This week, Nancy Pelosi made this criticism of Trump for saying he wanted to revoke the security clearance of former intel officials like James Clapper, John Brennan and James Comey:
Rep. Nancy Pelosi slams President Trump’s plan to revoke security clearances of Obama-era officials, saying there shouldn’t be partisanship in intelligence pic.twitter.com/TQvOnZw7hi
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) July 24, 2018
Somehow Pelosi managed to say that without being struck down by a lightning bolt from on high.
Heaven forbid political partisanship invade the untainted, unbiased and super-objective Deep State:
This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that “Ambition must … counteract ambition.” All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall. Policy differences don’t matter right now. History has its eyes on us.
— James Comey (@Comey) July 18, 2018
You are to governance & politics what Bernie Madoff was to the stock market & investment advice. The two of you share a remarkably unethical ability to deceive & manipulate others, building Ponzi schemes to aggrandize yourselves. Truth & justice ultimately caught up with Bernie. https://t.co/lRKkWf3Aoh
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) July 6, 2018
Former DNI Director Clapper says he's scared & worried about President's fitness to serve, access to nuclear codes, after tonight's speech
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) August 23, 2017
Nope, no partisanship there!
Also, did you know that former intel officials routinely get to keep their security clearances? Because I wasn’t aware of this:
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that President Trump is “exploring” taking away the security clearances of a variety of former intelligence chiefs in light of their comments on the president’s claims on Russian interference, claiming officials are “politicizing” government agencies and “monetizing” their political offices.
Sanders told reporters that Mr. Trump is considering removing the clearances of Obama intelligence officials, including FBI Director James Comey, former CIA director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former Director of National Security Agency Michael Hayden, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe.
Democrats are, of course, having a fit about that. But just imagine if Obama were president and there were former intelligence officials who worked under Bush going out on a daily basis saying the president should be removed from office — their clearances would have been yanked faster than you can say “if you like your plan you can keep it.”