Russiagate conspiracy theorists are throwing their usual fit over Trump pulling John Brennan’s security clearance. Also known as Thursday. Brennan, Obama’s CIA boss, had left behind a trail of problematic behavior. But, by his own admission, he should never have had a security clearance in the first place.
Despite the Cold War, Brennan had admitted to voting for a Communist Party candidate. The Communist Party, at the time, was under the control of the Russians.
And yet the Russiagaters, the same people who won’t stop seeing Russians under every bed, not only don’t care, but back a man who had supported a Russian takeover of the United States.
That is a huge problem.
U.S. Army Brigadier Gen. Anthony Tata (Ret.) said President Trump was justified in revoking the security clearance of John Brennan, who Tata described as a “clear and present danger” to the nation.
Trump on Wednesday revoked the former CIA director’s clearance, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced, saying Brennan “has a history that calls his credibility into question.”
Tata questioned Brennan’s record as CIA director, on everything from the Iran nuclear deal to ISIS to Russian election meddling.
He also noted that Brennan has repeatedly called for Trump to be removed from office, noting that question 29 on the security clearance form asks, “Have you ever supported overthrowing the U.S. government?”
“I think that John Brennan is a clear and present danger and a threat to this nation,” Tata said. “He supports the overthrow of this particular president, and he needed to have his access to information revoked.”
Russiagaters claim to be worried about Russian influence, yet they have no problem with Russian influence over Brennan. The contradictions and hypocrisies here are both clear and obvious.