Gorka says all officials targeted by Trump should lose security clearances

Former White House adviser Sebastian GorkaSebastian Lukacs GorkaSunday shows preview: Trump, lawmakers weigh in on COVID-19, masks and school reopenings amid virus surge Trump taps Gorka for national security advisory board Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus poses questions about school safety; Trump commutes Roger Stone sentence MORE said on Thursday that all officials targeted by President TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response MORE should lose their security clearances.

Gorka's comments come a day after the White House said it was reviewing access to classified information for various former officials, all of whom have been publicly critical of the president at one point. 

"If it's up to me, they all get stripped," Gorka told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball and Ned Ryun on "Rising." 

"This is about being partisan, being biased, and having access to information that you could use to attack the sitting president," he added. 
Brennan wrote in a New York Times op-ed on Thursday that the move was politically motivated, and that Trump took his security clearance away because "he is desperate to protect himself and those close to him." 
The White House also announced that it was reviewing access to classified information for other officials, including former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump jabs at FBI director over testimony on Russia, antifa Graham: Comey to testify about FBI's Russia probe, Mueller declined invitation Barr criticizes DOJ in speech declaring all agency power 'is invested in the attorney general' MORE, former National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden, and former National Security Adviser Susan Rice.
Critics of the move, including Republican and Democratic lawmakers, argued that former intelligence officials should be allowed to keep their security clearances because they can provide useful information to current leaders and officials. 

— Julia Manchester