As Twitchy reported, former CIA director John Brennan lost his security clearance this week and decided to frame it as a First Amendment issue:

The Washington Examiner reports that on Friday, 60 former CIA officials signed a letter condemning the Trump administration’s action.

We’ll put that letter on one side of a balance and Kris “Tanto” Paronto’s fiery assessment of Brennan’s character on the other side to see which has more weight with our readers.

The letter reads, in part:

Our signatures below do not necessarily mean that we concur with the opinions expressed by former Director Brennan or the way in which he expressed them. What they do represent, however, is our firm belief that the country will be weakened if there is a political litmus test applied before seasoned experts are allowed to share their views.

How is Brennan not allowed to share his views? He was just on with Rachel Maddow last night walking back his tweet about Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki being “nothing short of treasonous.” No wonder the 60 signers put in that disclaimer.

But … 60 former CIA officials!

So really, you could argue that his both his time as CIA director and his behavior after retiring merit his losing his security clearance.

Without his security clearance, Brennan is just another blue-check celebrity like Rosie O’Donnell or Rob Reiner screaming “Treason!” every day on Twitter, and it suits him.


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