An embarrassment to the CIA

From Rear Adm. Sidney W. Souers, who had the job for a few months in 1946, to the current CIA director, Gina Haspel, selected by President Trump, it's a long list of names that most Americans would not recognize. In other words, we don't see the CIA director in the headlines that much, unless there is something going on like September 11.  We definitively have not seen former CIA directors doing politics on partisan cable news shows. Enter John Brennan, who just had his security clearance revoked. In the past, these clearances have been a courtesy to former officials, who may have to be consulted at a moment's notice on an issue that they worked on. It's a good idea, but it's a two-way street. Brennan became another voice of the resistance, and that disqualifies him from a security clearance.  It's not unreasonable for the Trump administration to believe that Brennan's nightly performances on...(Read Full Post)