You’d think nobody had ever lost a security clearance before.

Former CIA Director John Brennan, who served under President Obama and is now the darling of the anti-Trump media as a contributor on MSNBC, can’t stop fuming publicly about what he perceives as punishment for disagreeing with President Trump:  losing his top-secret clearance.  He says Trump is trying to intimidate him and interfere with his freedom of speech, and he says it, and says it, and says it some more, whenever  he wants, with no threat of repercussion, because nobody is interfering with his freedom of speech.

No one has the right to a security clearance.  CIA directors have traditionally been allowed to keep theirs after they leave; it’s renewed every five years as a courtesy and also in case current staff wish to rely on their expertise in a given situation.  There’s a condition, however:  that former CIA directors “behave like current CIA employees.”  Brennan has failed spectacularly to fulfill that requirement.

He’s also shown himself to be so heatedly partisan and deranged that he simply can’t be trusted on national security issues.  And after he went so far as accusing the President of committing treason (a death penalty offense) simply for holding a press conference with Vladimir Putin, it’s hard to imagine a situation in which the current administration would wish to call upon him for anything, except maybe to do the opposite of what he says.

But if for some unfathomable reason they did need him, his security clearance could be reinstated.  Peter Strzok’s was reinstated before his recent testimony before congressional oversight committees.  (I assume it was yanked again right afterwards but don’t know for sure.)  So, hypothetically, if the next administration were a bunch of “progressive” Democrats who were so “inclusive” they’d want to give a security clearance to a mouthy ex-spook who admitted during a polygraph when he joined the CIA in 1980 that he'd voted for the Communist Party in the ‘70s --- how did this man get to be in the CIA at all, let alone end up running it? --- they could always (shudder) give it back to him.

The anti-Trump media have gone wild, nonstop, over this.  It was “authoritarianism in its purest form” (that from Ben Rhodes on MSNBC), “a brazen act of intimidation,” and "something you might see out of a dictatorship or authoritarian regime."


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The intelligence community has been ridiculously free with security clearances, seemingly handing them out like candy.  An estimated 4 million Americans have them, including an unbelievable 1 million with top-secret clearance.  (I think about half of those people are now contributors on CNN and MSNBC.  No wonder there are so many leaks.)  And is it any wonder we’re uncovering so much inappropriate –- and illegal –- political activity going on in our intelligence community when John Brennan has shown himself to be “Exhibit A”?  All of those involved need to lose their clearances.

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino pointed out on “Tucker Carlson” Wednesday that Brennan was the one who, on August 25, 2016, briefed Sen. Harry Reid about elements in the Christopher Steele “dossier” that were then put in an open letter to James Comey at the FBI, providing a pretense for the FBI investigation into then-candidate Trump.  He’s bound to have been up to his eyeballs in the attempt to take down Trump, and it’s easy to agree with Bongino that he’s “a disgrace and a stain on the United States whose legacy will only be as a cautionary tale told to future CIA leaders about how not to act.”

But back to my original point.  This certainly isn’t the first time a security clearance has been revoked, and Rowan Scarborough writing in the WASHINGTON TIMES has come across an interesting and very timely one.  This is the story of Adam Lovinger, a 12-year strategist in the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment who complained to his superiors in the fall of 2016 about “sweetheart” contracts given to Stefan Halper, whom we now know was an FBI informant who spied on the Trump campaign.  (Lovinger blew the whistle on some other contracts, too, given to a close friend of Chelsea Clinton).  On May 1, 2017, his security clearance was revoked and he was relegated to clerical duties.

 According to Lovinger’s complaint, Halper had been contracted by James Baker, who ran the Office of Net Assessment, to conduct “foreign relations” when that task was supposed to be confined to government officials.  Halper had also been awarded contracts totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Pentagon support agency called the Washington Headquarters Service and, according to Lovinger’s attorney, was being paid “astronomically more than others similarly situated.”



As the attorney tells it, the people around the office had no idea what he was doing.  The work they knew about seemed to be subcontracted; he was just acting as the middle man.

Halper’s name should ring a bell; he’s the “confidential human source” (SPY) who approached George Papadopoulos and also contacted Carter Page.  For daring to speak up about the odd arrangement his bosses had with this man and other examples of what he saw as cronyism, Lovinger lost his security clearance.  Ironically, he seems like just the sort of person who should have one.

