“It’s astounding how often you fail to live up to minimum standards of decency, civility, & probity. Seems like you will never understand what it means to be president, nor what it takes to be a good, decent, & honest person. So disheartening, so dangerous for our Nation.”
Former CIA Director John Brennan (August 14 2018)
“I have decided to revoke the security clearance of John Brennan, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency.”
US President Donald Trump (August 15 2018)
“Spying did occur [on the Trump campaign in 2016]. The question is whether it was adequately predicated. And I’m not suggesting that it wasn’t adequately predicated. But I need to explore that.”
US Attorney General William Barr (April 10 2019)
Either we need a new election or hang former CIA Director John Brennan for putting out disinformation.”
Former CIA operative Robert Baer — Newsweek (January 2017)
August 15 2018 — Today, U.S. President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
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UPDATE (August 15 2019) — US Attorney General William Barr has assigned a senior federal prosecutor to examine the origins of the Russia investigation.
Many observers, including former U.S. Attorney and Special Counsel Joe diGenova , believe that John Brennan — CIA director from 2013 to 2017 — is at the core of the fraudulent Russia-Trump collusion conspiracy.
Attorney General William Barr believes unauthorized spying took place on President Trump’s campaign during the 2016 presidential election as the Justice Department makes moves to investigate the origins of the Russia probe.
In a conversation with Fox News’ Bill Hemmer on “America’s Newsroom,” Barr suggested that he wanted to get to the bottom of whether “government officials abused their power and put their thumb on the scale” during the Russia investigation.
He criticized unnamed officials as providing “inadequate” explanations for what took place.
“People have to find out what the government was doing during that period,” said Barr, adding that if the U.S. government is concerned about foreign influence in the U.S. election process, it should be equally worried about potential abuses of power within the federal government.
John Henry Durham, the US attorney in Connecticut, is investigating whether the collection of intelligence on the Trump campaign was lawful.
Intel Today would like to know what you think. Do you believe — like Former U.S. Attorney and Special Counsel Joe diGenova — that John Brennan will go to prison?
END of UPDATE
Trump is accusing Brennan of using his access to classified information in order to “sow division and chaos” about the Trump administration.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders read the statement from President Trump at her daily news briefing.
Trump added that he will also review the security clearances of several other former ranking government officials with a view toward revoking them.
James Clapper, James Comey, Michael Hayden, Sally Yates, Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Bruce Ohr were mentioned explicitly by Sarah Sanders. Surprisingly, Mike Morell is not — yet — on Trump’s blacklist?
President Trump revokes John Brennan’s security clearance (C-SPAN)
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