The White House just pulled a stunt so reckless and corrupt, that only a Republican could rectify doing it. According to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, President Trump is mulling over whether or not to strip the security clearance from Obama-era officials he believes are working against him.
Sanders said Monday that:
“They’ve politicized and in some cases monetized their public service and security clearances. Making baseless accusations of improper contact with Russia, or begin influenced by Russia against the president is extremely inappropriate and the fact that people with security clearances are making these baseless charges provides inappropriate legitimacy to accusations with zero evidence.”
This after politicians Rand Paul tweeted at the president this morning, saying:
“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?”
It’s that easy to get the president to do something, so long as it’s sleazy.
Check out the smutcaster at work this morning:
The ‘they” she is talking about happen to be esteemed members of intel and law enforcement like James Clapper, James Comey, and John Brennan, as well as former Obama National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, and former FBI Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe.
This cannot be allowed to happen. According to Sanders, Trump is “looking at taking away” the clearances because these select politicians have voiced concerns over the president’s clear affection for Russia, and disregard over the American intel community’s findings of ample evidence against Russian operatives who hacked the 2016 presidential election.
Trump is flipping out over Mueller’s probe, and this is just another example of him trying to wriggle out of being held accountable.