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Rand Paul Calls For Revocation of Communist-Voting Brennan’s Security Clearance #Brennan #Obama #Treason

Sen. Rand Paul called Monday for President Trump to revoke former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance, as he questioned whether the Obama-era spy boss was “monetizing” his access to sensitive information in his new role as a pundit.

“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?”

Paul tweeted early Monday.

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Brennan joined NBC News and MSNBC in February as a contributor and senior national security and intelligence analyst, reports Fox News.

The Kentucky Republican, who last week jumped to Trump’s defense as the president faced bipartisan criticism over his summit and press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, followed up the original tweet by saying:

“Today I will meet with the President and I will ask him to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance!”

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Paul’s tweets come as fellow congressional Republicans push for Brennan to testify on Capitol Hill regarding the investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates in the 2016 presidential election.

The former CIA director has been a consistent and harsh critic of the president, blasting his performance with Putin in Helsinki as “nothing short of treasonous.”

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said Sunday that his committee was seeking a Brennan interview.

“We have lots of questions for John Brennan and he will definitely be sought by the committees for an interview,” Goodlatte said on “Sunday Morning Futures.” “This is an extremely disturbing thing to see both he and [former FBI Director] James Comey, supposedly impartial government officials carrying out their jobs in very important areas in intelligence gathering and law enforcement, express the kind of extreme bias that they’ve shown—which I think reflects quite accurately what they were doing back in 2016.”

Goodlatte was referring to a Wall Street Journal op-ed written by Kimberly Strassel which suggested that Brennan’s role in the Russia probe “is in some ways more concerning than the FBI’s.”

“Mr. Brennan has taken credit for launching the Trump investigation,” Strassel wrote, adding that Brennan “took the lead on shaping the narrative that Russia was interfering in the election specifically to help Mr. Trump—which quickly evolved into the Trump-collusion narrative.”

Rand Paul blasted Brennan last week, calling him unhinged, and reminding America that Brennan’s very first act of voting as an adult, was for a Communist running for President.

He said:

PAUL: “John Brennan started out his adulthood by voting for the Communist Party presidential candidate. He is now ending his career by showing himself to be the most biased, bigoted, over-the-top, hyperbolic, unhinged director of the C.I.A. we’ve ever had.

It really is an insult to everything about our government, to have a former head of the C.I.A. calling the President treasonous just because he doesn’t like him. You know, I filibustered Brennan. I tried to keep Brennan from ever being the leader of the C.I.A.

But realize that Brennan and Clapper are known for wanting to expand the authority of the intelligence agencies to grab up everyone’s information, including Americans’, and so I don’t have a lot of respect for these people. Even before they decided to go on hating the President, I disliked these people because they wanted to grab up so much power and use it against the American people.”

“I think he’s a very bad guy and if you look at it, a lot of things happened under his watch. I think he’s a very bad person,” Trump told Carlson.

“I agree completely,” Paul said of Trump’s stance. “I think John Brennan’s completely unhinged and you see him now calling the president treasonous.”

“What should worry every American is John Brennan was in charge of the CIA, the most powerful intelligence gathering group on the planet,” he said. “They can absorb every bit of information you can imagine, your phone calls, your metadata, your bank records, your visa records. They can destroy any person’s life. The person at the head of that turns out to be a very much partisan, a Trump hater and very much just someone who is a, you know, Trump hater, I guess that’s the best way to put it.”

“I really am worried that he was head of the CIA for so long harboring all of that bias,” Paul added.

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July 23rd, 2018

 

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