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President Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of the former Director of the CIA, John Brennan this week, and he threatened to strip a large number of other former state security officials from them as well.
The President said he has a “unique constitutional responsibility for the protection of classified information of the nation”, during the announcement, he tore the space for Brennan, an open trump critic, led the CIA for almost four years under the Obama administration.
The movement sparked a debate over the question of whether former officials should have offered security, even after they have left their jobs.
“The President has to decide is the ultimate authority who holds a security clearance”, the office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) told The Associated Press.
Read further distances for a look at what security is and why a former official that can hold on to.
Who gets security clearances?
Security checks are for people who – for various reasons – access to classified information.
They are given to the people who have a background check and “whose personal and professional career in a positive showing of loyalty to the United States, strength of character, trustworthiness, honesty, reliability, discretion and sound judgment”, so a leader, in terms of access to classified information.
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Apart from the loyalty to the United States, the officials also have a look at the sexual behavior, financial Situation, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, and potential foreign influences in determining whether a person may be a security check.
The process to be granted a security clearance is complex and very detailed, Bradley Moss, a lawyer specializing in security clearances, told Fox News. A more than 100-page form to be completed and the investigator to interview the individual in addition to friends, family, and other references.
Some agencies, like the CIA and the FBI, may also require people to take a lie detector test, Moss said.
Private companies, too, can the government request, the security clearances for the employees.
According to a Government Accountability Office report, more than 4.2 million people had, or were eligible for a security review of October 2015, the ODNI estimates.
All the safety distances are the same?
No. There are different levels of security checks. Federal authorities can determine how the guarantee of access to classified information is “clearly consistent with the interests of national security,” the executive order.
The three main levels of classified information, starting with the highest, are: top secret, secret and confidential.
People that said get the highest level, not to get distances to see each piece of the sensitive material, John Berry, a lawyer specializing in security clearances, Fox News. In most cases, these individuals are granted information” that you need to know, for something that you are working with.”
Compared to those with a lower level security clearance “does not deal very much with secret information,” berry explains.
How long do they last?
Security clearances are subject to renewal every few years, although, theoretically, a person can take the whole of life.
For example, the Department of Defense says that a period Reinvestigation (PR) must occur every five years for a top secret clearance, 10 years for a security clearance and 15 years for a confidential clearance.
Why make the former officials and even security clearances?
Just because an official of the left not to the Federal government, it means that his or her security clearance is revoked automatically. In many cases, the distances automatically stay “active” for up to several years.
The former National Security Council staff, Elliott Abrams said that he and others continue to discuss their security clearances even after the Bush administration, “at least a year,” because “the incoming Obama White house believed, to convey that in the first months of a new government, perhaps we have some useful findings, information about how past events had developed, or impressions of the top people in the foreign governments and our successors wanted to be able to, classified information with the us and elicit our views.”
“It’s not so much an advantage for the person. It is an advantage for the government is more officials, need to explains some of the insights from the times in front of you,” Berry.
Moss also pointed to the fact that someone is maintaining your clearance after leaving the office may not have access to classified information, unless a current Agency-requests.
Fox News’ Gillian Turner contributed to this report.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.