Rand Paul Slams Brennan After Trump Threat: We Shouldn’t Reveal Secrets to People Calling POTUS Treasonous


Monday morning on Twitter, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) shared that he’d be meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss revoking the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan. The meeting, evidently, bore fruit — as Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced subsequently that the President is considering that move, and looking to pull other clearances as well. And the Senator from Kentucky is all about it.

Appearing on The Story with Martha MacCallum, Paul took a victory lap of sorts — slamming Brennan for what he deemed to be naked partisanship, and saying he should indeed have his credentials revoked as a result.

“This is so over-the-top that something’s got to be done,” Paul said. “And these people do not need to be privy to secrets because they might be using these secrets for partisan purposes. They are nakedly partisan.

“And John Brennan should not get anywhere within 10,000 yards of the government. He should have a restraining order.”

At one point he said, “I don’t think we should reveal secrets to people who are calling the Commander-in-Chief treasonous.”

Paul went on to slap the “Trump Derangement Syndrome” tag — which has been en vogue among conservatives — on Brennan and critics who claim Trump is being too easy on Russia.

“Most Democrats in Congress were for engagement with Russia under President [Barack] Obama,” the Senator said. “Now, to a person, they act as if you are anything short of wanting a war with Russia, that you are not doing enough.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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