Trump Eager To Strip Clearance Of More Critics, Those Involved In Russia Probe

US President Donald Trump listens during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 30, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Ph... US President Donald Trump listens during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 30, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
|
August 17, 2018 7:48 am
JOIN TPM FOR JUST $1

President Donald Trump has told those around him that he wants to strip the security clearance from more critics and people involved in the Russia investigation, according to a Friday Washington Post report.

Trump revoked the clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday, earning massive backlash from other national security leaders.

Aides said that Trump thinks he looks strong and decisive for punishing Brennan so aggressively. Senior advisers, including press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, reportedly advised Trump to announce the security revocation this week to change the narrative from former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman’s tapes.

Comments
Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporter:
Senior Newswriters:
Newswriters:
Editor at Large:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: