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President Donald Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan on August 15, 2018, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information.

US President Donald Trump said he suspects he'll "very quickly" revoke the security clearance for a Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm involved in producing a dossier on Trump's ties to Russian Federation. The opposition research firm hired former British spy Christopher Steele during the 2016 presidential campaign to compile the dossier. "I don't trust many of those people on that list", Trump said.

Mr Ohr has come under Republican scrutiny for his contacts to Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS.

Trump's comments, made to reporters as he boarded Marine One en route to a Republican campaign event in NY, came amid rising criticism of the president for using security clearances as a political tool.

"I don't know McRaven", Trump said of the former Navy SEAL who organized the 2011 raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.

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The columnist wrote that Congress should hold oversight hearings over Trump's decision to revoke Brennan's security clearance and pass legislation that would spell out the grounds for revoking a security clearance, and the procedure for challenging such a revocation.

As Hill Reporter covered yesterday, legal analysts say that a president getting involved in the process of revoking security clearances, especially without going through the usual channels, is utterly unprecedented, and could result in legal battles to determine whether Trump actually has that power.

"There's no silence. If anything, I'm giving them a bigger voice".

"I think Bruce Ohr is a disgrace. You're trusted with that information", Webb said of officials keeping their clearances. "Decisions on security clearances should be based on national security and not political views".

Brennan, who led the Central Intelligence Agency during most of Obama's second term, has emerged as one of Trump's fiercest critics, denouncing his performance at a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month as "treasonous".

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After Trump yanked Brennan's security clearance, Brennan said Trump's "claims of no collusion" are "hogwash".

Trump contradicted the official White House explanation of why he took the action against Brennan. "I've never respected him; I've never had a lot of respect", Trump said.

President Donald Trump has demonstrated a noticeable fondness for military leaders, surrounding himself with officers such as Chief of Staff John Kelly, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and former national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. "But let him write his report". He called Trump's performance at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki "treasonous".

"I call it the rigged witch hunt, [it] is a sham", Trump was quoted as saying in the interview.

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