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GeneralRe: Affairs - so what? Pin
Tronald J. Dump (R-Moscow)26-Jul-18 5:10
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GeneralSecurity Clearances Pin
#realJSOP25-Jul-18 1:55
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All this hubbub over Rice, Clapper and Brennan still having a security clearance is bullsh|t.

First, security clearances are valid for a number of years after they are obtained (the number of years is determined by the security classification - confidential=15yrs, secret=10yrs, top secret=5yrs).

Before a security clearance can be revoked, the government technically has to perform some sort of an investigation that reveals information leading one to think/assume that the subject of the investigation is no longer worthy of the clearance (new info that was discovered after the clearance was awarded, or info that comes to light that places doubt or a person's "loyalty, character, trustworthiness, or reliability").

I'm not sure that the President cannot personally revoke someone's security clearance, but he can indeed make it happen via executive order.

Another (more important) factor to consider when exposing someone to classified material is referred to as "a need to know". Since these guys no longer have a "a need to know", they cannot knowingly read, possess, nor have access to ANY government documents that are classified as FOUO (For Official Use Only) and higher.

So, regardless of your security clearance level, if you don't have a need to know the info, you can't access the info. Period. Whether the people cited above have a clearance or not, they are no longer employed by the government, thus they don't have a need to know. Trump should back off - not because it will expose him to yet more ridicule, but because this is a non-issue, and a waste of his time.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010
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You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010
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When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013

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