Former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is obviously no fan of Trump, but he was on to something here even if he didn’t mean to be:
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper slams CIA Director John Brennan: "John is subtle like a freight train and he’s gonna say what’s on his mind…John and his rhetoric have become an issue in and of itself." pic.twitter.com/luimypfkNh
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) August 19, 2018
Clapper described — perhaps inadvertently but perfectly — why axing Brennan’s security clearance was the right move: A former intel official who’s a super-partisan “freight train” of very public anger towards the president shouldn’t have a clearance. Barring proven “high crimes and misdemeanors” it’s up to the voters to decide who should be president — not some rage-driven, bitter Deep State operative who’s pissed off that somebody’s pulling back the curtain the occasionally ugly inner workings of the federal government.