President Trump created another firestorm among the unhinged left – namely Democrats and the biased media – after yanking the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan last Wednesday.
Brennan, who now works for both MSNBC and NBC as a national security analyst, is an unabashed Obama disciple and a fierce critic of the president. Moreover his much publicized “security clearance” allowed him a certain amount of access to our nation’s security secrets, which was dangerous considering his national exposure on the airwaves.
In fact, his ever-increasing unpredictable tirades against the administration became a source of concern for the president which compelled him, for the sake of our national security interests, to pull the plug on Brennan.
The president’s action predictably sent the left into a frenzied state of uncontrollable rage, accusing the administration of “Nixonian tactics” against “free-speech” and ironically an assault on our 1st Amendment.
No doubt the president’s action in revoking Brennan’s security clearance is highly unusual, however, it is certainly within his powers as president. Moreover, security clearances extended to outgoing government officials is a “courtesy” and not a “right”.
The president’s concern regarding Brennan’s uncontrolled partisan rants on MSNBC, combined with his long history of misconduct and ethical transgressions, should have been more than enough reason for the president to revoke Brennan’s security.
However, there’s another more pragmatic reason why Brennan should not have access to sensitive government information. He’s a vital part of the Russian collusion hoax, and perhaps a key player while still CIA Director within the Obama Administration, after Trump won the presidency in November.
He continues to put out false information, in the hope of confusing viewers, and perhaps framing the president. Brennan is also widely believed to have been a source for media outlets reporting on the Trump-Russia hoax scandal.
To illustrate just how partisan, dangerous and erratic Brennan has become one simply needs to view one of his delusional tweets, accusing the President of the United States of “treason,” a crime punishable by death.
“Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of “high crimes & misdemeanors.” It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???”
Days later the president responded to Brennan’s claim denying he was “pro-Russia” and slammed the former CIA Director in a Fox News interview.
“I think Brennan is a very bad guy and if you look at it a lot of things happened under his watch,” Trump told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. “I think he’s a very bad person.”
And there lies perhaps the best reason for revoking Brennan’s security. His outrageous claims may be misconstrued by those mindless viewers on MSNBC and within the mainstream media, to mean that because he has a security clearance, his lying words somehow have credibility.
Sen. Rand Paul had called for the president months ago to revoke the security clearance of Brennan, and on Monday he repeated his request. Paul had questioned previously whether the Obama-era spy boss was “monetizing” his access to sensitive information in his new role as a political pundit.
“Is John Brennan monetizing his security clearance? Is John Brennan making millions of dollars divulging secrets to the mainstream media with his attacks on @realDonaldTrump?” Paul tweeted early Monday. And on Wednesday Paul finally got his wish…Brennan got his “walking papers.”