Susan Rice

White House says Trump wants to revoke security clearances for former intelligence officials critical of him over Russia

White House says Trump wants to revoke security clearances for former intelligence officials critical of him over Russia

President Donald Trump plans to revoke the security clearances of a handful of former officials who have been critical of his rhetoric and actions toward Russia, the White House announced Monday, in a move that immediately prompted claims of political retaliation.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the officials being examined are former CIA director John Brennan; former FBI director James Comey; former CIA director Michael Hayden; former national security adviser Susan Rice; former director of national intelligence James Clapper Jr.; and former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe.

"The president is exploring these mechanisms to remove security...

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