President Trump revoked the security clearance of the former C.I.A. director because of John Brennan’s “erratic” behavior and “increasingly frenzied commentary.”
- The national security community reacted by releasing a statement of opposition to the president’s move to silence voices of dissent. Over 200 members have signed the letter.
- Still, the president says he’s not done, and–after watching a TV debate–went to Twitter to ask his followers if he should revoke a clearance because Phillip Mudd (former CIA and FBI) was “totally unglued and weird.”
- Trump has also said to have drawn up revocations for a list of former officials whom President Trump has demanded be punished for criticizing him or playing a role in the Russian investigation.