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Five myths about security clearances

This past week, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Trump was considering revoking the security clearances of former high-ranking officials who had criticized him, such as onetime director of national intelligence James Clapper, CIA director John Brennan and national security adviser Susan Rice. It wasn’t the first …

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Why Trump Is Right to Strip Ex-Officials’ Security Clearances

Getty Images Soapbox There are three main reasons why the president might be right to revoke the security clearances of several top former Obama administration officials. By ELLIOTT ABRAMS July 25, 2018 Should President Donald Trump revoke the security clearances of several former Obama administration officials who have been criticizing …

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Trump’s threat to revoke Obama-era security clearances is a brazen attempt to silence critics, not protect national security

Get the Think newsletter. SUBSCRIBE On July 23, 2018, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that President Donald Trump is considering pulling the security clearances of former CIA Director John Brennan, an NBC News contributor; former FBI Director James B. Comey; former CIA Director Michael V. Hayden; …

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