Stripping Security Clearances

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JULY 25, 2018

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS THREATENED TO REVOKE THE SECURITY CLEARANCES OF SEVERAL FORMER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS WHO HAVE PROMOTED RUSSIAN CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND GONE AS FAR AS ACCUSING THE PRESIDENT OF TREASON.

THESE OFFICIALS INCLUDE FORMER CIA DIRECTOR JOHN BRENNAN, PERHAPS THE MOST CRITICAL OF THE LOT, FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY DIRECTOR, JAMES CLAPPER, FORMER FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY AND HIS DEPUTY DIRECTOR, ANDREW MCCABE, FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER SUSAN RICE AND FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY DIRECTOR, MICHAEL HAYDEN.

WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY SARAH SANDERS CORRECTLY NOTED: “THEY’VE POLITICIZED AND IN SOME CASS ACTUALLY MONETIZED THEIR PUBLIC SERVICE SECURITY CLEARANCES.”

SHE’S RIGHT AND WHILE MANY BELIEVE SUCH A MOVE TO STRIP THESE AND POSSIBLY OTHERS OF THEIR SECURITY CLEARANCES IS UNPRECEDENTED, IT IS NOT ILLEGAL.

I THINK IT’S A GOOD IDEA AND ONE THE PRESIDENT SHOULD PURSUE. UNLIKE MANY REPUBLICANS, TRUMP FIGHTS BACK. IT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT ENDEARS HIM TO HIS SUPPORTERS. I’M CAL THOMAS.

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