John Brennan the former CIA director under President Obama from 2013 to 2017 had his security clearance removed by President Trump. Brennan has been one of the most vocal critics of the President attacking him on his character and “fitness for the office.” This is rich coming from someone who lied to Congress and the American people on numerous occasions. He leaked the Steele dossier to the FBI by using Harry Reid as an intermediary. On Face the Nation he told moderator Chuck Todd and the viewing audience that the Steele dossier was not used by the intelligence community. John Brennan has NO integrity, yet he held the highest position in our national intelligence. This same disgraced, unethical official then had the boldness to call President Trump’s behavior with President Putin “treasonous.” Under his previous boss, President Obama, Brennan spied on members of Congress and allowed torture and the use of drones in the war on terror. Drone strikes in the Middle East were responsible for at least 42 civilian deaths. Despite all of this he tweeted to the President, “When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history.” The President did not remove Brennan’s security clearance out of spite nor was it an attempt to infringe on Brennan’s freedom of speech. As a matter of fact Brennan has used his previous position to “freely” criticize the President on national television. Even Senator Rand Paul, who himself has been critical of President Trump at times, recommended this action. Brennan’s past history of leaking and lying was justification enough to remove his security clearance and access to anyone in the Administration. Brennan is not the victim but the perpetrator of security breeches and unprofessional behavior.
There is no valid reason for people like Brennan, Clapper, Comey or the other disgraced members of the FBI and previous administration to keep a high level security clearance. Their hatred for the President would invalidate any advice that they could render. I’m sure that no one in the present administration would consult these highly partisan, spiteful “experts” The statement to the press by Sarah Sanders summed up perfectly the case for removing Brennan’s security clearance. The media has come unglued by this action but everyone who voted for President Trump realizes that he (President) takes whatever action necessary for national security regardless of the political fallout or blowback that he will receive. The President’s base supports him more than ever, something that truly drives the media insane.