Tell Congress to stop Trump's dictator tactics
President Donald Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of a half dozen former Obama administration officials, a move that critics say would be an unprecedented politicization of the clearance process.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that the president is "exploring the mechanisms" to strip clearance from former CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI Director Jim Comey and former top national security officials James Clapper, Michael Hayden, Susan Rice and Andrew McCabe.
Sanders accused the officials of having "politicized and in some cases monetized their public service and security clearances" by "making baseless accusations of improper contact with Russia or being influenced by Russia."
"The fact that people with security clearances are making these baseless charges provides inappropriate legitimacy to accusations with zero evidence," she said.
Brennan had offered scathing criticism of Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last Monday, calling their press conference "nothing short of treasonous." McCabes' security clearance was deactivated when he was terminated in March 2018, "according to...FBI policy."
Threats to those who disagree or criticized is a tactic of a dictator and not of a democracy. Tell Congress to stop this now.