Donald Trump revokes former director of the CIA John Brennan’s security clearance.

Clearly, this is due to the fact that John Brennan has been very critical of Trump and his administration.

Just yesterday Brennan tweeted this in response to Trump calling Omarosa a dog.


That obviously did not sit well with Tangerine Hitler and so he retaliated like a pathetic little bitch.

Here is the announcement from Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Sanders also stated that Trump was “reviewing” the security access by James Clapper, James Comey, Michael Hayden, Sally Yates, Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Orr.

These people are all connected to the Russian investigation in one way or another, and clearly, Trump is using his executive powers to intimidate them into clamming up.

Update: Well this is interesting.

Gee, I wonder what made them release it today?

About the Author:

This blog is dedicated to finding the truth, exposing the lies, and holding our politicians and leaders accountable when they fall far short of the promises that they have made to both my fellow Alaskans and the American people.

34 Comments

  1. anonymous August 15, 2018 at 11:21 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/reporter-wrecks-trumps-rationale-revoking-brennans-clearance-pointing-havent-revoked-flynns/

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/15/john-brennan-security-clearance-revoked.html

    “. His recent conduct characterized by frenzied commentary is inconsistent with access to the nation’s most closely held secrets and facilities, the aim of our adversaries which is to sow division and chaos.” “rump is trying to silence the nation’s national security experts.
    As the Russia noose tightens, Trump is going to desperate and extreme measures in an all-out effort to save his presidency.”

  2. Anonymous August 15, 2018 at 11:46 am - Reply

    I didn’t think the security clearance was something a president has authority over. He could take away the security clearance for everyone in the FBI, CIA and Homeland security if he has sole power.

  3. Anon August 15, 2018 at 11:51 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/fox-news-shep-smith-lays-evidence-trump-retaliated-brennan-harsh-tweets/

    ‘“So to say that there’s not a pattern here of back and forth suggesting that this might be retaliation by the president doesn’t seem outside the realm of possibility given the evidence,” ‘

  4. Anonymous August 15, 2018 at 11:55 am - Reply

    I guess he can, without reason, now isn’t that scary
    ==================================================

    Can the President Revoke Former Officials’ Security Clearances?

    https://www.lawfareblog.com/can-president-revoke-former-officials-security-clearances

    • anon August 15, 2018 at 12:58 pm - Reply

      “~IT~ depends.”” Sanders clarified, Trump is considering steps by which their clearances can be revoked because “they’ve politicized and, in some cases, monetized their public service and security clearances,” as well as “ma[de] baseless accusations of improper contact with Russia or being influenced by Russia against the President.””we’ll just have to wait and see.”

      “If the president were to take this unprecedented exercise of his authority, it is anyone’s guess how the courts would construe the issue. It would set up a serious clash of constitutional questions between the inherent authority of the president regarding classified information, the procedural due-process rights of clearance holders under the Fifth Amendment, and the extent to which the judiciary is even permitted to rule on the matter.”

    • ADAM August 15, 2018 at 1:13 pm - Reply

      https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/15/adam-schiff-says-trump-broke-the-law-when-he-revoked-brennans-security-clearance.html

      “There is a process for revoking a security clearance and Donald Trump didn’t follow that process, which means that the president who believes that he is above the law has broken the law.

      Schiff’s comments are important because if Democrats win back control of the House of Representatives, he will be in charge of the committee that will investigate the Russia scandal, but also be responsible for oversight of the intelligence community. Democrats are likely to investigate Trump for his revoking of security clearance for Brennan and anyone else that this president tries to go after.”

      “In adding John Brennan to his enemies list, Trump demonstrates again how deeply insecure and vindictive he is — two character flaws dangerous in any President.

      An enemies list is ugly, undemocratic and un-American. I also believe this action to silence a critic is unlawful.”

      • Anon August 15, 2018 at 1:51 pm - Reply

        Brennan said his integrity is more important than his security clearance. He said he is not going to stop speaking up.

