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Trump Trying to Revoke Top Secret Security Clearances From 6 Former Intel Chiefs for ‘False Accusations’

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REVOKING CLEARANCES WOULD NEUTER TOP SOURCES OF CRITICISM AGAINST TRUMP

The White House has just revealed that President Donald Trump is attempting to revoke he top secret security clearances from top former intelligence chiefs, including former FBI Director Jim Comey and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

Other she named specifically include former CIA Directors John Brennan and Michael Hayden, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. All worked during the Obama administration.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders accused the six former intelligence officials of “false accusations” about Russia and for what she characterized as “politicizing” intelligence.

“Not only is the president looking to take away Brennan’s security clearance, he’s also looking into the security clearances of Comey, Clapper, Hayden, Rice, and McCabe,” Huckabee Sanders said, “because they’ve politicized and in some cases monetized their public service and security clearances. Making baseless accusations of improper contact with Russia, or being influenced by Russia against the president is extremely inappropriate, and the fact that people with security clearances are making these baseless accusations provides inappropriate legitimacy with zero evidence,” Huckabee Sanders claimed, falsely.

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Andrew McCabe’s spokesperson:

Washington Post reporter Devlin Barrett notes that Jim Comey also has not had a security clearance for months.

Clapper agrees with CNN that this move would be entirely political, and “very petty”:

 

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Watch: Trump Laughs, Jokes After Supporter Calls for Shooting Migrants

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President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Panama City Beach, Florida Wednesday night was the usual raucous affair – except for one exchange which has many even more outraged than usual.

Complaining to supporters from the Florida panhandle that migrants are trying to enter the U.S. through the Southern border, the President asked, “How do you stop these people?”

One supporter, as The Guardian reported, responded, “Shoot them!”

President Trump laughed, paused, then turned it into an applause line.

“That’s only in the panhandle can you get away with that statement,” Trump proclaimed. As the audience broke out into cheers and applause, Trump, who himself has called labeled immigrants “animals,” repeated: “Only in the panhandle.”

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White House Aides Scrambling to Deal With Fallout From Trump’s Thinly-Veiled Threat of Violence: Report

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Staffers Are Trying to Justify Remarks by Saying ‘That’s Just the Way the President Talks’

White House aides are reportedly struggling to figure out how to “spin” comments the president made prior to the New Zealand mosque massacre that could be viewed as incitements to violence.

In an interview with Breitbart ostensibly about a free speech order he’s about to sign, the president referenced all the “tough” people he has in his corner.

“I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump – I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad,” Trump said. “But the left plays it cuter and tougher.”

CNN host Wolf Blitzer noted the comments were “disturbing” when asking White House correspondent Kaitlin Collins about how things are within the administration.

“Aides behind the scenes were pushing back on this saying, ‘that’s just the way the president talks,’” Collins explained. “That’s something you hear when the president makes a remark like this.”

She added that she wasn’t surprised by what he said because he’s made similar comments “in front of cameras, at rallies and events like that.

“Aides don’t know how to respond to this,” Collins added. “They don’t know how to spin this or anything like that. They hope that this is one of those comments, because the president says so many things, that they can just kind of let go by with the news cycle.”

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Dictionary.com Reveals Spike in Searches for This Disturbing Term After Trump’s Thinly-Veiled Threat of Violence

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President Donald Trump issued a thinly-veiled threat of fascistic violence this week in an interview with the far right wing website Breitbart. While largely ignored on the right, Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale’s tweet on Thursday highlighting a disturbing quote by the President went viral.

Several experts on authoritarianism and others who closely follow President Trump’s moves and remarks reminded followers on social media Trump’s words are another example of “stochastic terrorism.”

If you’re like most people, the term “stochastic terrorism” is confusing at best. (So is pronouncing it.)

Clearly, many folks looked it up, because Thursday evening the people at Dictionary.com revealed that searches for the term are trending today on their site:

The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent explains how Trump’s thinly-veiled threats of violence work:

Back in January Wired took a look at “stochastic terrorism,” which they define as, “Acts of violence by random extremists, triggered by political demagoguery.”

Bottom line: The President of the United States is engaging in fascistic behavior. Or, if you’d rather, he’s play around with fascism, trying it on seeing how it fits. And it’s becoming clearer and clearer that he thinks it fits just fine.

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