New York Times: Trump’s Claims of No Collusion

The US president whose campaign is under a special counsel investigation for Russian interference took steps to withdraw the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan. “Before, during and after its now infamous meddling in our last presidential election, Russia practiced the art of shaping political events abroad through its well-honed active measures program, which employs an array of technical capabilities, information operations and old-fashioned human intelligence spycraft,” Brennan writes in an opinion essay for the New York Times. “Russian operatives and agents are well trained in the art of deception. They troll political, business and cultural waters in search of gullible or unprincipled individuals who become pliant in the hands of their Russian puppet masters.” The Russian president announced in July that he had favored an election victory for Donald Trump. Brennan maintains that Trump seeks to silence critics and end the investigation. Intelligence officials often retain security clearances to answer questions from current staff. US allies may hesitate to share security details with a divided country in disarray. – YaleGlobal

New York Times: Trump’s Claims of No Collusion

Former CIA director claims the US president revoked his security clearance for political reasons to silence critics
John O. Brennan
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Read the opinion essay from The New York Times.

Read the article from the Wall Street Journal in which Donald Trump cites John Brennan as among those among he holds responsible for the Mueller investigation: ““I call it the rigged witch hunt, [it] is a sham.”  

Read the statement from Donald Trump, from NBC News,  on his reasons for withdrawing John Brennan’s security clearance.

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