President Trump needs to pull John Brennan’s security clearance immediately

· May 28, 2019  
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President Obama’s CIA chief John Brennan, the serial propagandist, liar, and alleged habitual media leaker who is understood to be one of the primary movers behind the Trump-Russia hoax, has reportedly somehow maintained his top secret security clearance.

The New York Times reports: “The White House said a month later that the president was ordering the revocation of Mr. Brennan’s clearance. But the White House never followed through with the complex bureaucratic work it would have taken to strip the clearance, according to a person familiar with the process.”

The news may come as a shock to many, as the White House announced all the way back in August 2018 that it had revoked Brennan’s security clearance.

Conservatives on Twitter were caught by surprise that the White House reportedly did not follow through with the order.

The former CIA chief’s clearance was set to be revoked after he became a high-profile media and public figure and routinely fashioned himself as a leader of the anti-Trump resistance, breaking with the tradition of former intelligence chiefs staying out of politics.

Not only did Brennan not stay out of politics, he joined NBC as an on-air contributor and routinely, baselessly accused President Trump of colluding with Russia and committing treason against the United States.

Brennan seems to be consumed with his anti-Trump obsession. Whether he’s on the air, writing in print media, or tweeting, the Obama-era spy chief is always targeting and spewing negativity about the sitting president. 

That’s not all. It would be fine — from a national security standpoint — if Brennan simply stuck to rhetorical barbs. But his campaign to undermine the president has become an unjust, vicious, concerted effort to remove him from office by any means possible

Brennan has used his platform to imply that his access to the nation’s secrets means that he knows about unrevealed damaging information about the president. Although he has never come up with any substantive information, Brennan’s campaign has harmed the national security interests of the United States to the advantage of our adversaries.

Brennan’s campaign seemingly continues unabated. Stories published in both the New York Times and the Washington Post last week offered incredible insight into Brennan’s internal thought processes.

Discussing a supposed secretive source known only to the CIA, the New York Times reported: “John O. Brennan, the C.I.A. director under Mr. Obama, would bring reports from the source directly to the White House.” 

Reporting on the origins of the Trump-Russia dossier, the Washington Post cited a “former senior CIA official” claiming that the dossier was not included in a controversial Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) that helped launch the Mueller probe. In 2017, Brennan testified that he was one of only three people responsible (and the only person at the CIA) — along with former NSA Director Mike Rogers and FBI Director James Comey — for the intelligence report.

Now, Brennan has gone to Congress to privately brief Capitol Hill Democrats on the situation in Iran. He was joined by former Obama administration official Wendy Sherman, who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal. Brennan was a longtime advocate for the Iran nuclear deal, which President Trump withdrew from. This comes as Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein has met with top Iranian regime officials, in what appears to be an effort to circumvent the president’s policies.

For the sake of protecting the administration’s agenda and America’s national security as a whole, John Brennan must have his security clearance revoked. As his public behavior had made clear, the mutinous propagandist in Brennan cannot be trusted with such a privilege. The nation’s secrets should not be accessible to the hyper-political, disgraced former CIA leader.


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Author: Jordan Schachtel

Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review and editor of The Dossier for Blaze Media. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel.