White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who just announced that President Trump is revoking the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, said the President is also looking at the possibility of revoking more former officials' security clearances.
These are the people he's looking into:
- James Clapper, former director of National Intelligence
- James Comey, former FBI director (who was fired by Trump)
- Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency
- Sally Yates, former US deputy attorney general
- Susan Rice, former United States national security advisor
- Andrew McCabe, former deputy director of the FBI
- Peter Strzok, former FBI agent
- Lisa Page, former lawyer for the FBI
- Bruce Ohr, former associate deputy attorney general
Asked by a reporter if today's announcement was simply the President getting back at his critics and penalizing them for being critical on television, Sanders said, "Not at all."
"The President has a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information, and who has access to it. And that's what he is doing, is fulfilling that responsibility and this action. This is actually specific to Mr. Brennan, and the others are currently under review," she said.