Reports now indicate that former CIA Director John Brennan may have not had his security clearance revoked as President Trump originally ordered
CNN’s Brianna Keilar interviewed Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to get his thoughts on the situation. Keilar specifically referred to a New York Times story that alleges that Brennan still has his security clearance.
Paul responded by saying that this news “worries me.”
He continued, “People talk about the Deep State. Now, the Deep State is actually protecting their own and not listening to the president’s orders.”
The Kentucky Senator asserts that he sat down with President Trump and saw him give the order to have Brennan’s security clearance taken away.
Paul understands the implication of a shadow government which works to undermine a sitting Trump.
And if they are working against the odds of the president, that really does disrupt our country, does disrupt a representative democracy where the president makes a decision, and if someone is countermanding that, I think we need to get to the bottom of that. And I hope President Trump will say, who is countermanding my orders. I said get rid of his clearance.
The Kentucky Senator also argued that Brennan has acted in a “partisan manner” in trying to derail the Trump administration and fomenting the Russia hoax.
And I do think Brennan has been a partisan. And I think Brennan also abused his office in developing the Trump investigation. I think it was done under false pretenses and done for political reasons.
One of Trump’s strongest allies, Rand Paul has stood strong against powerful interests like the defense industry and has even introduced his own bills to get troops out of Afghanistan. When it comes to foreign policy and domestic spying, Paul has been the most vocal opponent of Deep State schemes to hamstring Trump’s America First agenda.