US Intelligence Community Loses Confrontation
To Mandate Foreign Policy with Trump Administration
From the very beginning the Intelligence Community has attempts to mandate US foreign policy
to the Trump Administration; particularily with regards to improving relations with the
Russian Federation. Republican leaders eventually declared investigations to be a witchhunt
Senator Lindsay Graham To Investigage
FBI Attempt to Overthrow President
Former FBI Asst Director Mccabe openly admitted on
tv that he conspired with Assistant US Attorney Rod Rodstein to remove the President by secretly seeking to
have the President staff agree to involke the 25th Amendment.
LAWMAKERS MOVE TO IMPEACH ROSENSTEIN
FOX NEWS FIRST: Republicans move to impeach Rosenstein;
THE LEAD STORY - LAWMAKERS MOVE TO IMPEACH ROSENSTEIN - A group of 11 House Republicans introduced five articles of
impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday evening ... The filing accuses Rosenstein of intentionally
withholding documents and information from Congress, failure to comply with congressional subpoenas and abuse of the Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). It was not immediately clear whether the House of Representatives would consider the
resolution before lawmakers begin the August recess Thursday afternoon. The House will reconvene Sept. 4.
The articles were introduced by Reps. Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Jim Jordan of Ohio, the chairman and
a prominent member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. In an exclusive interview on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle"
on Wednesday night, Meadows said it would be possible to effect a so-called "privileged" resolution on impeaching Rosenstein
as early as Thursday morning, which would require a vote within two days -- although the impending House recess would likely
delay that vote unless it were held quickly. Both Meadows and Jordan told host Laura Ingraham the effort was long overdue.
President Trump Cuts Off National
Security Clearances For Former Officials
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s threat to revoke the security clearances of top former officials critical
of his administration left congressional leaders stunned and confused, with the House speaker shrugging it off as a bit of “trolling.”
“I think he’s just trolling people, honestly,” Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters Tuesday with a laugh.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was surprised to learn that many former top national security and intelligence officials maintain
access to classified information after they leave their posts. But both GOP leaders were leaving the president’s plan to the White House.
“I don’t have any particular advice to give the president,” McConnell said Tuesday. “It’s an interesting question. I’ll look forward to seeing
what the president decides on it.”
Ryan said it is “something that’s in the purview of the executive branch.”
Democrats and some Republicans, though, viewed the threat against the six former officials with much more concern.
Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., noted the list of those named by the White House “exactly coincides with those who’ve been publicly critical of the president.”
“This is the sort of attack on free speech, the press and the rights of individuals to speak out in our country that really doesn’t serve the
president well,” Coons said on CNN.
The threat to deny the officials access to classified information is the latest escalation in the president’s war with members of the U.S. intelligence community.
On Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president was “exploring the mechanisms” to strip clearance from
former CIA Director John Brennan, as well as five other former officials who have held some of the most sensitive positions in government:
former FBI Director Jim Comey; James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence; former CIA Director Michael Hayden;
former national security adviser Susan Rice; and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
At least two of the former officials, who have served in both Democratic and Republican administrations, do not currently have
security clearances: Comey and McCabe. Sanders accused the officials of having “politicized and in some cases monetized their public service
and security clearances” by making “baseless accusations” that the Trump administration had improper contact with Russia or was influenced by Russia.