Obama Pentagon Issued Security Clearances They Shouldn’t Have

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

The mistakes of the Obama Pentagon are being cleared up by the Trump Administration.

According to Breitbart, the Obama Pentagon gave contractors, who had been charged with felonies, security clearances. Even some people who had been accused of pedophilia were given security clearances.

In this, as in many other areas, the Trump Administration is having to correct problems under Barack Obama. While everyone seems to think that Obama was especially competent, it is Team Trump that is running the government according to the rules.

Breitbart reports, “Pentagon: Obama’s DOD Gave Security Clearances to Contractors Charged with Felonies, Including Pedophilia.

The Pentagon was forced last year to rescind interim security clearances granted under the Obama administration to at least 165 contractors linked to various crimes, including felony convictions for pedophilia and foreign government affiliations, revealed a report issued by the Director of the Defense Security Service (DSS).

According to the report, DOD contractors preserved their ability to access sensitive government information despite prior criminal records and other illicit past activity that the Pentagon’s vetting process failed to detect.

“Of those 165 cases, 151 people had pre-existing issues that they did not disclose and were not discovered during initial checks; the issues were not identified until the investigation was completed [in 2017],” noted the report, adding, “The interim decisions analyzed … actually occurred before 2017 and were subject to a final decision by the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) in 2017.”

In other words, the Pentagon subjected the contractors to the first round of vetting under former President Barack Obama and the Trump administration discovered their deception last year.

Read the full Breitbart story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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