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This is HIGHLY irregular for a POTUS to make these decisions. It is typically a professional courtesy to allow former heads such as these directors to retain their clearances.
originally posted by: darkbake
In addition to being used for future jobs, security clearance is used so that people formerly working for the government can stick around and advice newbies. It only makes sense to let people keep their security clearances, and Trump is taking them away as a weapon in a retaliatory fashion. He is vindictive and immature.
He has something to fear': Former CIA Director John Brennan says Russia 'may have something' damaging on Trump
Have you ever worked with or for a group that was dedicated to overthrowing the U.S.?"
He only voted for a communist candidate, and that's fine by me, vote for who you want too. However, I would be hesitant to appoint an individual to one of the most powerful positions in the US government who could not anwser that question without hesitation.
I ask ATS, who are the Russians more likely to have compromising material on, Trump or an individual who hesitated. Brennan never should have been considered much less appointed.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
This is a warning shot. Don't say bad things about this president because he will punish you and publicly embarrass you.
A warning to anyone in his employ to keep quiet or else.
Let's see how long he remains at MSNBC w/out his clearance
All former government officials who leave government service need to have their clearance revoked. Allow their successors the latitude to be able to call up the person they replaced for info if need be on a case by case basis.
Given the facts to date about how some of them conspired to bring Trump down is further evidence on why this needs to happen
In a statement read by administration spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the White House, the president accused Brennan of abusing his access to classified information by using it to “sow division and chaos
Trump yanks ex-CIA chief John Brennan’s security clearance, hitting a critic who says he ‘will not relent’
‘This action is part of a broader effort by Mr Trump to suppress freedom of speech and punish critics. It should gravely worry all Americans’