https://www.politico.com/story/2018...y-clearance-of-ex-cia-director-brennan-778791 https://www.washingtonpost.com/blog...out-the-mueller-probe/?utm_term=.9bfd7b6d2405 This is some BS move. “Mr. Brennan’s lying and recent conduct characterized by increasingly frenzied commentary is wholly inconsistent with access to the nation’s most closely held secrets and facilities, the very aim of our adversaries which is to sow division and chaos,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, reading a statement from Trump while briefing reporters on Wednesday. “Mr. Brennan has recently leveraged his status as a former high-ranking official with access to highly sensitive information to make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations — wild outbursts on the internet and television — about this Administration,“ the president‘s statement continued. Only - there's nothing stopping from Brennan from doing the same. All Trump wants to do is try and silence Brennan by trying to discredit him. Fortunately, Brennan responded “This action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics,” he wrote. “It should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out. My principles are worth far more than clearances. I will not relent," he wrote.