Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her colleagues slammed President Trump for considering revoking the security clearances of several top Obama-era intelligence and law enforcement officials.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday that Trump is looking into the clearances of former CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and former CIA Director Michael Hayden.

She accused them of having "politicized" or "monetized" their public service and "making baseless accusations" about the president.

Comey's and McCabe's clearances were deactivated when they were fired from the FBI.

"This is so extraordinary. The last thing you want in intelligence is partisanship, and we were able to avoid that for such a long time," Pelosi said Monday as she and other Democratic lawmakers introduced a resolution condemning Trump's statements during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.


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"This makes the case. We are the first branch of government, the legislative branch," the House Minority Leader said of the resolution, accusing Trump of trying to deflect attention away from the summit. 

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) ripped Trump for considering revoking the clearances, calling it "a cowardly action of someone who is afraid of criticism."

Other Democratic lawmakers and pundits took to social media to react to Trump possibly pulling the clearances.

On "The Story", Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said that he supports Trump's decision, calling out Brennan for 2012 gaffe which nearly cost the life of a double agent. 


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