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Ex-CIA Director John Brennan May Sue Trump over Stripped Security Clearances

HeadlineAug 20, 2018

Former CIA Director John Brennan says he may pursue legal action against President Trump, after Trump stripped Brennan of his security clearances. This is Brennan speaking Sunday.

John Brennan: “And so I think this is yet another example of his egregious abuse of power and authority. Just because he has the ability to revoke one’s clearance doesn’t mean that he is doing it for the appropriate reasons. Indeed, he violated the process that he himself, his administration, put out last year, in terms of the basis for revoking security clearances. So, I think it was just designed to distract the press from some of the other things that were going on last week.”

Former leaders of the U.S. national security establishment have blasted Trump’s decision to strip Brennan of his security clearance, calling it a clear attempt to stifle the free speech of the president’s critics.

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