John Brennan Might Sue
Rumor has it that former CIA director John Brennan may sue the president for revoking his security clearance.
Speaking on Sunday, Brennan announced that he is considering taking legal action against the president on the grounds that he violated his own protocol in revoking Brennan’s clearance.
Naturally, the president and his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, responded by goading Brennan and “daring” him to follow through with the lawsuit.
Brennan claims to have received advice from multiple lawyers encouraging him to take a stand against the president to at least help insure that what happened to him won’t happen to anyone else.
According to Bradley Moss, a national security lawyer interviewed by Politico on this issue, the grounds for Brennan’s lawsuit are based in his Fifth Amendment right to due process.
“That right doesn’t guarantee ultimate success on the merits, and the person might still lose their clearance for substantive reasons, but the process would have to conform to at least the basis requirements of the Fifth Amendment.” — Moss
Brennan asserts that he was not personally informed of the revocation of his clearance but rather discovered it through a friend who was watching Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders making the announcement on television.
“I am going to do whatever I can personally to try to prevent these abuses in the future, and if it means going to court, I will do that.” — Brennan
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