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Mattis: A Security Clearance Is Granted on an ĎAs-Needed Basisí
Breitbart ^ | August 18, 2018 | Kristina Wong

Posted on 08/18/2018 6:31:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis expressed solidarity with President Trump’s stripping of former Obama CIA Director John Brennan’s 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 Brennan’s security clearance.

Earlier this week, retired Navy Adm. Bill McRaven published a letter criticizing the president for stripping Brennan’s security clearance and asking him to take away his as well....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brennan; intelligence; jimmattis; johnbrennan; maddawg; maddog; mattis; securityclearance; trump
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1 posted on 08/18/2018 6:31:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tell McRaven to simply not have it renewed.


2 posted on 08/18/2018 6:34:53 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


3 posted on 08/18/2018 6:42:44 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hear Hilary Clinton still has hers.


4 posted on 08/18/2018 6:44:12 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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McRaven is such an IDIOT!

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!

5 posted on 08/18/2018 6:44:39 PM PDT by KavMan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Panic in Deep State Park!


6 posted on 08/18/2018 6:46:35 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bump!


8 posted on 08/18/2018 6:49:45 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: mountainlion

I had a secret at E-1, Top Secret with all the goodies on the side at E-3.


9 posted on 08/18/2018 6:53:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
First one is cleared by background investigation for a security clearance. But he/she must still have a NEED TO KNOW before a security clearance is effective in a given situation with a given set of information.

What is Brennan's need to know anything now????

10 posted on 08/18/2018 6:59:36 PM PDT by John Leland 1789
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To: antidisestablishment
Now, he’s fine with lowering standards to force women into combat positions, and military men wearing dresses.

Mattis ordered an end to the trannies. Some progressive judges reversed that. It's on appeal.

11 posted on 08/18/2018 7:38:47 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


12 posted on 08/18/2018 7:39:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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To: KavMan

Trump should grant McRaven’s wish and revoke his clearance Monday. Then every day yank another clearance.


13 posted on 08/18/2018 7:46:18 PM PDT by Kozy (new age haruspex; "Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


14 posted on 08/18/2018 8:14:08 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe. -Luke 11:21)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.

Curious.

https://www.utsystem.edu/news/2017/12/15/mcraven-step-down-chancellor-2018


15 posted on 08/18/2018 8:17:54 PM PDT by map
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To: antidisestablishment

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.


16 posted on 08/18/2018 8:59:47 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (WINNING! !!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mattis is correct and is stating a fact.

Clearances are indeed only given and kept on a need to know basis.


17 posted on 08/18/2018 9:33:47 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: bboop

#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.


18 posted on 08/18/2018 9:37:29 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: antidisestablishment

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Your mouth is shooting wad loads.


19 posted on 08/18/2018 9:42:52 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who does Trump think he is? The President?


20 posted on 08/18/2018 9:53:02 PM PDT by joshua c (To disrupt the system, we must disrupt our lives. Do nothing, they win and we lose.)
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