(National Sentinel) Wall Them Off: On Monday Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he would press POTUS Donald Trump to revoke top-level security clearances from many of the Obama Deep State hacks who have been attacking him relentlessly since he took office.

Paul’s concern is that former spooks-turned-Left-wing media “analysts” who still get access to top-secret finished intelligence products are “monetizing” the information as TV commentators — all while trashing the president.

“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.

Paul followed that with a tweet informing followers he would bring the matter up with POTUS Trump.

Later Monday, the White House said POTUS Trump was indeed considering revoking the security clearances of former CIA Director John Brennan specifically, but also others, according to Fox News:

[White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee] Sanders said Trump is also looking into the clearances for other former officials and Trump critics, including former FBI Director James Comey; former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe; former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper; former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and former CIA Director Michael Hayden (who also worked under President George W. Bush). Sanders said the former officials “politicized and in some cases actually monetized their public service and their security clearances in making baseless accusations of improper contact with Russia.” (Brennan is an analyst for NBC and MSNBC while Clapper has been working for CNN.)

Cue the Left-wing rage and meltdown.

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the Democratic ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, tweeted that “politicizing security clearances to retaliate against former national security officials who criticize the President would set a terrible new precedent.

Meanwhile, Clapper said on CNN that Trump’s possible revocation was “kind of a petty way of retribution, I suppose, for speaking out against the president, which I think, on the part of all of us, are borne out of genuine concerns about President Trump.” 

Hayden, meanwhile, tweeted Monday that revoking his security clearance wouldn’t “have any effect on what I say or write.”

Former Brennan deputy chief of staff Nick Shapiro said his one-time boss “hasn’t made one penny off of his clearance” and “doesn’t need a security clearance to speak out against the failings of Trump.”

And you just knew that someone would bring up the BS “Russia” connection.

Cue James Comey! He tweeted: “Thought experiment: Make a list of all the public figures in this country and around the world the current president has criticized. Ask yourself: “Why is Putin missing from the list?”

First off, POTUS Trump has been tougher on Russia than any president since the Cold War. Secondly, the public figures Trump is criticizing tried to prevent him from becoming president and have undermined him every single moment since.

So, “thought experiment:” Who leaked classified information to the media constantly? Hence, who are the real threats to our democracy?

Wow. If having a top secret security clearance is no big deal and has no effect whatsoever on their ability to speak and make a living, why so much outrage?

Former Defense Department official and CIA operative Mary Beth Long told Paul he was right to insist on those clearances being revoked.


“Dear Senator, it’s more than that. As a former Director, #Brennan has daily access to finished intelligence, a courtesy offered to all previous DNI & Directors. As paid media pundits, both he and #Clapper should forfeit that access immediately. @RandPaul @SaraCarterDC @FoxNews,” she tweeted.

Never miss a story! Subscribe to our daily newsletter and start receiving Flashpoint Intelligence Review for FREE (while offer lasts)

* indicates required

Email Format

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x