Donald Trump crushed the Deep State with one amazing decision

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.

They wrote:

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.

Do you agree? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

98 Comments

  1. I spent almost 6 yrs assigned to a nuclear-capable ship and I had to have a top secret clearance for my job. The day I was transferred to another command, my clearance was revoked, as it should have been. Had I needed clearance at my new command, a new background investigation would have been required and a new clearance issued to me.

    I would love to see The Donald review ALL security clearances and restrict their issuance to as-needed-only positions to be automatically rescinded when their as-needed status changes whether or not the holders are leaving government service. No legitimate need for a clearance, do not issue them one and revoke any clearance they already hold. Just good policy and judicious security practice!

    • Totally agree with Popeye74. I’m very concerned why this practice is not straight forward, across the board with Federal and State Departments.

  2. No wonder we have to deal with Leaks. The umbilical cord must be cut once they leave their job. Continuing to have access is too big a temptation to pass information for private gain, control, power, and influence. How many of you have kept access to business information in firms you have left? Zilch!!! I cannot believe the swamp has managed to keep this going as long as it has. It seems a practice to me that invites corruption. I am thrilled to know that Trump is dealing with this very unwise practice, and shocked frankly that this was not nipped in the bud decades ago!!!

  3. I hope the most worst life for Brennan. He is a rat and thief. When someone is a traitor to his country and get his credentials removed and he starts on a rampage he deserves nothing and since he is so fond of his relationship with the worst President in history Obama not and Brennan is a communist. How did we get two such awful persons in this country that don’t deserve to be here.

  4. MR. PRESIDENT, PLEASE REMOVE ALL SECURITY CLEARANCES FROM THE SWAMP PEOPLE! ! ! ! ALL OF THEM ! ! ! ALSO REMOVE ALL OF THE BLACKED OUT INFORMATION FROM THE RECORDS THE CIA, FBI PAPERS THAT CONGRESS HAS REQUESTED. ! ! ! ALSO MR. PRESIDENT, I SUGGEST YOU SHOULD APPOINT A SPECIAL COUNCIL TO INVESTIGATE EVERYTHING THAT IS BEING LEFT OUT OF THE MUELLER WITCH HUNT. ! ! !

    • Yes, excellent idea. These government insiders have been receiving ridiculous amounts of compensation, outrageous pensions and other benefits for many years. The growth of government has gotten completely out of control. Then they add in all of the additional money that they can STILL get after retirement, and the amount that these bureaucrats can Rip Off from our system has become outrageous.

  5. Once your job is completed – the security clearance terminates. Anyoe that had connections with Obama should have NO security clearance.

    • My clearance was terminated two weeks before my retirement. I could not get in the area I worked because of the classification of the work.

    • Agree wholeheartedly. To do otherwise, is total lack of wisdom. Linda stated below that her clearance was terminated two weeks before her retirement, and she could not get in the area worked thereafter because of the classification of the work. This is as it should be and is in all business in the real world as I know it.

  6. Intelligence agencies are a very important security activity for the protection of the USA and serve the Executive Branch of US Govt.
    No Officer is to be allowed to politicize his/her position and if done immediate removal is necessary. Clearances should all be suspended immediately UPON LEAVING GOVT , no EXCEPTIONS

    NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO OVERTLY CRITICIZE THE GOVT PUBLICLY AND IF DONE IMMEDIATE SEVERE ACTION MUST BE TAKEN.!

    This is another example of CORRUPTION in Govt resulting in degradation of citizens trust in our Institutions

  7. We all know that the swamp creatures will always be in the muddy water. These creatures are so dark that they couldn’t care if it kills everyone around them their pocket must be full ! ! Pathetic…our citizens has suffered enough paying for these monsters…Lock them up pronto..

    • i do agree but i allso think the whole bunch of them should be replacedi have very little faith in the goverment except for trump and avery few othersall the demcrats only want to get rich from the taxpayersgod be with you trump.

  8. I believe if you are not working in the government at present you should not have a security clearance period I don’t care who you are. And if Hilary has one hers should have been revoked years ago. Talk about a danger to our nation not to mention she has made enough money off of us

  9. I had a top secret clearance when I was in the service but once I was discharged it went away. Why should these politicians be able to keep theirs?

  10. Think about this folks… Hussein Obama or any other president may not have pulled a security clearance BUT do you really think they called upon an oppositions security head for intel? I don’t. President Trump was right to pull Brennan’s clearance, I believe at the very least Brennan is a full on Communist sympathizer. How he ever got a govt job with such power is beyond my understanding, after all, he freely admitted voting for a communist candidate years ago. You really believe he just woke up one day & decided not to believe in Communism any longer? BS! Actually, this attempt at a soft coup by Brennan & his thumb sucking minions sounds EXACTLY like what a Commie would do. A Commie &/or Democrat, not a whole lot of difference now is there?!?!

