Trump is going to deny the security clearance of former heads of intelligence

Monday, July 23, a spokesman for the White house Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the presidential administration is considering the possibility to deny access to classified material by former CIA Director, John Brennan, former head of the FBI James Comey, a former Director of the NSA Michael Hayden, former Director of National intelligence James Clapper, former national security adviser, Susan rice, and former Deputy Director of the FBI’s Andrew McCabe.

As stated by the press Secretary, trump believes the former heads of intelligence «politicized» making inappropriate statements about Russian interference in the elections and «monetizirovat».

«The fact that people with security clearance put forward unfounded accusations, provides an unacceptable legitimacy to unsubstantiated charges,» said Huckabee Sanders.

The press conference followed a visit of Senator Rand Paul for President. He planned to ask trump to deprive Brennan of access security to the President. Previously, Paul has criticized former head of Central Control in Twitter, saying that he «monetizing» your tolerance and «makes millions of dollars» by selling information on trump media and «attacking» the incumbent.

Just got out of the WH meeting with @realDonaldTrump. I restated to him what I have said in public: John Brennan and others partisans should have their security clearances revoked.

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 23, 2018

Democrats responded quickly, calling the decision an attack against those who criticize Donald trump.

This is what totalitarianism looks like.

— Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) July 23, 2018

The Washington Post writes that the statement by the press Secretary of the White house causing some skepticism. To deny access to those with whom he is no longer impossible. At least two from this list — McCabe and Komi —security clearance anymore.

Former heads of intelligence retain the right of access to classified material after his resignation. The feasibility of this approach due to the need to share experiences and information with the new head of the Department.