Former intelligence officials criticize Trump's decision to revoke John Brennan's security cleara…

Aug 18, 2018, 01:46
Former intelligence officials criticize Trump's decision to revoke John Brennan's security cleara…

"This action is quite clearly a signal to other former and current officials", the letter says. And, per an analysis at the Washington Post, he also knows former British spy Christopher Steele, who compiled the infamous dossier alleging ties between Trump and Russian Federation. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump again called the probe a "rigged witch hunt" and said "these people led it!"

The White House announced Thursday that it was revoking the former Central Intelligence Agency director's clearance because of what press secretary Sarah Sanders called "unfounded and outrageous allegations".

"I've never respected him", Trump said.

Sanders added that Trump would review the security clearances of other critics: former FBI Director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page; the FBI veterans no longer have clearances per Bureau exit procedures.

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The so-called wolphin has been confirmed by scientists after it was spotted on a research trip near Kauai island. But an animal hybrid doesn't necessarily mean a new species - not even established hybrids, such as the mule.

The president commented on the issue as he left the White House to travel to Bedminster, New Jersey.

"Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation", McRaven wrote.

Trump denied attempting to muzzle Brennan.

Retired Navy Admiral William McCraven, who oversaw the 2011 Navy Seal raid that resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden, released an editorial through the Washington Post Thursday, responding to the revocation of John Brennan's security clearance.

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But many experts say those are neither irrevocable nor serious steps that could show the country is honest about denuclearization. But they did not agree on details, which will be further discussed through working-level talks, the ministry said.

He called Trump's assertion there was no collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation "hogwash".

The extreme action of revoking security clearances is one more instance of Donald Trump undertaking measures that no other president has done, leaving legal analysts in question about whether the action is actually within his authority.

Mark Warner of Virginia, plans to introduce a resolution that would prevent the President from arbitrarily revoking security clearances, days after President Donald Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan.

McRaven called Brennan "one of the finest public servants I have ever known" and called on Trump to lift his own top secret clearance to show solidarity with Brennan. "The Obama Administration depended on stern words from President Obama to Vladimir Putin to keep this from happening, and it didn't work".

Prosecutors advise witnesses in Manafort trial: Avoid the T-word
Gates was named as a co-defendant in the initial indictment handed down against Manafort last October. An acquittal would support efforts by Trump and his allies to portray the probe as a "witch hunt".

Bill Hemmer asked Rove about this, and the former George W. Bush-adviser panned Trump for making a "sideshow" out of his effort to punish his critics, saying it "might have been the right action for the wrong reason".

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