White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders started her press conference today by announcing that President Trump has made the decision to revoke the security clearance of Barack Obama’s former CIA Director and radical leftist, John Brennan.
It’s about time…
Here is a portion of the statement Sarah Sanders read from President Trump:
As the head of the Executive Branch and Commander in Chief, I have a unique constitutional responsibility to protect the nation’s classified information, including by controlling access to it. Today, in fulfilling that responsibility, I have decided to revoke the security clearance of John Brennan, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Historically, former heads of intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been allowed to retain access to classified information after their government service, so that they can consult with their successors regarding matters about which they may have special insights, and as a professional courtesy. Neither of these justifications supports Mr. Brennan’s continued access to classified information
First, at this point in my administration, any benefits that senior officials might glean from consultations with Mr. Brennan are now outweighed by the risks posed by his erratic conduct and behavior.
Second, that conduct and behavior has tested and far exceeded the limits of any professional courtesy that may have been due to him. Mr. Brennan has a history that calls into question his objectivity and credibility.
— ABC News (@ABC) August 15, 2018