Donald Trump followed through on his threat to strip former CIA Director John Brennan of his security clearance, showing us all once again what a petty and childish satrap he is. And then he sent Sarah Huckabee Sanders out to pretend that it was necessary to protect national security.
President Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John O. Brennan, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Wednesday, citing “the risk posed by his erratic conduct and behavior.”
Seriously? Donald Trump, of all people, is accusing someone else of erratic conduct and behavior? Kiss another irony meter goodbye.
The least credible human being in the entire country, a man who doesn’t even believe in objectivity, is questioning someone else’s credibility. In related news, the pot and the kettle were found dead in a CIA safe house in Mogadishu, apparently killed by poison used by Russian intelligence agencies to kill its critics.
“First, at this point in my administration, any benefits that senior officials might glean from consultations with Mr. Brennan are now outweighed by the risk posed by his erratic conduct and behavior,” Trump said in a statement read by Sanders at Wednesday’s briefing.
“Second, that conduct and behavior has tested and far exceeded the limits of any professional courtesy that may have been due to him,” Trump said in the statement. “Mr. Brennan has a history that calls into question his objectivity and credibility.”
And Trump isn’t done. He’s made the same threat about another former CIA Director, Michael Hayden, along with former DNI James Clapper, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and now Sanders says he’s also thinking about doing the same with former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates. Notice a pattern here? Anyone who criticizes him is “under review” and may lose their security clearance. There is not one shred of evidence that any of them has ever shared classified information. In fact, the only one who has done that is Trump himself, in that infamous oval office meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister and Ambassador. He shared highly classified information that came from Israel’s Mossad, infuriating that country and burning an important intelligence asset.
The only one here who should lose their security clearance is Trump himself. The only one putting our national security at risk is Trump himself.