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Trump Admits Revoking Brennan’s Security Clearance Was About the Mueller Probe

Trump Admits Revoking Brennan’s Security Clearance Was About the Mueller Probe

"[Mr Brennan's] behaviour in government and out of it demonstrate why he should not be allowed near classified information", he said in a statement.

"Mr. Trump, then a presidential candidate, publicly called upon Russian Federation to find the missing emails of (Hillary) Clinton", Brennan wrote. The CIA's inspector general found otherwise, forcing Brennan to apologize.

Trump also accused Brennan of "lying" and "wild outbursts".

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal posted late Wednesday, President Trump once again gave away the ballgame when it comes to his efforts to impact the probe and tear down its leaders (both current and former).

You could be forgiven for having flashbacks to Trump's interview with NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt in the aftermath of his firing a year ago of James B. Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. "He is spreading erroneous and derogatory information about President Trump without any proof and it does nothing more than harm our nation and our national security".

Former director of national intelligence James Clapper, who led the creation of the ICA, admitted to CNN in 2017 that "some of the substantive content of the dossier" was included in the assessment. One of them, Sen.

James Comey, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Page demoted, then left.

There was no reference to the Russian Federation probe in a White House statement Wednesday in which Trump denounced Brennan's criticism of him and spoke anxiously of "the risks posed by his erratic conduct and behavior".

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Mr Trump consulted with Vice President Mike Pence, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security A|dviser John Bolton before taking the step, said a person familiar with the matter.

Trump wrote Paul a letter of introduction to Putin when Paul traveled last week to Russian Federation. It includes a plethora of accusations, from "hate speech" and "human rights violations" to "high crimes" and treason.

It said Mr Brennan had made "outrageous allegations" against the administration.

John Sipher, who spent almost three decades in the CIA's clandestine service, called on CIA Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to address the situation.

"Well I don't know if I'd use that word", he said. "Any access granted to our Nation's secrets should be in furtherance of national, not personal, interests".

The main question now is whether the chairs of the House oversight committees will chose to face down the Deep State.

The president also said he was reviewing the security clearances of other former national security and law enforcement officials - all of whom have been critical of him.

Heilemann agreed that Brennan had become a political figure by calling out the president as objectively bad, but he said the former intelligence official appeared motivated by patriotism - and not partisanship.


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