Trump expects to revoke Ohr's security clearance

Clay Curtis
August 18, 2018

While speaking to assembled reporters before getting on Air Force One on Friday, President Donald Trump gave himself generous praise for revoking former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance.

Justice Department official Bruce Ohr-who President Trump says aided his political enemies during the campaign-may be the next person to have his security clearance revoked. I suspect I'll be taking [his security clearance] away very quickly. Ohr's wife worked for Fusion GPS. "For him to be at the Justice Department, and to be doing what he did, that is a disgrace".

"All records of communications, including but not limited to letters, emails, text messages, and instant chats, between former CIA Director John Brennan and/or officials in the CIA Director's Office on the one hand, and Senator Harry Reid and/or members of Senator Reid's staff on the other hand, regarding, concerning or relating to the Christopher Steele "dossier" and/or alleged "collusion" between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation".

Trump lashed out again at Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading an investigation into possible collusion between his 2016 campaign and Moscow.

"Let him write his report", Trump said.

While ignoring McRaven's criticism, Trump said he had been buoyed by support for his action against Brennan, a persistent critic who said Trump's behavior was "treasonous" in his Helsinki meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month. Bottom row from left are former FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper.

The source said that White House communications officials have similarly discussed plans to release the other revocations as a distraction to unwelcome news coverage.

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"Director Brennan's recent statements purport to know as fact that the Trump campaign colluded with a foreign power", Burr said in a Thursday statement.

Still, Trump said Mueller should be allowed to finish a report on potential Russian Federation meddling in the election that Russian Federation has denied.

"There's no silence. If anything, I'm giving them a bigger voice", Trump said. To make matters much worse, not just Edward Snowden but an NSA/CIA/FBI contractor whistleblower client I once represented revealed to a number of so-called government authorities that Brennan, along with James Clapper, were the primary persons who authorized and then carried out mass surveillance by the CIA and NSA, also with FBI involvement, against hundreds of millions of American citizens.

According to former acting Central Intelligence Agency director Michael Morell, Gates was out of cell range when the letter was originally released, but he's an "important voice".

"So I think it's something that had to be done", he said. "I've never respected him".

The statement also claimed that Brennan had been "leveraging" his clearance to make "wild outbursts" and claims against the Trump administration in the media. "I will not relent", Brennan tweeted after the announcement.

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