The Progs have once again managed to astonish the world with their Stupid (TM). The tragedy is that so many Americans will be taken in. Making an issue of President Trump stripping Brennan of his security clearance is a ploy for the desperate and afraid and the brain dead. That being said, the fact that it is even an issue is an unforced error by the Trump Administration which evidently forgot the lessons of the Sandy Burglar fiasco. Let’s take a look at how security clearances work; Karl Denninger lays it out for us:
Brennan was the former head of the CIA, and as such he had to have a TS/SCI (SAP) clearance to do his job. There are plenty of people who have TS/SCI (or SAP) clearances, many more who have ordinary TS clearances, and a lot of people who have “Secret” or “Confidential” level clearances.
When you leave a position that requires one, whether in government or private industry (e.g. for a DOD contractor) you are “read out” of whatever programs you were in, reminded (strongly, requiring your written acknowledgement) of your continuing requirement to keep your damn mouth shut and your clearance is deactivated at that moment in time.
It remains “current” but is not activeand thus your ability to access and possess classified information ends at that instant.
Two years later it expires and requires a re-investigation (unless it was going to come up for re-investigation sooner, in which case that shorter time frame controls.)
You cannot have access to classified information without (1) a need to know, which isn’t your decision to make; that comes from the sponsoring organization whether some part of the government or a contractor authorized to work with such information and (2) an active, not “current”, clearance of the same or higher level and, in the case of SCI or SAP programs, a specific read-in on the program in question.
The idea that by revoking security clearances for Brennan (and hopefully others) the President has acted the tyrant is absurd. In a real tyranny he would have been dragged from the building by bulky men in cheap suits, shot and later brought to trial. No way is that happening. There has also been an attempt to link the holding of the security clearance to the First Amendment. More B.S. No one has a *right* to a security clearance. These clearances come with the job, as Denninger makes clear above, whose officers serve at the pleasure of the President.
Now let’s talk a bit about Br’er Brennan. Although educated by the Jesuits (that used to be a good thing) he admits to having voted for the Communist Party in 1968. Probably he switched to the Democrats when they became a wholly owned subsidiary of Comintern about that time. Some time after that he seems to have converted to Islam, which might help explain how it is that the Obummer Administration spent all those years fecklessly fighting the JV team they themselves created. BTW, did you know that Immaculate Barry’s Administration made every effort to insure that not Christians were given high office (H/T Wikileaks)?
Now we have the entire Pravda Brigade caterwauling about this non issue, and other idiots jumping on the bandwagon. Which only goes to illustrate the point so ably made by Vox Day in his second book on SJWs (Social Justice Warriors, aka Lefty Loons): SJWs Always Double Down. (Recommended)
McRaven, in a Washington Post editorial that was published on Thursday, defended Brennan vociferously. “[Brennan] is one of the finest public servants I have ever known,” he said. “Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who don’t know him.”
The retired Admiral went on to say that it would be an “honor” to have his own security clearance revoked. “Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency,” he explained.
All of which is hyperbolic hogwash. We can expect to see more of this as the Donks get closer to the day of reckoning when Trump (FINALLY!) calls their bluff and hauls the lot of these treasonous scum before a proper court for trial and conviction. All they have to do is not act crazy, but they’re such a panic, they can’t do it They know the day is coming when the Cowboy from Queens is going to rope ’em, throw ’em and truss ’em up good and tight.