Former CIA Director John Brennan fought back against the Trump administration this weekend; saying he plans to sue the White House after the President stripped him of his national security clearance.
Brennan was speaking with NBC’s Chuck Todd Sunday when he was asked to weigh-in on the Commander-in-Chief’s sudden revocation of his security credentials; saying “I’m going to do whatever I can” to regain access to the classified material.
“I have been contacted by a number of lawyers, and they have already given me their thoughts about the basis for a complaint, an injunction to try to prevent him from doing this in the future,” said the former director.
The President fired-back moments after the interview, saying he “hopes” Brennan sues his administration so the White House could gain access to Brennan’s emails and communications during the 2016 election.
I hope John Brennan, the worst CIA Director in our country’s history, brings a lawsuit. It will then be very easy to get all of his records, texts, emails and documents to show not only the poor job he did, but how he was involved with the Mueller Rigged Witch Hunt. He won’t sue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2018
h/t Daily Caller
BRENNAN GOES OFF: Vows to Criticize Trump 'Until Integrity Returns to the White House'
Former CIA director John Brennan tears into President Trump in a new op-ed for the Washington Post, vowing to continue speaking out against the president “until integrity returns to the White House.”
Brennan, who served as director of the agency under former President Obama, is a frequent Trump critic. Most recently, he referred to Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement as “madness.”
“The esteem with which I held the presidency was dealt a serious blow when Donald Trump took office…”
“The esteem with which I held the presidency was dealt a serious blow when Donald Trump took office,” Brennan writes. “Almost immediately, I began to see a startling aberration from the remarkable, though human, presidents I had served.”
Brennan rips Trump for bringing a “lifelong preoccupation with aggrandizing himself” to the White House and expresses concern that “his mean-spirited and malicious behavior” will be copied by future generations.
“[He] has shown highly abnormal behavior by lying routinely to the American people without compunction, intentionally fueling divisions in our country and actively working to degrade the imperfect but critical institutions that serve us,” Brennan writes of Trump.
BREAKING: President Trump REVOKES John Brennan’s SECURITY CLEARANCE
President Trump officially revoked former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance Wednesday, ending days of speculation after the White House announced it was considering terminating the credentials of former Obama staffers.
According to Politico, the Trump administration announced the decision Wednesday afternoon, saying there was simply “no justification” for Brennan to retain access to classified information and top secret material.
“Historically, former heads of intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been allowed to retain access to classified information after their government service so that they can consult with their successors regarding matters about which they may have special insights and as a professional courtesy,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “Neither of these justifications supports Mr. Brennan’s continued access to classified information.”
More information as it develops…