Poll Finds Majority of Voters Side With Trump: Revoke Former Officials Security Clearances

Elder Patriot – Following two weeks of mainstream media, bolstered by former government officials with security clearances, bashing President Trump for revoking disgraced CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance the issue appears to be decided.

And, once against President Trump emerges the winner!  Common sense wins again.

A Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll released exclusively to The Hill found that an overwhelming majority of registered voters believe the president didn’t go far enough when he stripped Brennan of his privileges.

While 59 percent of the respondents agreed that the president was right in stripping Brennan of his access to government secrets, even a large majority, 64 percent, would like to see Trump similarly revoke the clearances of disgraced FBI director James Comey and his accomplices at the FBI who were fired or demoted.

Former Clinton pollster Mark Penn is co-director of the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll.  Penn noted that:

“An overwhelming majority of the public thinks that former officials should lose their security clearance, and believe that former officials like Brennan and Coney should no longer have any clearance.”

“There would definitely be support for a wholesale policy revoking their clearances.”

Over the past two weeks. Brennan has relentlessly accused Trump of “abuse of power” and that “this action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech,” though it’s hard to see how that would be the case unless Brennan was spewing state secrets on while on MSNBC.

Trump has accused Brennan of using his security clearance to burnish his credentials as a former government official with insider knowledge and that makes Brennan’s  “unfounded and outrageous” charges about his administration more credible to audiences and foreign governments.

The poll’s release, coming after a media onslaught trashing President Trump’s action, and making the case for continuing to the placing state secrets in political enemies and lobbyists for foreign governments, provides solid evidence for at least starting to drain the post-government-service swamp.