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The president Trump ends ex-CIA head John Brennan’s security access

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Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA chief John Brennan, denying the US president’s critic any access to sensitive information.

because of that  White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced the decision by reading a statement from Mr Trump.

The statement cited Mr Brennan’s “erratic conduct and behaviour”.

In response, Mr Brennan tweeted that the move was part of President Trump’s broader effort to “suppress freedom of speech and punish critics”.

“It should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out.

“My principles are worth far more than clearances. I will not relent.”

 

Mr Brennan earlier said Mr Trump’s performance at a briefing after July’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki had been “nothing short of treasonous”.

 

 

last year, Mr Brennan said an investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russia during the US presidential elections in 2016 had been “well-founded”.

President Trump has repeatedly denied the claim, calling it “witch hunt”.

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“Historically, former heads of intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been allowed to retain access to classified information . After their government service so that they can consult with their successors, regarding matters about which they may have special insights and as a professional courtesy.

“Neither of these justifications supports Mr Brennan’s continued access to classified information.”

The statement added that Mr Trump was also reviewing access to classified information for former FBI chief James Comey.  Then he fired him last year, former director of national intelligence James Clapper, former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden and former attorney general Sally Yates, among others.

What have they said?

James Comey called the president “morally unfit” to lead. His memoir, A Higher Loyalty, likened Mr Trump to a mob boss.

James Clapper said the Watergate scandal “pales in comparison” to the Russia collusion inquiry dogging the Trump presidency.

In a naked jab at the Trump administration, Michael Hayden tweeted a photo in June of a Nazi death camp with the caption: “Other governments have separated mothers and children.”

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Analysis by BBC’s North America editor Jon Sopel

John Brennan has been an outspoken critic of the president.

He called Donald Trump treasonous over his meeting with the Russian leader in Helsinki; he called him imbecilic; and a danger to the US.

Now Donald Trump has had his revenge, revoking the former CIA chief’s security clearance – and threatening a number of other national intelligence officials – all of whom have one thing in common: they’ve also been critical of the president.

But in justifying this move there’s been no suggestion. Mr Brennan either leaked classified material or sought to make money from it.

Instead the White House statement spoke of Mr Brennan’s “erratic behaviour”, “wild outbursts” and “frenzied commentary”.

The decision by the president was apparently taken without consulting his director of national intelligence, Dan Coats.

so the move has brought criticism.

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