Former Justice Department official and "Life, Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin blasted critics of President Trump's move to revoke ex-CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance.

"We have never had a former Communist who we now know spread Russian lies to disinform and propagandize the American people [and affect] a presidential election," Sean Hannity said.

Levin echoed the sentiment, noting that Brennan, 62, supported Communist presidential candidate Gus Hall in the 1970s. Levin said Hall was a "Stalinist who was funded by the Soviets."

Brennan's support for someone like Hall "was very attractive to [former President] Obama," Levin said.


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"How did he ever get a security clearance?" he asked, appearing to call the Communist connection a non-starter.

Levin said Trump should continue to "pull" security clearances from former officials who have violated ethics or policy, suggesting Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, former Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper and now-fired FBI Agent Peter Strzok.

"When they had these security clearances... they didn't stop the Russians, they didn't stop the Red Chinese [or the] Iranians," he said.

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