Security clearances should be revoked

The revocation of John Brennan’s security clearance is long overdue.

In fact, all of the former Obama administration officials who still have access to classified information should likewise immediately have their clearances revoked.

I recently retired from the U.S. Army and had security clearance for over 30 years. Just as any normal citizen, I was “read-off” from my clearance when I retired.

Why is there a separate set of rules and laws for Democrat political figures? Having access to classified information is not a right, it is a privilege only granted if someone has a “need to know.”

What “need to know” do Brennan, Clapper, Rice, Comey, etc., have when they no longer work in the government? To compound matters, Brennan, Clapper, Rice, etc., have used their access for personal gain by exploiting it to “spill the beans” on CNN, MSNBC and elsewhere.

There has been no other time in American history where former administration officials who were given the courtesy of keeping their top secret clearance went on to weaponize that information to attack a sitting president.

This cabal has betrayed the trust and faith of the American people by using their access to highly sensitive information to enrich themselves, and to undermine a duly elected president.

What Brennan, Clapper, Rice and Comey are doing is unethical, illegal and immoral.

Revoke all of their clearances now and bring them up on charges for compromising classified information.

Douglas Mastriano

Fayetteville

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