Former CIA Director John Brennan revealed on Tuesday that there has been no follow-through since White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that the administration would be stripping his security clearance.
Brennan, MSNBC’s senior national security and intelligence analyst, explained the administration’s lack of follow-through during a Tuesday interview with Hallie Jackson.
“President Trump threatened to strip your security clearance and then he did. President Trump has threatened to strip Bruce Ohr’s security clearance,” Jackson noted. “What happens next?”
“I don’t know, the only thing I heard about my security clearance from the government is when Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at the podium my clearance had been stripped,” Brennan replied.
“I’ve not been contacted by anybody all — either before, or since then,” he revealed. “Whether or not my clearance is stripped, I’m uncertain about.”
“I’m still waiting to hear, they have my contact information,” he added.
Trump had two goals in ramping up pressure on Iran — and he’s failing at both: CNN
That being said, the president clearly believes he can bully Iran into unconditional submission to whatever the United States demands. And Iran is having none of it, escalating its own acts of maritime aggression and proclaiming they have missile technology capable of striking U.S. aircraft carriers.
Ukrainian-Russian developer with Trump Tower Moscow ties suing after getting bilked for $200,000 at inauguration
It is illegal for foreigners to donate to presidential inaugurations, but a new lawsuit sheds light on how wealthy foreigners attempted to buy access to the Trump administration.
"A Ukrainian-Russian developer who wanted access to President Trump’s inauguration filed a lawsuit on Tuesday saying he was bilked out of the $200,000 he paid for what he thought would be V.I.P. tickets to the event," The New York Times reported Tuesday.
"The developer, Pavel Fuks, who once discussed a Moscow real estate project with Mr. Trump, said in the lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, that he had paid the money to a firm at the direction of Yuri Vanetik, a prominent Republican fund-raiser and sometime lobbyist," the newspaper explained. "But, the lawsuit said, Mr. Vanetik failed to come through with the promised tickets, and Mr. Fuks ended up watching the inauguration from a Washington hotel bar."
Indicted Republican gets his passport back — so he can leave the country prior to his bribery trial
Despite being indicted and waiting to stand trial, a North Carolina judge returned the passport of a top Republican and is allowing him to leave the country.
Former North Carolina GOP Chair Robin Hayes spent a decade in Congress and was once the Republican nominee for governor.
In April, Hayes was indicted on bribery and wire fraud charges.
Despite the seriousness of the charges, a federal judge will temporarily return Hayes' passport for him to travel abroad in July, WSCO-TV correspondent Joe Bruno reported on Tuesday.