 

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/15/adam-lovinger-pentagon-analyst-lost-security-clear/

   

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  • Gerri Schmackers

    08/16/2018 11:53 AM

    I think most of the people with security clearances should no longer have them. It seems as though none of them have any morals which in my opinion should be the top subject here! I am certain the soldiers who guard the tomb of the unknown soldier have to go through more searches into their background than these clods do.So very sick of hearing this garbage in the news. In my opinion all of the people should be fired.Start over with people who know how to tell the truth and not look to make a big story ! Garbage! In truth are there any people in Washington who even know what the truth is? Doubtful! So sick of the media,what a bunch of idiots! I am finished watching anything but FOX NEWS. Refuse to watch any of the other garbage!

  • Bill Howell

    08/16/2018 11:38 AM

    There is more house cleaning that needs to be done FBI and Staff. This President has done more for this country than the last 3 Presidents. Obama and Bush has put this country 20 Tri dollars in debt. Democrats need to wake up, if they don't there will be no Dem party. I would like to see this. Dumb jerks, do they not understand that we see what they are doing.

  • Terry Nixon

    08/16/2018 11:32 AM

    Mike as usual you have hit close-to-home. I am a retired law enforcement officer (28 years) who for the last 6 or 7 years before retiring managed a 911 system for a city of 100,000. I left law enforcement and have now worked in Information Technology for 11 years. There are legitimate reasons why not everyone has access to everything! You are 100% correct the federal government hands out security clearances like penny candy. Here at "City X" I.T. the minute someone retires, resigns, is terminated or moved to another position, we remove or modify their security. It is simply good practice to utilize System Security in that manner.

  • Vivian Miller

    08/16/2018 11:22 AM

    Clearly the president needs to continue to clean house. When are we going to see Jeff Sessions replaced with someone who will begin criminal proceedings against those who have abused the power they were given?
    We’re seeing clearances being revoked (and they should be), but there has been treason, fraud, murders, targeting of innocent people and pedophilia going on high up. Why are these people above the law?

  • Sharon Morgan Clark

    08/16/2018 11:09 AM

    I think Brennan is protesting to much! Now he can not spew any more garbage about President Trump and that's why he's so angry. Why in the world should he ever have been granted a security badge (or what ever it's called) after the positions he has taken!!!!!! Just my opinion.

  • Tom Davis

    08/16/2018 10:54 AM

    Why (how) does anyone leaving active government service (to and for the people) need or get to keep their security clearance? I'm confused by this. Obviously there's no way to "wipe" (or maybe HRC knows of a way) the memory of itel of an individual gained on the job while acting in a role supporting the safety/security of the homeland. But once their role changes out of an active need to know, or they transition out of that type of service shouldn't security clearance go by the wayside? It seems so obvious. What am I missing?

  • Teresa Leigh Satterfield

    08/16/2018 10:53 AM

    It seems that Donald Trump is achieving an awesome amount of good for our country AND having to deal with a "sideshow" of corruption that is coming to light as he does it! Could you imagine how much could be accomplished if he didn't have the "clowns" hanging from him as he worked to make our great nation the beacon of hope and freedom it was founded to be!
    God Bless America! God Bless Our President! Praying for this great nation....

  • Stephen Russell

    08/16/2018 10:51 AM

    Deny Clapper & allies theyre clearances & reform process alone, Use heavy online tools, prior issuing clearances.

  • Phil Shea

    08/16/2018 10:50 AM

    Reform security clearances: cut time down, focus on Real Time Threats, etc prior filling out for clearance, do online checks.
    & remove security clearances for Clapper, Rice, Macabe & others et al 2. NO exceptions. Clear the DC swamp.,

  • Phil Shea

    08/16/2018 10:34 AM

    No doubt in my mind that Brennan is a charter member of the "Deep State" doing everything possible to implicate Trump so they will have grounds for impeachment. Hp Hip Hooray for our President for rooting all those in this Secret Society

  • Janet Mills

    08/16/2018 10:32 AM

    I am, of the opinion that a blanket policy should be instituted whereby all security clearances should be removed immediately upon a person leaving office/retiring. An "exception" policy could be instituted whereby if the person's expertise/knowledge is further needed, the clearance could reinstated for a set period of time, and after the project is completed, the clearance should be removed again. The blanket policy would prevent the "noise" that we are hearing from Brennan today about his being singled out and discriminated against.

