Trump Says He’ll Revoke Republicans’ Security Clearances If They Are ‘Incompetent or Crazy’

By Harriet Sinclair  | News Week |

President Donald Trump waves to the news media while walking across the South Lawn after arriving in Marine One from a recent trip to New York at the White House in Washington, on 13 August 2018. He has spoken about his decision to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance. Reuters

President Donald Trump has no qualms about his decision to terminate the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, commenting that he would do the same with a Republican.

Trump has faced a backlash over his decision to rescind Brennan’s clearance, which he claimed came as a result of Brennan’s “erratic conduct and behavior.”

Speaking in an impromptu interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump spoke about his decision and commented that he “would put a Republican on, too, if I thought they were incompetent or crazy.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.