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Cummings Issues Statement on Reports That President Trump Considering Revoking Clearances of Former Intelligence Officials

Jul 23, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC (July 23, 2018)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement in response to press reports that President Donald Trump is considering revoking security clearances from former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper:

“President Trump allowed his National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to keep his security clearance for weeks after the Justice Department warned that he was under investigation for lying about his secret conversations with the Russians, he allowed his son-in-law Jared Kushner to keep his security clearance after repeatedly concealing his foreign contacts, and he allowed his Staff Secretary Rob Porter to keep his security clearance after the White House received four FBI reports detailing allegations of domestic abuse.  President Trump should get his own staff’s security clearances in order rather than engaging in crass political retribution against former officials.”

115th Congress