Hannity: Clapper, Like Brennan, Misuses Security Clearance to 'Monetize His Hatred of Trump'
Says Clapper lied under oath to Congress.
In his Opening Monologue, Sean Hannity said that ex-CIA Director John Brennan isn't the only former official who should have their security clearance revoked by President Donald Trump.
Hannity said Trump was correct in revoking Brennan's clearance, citing CIA policy as requiring "former CIA directors to behave like current CIA employees."
Hannity said ex-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper should be stripped of his clearance for lying under oath to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in 2013 and in recent years "pushing conspiracies about the president."
Clapper, since hired by CNN as an analyst, also called Trump an "asset" of Russian leader Vladimir Putin in one of his many cable news appearance.
"Without a doubt he should be stripped of his security clearance as soon as humanly possible. He, like Brennan, also misuses his clearance to validate and also monetize his hatred of President Trump every time he's on TV," said Hannity.
Hannity said that ex-FBI Director James Comey does not have his clearance at the present time but is "eligible for future access." He said the fired bureaucrat's clearance should never be returned.
Brennan, who now works for MSNBC as a contributor, has blasted Trump for revoking his clearance, saying it was a punitive action and should "gravely worry all Americans."
This action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics. It should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out. My principles are worth far more than clearances. I will not relent. https://t.co/TNzOxhP9ux
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) August 15, 2018
Watch the monologue above.