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Trump suspects he'll revoke Ohr's clearance 'very quickly'

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Melinda Barton | 17 August, 2018, 23:12

A group of top former officials who served under both Republican and Democratic administrations called the revocation of Brennan's security clearance "unprecedented".

President Donald Trump is linking his decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan to the special counsel's investigation into Russian Federation election meddling and possible ties to the Trump campaign. He reiterated that his action was directly tied to the Russian Federation investigation, or "rigged witch hunt", as Trump calls it.

These file photos, top row from left are former CIA Director Michael Hayden, former FBI Director James Comey, former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe and former national security adviser Susan Rice.

"All notes, minutes, transcripts, and audio and/or visual recordings made of any and all briefings provided by the Central Intelligence Agency to Senator Reid and/or members of his staff regarding alleged "collusion" between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation". "I have never had a lot of respect", Trump said about Brennan before saying he would likely pull more clearances from his critics.

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"I know I've gotten tremendous response from having done that, because security clearances are very important to me", he said.

William McRaven, a retired four-star admiral who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid, directly addressed Trump in a Washington Post op-ed published online Thursday.

"I don't know McRaven", Trump said before boarding Air Force One to go to a fundraiser in the Hamptons before heading to his Jersey golf club for the weekend, a visit he said was "going to be all work".

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"Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation", he said.

Of those on the list, only Ohr is still employed in government service, but maintaining a security clearance is useful for finding documents if any of them are called to testify before special counsel Robert Mueller investigation.

Trump has ordered a review for nine others who have security clearances.

"Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency", McRaven wrote.

"If, however, Director Brennan's statement is purely political and based on conjecture, the president has full authority to revoke his security clearance as head of the Executive Branch".

Mueller and his team have been looking at Trump's public statements and tweets as they investigate whether the president could be guilty of obstruction.

"I think the whole Manafort trial is very sad". And that's okay with me, because I like taking on voices like that.