Mad Dog Mattis’ Vicious Statement Silenced Brennan For Good

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The constant complaining from the left due to President Trump’s wise decision to rescind John Brennan’s security clearance has come to the greatest point of exhaustion.

Trump properly revoked Brennan’s clearance because of his erratic conduct and his unabashed clams that President Trump committed “treason.“

James “Mad Dog“ Mattis finished dealing with all the griping from the left. Mattis makes clear that security clearance is strictly on a “need to know” basis.

From Breitbart

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis expressed solidarity with President Trump’s stripping of former Obama CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance earlier this week.

“All I can tell you is, I have taken security clearances away from people in my previous time in uniform, and a security clearance is something that is granted on an as-needed basis,” he told Pentagon reporters traveling with him in South America on Friday.

The comment came in response to a question on what he thought about former intelligence officials denouncing the president for stripping Brennan’s security clearance.

Earlier this week, retired Navy Adm. Bill McRaven published a letter criticizing the president for stripping Brennan’s security clearance and asking him to take away his as well.

Trump critics hoped that the op-ed by McRaven, the Navy SEAL commander who oversaw the raid to get Osama Bin Laden during the Obama administration, would prompt other national security figures to denounce the president.

Shortly after McRaven’s letter, former intelligence officials spoke out against the stripping Brennan of his security clearance, many if not all of whom were already critics of Trump.

McRaven was nominated as the head of U.S. Special Operations Command by President Obama, and Hillary Clinton had reportedly considered him as a running mate. He spoke glowingly of Clinton in 2014, when he introduced her at an event.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced Wednesday that the president revoked Brennan’s security clearance due to Brennan’s continued attacks of the president and assertions he colluded with Russia on Twitter and on MSNBC, where he is now a national security analyst.

Historically, former heads of intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been allowed to retain access to classified information after their government service so that they can consult with their successors regarding matters about which they may have special insights and as a professional courtesy. Neither of these justifications supports Mr. Brennan‘s continued access to classified information.

Additionally, Mr. Brennan has recently leveraged his status as a former high-ranking official with access to highly sensitive information to make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations — wild outbursts on the Internet and television — about this administration. Mr. Brennan‘s lying and recent conduct, characterized by increasingly frenzied commentary, is wholly inconsistent with access to the nation’s most closely held secrets, and facilitates the very aim of our adversaries, which is to sow division and chaos.

“More broadly, the issue of Mr. Brennan‘s security clearance raises larger questions about the practice of former officials maintaining access to our nation’s most sensitive secrets long after their time in government has ended,” Sanders added.

“Such access is particularly inappropriate when former officials have transitioned into highly partisan positions and seek to use real or perceived access to sensitive information to validate their political attacks. Any access granted to our nation’s secrets should be in furtherance of national, not personal, interests.”

Trump is also evaluating pulling the security clearances of former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director Michael Hayden, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, and current Justice Department official Bruce Ohr.

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9 Comments

  1. The President needs to add all past living Presidents to the list and end their security clearance access to information too. No one should be able to keep security clearances just so they can make millions of dollars after leaving Government jobs. That is just a stupid policy to me.

  2. Brennan never divulged secret information while Trump did so on many occasions, even while standing in the Oval Office as when he revealed super-secret information to the Russians obtained by Israeli intelligence and shared only because the Israeli’s thought we’d keep it in confidence … but then bigmouth Trump wanted to brag. Or the time he indicated 2 nuclear subs were headed to North Korea – if an American sailor had leaked such information, they would most likely be court-martialed and jailed. But then you conservatives are more than willing to collude with the Russians, attack our allies, and reveal secret information if you feel it furthers your ideology of fear, greed, hatred, and bigotry.

    • You seem to be omitting several important FACTS in your comment… One, the President is the final classification authority for everything and can declassify any damn thing he wants… Two, there were several highly respected people in the Oval Office with him when some fake news anonymous source claims he divulged classified info to the Russians that have stated on the record that the story is total BULL SHIT! And just as a point of fact… We could tell the North Koreans a fleet of our subs were off their coast and they could still not find them… LOL

      And one final point of FACT… Hillary Clinton with the full knowledge of the Democratic Party is the ONLY ones that any supporting evidence exist of anyone colluding with the Russians… Hillary is the epitome of greed, hatred, bigotry, and CORRUPTION…

  3. When will the Media get it through their thick heads, a Government Security Clearance is a privilege and not a right. As General Mattis stated, it is issued and retained on a “Need to know” basis. I had a Security Clearance while doing contract work for the State Department and it was automatically rescinded when my contract was up. If the rule applies to me, why not all other government employees.

  4. Is our gov’t. insane? Anyone who is an “enemy” of the US, like Brennan, should not have security clearance! I hope President Trump reviews each and every one who has it.

  5. I don’t trust any of obamas clowns. Clapper,Lynch,Rice,Holder, Clintons,Comey, Abedin, & Jarett.Strip all of them!

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