The outrage machine has been in full gear since President Donald Trump revoked former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance last week.
According to a new report, Trump even once considered denying former President Barack Obama access to national security intelligence briefings, a step some analysts are calling “un-American.”
The New Yorker reported Monday that early in Trump’s administration, around the time he accused Obama of spying on him at Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential contest, advisers close to the president urged him to revoke Obama’s access to intelligence briefings.
It was around this time that advisers also persuaded Trump to begin revoking security clearances.
Indeed, it was also McMaster who persuaded Trump to not revoke Obama’s access to presidential intelligence briefings, the New Yorker reported.
Fake News, of which there is soooo much (this time the very tired New Yorker) falsely reported that I was going to take the extraordinary step of denying Intelligence Briefings to President Obama. Never discussed or thought of!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2018