You’d think nobody had ever lost a security clearance before.

Former CIA Director John Brennan, who served under President Obama and is now the darling of the anti-Trump media as a contributor on MSNBC, can’t stop fuming publicly about what he perceives as punishment for disagreeing with President Trump:  losing his top-secret clearance.  He says Trump is trying to intimidate him and interfere with his freedom of speech, and he says it, and says it, and says it some more, whenever  he wants, with no threat of repercussion, because nobody is interfering with his freedom of speech.

No one has the right to a security clearance.  CIA directors have traditionally been allowed to keep theirs after they leave; it’s renewed every five years as a courtesy and also in case current staff wish to rely on their expertise in a given situation.  There’s a condition, however:  that former CIA directors “behave like current CIA employees.”  Brennan has failed spectacularly to fulfill that requirement.

He’s also shown himself to be so heatedly partisan and deranged that he simply can’t be trusted on national security issues.  And after he went so far as accusing the President of committing treason (a death penalty offense) simply for holding a press conference with Vladimir Putin, it’s hard to imagine a situation in which the current administration would wish to call upon him for anything, except maybe to do the opposite of what he says.

But if for some unfathomable reason they did need him, his security clearance could be reinstated.  Peter Strzok’s was reinstated before his recent testimony before congressional oversight committees.  (I assume it was yanked again right afterwards but don’t know for sure.)  So, hypothetically, if the next administration were a bunch of “progressive” Democrats who were so “inclusive” they’d want to give a security clearance to a mouthy ex-spook who admitted during a polygraph when he joined the CIA in 1980 that he'd voted for the Communist Party in the ‘70s --- how did this man get to be in the CIA at all, let alone end up running it? --- they could always (shudder) give it back to him.

The anti-Trump media have gone wild, nonstop, over this.  It was “authoritarianism in its purest form” (that from Ben Rhodes on MSNBC), “a brazen act of intimidation,” and "something you might see out of a dictatorship or authoritarian regime."


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The intelligence community has been ridiculously free with security clearances, seemingly handing them out like candy.  An estimated 4 million Americans have them, including an unbelievable 1 million with top-secret clearance.  (I think about half of those people are now contributors on CNN and MSNBC.  No wonder there are so many leaks.)  And is it any wonder we’re uncovering so much inappropriate –- and illegal –- political activity going on in our intelligence community when John Brennan has shown himself to be “Exhibit A”?  All of those involved need to lose their clearances.

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino pointed out on “Tucker Carlson” Wednesday that Brennan was the one who, on August 25, 2016, briefed Sen. Harry Reid about elements in the Christopher Steele “dossier” that were then put in an open letter to James Comey at the FBI, providing a pretense for the FBI investigation into then-candidate Trump.  He’s bound to have been up to his eyeballs in the attempt to take down Trump, and it’s easy to agree with Bongino that he’s “a disgrace and a stain on the United States whose legacy will only be as a cautionary tale told to future CIA leaders about how not to act.”

But back to my original point.  This certainly isn’t the first time a security clearance has been revoked, and Rowan Scarborough writing in the WASHINGTON TIMES has come across an interesting and very timely one.  This is the story of Adam Lovinger, a 12-year strategist in the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment who complained to his superiors in the fall of 2016 about “sweetheart” contracts given to Stefan Halper, whom we now know was an FBI informant who spied on the Trump campaign.  (Lovinger blew the whistle on some other contracts, too, given to a close friend of Chelsea Clinton).  On May 1, 2017, his security clearance was revoked and he was relegated to clerical duties.

 According to Lovinger’s complaint, Halper had been contracted by James Baker, who ran the Office of Net Assessment, to conduct “foreign relations” when that task was supposed to be confined to government officials.  Halper had also been awarded contracts totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Pentagon support agency called the Washington Headquarters Service and, according to Lovinger’s attorney, was being paid “astronomically more than others similarly situated.”



As the attorney tells it, the people around the office had no idea what he was doing.  The work they knew about seemed to be subcontracted; he was just acting as the middle man.

Halper’s name should ring a bell; he’s the “confidential human source” (SPY) who approached George Papadopoulos and also contacted Carter Page.  For daring to speak up about the odd arrangement his bosses had with this man and other examples of what he saw as cronyism, Lovinger lost his security clearance.  Ironically, he seems like just the sort of person who should have one.

