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Posted on 08/15/2018 6:33:17 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Comey: Trump revoking Brennan's security clearance shows 'he will punish people who disagree with him'
Former FBI Director James Comey hit back at President Trump for revoking former CIA Director John Brennans security clearance, saying Trump is sending a message that he will punish people who disagree with him and reward those who praise him.
Comey said in a statement posted to Twitter on Wednesday evening that in a democracy security clearances should not be used as pawns in a petty political game to distract voters from even bigger problems.
The former FBI director also criticized Trump for praising despots and dictators like [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and [North Korean leader] Kim Jong Un and attacking people like a war hero like [Sen.] John McCain [R-Ariz.], members of our countrys free press, and devoted public servants like John Brennan.
American voters must not shrug off or be distracted from the terrible behaviors of his president, who lies to the American people every day, encourages racism, is a misogynist, and always puts his own interests above those of the United State of America, Comey wrote.
Politicians enabling this president should be held accountable in future elections, he continued. We are each responsible for what we way as well as for our silence.
The White House announced earlier Wednesday that Trump had revoked Brennan's security clearance.
The president in a statement claimed Brennan, who is a frequent and vocal critic of Trump, was using his former government official status to make unfounded and outrageous charges about his administration.
Mr. Brennans lying and recent conduct characterized by increasingly frenzied commentary is wholly inconsistent with access to the nations most closely held secrets and facilities, the very aim of our adversaries, which is to sow division and chaos, Trump said in a statement read by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Sanders denied that the move was in response to Brennan's criticism; many Trump critics, including Democratic lawmakers, asserted that it was.
Brennan fired back after the decision was announced, saying Trump was trying "to intimidate and suppress any criticism of him or his administration" but adding that the move would not silence him.
Comey has also been highly critical of the president, targeting Trump in a book published earlier this year. Trump fired Comey last year.
Yep, and you oughta be next, maggot !
Bald faced treason should be punished.
LOL really Comey really..can’t wait to see this guy in a prison jumpsuit, hope its sooner rather than later
Anyone holding a security clearance who attempts to overthrow the United States Government and depose the President of the United should lose their security clearance, followed immediate by execution by firing squad.
Says the firee...
Mr. Comey, please explain to us WHY Mr. Brennan needs a clearance?
Go ahead, I’m waiting...................
Dear former Director Comey,
You are going to jail.
Comey is also on the chopping block. The sooner, the better.
Hate to break it to you, Jimmy - but a security clearance is not a right. Its something for trustworthy people, at the pleasure of the president.
You displease the president or cause the president concern over your trustworthiness, and BAM! Its over.
Why should he keep the clearance. When I left my contracting job with the military, guess what? My clearance was immediately eliminated. Why should he be any different?
Comey knows what this means.... the indictments are coming (if they haven’t already arrived for his comments to be in context). Why is it “punishing” to prevent any further damage to national security from a muslim communist agent who is guilty of treason and should face a long prison sentence. Just as Comey should. The deviousness of all this is just Comey’s usual psychopathy— he is a loon, no question and a pontificating one at that. Facile lying, loon.
Hey - I didn’t vote for a President Trump; I voted for The Donald.
And The Donald has a habit of cleaning house. Too bad.
I have suspicions that this asshole will still be getting his classified information from someone who still has clearance.
Don’t freak out, Comey. We know ya’ll get access as long as Ovomit has it.
None of those traitors should have security clearances. Having them provides cover to the Deep State operatives that are still in gov’t employ that provide them with information.
Comey should be next up.
That will be icing on the cake.
ELECTIONS have consequences and the former commie deep state BRENNAN deserved to lose it. IT’s a need to know and he don’t need to know
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