz said, his security clearance had already been disabled when he was fired.
President Trump looks in the revocation of the former FBI assistant Director Andrew McCabe ‘s security clearance, but McCabe’ s spokesman said, the distance was disabled.
“Andrew McCabe security check has been disabled when he was terminated, according to what we were told the FBI was policy. You would think to check the White house would be with the FBI, before you try to throw shiny objects at the press corps…,” Schwartz tweeted Monday.
Benjamin Wittes, a friend of Comey, tweeted on Monday afternoon that he texted the former FBI Director, told him he would have to call a security check. But the distances can be automatically “active” for several years, according to an official state drives.
The Ministry of justice Office of the Inspector General, declined to comment on Wittes’ claims.
When asked whether the former President, Barack could have Obama and the former Vice-President, Joe Biden, and their security clearances revoked, Sanders said she had no further information.
Today I’m going to a meeting with the President and will ask him to withdraw John Brennan’s security clearance!
— Senator Rand Paul (@Rand Paul) 23. July 2018
The issue came into the spotlight Monday morning, with Paul’s tweets against the former Director of the CIA.
“Is John Brennan earn money with his security check? Is John Brennan make millions of dollars of divulging secrets to the mainstream media for his attacks on @realDonaldTrump?” Paul tweeted early Monday.
Donald Trump press conference performance in Helsinki on rises & exceeds the threshold of “high crimes & misdemeanors.” There was nothing of less than the country reveals. Not only is trump’s comments stupid goods, he is in the pocket of Putin. Republican patriots: Where are you???
— John O. Brennan (@John Brennan) 16. July 2018
Brennan, NBC News and MSNBC joined in February, as an author and a senior national security and intelligence analyst.
Late Monday night, Nick Shapiro, a former CIA Deputy Chief of Staff under Brennan, said: “John Brennan has never made a penny from his clearance. Not one thing he has done, for the compensation since leaving the government, became dependent on him with a safety distance.
“You don’t need a security clearance, speak out against the shortcomings of the trump card,” Shapiro added. “This is a political attack on the career national security officials who honorably served their country for decades, [Republicans] & [Democrats], in an effort to distract from [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller’s investigation.”
I dont go back for classified briefings. Have no effect on what I say or write
— Gen Michael Hayden (@GenMhayden) 23. July 2018
Congressional Republicans push for Brennan to testify on Capitol Hill in relation to the investigation of the Russian interference and possible collusion with Trump ally of the campaign, 2016 presidential elections.
The former Director of the CIA, has been a consistent and harsh critic of the President, his performance with Putin in Helsinki as “nothing less than the country treacherous.”
But Brennan is not only the former secret service official, to the world of the media. In April, Comey, a media blitz promoting his new book, “A Higher loyalty”, while Hayden and rice also make frequent media appearances.
On Twitter, just minutes after the announcement from the White house briefing, Hayden is not an “effect, replied in a tweet to a number of journalists, which would have to be a loss of the safety check” on him.
“I will not go back to the classified briefings. No effect have tweeted on what I say or write,” Hayden.
Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain, Pamela K. Browne and Marie Harf contributed to this report.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.