President Donald Trump’s actions surrounding unneeded security clearances has caused a liberal and mainstream media uproar. How dare the President attack the First Amendment of the Fifth Amendment! HUH? The president has not touched free speech. If that is the case per the media, where were they in 2013 when then-President Obama wanted to vet every one of the nearly 5 million clearances out there?
As Written and Reported By John Nolte for Breitbart:
The establishment media did not care when the Obama administration called for the aggressive scrubbing of security clearances back in 2013.
According to our media today, revoking security clearances of those who are no longer in government is the stuff of banana republics, of dictators, and a full-blown assault against the First Amendment.
But when President Obama sought to do the exact same on a massive scale, the media hardly blinked and the news only earned dutiful coverage.
“W.H. Looks to Scrub Clearance List,” was the November 21, 2013, headline at the far-left Politico.
In a directive obtained by POLITICO, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper questioned the booming rolls of security-clearance holders. At last count, more than 4.9 million people held clearances, of whom over 1.4 million were cleared for access at the “Top Secret” level.
“I write to express my concern about threats to national security resulting from the increasing number of people with eligibility for access to classified national security information, particularly Top Secret (TS) and Top Secret/Secure Compartmented Information (TS/SCI),” [then Director of National Intelligence James] Clapper wrote in a three-page memo, dated Oct. 31 and cited at a Senate hearing Wednesday.
Clapper asked agencies to perform a top-to-bottom scrub of the teeming rolls of people authorized to access classified information and to remove anyone deemed not to have a so-called need to…..
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