Deep State agents are on the run.
After scheming to use illegal leaks and fake news to take down the president, Donald Trump finally responded.
President Trump crushed the Deep State with one amazing decision.
The President pulled former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance.
Deep State operatives and their allies in the media howled in protest.
They claimed Trump was silencing Brennan.
But their cries hid the real reason they erupted when Trump struck back.
Peter Schweizer and Seamus Bruner from the Government Accountability Office published a New York Post op-ed explaining how former officials make money off their access to secrets.
Former CIA Director John Brennan’s temper tantrum over the revocation of his security clearance has inadvertently pointed a spotlight at one of the Swamp’s favorite get-rich-quick tricks: the national intelligence contractor hustle.
On Aug. 20, President Trump escalated his attack on Brennan. “Everybody wants to keep their Security Clearance, it’s worth great prestige and big dollars, even board seats, and that is why certain people are coming forward to protect Brennan,” Trump said.
The president’s point is valid: Maintaining access to top-secret or classified information is how former intelligence officials like Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey and others command millions of dollars from the private sector. A security clearance reportedly yields a salary of up to 15 percent higher compared to the salaries of individuals without clearances for the same position.
For the more than 4 million private-sector individuals holding clearances, the secretive private intelligence industry is a massive ecosystem, ripe for concealed cronyism.
Former intelligence community officials cashing in on their access to secrets is typical Washington swamp behavior.
Trump was fulfilling his pledge to drain the swamp by ending Brennan’s ability to cash in on his security clearance.
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