One of todays lead stories is how Donald Trump is so pissed at Obama intel people that he wants to cancel their top secret rating….
On face value?
This looks political on face value….
But it has other implications….
People who where running the nations spy operations have been out of the game for less than two years…
They have contacts and institutional knowledge…..
Trump needs to get over people saying things he don’t like….
Trump’s ego and worries be damned…….
President Trump is considering removing security clearances belonging to former officials who served in high-level positions during the Obama administration.
Intelligence experts say such a move would be unprecedented.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that the president is exploring the prospect of removing security clearances belonging to former CIA Director John Brennan and other former officials — all of whom have been highly critical of the president’s decisions on Russia.
The possibility of security revocations represents an effort by Trump to reprimand former officials whom the White House accuses of “politicizing” their public service by speaking out against the president.
“Making baseless accusations of improper contact with Russia or being influenced by Russia against the president is extremely inappropriate and the fact that people with security clearances are making these baseless charges provides inappropriate legitimacy to accusations with zero evidence,” Sanders told reporters Monday.
The genesis of the idea appears to be Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who disclosed on Twitter earlier Monday that he planned to ask Trump to revoke Brennan’s security clearance, accusing the former CIA director and others of leveraging their clearances to net speaking engagements and media appearances…..
This idea was hatched by Rep. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky)