Trump considers taking away security clearances of former officials
US President Donald Trump is considering removing the clearances of Barack Obama era intelligence officials.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that President Trump is "exploring" the revocation of security clearances of a variety of former intelligence chiefs, in light of their comments on the president's alleged electoral connection to Russian interference. She accused officials of "politicizing" government agencies and "monetizing" their political offices. These intelligence officials include former 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.