 

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/15/adam-lovinger-pentagon-analyst-lost-security-clear/

   

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Comments 26-36 of 36

  • Gerri Schmackers

    08/16/2018 11:53 AM

    I think most of the people with security clearances should no longer have them. It seems as though none of them have any morals which in my opinion should be the top subject here! I am certain the soldiers who guard the tomb of the unknown soldier have to go through more searches into their background than these clods do.So very sick of hearing this garbage in the news. In my opinion all of the people should be fired.Start over with people who know how to tell the truth and not look to make a big story ! Garbage! In truth are there any people in Washington who even know what the truth is? Doubtful! So sick of the media,what a bunch of idiots! I am finished watching anything but FOX NEWS. Refuse to watch any of the other garbage!

  • Bill Howell

    08/16/2018 11:38 AM

    There is more house cleaning that needs to be done FBI and Staff. This President has done more for this country than the last 3 Presidents. Obama and Bush has put this country 20 Tri dollars in debt. Democrats need to wake up, if they don't there will be no Dem party. I would like to see this. Dumb jerks, do they not understand that we see what they are doing.

  • Terry Nixon

    08/16/2018 11:32 AM

    Mike as usual you have hit close-to-home. I am a retired law enforcement officer (28 years) who for the last 6 or 7 years before retiring managed a 911 system for a city of 100,000. I left law enforcement and have now worked in Information Technology for 11 years. There are legitimate reasons why not everyone has access to everything! You are 100% correct the federal government hands out security clearances like penny candy. Here at "City X" I.T. the minute someone retires, resigns, is terminated or moved to another position, we remove or modify their security. It is simply good practice to utilize System Security in that manner.

  • Vivian Miller

    08/16/2018 11:22 AM

    Clearly the president needs to continue to clean house. When are we going to see Jeff Sessions replaced with someone who will begin criminal proceedings against those who have abused the power they were given?
    We’re seeing clearances being revoked (and they should be), but there has been treason, fraud, murders, targeting of innocent people and pedophilia going on high up. Why are these people above the law?

  • Sharon Morgan Clark

    08/16/2018 11:09 AM

    I think Brennan is protesting to much! Now he can not spew any more garbage about President Trump and that's why he's so angry. Why in the world should he ever have been granted a security badge (or what ever it's called) after the positions he has taken!!!!!! Just my opinion.

  • Tom Davis

    08/16/2018 10:54 AM

    Why (how) does anyone leaving active government service (to and for the people) need or get to keep their security clearance? I'm confused by this. Obviously there's no way to "wipe" (or maybe HRC knows of a way) the memory of itel of an individual gained on the job while acting in a role supporting the safety/security of the homeland. But once their role changes out of an active need to know, or they transition out of that type of service shouldn't security clearance go by the wayside? It seems so obvious. What am I missing?

  • Teresa Leigh Satterfield

    08/16/2018 10:53 AM

    It seems that Donald Trump is achieving an awesome amount of good for our country AND having to deal with a "sideshow" of corruption that is coming to light as he does it! Could you imagine how much could be accomplished if he didn't have the "clowns" hanging from him as he worked to make our great nation the beacon of hope and freedom it was founded to be!
    God Bless America! God Bless Our President! Praying for this great nation....

  • Stephen Russell

    08/16/2018 10:51 AM

    Deny Clapper & allies theyre clearances & reform process alone, Use heavy online tools, prior issuing clearances.

  • Phil Shea

    08/16/2018 10:50 AM

    Reform security clearances: cut time down, focus on Real Time Threats, etc prior filling out for clearance, do online checks.
    & remove security clearances for Clapper, Rice, Macabe & others et al 2. NO exceptions. Clear the DC swamp.,

  • Phil Shea

    08/16/2018 10:34 AM

    No doubt in my mind that Brennan is a charter member of the "Deep State" doing everything possible to implicate Trump so they will have grounds for impeachment. Hp Hip Hooray for our President for rooting all those in this Secret Society

  • Janet Mills

    08/16/2018 10:32 AM

    I am, of the opinion that a blanket policy should be instituted whereby all security clearances should be removed immediately upon a person leaving office/retiring. An "exception" policy could be instituted whereby if the person's expertise/knowledge is further needed, the clearance could reinstated for a set period of time, and after the project is completed, the clearance should be removed again. The blanket policy would prevent the "noise" that we are hearing from Brennan today about his being singled out and discriminated against.