  11. it’s not only illegal , it is treason to use our sectrites for monetary gains ,once you leave or are removed from that office you should lose all your security clearances

    • I was in total agreement until I was enlightened. MOST should lose their security clearance. The exception:Retired F.B.I., U.S. Marshalls, etc.. Some of them volunteer after retirement. They are easily able to operate covertly. Infiltrating, and safely exposing criminals.

  12. just saw an article where a Never Trumper called for a coup against Trump. Seem there are a lot of factions within the Republican party, the Never Trumpers, the neo-cons, the moderates (called RINOs by the Trumpons) and a variety of radicals. Just HOW are they going to win the midterms when they are lagging further behind with the Independents, with women, with the young and they have the Democrats awakened and ready to fight?
    Seems Trump has most of his people turned on him, including David Pecker, Allen W. the C.Financial Officer of Trump Org., Cohen his lawyer (with tapes), Gates, Omarosa and Sessions, to name a few. That guy sure must bring out the worst in people.

    • Yep, just goes to show us all how many people are in the swamp and are trying to keep it as it is. We, the people for Trump, need to get ourselves organized and help Trump out. I am thinking about how to do that. Put up a website, gather members, and if it goes, perhaps we could have enough clout to present things to Congress that will make a difference and get them off of their tails and start doing the right thing. At least let them know that we are becoming organized. After all, anti-fa, and David Hogg, and all the rest of the no-goods have a voice, why not us. I have attempted to contact people in various places on my own and one cannot get word to them at all. Perhaps “Citizens helping Trump Make America Great” or something similar.

    • Veritas: those people you mentioned are low lifs . Each one is trying to take advantage of the political situation as Omarosa is for profit or a worthless person as Sessions is.Any president, especially a Republican, would be the same. Trump has nothing to do with theiractions except being the current president.

  13. If you leave a job then all security clearances should be null and void. THAT INCLUDES OBAMA, CLAPPER, Valerie JARRETT, COMEY. and everyone else who has security clearance for the federal government.

    • getting a security clearance is expensive so most companies like to hire people who already have a clearance. I worked for a government contractor when I obtained my clearance. When I retired my clearance was not taken away so when I applied for a county government job I had no problem getting the job. So I understand why a person doesn’t want to lose their clearance.

  14. Why should these people that are no longer in the positions (jobs) that they once were, have access to secret information? Need to know! They no longer need to know. Democrats and back stabber republicans alike, all should have their status amended. Try as they might, they have no evidence of Russian involvement with president Trump’s election results. Let us end the witch hunt NOW! These career pols are only worried about their campaign funds. Plain and simple….GREED!!! The “people” are tired of all this nonsense. Let us make a difference during this coming election. Stand behind president TRUMP. Make america great again!

  15. Not only should PRESIDENT TRUMP revoke their security clearance’a, he should arrest these Traitors, Murders, Thieves, Lying SOB’s and Court-Martial them all for TREASON, the FBI and DOJ officials that betrayed their Country and the American People.

  16. In order to keep draining the SWAMP, we must get Republicans out in full force to vote in the midterms to have a red wave!!! or everything positive that has been done since POTUS has taken office will be lost.

  17. Mr President should take all security clearances away from the people who them so he knows who has them for sure then make the people who he thinks should have one swear to not leak the information out to even their spouses. I said in a post last week that it was money in their pockets that they won’t have and power they use and the media can’t use.

    • In my professional opinion all people that are not part of Congress today should have their clearances pull except for maybe ex-presidents everybody else should be a sign as a guest. After leaving the Intel Corporation the big Silicon Valley Corporation, no matter if you retire or not you lose your benefits from going on fight and being nosy about what is going on currently. It’s nothing against the person is for the security of the company. Why can’t we have security, would the USA.

      • If they aren’t doing the job they got the clearance for or need the clearance for the job they are doing at the present then they don’t need the clearance it should be removed.

  18. Con men, narcissists, love to brag about how they play people. Trump did that when he bragged that his followers would support him if he killed someone in broad daylight on 5th Avenue – – in other words, his Trumpons were like unthinking cult followers. Come on and wake up, Trump has spent his life with conning people – – like the Trump “University” scam, based on lies, fabrications. Cult followers always justify the cult leaders behavior – – even when he/she might be committing obvious crimes. Come out into the fresh air, you do NOT have to remain “marks”.

