Trump pulls Brennan’s clearance, links move to Russia probe

Trump pulls Brennan’s clearance, links move to Russia probe

WASHINGTON - Associated Press
Trump pulls Brennan’s clearance, links move to Russia probe

President Donald Trump is linking his decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan to the special counsel’s investigation into Russia election meddling and possible ties to the Trump campaign.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump pointed to Brennan as one of the people he believes is responsible for special counsel Robert Muller’s investigation.

The newspaper reports that Trump called the investigation a "rigged witch hunt ... a sham" and went on to declare, "And these people led it." He added, "So I think it’s something that had to be done."

Trump has ordered a review for nine others who have security clearances. He told the Journal he doesn’t trust "many of those people on that list" and thinks they aren’t "good people."

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