I am generally skeptical of all conspiracy theories. The reality is that few things are as good as we want or as bad as we fear. That is why I have always taken the “Deep State” conspiracy theories with more than a grain of salt. That is, until now. It is no longer possible to deny the existence of the deep state and it is worse than we imagined.
CBS is gloating because 60 former CIA employees all signed an open letter slamming Trump for taking away John Brennan’s security clearance.
CBS and everyone one of these former CIA officers missed the point. The President does not report to the CIA, they report to him. Our constitution made the Commander in Chief the President, a civilian, to protect us against exactly this kind of abuse of power.
This letter will have zero impact on Trump, but it is having a major impact on the deep state. There really are a lot of arrogant, selfish and naïve people who believe they are above the law and, more importantly, the constitution. They, not Donald Trump, are the ones guilty of playing politics with National Security.
The President of the United States has a constitutional right to revoke the security clearance of anyone. There is even a Supreme Court decision regarding this. In the case of John Brennan, the better question is why he even had a security clearance. The man literally accused the President of the United States of treason, solely because he didn’t like the way Donald Trump conducted a press conference with Vladimir Putin. His public comments are not just insulting to Donald Trump, they are unhinged. In addition, there is increasing evidence that it was Brennan who started the whole Russia collusion investigation because he didn’t realize Trump was joking about asking Russia to help find Hillary’s missing e-mails. Even if he was trustworthy, which he is not, this is beyond stupid.
Ultimately, I think that Brennan has done us all a big favor. He just may have given Trump the best gift of all. The biggest challenge for those striving to drain the swamp is to find deeply entrenched members of the deep state. Thanks to John Brennan, a large number of them have self-identified.
It boils down to this. If you cannot understand why John Brennan does not deserve access to classified information, then you also should be denied access to classified information. Those who signed this letter are either too hopelessly biased or frankly too stupid to be trusted with classified information.
There is an old saying in sports, never let them see you sweat. With this letter, the deep state has enlightened Donald Trump regarding what really scares them. He clearly has the authority to take away the security clearances from anyone he wants for any reason he wants. I expect Trump to seize the day and start revoking a lot of security clearances. He doesn’t even have to revoke them, he can suspend them and let them all re-apply. Since none of them can establish a “need to know” none of them are likely to even apply.
The fastest way to drain the swamp is to pull the plug on those who clearly are unworthy of having access to top secret information. Brennan just teed it up for Trump to do exactly that.