Trump Pats Himself On The Back For Yanking Brennan's Security Clearance

Former Intel Chiefs: White House Using Security Clearances As A 'Political Tool'

"I think that Bruce Ohr is a disgrace, with his wife, Nellie", Trump told reporters outside the White House. "For him to be in the Justice Department, and to be doing what he did, that is a disgrace", Trump said.

In August 2016, just two days after Brennan briefed Senator Harry Reid and other members on Russian interference in the election, the Nevada senator wrote a letter to then-FBI director James Comey, calling the FBI to investigate Trump's campaign.

Short form is that Rod Rosenstein says he was not directly connected to the investigation, but he served as associate deputy attorney general and has a past working relationship with Christopher Steele, who complied the infamous Steele Dossier which details facts that led investigators to worry that Russian operatives may have information that would compromise Donald Trump.

Ohr's wife, Nellie, worked for Fusion GPS during the campaign - something Trump has tweeted about to highlight his assertions of political bias behind the Russian Federation investigation.

Here is what this clown - who spent years kissing the derriere of his "Muslim In Chief", with the hope that he would be rewarded with the title of chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (which, thank God, never happened) - had to say about the removal of Brennan's security clearance.

The cancellation of Brennan's security clearance continues to draw harsh criticism from bipartisan leaders in the intelligence community.

The president also suggested he may revoke Special Counsel Robert Mueller's security clearance, and said, "Mr. Mueller has a lot of conflicts also, directly himself". "If anything, I'm giving him a bigger voice", he said. "As individuals who have cherished and helped preserve the right of Americans to free speech - even when that right has been used to criticize us - that signal is inappropriate and deeply regrettable".

The signees included seven former CIA directors, six former CIA deputy directors and two former national intelligence directors, James Clapper and retired Navy Admiral Denny Blair.

Trump said he got a "tremendous response" for his decision to end Brennan's security clearance. "Decisions on security clearances should be based on national security and not political views".

Writing in The Washington Post, William H. McRaven said he would "consider it an honour" if Mr Trump would revoke his clearance, as well.

During an appearance Thursday morning on "Fox & Friends" on the Fox News Channel, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway defended Trump's action.

McRaven echoed those sentiments, arguing in his op-ed that Trump has "embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation". According to former acting Central Intelligence Agency director Michael Morell, Gates was out of cell range when the letter was originally released, but he's an "important voice".

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