Trump Prepared To Revoke Security Clearance From DOJ Official Bruce Ohr

Trump Prepared To Revoke Security Clearance From DOJ Official Bruce Ohr

Many people don't even know who he is, and now he's a bigger voice, and that's okay with me, because I like taking on voices like that.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the decision to pull Brennan's clearance at a briefing on Wednesday, reading a statement from Trump that accused Brennan of making "a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations - wild outbursts on the internet and television - about this Administration".

Mr. Trump, speaking to reporters on the White House South Lawn, said the official, Bruce Ohr, is a "disgrace".

The letter reads in part, "The evidence of a direct connection between the Russian government and Donald Trump's presidential campaign continues to mount and has led Michael Morrell, the former Acting Central Intelligence Director, to call Trump an "unwitting agent" of Russia and the Kremlin".

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Experts have described Trump's move as an unprecedented effort to silence prominent detractors, with some likening it to Sen.

Former CIA directors and other top national security officials are typically allowed to keep their clearances, at least for some period.

"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.

In a Washington Post OpEd on Thursday, William McRaven, the former commander of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014, spoke out on Brennan's behalf.

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"So I think it's something that had to be done", he said. On Friday, Trump said he planned to take Bruce Ohr's security clearance "very quickly". Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist crusade in the 1950s or President Richard M. Nixon's targeting of critics on his "enemies list". "I can just tell you we're looking into that specific matter".

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".

"If Brennan is to be faulted for anything, I don't think it is engendering a conspiracy against Trump, but failing as a major intelligence official to advocate a tough, firm, active policy against Russian measures to meddle with our elections", Rove said.

Early this month, he admitted in a tweet that the Trump Tower meeting, which was arranged by his son, Donald Trump Jr., "was a meeting to get information on an opponent".

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