    • When you leave a private business. You turn in your keys. When you are no longer in the Government. You DO NOT need a security clearance. Take all of their clearances.

    • I agree 100%. Once you leave a position with ties to confidential information and especially security clearances, this should automatically be taken away when the person terminates. This way we have a more secure country. Why would these individuals need to know what security threats or discussions are going on since they are not suppose to tell anyone about it? Just common sense.

  19. There are two conditions to obtaining classified information. The first of course is to have the appropriate security clearance and the second is a need to know. Once a person is no longer in a position that requires a security clearance, that clearance must be revoked. And of course no one should ever be provided with classified information if they do not have a need to know. Plus it is a security violation to share information with anyone who does not have the appropriate clearance and a need to know. In the military this would subject someone to charges under the UCMJ. The media appears to be concerned that if security procedures are enforced they will loose information from some of their clandestine sources.

    • M R W, You are so dead on! This seems so common sense to me that I cannot understand how this became such a loose practice. Our leaders of the past must have buried their heads in the sand for a period!!! This has to indeed be addressed as of highest priority!

  20. Even Fox news is waking up: “Some anchors on Fox News say President Trump is lying about Michael Cohen and Stormy Daniels, while The Washington Post fact-checkers gave him Four pinocchios.” You know, the secret of a cult leader is that he/she first alienates you from others like family, media, those of other values, moderate Republicans like McCain, Flake, Sessions, Tillerson, and hard working members of those who protect us which is our own FBI. Trump does not really have any friends who he would not betray or would turn on him.

    • Another Iranian or russian , china.dude heard from off subject and copied on just every conservative site I visit. same names and they use many Ron Ericb and so n.

  21. I agree and I would find out much more about Sessions. He is a key. The FBI should be turned inside out and every person currently working should be revetted. Trump doesn’t have a chance as long as those people out of gov are receiving top secret information. How are they getting that anyway? How many moles does it take to tear down a whole forest floor.

  22. I saw Hanitty’s show with Peter Schweizer and Seamus Brune! It was amazing to find out that, apparently, Comey enriched himself, with the help of the big military supplier, by more than $36 mill going back and forth between the government (FBI)and the contractor (or maybe contractors?). I’d like to see a follow up on that and maybe even more so on the others of the “official mafia”!I’d also like to suggest to Sean to stop jumping in presentations by his invitees! Let them tell the “story”! These two people had an unbelievable story to tell. Maybe more of the tax payers will become aware of what these FBI, DOJ, CIA< and other thugs do with their security clearance and other perks!

  23. All Obama appointees should have been Let Go as the first thing President
    Trump did! Clearances are for those who need them to do their jobs and not
    for life.
    Elected officials should be vetted as well as ordinary people are.
    Clearances are not engraved on your foreheads nor on any other part of your anatomy.

    • But Curtis, that is what the Mueller investigation is now doing with Putin’s Puppet, they are vetting him and finding one crime after another. Wait until the Trump finances and tax frauds are put forward. And note how Trump’s admin. assistant had NO security clearance and saw TOP SECRET and above materials, as did Jared, who could not get a security clearance because of all his lies. Trump even discusses classified materials with the Russian Ambassador in the Oval Office! He carries on classified business in the open dining room of Mar-O-Lago. He is dangerous and compromised by Putin/Russia.

  24. I agree with all of the comments. There is just one thing I am serious about. How are these ex-officials receiving this secret information. When I had this clearance, I had to go to a secure location, store my phone and electronics at the door. I could not have any secret or secure info on a private computer or electronic devise and when I left the government I lost my clearance. If they receiving this info electronically, isn’t that against the law?

  25. no reason for anyone to leave a job that required a security clearance and keep the clearance to do so makes a huge hole in security.

  26. That depends which side your on. Think of it from this point of view. We do not have a swamp politics, but a swamp president comes on board. He decides to cut all clearances to make the change quickly to a swamp.
    What your think then?. Double edged sword. I still prefer cutting clearances since they just use it for profit. Go get a job and not sell your access to highest bidder.

  27. WE HAVE ONE HEEL OF A PRESIDENT, HE IS THE BEST PRESIDENT IN MANY YEAR, WHO STANDS UP FOR AMERICA AND AMERICANS EVEN THE ONES WHO HATE HIM. I AM PROUD TO SAY THAT I SUPPORT TRUMP. MOST DEMOCRATS ARE BLIND WITH HATE TO SEE WHAT A TRUE AMERICAN HE IS. HE HAS PUT UP WITH A LOT OF THE DEMOCRAT BULLSHIT. THE DEMOCRATS KNEW HOW BAD HILLARY CLINTON IS AND WHAT A BIG CROOK THAT SHE IS AND SHE NEEDS TO BE PUT IN PRISON.

