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38 minutes ago, ben4titans said:

 

Trump before Country? How can you possible come to that conclusion in regards to Brennan? You guys are mindless zombies and you are now white knighting for John Fucking Brennan? Good Lord.

Don't give a damn about Brennan.  This is about Dear Leader continuing his practice of trying to silence anyone who doesn't say the right things.  Now, be a good bot and mention Hillary so we can all have a drink.

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6 minutes ago, MadMax said:

Don't give a damn about Brennan.  This is about Dear Leader continuing his practice of trying to silence anyone who doesn't say the right things.  Now, be a good bot and mention Hillary so we can all have a drink.

Silence? Brennan can still say whatever he wants. There was no gag order.

The current CIA director was not going to ask Brennan for his opinion on anything so why should he keep his clearance?

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3 hours ago, ben4titans said:

 

Trump before Country? How can you possible come to that conclusion in regards to Brennan? You guys are mindless zombies and you are now white knighting for John Fucking Brennan? Good Lord.

No, I am not white knighting John Brennan. I have a lot of problems with John Brennan. 

 

That's not the issue. The issue is the president deciding to use his power to punish people who are critical of him or who are participating in an investigation of his own criminality. 

 

Trump all but admitted Brennan's clearance was revoked because of the Mueller probe. Is this the road you want to go down?

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3 hours ago, LongTimeFan said:

Silence? Brennan can still say whatever he wants. There was no gag order.

The current CIA director was not going to ask Brennan for his opinion on anything so why should he keep his clearance?

Semantics...  It's your only argument.

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3 hours ago, LongTimeFan said:

Silence? Brennan can still say whatever he wants. There was no gag order.

The current CIA director was not going to ask Brennan for his opinion on anything so why should he keep his clearance?

Actually there is a long history of current CIA directors reaching out to previous directors. Its one of the reasons they get to keep their clearances. Try harder.

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I don't think many people will or should shed a tear for Brennan, who has become very political and a bit of an attention whore. And Brennan has a large soapbox where he can defend himself and continue to make his voice heard.

 

The chilling thing is the message this sends to the many many lower-level intelligence people who we depend upon to help keep our country safe. People that have families and bills to pay. The message is, if you get crosswise with the President, you can lose your clearance and your livelihood. Forget how fucked up that is in general, the idea the President for personal, political reasons could intervene and destroy your livelihood. The bigger issue is, in terms of national security, we want to encourage our security personnel to speak freely and frankly, not discourage that.

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1 hour ago, Legaltitan said:

I don't think many people will or should shed a tear for Brennan, who has become very political and a bit of an attention whore. And Brennan has a large soapbox where he can defend himself and continue to make his voice heard.

 

The chilling thing is the message this sends to the many many lower-level intelligence people who we depend upon to help keep our country safe. People that have families and bills to pay. The message is, if you get crosswise with the President, you can lose your clearance and your livelihood. Forget how fucked up that is in general, the idea the President for personal, political reasons could intervene and destroy your livelihood. The bigger issue is, in terms of national security, we want to encourage our security personnel to speak freely and frankly, not discourage that.

yeah Brennan has gone too far but considering how Trump attacked him and the intelligence community I can understand why even though I think he's wrong. That doesn't have anything to do with the message Trump is sending to anyone that disagrees with him. 

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3 minutes ago, Soxcat said:

This is being construed to only be an attempt by Trump to punish those who disagree with him which is plain false.  This is about people working in the highest offices of the CIA, FBI and Justice department that are BIASED.  We don't want people in those positions, or having the right (not privilege) to top secret information.  On top of that Brennan is scum and very well might be the mastermind behind Russiagate.  Stop being so biased and insincere about this people.  The swamp should be cleared and it shouldn't matter if the scum is right or left. 

What a joke. 

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SCUM criticize the Feckless Leader

PATRIOTS avoid working, take kick backs from lobbyists, remodel their offices in opulent fashion, and most importantly LIE in defense of the Feckless Leader.

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9 minutes ago, Soxcat said:

This is being construed to only be an attempt by Trump to punish those who disagree with him which is plain false.  This is about people working in the highest offices of the CIA, FBI and Justice department that are BIASED.  We don't want people in those positions, or having the right (not privilege) to top secret information.  On top of that Brennan is scum and very well might be the mastermind behind Russiagate.  Stop being so biased and insincere about this people.  The swamp should be cleared and it shouldn't matter if the scum is right or left. 

I see. So despite Trump's own words, this is about national security.

 

Well, good thing Trump consulted with his IC people prior to doing this, and followed the normal protocol for revoking a security clearance.

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1 hour ago, Legaltitan said:

The stupidity of the whole thing is that allowing these guys to keep their clearances after they leave government service is not for THEIR benefit, it is for OURS. 

Exactly. In the event of  a national emergency similar to 9/11 or the need to leverage a contact of a former employee  or their expertise in a certain area, I can see a reason for them to keep their security clearance.

 

You would think the benefit these people can provide to this country would outweighed Trump’s pettiness. If this wasn’t all about Trump, the administration could have revoked the clearance without even making this a public spectacle, but then it couldnt be used as a distraction. 

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