Skip to comments.Mattis: A Security Clearance Is Granted on an ĎAs-Needed Basisí
Posted on 08/18/2018 6:31:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis expressed solidarity with President Trumps stripping of former Obama CIA Director John Brennans security clearance earlier this week. All I can tell you is, I have taken security clearances away from people in my previous time in uniform, and a security clearance is something that is granted on an as-needed basis, he told Pentagon reporters traveling with him in South America on Friday.
The comment came in response to a question on what he thought about former intelligence officials denouncing the president for stripping Brennans security clearance.
Earlier this week, retired Navy Adm. Bill McRaven published a letter criticizing the president for stripping Brennans security clearance and asking him to take away his as well....
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Tell McRaven to simply not have it renewed.
There are more clearances lost than kept. Security clearances do not necessarily follow you when you are transferred. Clearances in Government are expensive so few are granted. Rank has its privilege.
I hear Hilary Clinton still has hers.
He exposed himself to be such a Liberal Partisan IDIOT!
His letter to TRUMP was what a deranged commie pink Liberal would say! He just sullied his superb rep with SEALS after they go read that letter! What an IDIOT!
Panic in Deep State Park!
I had a secret at E-1, Top Secret with all the goodies on the side at E-3.
What is Brennan's need to know anything now????
Mattis ordered an end to the trannies. Some progressive judges reversed that. It's on appeal.
That’s the way I always understood it. Why the hell is Brennan’s little buddy, McRaven, having to beg the president to pull his clearance? That should be automatic. McRaven has no business having a clearance now that he’s hangin’ with the snowflakes at the Institute Of Commie Libism in Austin.
Trump should grant McRavens wish and revoke his clearance Monday. Then every day yank another clearance.
I wonder if it was Navy Adm. Bill McRaven that put all of Seal Team 6 on one helicopter, then had them sent to get blown out of the sky in Afghanistan?
It’s strange that such an accomplished and respected Navy admiral would retire and immediately be named Chancellor of his alma mater.
Now he retires due to poor health and would like to write and teach and, oh, be an advisor at Los Alamos.
He also has plenty of time to join the scurrilous gang criticizing his Commander in Chief, and to support a traitotous, political hack working for a left wing cable outfit.
Mattis knows what he’s doing.
He’s been dealing with war and politics and the need to make changes, where warranted a lot more than you have.
I’ll take his decisions over your brilliant OPINIONS anytime.
Mattis is correct and is stating a fact.
Clearances are indeed only given and kept on a need to know basis.
#4. Hillary probably has a lot of government things that she shouldn’t have, like 33,000 emails, iphones etc, official documents and notes, and the White House silver.
She’s gonna get it when she is linked to Fusion GPS, Steele (and money), and the DNC. Then it is open SUBPOENA TIME on her big criminal ass and that of her Foundation (where the shredding machines are going 24/7.
She has just been set-up by one of her “friends” and she doesn’t even know it. Let her guess who it was and how.
Hillary, come to Ft. Leavenworth. We have black and white striped cookies for you.
Your mouth is shooting wad loads.
Who does Trump think he is? The President?
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