  28. Yes and take the others you have talked about. They don’t need them if they are out of the job and out of the white house. Take away about 5 people that I remember they don’t require those security clearances.

    • I totally agree! I Had a top secret clearance at my last duty station and told at the time of me honorable discharge that my security clearance would be pulled. SO why wouldn’t their’s?

  29. Leave a job in Corporate America…clear out your desk and turn in your keys. PERIOD. Leave a job in Government…clear out your desk, turn in your keys, and leave your security clearance behind. PERIOD. SECURITY CLEARANCE on ANY level is a privilege NOT A RIGHT…TO BE STRIPPED UPON DEPARTURE! P.E.R.I.O.D. Former CIA Brennan, former SofS Lyin’ Hillary, former NSA Clapper, former NOTHING Obama…and ALL THE OTHER 4+ MILLION FORMERS IN THIS COUNTRY…STRIP ‘EM, DANNO, ER, DONALD!

    • Amen! All of them. Mine was pulled the minute I got my Honorable Discharge from USAF my SC was gone. Why would I need it anyway?

  30. John Brennan is a friggin communist. How could anyone appoint him to be the CIA Director? I believe it was Obama. See that Obama is so radicalized? How radical is he? So radicalized that he even brought Ebola victims without first protocolly quarantined before entering the mainland.

    For the sake of endorsing liberal causes, Obama had to stick with Soros’ open border agenda.

    If it was me as the president, I would keep the American people in safety first. Obama know he was born a Kenyan.

    • OBAMA IS ONE SICK LYING MOTHERF*CKER WITH A DOCTORED BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND EVERYBODY WITH PATRIOTIC GRAY MATTER KNOWS IT!

    • When the average American looses his job if he hassecurity clearance he looses it and also any perks he had received the swam is nothing but a bunch of prima donnas. All of them should be fired and remember they swore an oath , They should be fired and prosecuted for taking money and perks for not doing their jobs. Mr trump has a lot of citizens in the USA that is very intelligent and would be happy to work for him. You never promote from within go outside Washington ny va etc.

    • Dan T., Very clear, concise, and well put statement. Leave government, leave security clearance also, regardless of political party. Nicely done, Dan!

  31. YES!, I agree that John Brennan’s security clearances should have been revoked long before now. I am praying that President Trump will go ahead and revoke the rest of the people that are NO longer in the CIA,FBI, and the DOJ Departments. He needs to go ahead and revoke James Comey, James Clapper, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Loretta Lynch’s,and of course, let’s don’t forget about Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie Ohr. Maybe, just even maybe, revoke former president Obama’s security clearances also, and make sure that Obama’s wife can’t get into any type of Government offices. Also, make sure that Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, or even their own daughter can’t get into any important Government offices to get any type of important information for her parents and then pass it on to them for any purpose. Oh yes, let’s don’t forget about Sally Yates also, revoke her security clearances as well, and anybody else that needs to have their security clearances revoked.

    PLEASE, Mr. President Donald J Trump, make sure that everyone that has been against you and your Administration from day 1, that their security clearances are revoked also.

    PLEASE, President Trump, once the midterm elections is over with, any Democrats that looses their seats in the midterm election, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT THEIR SECURITY CLEARANCES are REVOKED AS WELL PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Once the midterm elections are over, hopefully and I am praying that their will be some faces in on the Democrats side that will come into office and work with you and your administration to finish fulfilling your agenda for the rest of the year, and then start working to fulfilling your agenda for the following years to come until the 2020 election year.

  32. All Americans who hold these clearances should be vetted and most of them should have their clearances revoked anybody in the private sector has no business having these National Security clearances at all

    • All clearances based on “need to know” and only as long as the “need to know” status exists. There are times when consultants and contractors need to know. However, much tighter control of clearances must be instituted. Accountability with harsh punishment for abuse is a must. We must push congress to make it so.

  33. Mike Flynn was an OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SECURITY BREACH THAT IF HE HAD TO REAPPLY FOR THE SECURITY CLEARANCE PERHAPS A PROBLEM WOULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED.

    • But of COURSE! Started with J. Edgar and The McCarthy Era. THEN DEEP STATE SHADOW GOVERNMENT OBAMA LET LOOSE WITH ALL INTEL AGENCIES SHARING, DOUBLING DOWN, SPYING ON, AND GATHERING DATA ON PRIVATE AMERICAN CITIZENS! Then LYING about it! DRAIN THE S.W.A.M.P.!!!

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