Jordan: More Obama-era officials should lose security clearances

Greg Nash

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) cheered President Trump’s Wednesday decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance, saying the White House should revoke those of several other Obama-era officials, too.

“Clapper lied under oath, Rice blamed Benghazi on a video,” Jordan tweeted. “Comey fired, McCabe fired, Strzok fired, Yates fired, Page demoted, then left, Ohr demoted.”

“If any of these folks still have a clearance, they should lose it too.”

Some of the names on Jordan’s list have already been identified by the White House as liable to losing their security clearances.

{mosads}Former FBI Director James B. Comey, former national security adviser Susan Rice, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe could all have their clearances revoked, the administration says.

The FBI fired agent Peter Strzok Monday for violating their policies after he came under fire for alleged political bias in the investigations into Hillary Clinton’s emails and Russia’s 2016 election interference. 

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page and Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr are also controversial figures at the center of the Russian probe, accused by Republicans of being biased against Trump.

Tags Andrew McCabe Andrew McCabe Bruce Ohr Donald Trump Donald Trump Hillary Clinton James Clapper James Clapper James Comey Jim Jordan Jim Jordan John Brennan John Brennan Lisa Page Sally Yates Security clearance Susan Rice the white house

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