The left is in meltdown over President Trump exercising his constitutional authority to revoke ex-CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance.
CNN reported that former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper was incensed by Trump’s action. Naturally, it was CNN who reported it. After all, Clapper is one of their employees, as are a number of other Obama ex-intelligence hacks.
In a July interview, Clapper said he thought he and his fellow leftists were being targeted by Trump. “The bigger issue to me is the jeopardy to First Amendment rights,” Clapper said. “That, to me, is the much bigger issue here where we’re being suppressed or oppressed because of our outspoken political views or criticism of the current president.”
First Amendment rights? Now, I realize that most of CNN’s readers and viewers probably can’t name even two or three of the five First Amendment rights, but one would hope that the former DNI could.
On second thought, I’m sure Clapper can, but we know he is a liar and an actor. Working for CNN has afforded him the ability to just throw out inane claims that he knows will play to the left and win him acclaim from the other CNN talking heads. And of course, no one on the left will ever fact-check or even question him. The quick answer, which I’m sure Clapper knows, is that one voluntarily forgoes some First Amendment rights when dealing with classified material.
To recap, Trump issued a statement, read by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, that, for national security reasons, he is revoking Brennan’s security clearance, meaning his access to secure material and information. Oh, and that he is a dirtbag liar and leaker of intelligence.