Gorka says all officials targeted by Trump should lose security clearances

Former White House adviser Sebastian GorkaSebastian Lukacs GorkaBannon seeks to boost Republican turnout in midterms with new film Barack Obama and the 'resister-in-chief' Trump allies want Congress to find anonymous op-ed author MORE said on Thursday that all officials targeted by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South Korea leader: North Korea agrees to take steps toward denuclearization Graham calls handling of Kavanaugh allegations 'a drive-by shooting' 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 ComeyEXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency Russia docs order sets Trump on collision with intel community Dem lawmaker jabs Trump call for transparency by asking for his tax returns 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