  5. Anonymous August 15, 2018 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Reporter wrecks Trump’s rationale for revoking Brennan’s clearance by pointing out they haven’t revoked Flynn’s

    Bloomberg reporter Justin Sink on Wednesday blew up the justification being used by the Trump administration to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan.

    During a press briefing with White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders held in the wake of the announcement of revoking Brennan’s clearance due to his “erratic” criticism of President Donald Trump, Sink pointed out that the administration made a list of people in addition to Brennan who could lose their security clearances — and that it didn’t include a former Trump administration official who had already pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents.

    “The reason people would say this argument strains credibility is there’s obvious examples, even from this administration,” he said. “Your former national security adviser admitted to lying to the FBI. Why is this only a list of Democrats who have been critical of the administration, and why should Americans have confidence that you are taking this seriously if there’s not a single Republican on that list?”

    Sanders responded by completely dodging the question.

    “Again, we would certainly look at those if we deemed it necessary, and we’ll keep you posted if that list gets updated,” she said.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/reporter-wrecks-trumps-rationale-revoking-brennans-clearance-pointing-havent-revoked-flynns/

  6. Anon August 15, 2018 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/ex-cia-deputy-dir-slams-trump-administrations-foolish-brennan-stunt-nothing-distraction/

    ““So I think it’s just across the board a foolish thing to do and I believe Katy Tur was probably correct in saying this is nothing more than a distraction at this point,” he concluded.

    “So this really has the feel of someone simply trying to do two things, silence critics and also distract from another damaging political event that’s going on with Omarosa,” ”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/former-intel-chief-james-clapper-explains-larger-threat-behind-trumps-action-brennan/

    “The larger issue here, to me, throughout, has been infringement on First Amendment rights. And I think people ought to think seriously about that.”

    Asked exactly what he meant, Clapper said, “Infringement of our right to speak, and apparently the appropriateness of being critical of this president. Of which, in one degree or another, all of us have been.””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/reporter-wrecks-trumps-rationale-revoking-brennans-clearance-pointing-havent-revoked-flynns/

    “Sanders responded by completely dodging the question.

    “Again, we would certainly look at those if we deemed it necessary, and we’ll keep you posted if that list gets updated,””

  7. anon August 15, 2018 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/ex-cia-director-john-brennan-slaps-back-trump-security-clearance-revoked/

    “This action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics. It should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out. My principles are worth far more than clearances. I will not relent.”

  8. anonymous August 15, 2018 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/15/trump-authoritarianism.html

    “This is ridiculous. I can think of few things the president has done that more directly indicate a kind of authoritarian attitude in his governing style. To pull clearances from someone is something that you see happen when leaders of countries that are trying to move them in that direction try to silence their enemies, along with other things they do. ”

    “You recall what he did when he released inappropriately classified information it’s said from an Israeli report when he talked to the Russians.”

    ” Trump is obsessed with looking strong. Omarosa has made him look weak, so it is natural that a stunt like rovoking Brennan’s security clearance would be so appealing to him.

    McLaughlin’s larger point that Trump’s move today reflects his authoritarian tendencies should be taken very seriously. Republicans in Congress are not going to function as a co-equal branch of government. As long as they hold the majority in the House and Senate, Trump will be unchecked and running wild. A Democratic Congress is the key to restoring democracy.”

  9. ANON August 15, 2018 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    ““I think this is ridiculous. This is nothing short of extraordinary and we should all be scared about the state of our democracy,” “The president sent his White House press secretary out there today to basically pOOp on the people from the press secretary podium.”

    Simone Sanders then called out Congress for not holding the president accountable.

    “What is happening here? What is Congress going to do? Congress, as I like to remind people, is a co-equal branch of government. What will Congress do? Is Paul Ryan going to say that he didn’t see this in the news cycle today?””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/symone-sanders-explains-exactly-why-trump-announced-the-brennan-news-today/

    • Anonymous August 15, 2018 at 3:36 pm - Reply

      That’s been my question throughout all of this. Where the **** is Congress?
      Are they so scared of their precious seats that they’ll give him carte blanche and sell OUR country right out from under us?

