Ingraham: 'Deep State Partisans' Like Brennan Use Security Clearances to Validate Political Attacks
Says Dems 'despised' Brennan before Trump-bashing.
Laura Ingraham said Tuesday it would be "sheer madness" for former Obama administration officials, specifically former CIA Director John Brennan, to be allowed to hold on to their security clearances as they continue to attack President Trump on television.
"To do so is to allow them to further disgrace the agencies they've already tarnished through their biased actions," said Ingraham, adding that Brennan and other "deep state partisans" use their high-level clearances to "validate" their anti-Trump attacks.
Earlier this week, the White House said it was looking into revoking security clearances for Brennan, former NSA Director Michael Hayden, former DNI James Clapper and others.
Ingraham said the left reacted in a "hyperbolic" way, including MSNBC's Joe Scarborough comparing it to moves made by Turkey's President Recep Tayyib Erdogan. Meantime, NBC News - which employs Brennan as an analyst - called it an "unprecedented threat" on its Monday night broadcast.
"Unprecedented threat? They make it sound like Trump is threatening to bomb ... John Brennan's house," she said.
Ingraham pointed back to Democrats' harsh criticism of Brennan, including for lying about spying on Senate Democrats in 2014.
"Before he became their favorite Trump-basher, Democrats despised Brennan. ... He's been caught lying multiple times in his government career ... but Obama protected Brennan," she said, adding Brennan lied again last year about the Steele dossier not being used as a basis for the investigation of the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia.
"Any sane person would question his objectivity and credibility. Trump is 100 percent right to be skeptical of Brennan and to call him out on his misinformation campaign."
Ingraham said Brennan may soon be under oath before Congress, according to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), who told Maria Bartiromo Sunday that he has concerns about the "extreme bias" shown by Brennan and former FBI Director James Comey since they left public service.
"We have lots of questions for John Brennan. ... I think [their bias] reflects quite accurately on what they were doing back in 2016," said Goodlatte.
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