Voters are largely supportive of President Trump’s decision to revoke Brennan’s security clearance.
A new poll has found that a majority of U.S. voters support former CIA Director John Brennan and former FBI Director James Comey having their security clearances revoked.
The Harvard CAPS/Harris poll, published on The Hill Monday, shows 59 percent of voters feel Brennan should have lost his clearance while 64 percent say Comey should lose him too.
The majority of U.S. voters believe that former CIA Director John Brennan and former FBI Director James Comey should have their security clearances revoked, according to the Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released exclusively to The Hill.
The survey showed 59 percent of registered voters felt Brennan should have lost his security clearance, while 64 percent said Comey and others at the FBI who were fired or demoted over their actions should lose their clearance.
Overall, 60 percent of registered voters said they believed that former national security officials who become consultants and TV news contributors should give up their national security clearances.
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“An overwhelming majority of the public thinks that former officials should lose their security clearance, and believe that former officials like Brennan and Coney should no longer have any clearance,” said Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll co-director Mark Penn.
“There would definitely be support for a wholesale policy revoking their clearances,” he added. More
In a statement released earlier this month, President Trump cited Brennan’s “erratic conduct and behavior” as part of the reason why his clearance was revoked.
“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,” Trump said. “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 facilitates the very aim of our adversaries, which is to sow division and chaos.”
Brennan is a walking, talking representation of why Americans don’t have faith and trust in their government.
By the way, Barack Obama shouldn’t have a security clearance, either.
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