Wednesday June 3, 2020

Brennan brouhaha could be a step too far for Trump

The decision by the president to revoke security clearance for former CIA director John Brennan has infuriated the US’s military and intelligence chiefs, and could yet prove a seminal moment in his reign

19th August, 2018
Omarosa Manigault Newman with President Donald Trump in happier times Picture: Getty

Is this the start of a Military-Intel #MeToo movement? The US’s military and intel chiefs have responded with fury to US president Donald Trump’s decision to strip former CIA director John Brennan of his security clearance and his threat to remove the clearances of another eight figures, all of whom were involved in the early stage investigation of alleged Russian cyber-attacks on the 2016 US election.

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