You’d think nobody had ever lost a security clearance before.

Former CIA Director John Brennan, who served under President Obama and is now the darling of the anti-Trump media as a contributor on MSNBC, can’t stop fuming publicly about what he perceives as punishment for disagreeing with President Trump:  losing his top-secret clearance.  He says Trump is trying to intimidate him and interfere with his freedom of speech, and he says it, and says it, and says it some more, whenever  he wants, with no threat of repercussion, because nobody is interfering with his freedom of speech.

No one has the right to a security clearance.  CIA directors have traditionally been allowed to keep theirs after they leave; it’s renewed every five years as a courtesy and also in case current staff wish to rely on their expertise in a given situation.  There’s a condition, however:  that former CIA directors “behave like current CIA employees.”  Brennan has failed spectacularly to fulfill that requirement.

He’s also shown himself to be so heatedly partisan and deranged that he simply can’t be trusted on national security issues.  And after he went so far as accusing the President of committing treason (a death penalty offense) simply for holding a press conference with Vladimir Putin, it’s hard to imagine a situation in which the current administration would wish to call upon him for anything, except maybe to do the opposite of what he says.

But if for some unfathomable reason they did need him, his security clearance could be reinstated.  Peter Strzok’s was reinstated before his recent testimony before congressional oversight committees.  (I assume it was yanked again right afterwards but don’t know for sure.)  So, hypothetically, if the next administration were a bunch of “progressive” Democrats who were so “inclusive” they’d want to give a security clearance to a mouthy ex-spook who admitted during a polygraph when he joined the CIA in 1980 that he'd voted for the Communist Party in the ‘70s --- how did this man get to be in the CIA at all, let alone end up running it? --- they could always (shudder) give it back to him.

The anti-Trump media have gone wild, nonstop, over this.  It was “authoritarianism in its purest form” (that from Ben Rhodes on MSNBC), “a brazen act of intimidation,” and "something you might see out of a dictatorship or authoritarian regime."


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The intelligence community has been ridiculously free with security clearances, seemingly handing them out like candy.  An estimated 4 million Americans have them, including an unbelievable 1 million with top-secret clearance.  (I think about half of those people are now contributors on CNN and MSNBC.  No wonder there are so many leaks.)  And is it any wonder we’re uncovering so much inappropriate –- and illegal –- political activity going on in our intelligence community when John Brennan has shown himself to be “Exhibit A”?  All of those involved need to lose their clearances.

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino pointed out on “Tucker Carlson” Wednesday that Brennan was the one who, on August 25, 2016, briefed Sen. Harry Reid about elements in the Christopher Steele “dossier” that were then put in an open letter to James Comey at the FBI, providing a pretense for the FBI investigation into then-candidate Trump.  He’s bound to have been up to his eyeballs in the attempt to take down Trump, and it’s easy to agree with Bongino that he’s “a disgrace and a stain on the United States whose legacy will only be as a cautionary tale told to future CIA leaders about how not to act.”

But back to my original point.  This certainly isn’t the first time a security clearance has been revoked, and Rowan Scarborough writing in the WASHINGTON TIMES has come across an interesting and very timely one.  This is the story of Adam Lovinger, a 12-year strategist in the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment who complained to his superiors in the fall of 2016 about “sweetheart” contracts given to Stefan Halper, whom we now know was an FBI informant who spied on the Trump campaign.  (Lovinger blew the whistle on some other contracts, too, given to a close friend of Chelsea Clinton).  On May 1, 2017, his security clearance was revoked and he was relegated to clerical duties.

 According to Lovinger’s complaint, Halper had been contracted by James Baker, who ran the Office of Net Assessment, to conduct “foreign relations” when that task was supposed to be confined to government officials.  Halper had also been awarded contracts totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Pentagon support agency called the Washington Headquarters Service and, according to Lovinger’s attorney, was being paid “astronomically more than others similarly situated.”



As the attorney tells it, the people around the office had no idea what he was doing.  The work they knew about seemed to be subcontracted; he was just acting as the middle man.

Halper’s name should ring a bell; he’s the “confidential human source” (SPY) who approached George Papadopoulos and also contacted Carter Page.  For daring to speak up about the odd arrangement his bosses had with this man and other examples of what he saw as cronyism, Lovinger lost his security clearance.  Ironically, he seems like just the sort of person who should have one.

