My 2 Cents: President Trump Strips Security Clearance From Brennan

Monday, August 20th 2018, 11:27 pm
By: News 9

Guess how many people currently have been cleared to see top secret information that our Federal government has.

President Trump's decision to remove former CIA Director John Brennan's ability to see top secret information, his security clearance, has brought the issue to the forefront.

I know if I was president, and the former spy chief called my behavior at a news conference treasonous, and was criticizing me almost daily on TV, I'd cut him off from the flow of top secret info too.

But Brennan's done more than that.

He's parlayed his time at the top of the CIA, and perhaps the distinction of continuing to hold a security clearance, into lucrative business contracts and gigs on NBC and MSNBC as a Homeland Security expert.

Will the President's move cost Brennan some of his marketable value?

I don't know but he's threatening to sue the President over it.

Companies, including media companies, will pay a lot of money to a guy who has "inside information," the problem is they're not supposed to divulge it.

Now back to my previous question…

How many people have security clearances to see our top-secret information, 500, 1,000, maybe 5 thousand? 

The latest number is 1.2 million people in and out of government.

Any wonder why Washington D.C. leaks like a sieve?

I'm Kelly Ogle and that's My2 Cents.