      • Anonymous August 16, 2018 at 4:30 am - Reply

        Where the **** is Congress?
        ============
        Well the republicans are busy cashing their checks from the NRA and putin.

  10. SC August 15, 2018 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    OT/
    In Tuesday’s decision, Copperthite rejected the defendants’ argument that the “deliberative process privilege” justified shielding documents sought by the ACLU.

    Finding it hard to believe that “circumstances regarding readiness and deployability have changed so dramatically,” the judge said the documents were likely to show the government’s intent behind the ban, and whether it was for military purposes or “purely for political and discriminatory purposes.”

    Copperthite also said Trump’s tweets “put the President front and center as the potential discriminating official,” but that presidential confidentiality deserved “the greatest possible protection,” justifying a delay in a ruling on Trump.

    ACLU lawyer Josh Block said the decision means the administration must set forth its “actual reasons” for the ban.

    “It is difficult to believe that concerns about fitness and deployability changed so dramatically in such a short time,” Block said in an interview. “It suggests they may have been a pretext for a discriminatory purpose.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/white-house-cannot-shield-information-transgender-military-ban-judge/

  11. anonymous August 15, 2018 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/08/john-brennan-security-clearance-revoked-statement-date/

    ‘Note the timestamp:’>JoB 8/4>”What responsible & right-thinking adult can point to @realDonaldTrump as a role model for our youth? Whenever he spews lies, insults, and polarizing hate speech against fellow Americans, think of its harmful impact on our young people and the way they talk, act, & treat others.” n
    $O
    “Looks like the White House has been holding this Brennan announcement for a rainy day for three weeks, since July 26
    11:46 AM – Aug 15, 2018

    “Did the July 26 announcement get pushed back in order to deal with Michael Cohen’s claims that Trump knew about the June 2016 meeting inside Trump Tower?”

  12. Anonymous August 15, 2018 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Well Brennan is not going to stop his criticism of trump, security clearance or not.

    Trump is going to have to explain why Flynn, who is a criminal, still has his security clearance !!! More LIES, I am sure.

  13. Anonymous August 15, 2018 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Gosh, reading the “excuse letter,” I thought he was talking about himself, guess they can save the letter and just copy and paste in trump.
    ==============================================

    …..are outweighed by the risks posed by his erratic conduct and behavior.

    …..Mr. Brennan has a history that calls into question his objectivity and credibility.

    …… to make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations, wild out burse bursts on the internet and television about this administration. His recent conduct characterized by frenzied commentary is inconsistent with access to the nation’s most closely held secrets and facilities, the aim of our adversaries which is to sow division and chaos

    ….Any access granted to our nation’s secrets should be in furtherance of national not personal interests. .

  14. Anonymous August 15, 2018 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    HA HA this should brighten up his weekly golf game ! And they have not one but two blimps, so maybe they can fly one at first and last tee, and totally ruin his day.
    =========================================

    Two ‘Trump baby’ blimps arrive in New Jersey town

    Two “Trump baby” blimps have arrived in Bedminster, N.J., the city where Trump’s National Golf Club resides, as activists reportedly look to use them to protest against the president……..

    .http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/402048-multiple-trump-baby-blimps-arrive-in-new-jersey

    • anonymous August 15, 2018 at 4:14 pm - Reply

      “The campaign had aimed to raise $4,500, but raised a total of $23,748 and allowing the organizers to put in an order for six balloons, which show Trump wearing diapers, NJ.com reported.

      “We’re having a baby!” the site’s crowdfunding campaign read. “The first 2 of 6 Baby Trump balloons have arrived!”

  15. Anonymous August 15, 2018 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Another talking point for Democrats for the November election. Any Democrat that sits on their butt this coming election should be deported.

  16. Anonymous August 15, 2018 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    They are so lazy or stupid that no one bothered to put the correct date.