 

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/15/adam-lovinger-pentagon-analyst-lost-security-clear/

   

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Comments 26-36 of 36

  • Gerri Schmackers

    08/16/2018 11:53 AM

    I think most of the people with security clearances should no longer have them. It seems as though none of them have any morals which in my opinion should be the top subject here! I am certain the soldiers who guard the tomb of the unknown soldier have to go through more searches into their background than these clods do.So very sick of hearing this garbage in the news. In my opinion all of the people should be fired.Start over with people who know how to tell the truth and not look to make a big story ! Garbage! In truth are there any people in Washington who even know what the truth is? Doubtful! So sick of the media,what a bunch of idiots! I am finished watching anything but FOX NEWS. Refuse to watch any of the other garbage!

  • Bill Howell

    08/16/2018 11:38 AM

    There is more house cleaning that needs to be done FBI and Staff. This President has done more for this country than the last 3 Presidents. Obama and Bush has put this country 20 Tri dollars in debt. Democrats need to wake up, if they don't there will be no Dem party. I would like to see this. Dumb jerks, do they not understand that we see what they are doing.

  • Terry Nixon

    08/16/2018 11:32 AM

    Mike as usual you have hit close-to-home. I am a retired law enforcement officer (28 years) who for the last 6 or 7 years before retiring managed a 911 system for a city of 100,000. I left law enforcement and have now worked in Information Technology for 11 years. There are legitimate reasons why not everyone has access to everything! You are 100% correct the federal government hands out security clearances like penny candy. Here at "City X" I.T. the minute someone retires, resigns, is terminated or moved to another position, we remove or modify their security. It is simply good practice to utilize System Security in that manner.

  • Vivian Miller

    08/16/2018 11:22 AM

    Clearly the president needs to continue to clean house. When are we going to see Jeff Sessions replaced with someone who will begin criminal proceedings against those who have abused the power they were given?
    We’re seeing clearances being revoked (and they should be), but there has been treason, fraud, murders, targeting of innocent people and pedophilia going on high up. Why are these people above the law?

  • Sharon Morgan Clark

    08/16/2018 11:09 AM

    I think Brennan is protesting to much! Now he can not spew any more garbage about President Trump and that's why he's so angry. Why in the world should he ever have been granted a security badge (or what ever it's called) after the positions he has taken!!!!!! Just my opinion.

  • Tom Davis

    08/16/2018 10:54 AM

    Why (how) does anyone leaving active government service (to and for the people) need or get to keep their security clearance? I'm confused by this. Obviously there's no way to "wipe" (or maybe HRC knows of a way) the memory of itel of an individual gained on the job while acting in a role supporting the safety/security of the homeland. But once their role changes out of an active need to know, or they transition out of that type of service shouldn't security clearance go by the wayside? It seems so obvious. What am I missing?

  • Teresa Leigh Satterfield

    08/16/2018 10:53 AM

    It seems that Donald Trump is achieving an awesome amount of good for our country AND having to deal with a "sideshow" of corruption that is coming to light as he does it! Could you imagine how much could be accomplished if he didn't have the "clowns" hanging from him as he worked to make our great nation the beacon of hope and freedom it was founded to be!
    God Bless America! God Bless Our President! Praying for this great nation....

  • Stephen Russell

    08/16/2018 10:51 AM

    Deny Clapper & allies theyre clearances & reform process alone, Use heavy online tools, prior issuing clearances.

  • Phil Shea

    08/16/2018 10:50 AM

    Reform security clearances: cut time down, focus on Real Time Threats, etc prior filling out for clearance, do online checks.
    & remove security clearances for Clapper, Rice, Macabe & others et al 2. NO exceptions. Clear the DC swamp.,

  • Phil Shea

    08/16/2018 10:34 AM

    No doubt in my mind that Brennan is a charter member of the "Deep State" doing everything possible to implicate Trump so they will have grounds for impeachment. Hp Hip Hooray for our President for rooting all those in this Secret Society

  • Janet Mills

    08/16/2018 10:32 AM

    I am, of the opinion that a blanket policy should be instituted whereby all security clearances should be removed immediately upon a person leaving office/retiring. An "exception" policy could be instituted whereby if the person's expertise/knowledge is further needed, the clearance could reinstated for a set period of time, and after the project is completed, the clearance should be removed again. The blanket policy would prevent the "noise" that we are hearing from Brennan today about his being singled out and discriminated against.