Trump To Hit Comey, Clapper, Brennan, + Others?

It was announced on Monday by Trump’s press secretary that he is considering revoking the security clearances of former Obama officials who have been critical of his policies.

According to Bloomberg:

President Donald Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of former FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan and other former Obama administration national security officials who have criticized him, Bloomberg News reports.

The president is “exploring the mechanism” to remove their access to classified information because of criticism the officials have leveled against his conduct of relations with Russia, said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

“They’ve politicized and in some cases monetized their public service and security clearances, making baseless accusations of improper contact with Russia or being influenced by Russia against the president is extremely inappropriate,” Sanders said.

This comes on the heels of a meeting with Senator Rand Paul who said he would suggest to the president that he revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan. His argument is that Brennan is monetizing his security clearance by passing the information along to the media.

[RELATED: Rand Targets Deep State]

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