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White House Revokes Ex-CIA Director John Brennans Security Clearance

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Wednesday that former CIA Director John Brennans security clearance is being revoked. Reading a statement from President Donald Trump, Sanders said his clearance was being taken away due to his erratic behavior that far exceeded the limits and far exceeded any professional courtesy that may have been due to him. Mr. Brennan has a history that calls into question his objectivity and credibility, Sanders told reporters. High-level intelligence officials typically keep their clearances after they leave their agencies so that they can…

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CIA Chief Gina Haspel Goes Silent as Trump Attacks Her Patron

The director of the CIA is keeping her mouth shut while her boss, President Donald Trump, punishes her predecessor, John Brennan, for his vociferous criticism. Its an act that even a man who famously clashed with Brennan and his CIA calls appalling. Brennan, a career CIA official whom Barack Obama made the agencys director over substantial criticism from the political left, saw Trump take away his security clearance on Wednesday. Disconnected from any allegation, let alone evidence, that Brennan abused his clearance, Trumps maneuver struck many intelligence observers and former…

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