As Twitchy reported earlier Monday, Sen. Rand Paul said he was meeting with President Trump to discuss revoking ex-CIA director and Resistance leader John Brennan’s security clearance.
Is John Brennan monetizing his security clearance? Is John Brennan making millions of dollars divulging secrets to the mainstream media with his attacks on @realDonaldTrump ?
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 23, 2018
Apparently, Brennan isn’t the only one at risk of losing his security clearance. During today’s White House press briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that President Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of several Obama-era officials:
NEW: Press Sec. Sanders says Pres. Trump “looking to take away” security clearances of high-profile Obama era officials and Trump critics:
• Former CIA Dir. Brennan
• Former FBI Dir. Comey
• Former DNI Clapper
• Former NSA Dir. Hayden
• Former National Security Adviser Rice pic.twitter.com/k2YLd1fWMP
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) July 23, 2018
We can think of some very good reasons for stripping these officials’ security clearance (YouTube video, anyone?), but Resistance leader Rob Reiner considers it “a big step” toward autocracy. We’re not sure why; none of these people is currently working in government. He probably just wants things to go smoothly when Trump and his entire administration are removed as illegitimate and Hillary Clinton is installed as the rightful president.
We’ve just taken another big step towards Autocracy. An illegitimate President just threatened to remove security clearances from John Brennan, James Clapper & Michael Hayden for being patriots who are critical of a POTUS hell bent on destroying Democracy. Save the US. VOTE!!!
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) July 23, 2018
At least voting is a solid message — although how can we be sure the next Democrat president isn’t also “illegitimate,” considering how little evidence it takes to make the claim.
Hey, MeatHead!!!…..they no longer hold their prior positions, they have no need of security clearances.
— cccp3-o (@cccp3o) July 23, 2018
Hey Meathead. They don’t work for the US government anymore. No need for security clearance. And when you hold a security clearance you need to act properly toward the government. Obviously you’ve never held a clearance.
— Rick (@rjm676_rick) July 23, 2018
There is no logical reason former employees should still maintain security clearances. This isn’t a good ole boys club this is our government….Let’s all pull together and get term limits across the board!!!!
— Kimberly Roberts (@12253102) July 23, 2018
ok, Meathead.. retired, fired, retired, so none of them are working in any capacity of government.. now explain to me why any of them should still have security clearance of any kind.. i eagerly await your reasoning..
— White Wade Wilson.. (@kml423) July 23, 2018
I don't see a reason why anyone who leaves their top clearance position should continue to maintain that status.
— Stavros Peratsakis (@SPeratsakis) July 23, 2018
Why do they have security clearance if they no longer work there?
— suttonparks (@suttonparks) July 23, 2018
I didn't have a clearance after USAF retirement. Why these people? A former job does not equal keeping it afterward. If you were a patriot instead of an activist and self-proclaimed Hollywood "elite", you would know the facts.
— 🇺🇸 Mike England 🇺🇸 (@mike03car) July 23, 2018
They don't need the clearances because they should not have access to classified information. Meathead is an appropriate moniker for you…
— Westin Lund (@westinlund) July 23, 2018
Somebody quits or gets fired from any business, they turn their keys in and codes are changed.
— Allan Scott (@commonguy123) July 23, 2018
When you fired your Illegal Mexican maid did you let her keep the key to your house?
— The Peoples Robot (@Red_Eye_Robot) July 23, 2018
That’s a great analogy … one that even a lot of Hollywood celebs could understand.
James Clapper commited perjury, meathead.
— Rusty Weiss 🤔🇺🇸 (@rustyweiss74) July 23, 2018
You sound desperate Meathead. Mad that your movie is losing more money than Hillary?
— RightWired❌ (@_donaldson) July 23, 2018
You mean “Shock and Awe,” the movie about the run-up to the Iraq War that grossed $45,856 in its entire three-day run in all 100 theaters that bothered showing it?
He is NOT illegitimate . He IS your President. I hope he does take away the security clearances of those Treasonous idiots. They are a disgrace.
— Brenda Lee (@bixoooo) July 23, 2018
— bkParallax (@bkparallax) July 23, 2018
Rand Paul suggests John Brennan's up to some SHADY business — and reveals plan to stop him https://t.co/vAS7d6vvCM
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 23, 2018