    Add abuse of power to the articles of impeachment.

    Trump is working from the Nixon playbook, hope it has the same ending.

  17. Anonymous August 15, 2018 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/402040-top-senate-intel-dem-trump-compiling-a-nixonian-enemies-list

    “The Democrat called it a “warning shot across the bow of intelligence professionals.””

    “In his relentless pursuit to save his own skin as Robert Mueller circles around him, Donald Trump is actively making America less safe – and he couldn’t care less. Time and again, this president has shown just how unpatriotic he is. He pledges allegiance only to himself.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/15/trump-america-attacking-john-brennan.html

  18. DR August 15, 2018 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    FB>”President Trump stripping former CIA chief John Brennan of his security clearance is a modern form of McCarthyism pure and simple. But instead of a Red Scare, it’s a fear of Truth and Accountability.”<Dan The Man Rather

  19. RM August 15, 2018 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/15/maddow-nails-trump-impeachable-offense.html

    “it could add more fuel to the impeachment fire. Trump hasn’t just obstructed justice in plain sight, but as was the case with Nixon, he is using the power of the presidency to hurt his political enemies.”

  20. Anonymous August 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    King Trump has his way again. And again, no one in America seem to know if he has that power because people seems so damned ignorant of our complacent laws. King Trump will soon be saying “off with their heads” as the little critters roll themselves up into a ball and let themselves be hit into a hole in one. King Trump now sings “who’s been painting my roses red?!” And America has nary a care that they are run by a tyrant because they’ve had their heads up their asses for so long that now they can’t tell the difference between Russia and America.

  21. Anonymous August 15, 2018 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    For what it is worth,tom Arnold ,on Kimmel,has friends that were the crew on the apprentice.
    Said there are tapes of trump using n word and called Eric the r word .
    Because it was a game show,FCC requires that everything is taped and saved.
    Has Burnett destroyed the tapes anyway?

  22. klmg August 15, 2018 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    Is Teen Mom gonna do Bristol’s makeup to make her look like she’s 14 when she allegedly had her first non-aborted baby?

  23. anon August 16, 2018 at 6:52 am - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/16/trump-draws-a-direct-connection-to-the-russia-investigation-and-his-punishment-of-brennan.html

    tinydjt>’The Rigged Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on as the “originators and founders” of this scam continue to be fired and demoted for their corrupt and illegal activity. All credibility is gone from this terrible Hoax, and much more will be lost as it proceeds. No Collusion!
    6:08 AM – Aug 15, 2018

    ““Trump cited Brennan as among those he held responsible for the investigation,” and was “one of those who presented evidence to Mr. Trump shortly before his inauguration that Russia had interfered in the 2016 election.””

    ““And in fact when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story; it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won.””
    “But when you’re a star, you see, they let you do it- and when you’re a corrupt Republican President, you can violate the law and ethics and tradition and principle and the Republican Congress that is charged with a Constitutional duty of oversight can and will let you do it, do anything.”

  24. Anon August 16, 2018 at 7:11 am - Reply

    https://thinkprogress.org/republicans-enable-trump-john-brennan-security-clearances-paul-ryan-d2c57df20ee5/

    “During an interview on The Ingraham Angle, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) didn’t directly weigh in on Trump’s move against Brennan, but indirectly supported the president’s cause by arguing for the appointment of a second special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton.

    “The email investigation was a joke,” Graham said. “If you had done what she had done, we would not be talking… there are people sitting in jail doing far less than her.””

    • anon August 16, 2018 at 8:15 am - Reply

      {RT} $O WTF Do they have on Lady Lindsey Graham, Mc$hames best bud sexxx bud? Inquiring minds what to kNOW!

  25. Anonymous August 21, 2018 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    And today Trump made it clear that he is a vindictive SOB. He said Clapper was being nice to him so his clearance doesn’t get pulled. Like we didn’t know this is retaliation for criticism.

Leave A Comment

Protected with IP Blacklist CloudIP Blacklist Cloud