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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

McMaster talked Trump out of blocking Obama's access to intelligence

Ex-national security adviser H.R. McMaster talked President Trump out of blocking former President Barack Obama's access to intelligence briefings last year, according to a report Monday.

Around March 2017, when Trump accused his predecessor, without evidence, of wiretapping Trump Tower, some of his associates in the White House were pushing their boss to pull the security clearances of Obama administration officials they saw as political rivals.

Some even suggested that Obama should lose access to intelligence briefings, an extreme move as all living ex-presidents can get them. But, the New Yorker reports, Trump was told of the importance of allowing former presidents to keep access to intelligence as they sometimes meet with foreign leaders, and with McMaster's insistence, decided not to make a move against Obama.



Anonymous said...

Trump is the president and he has the evidence and was correct.

Anonymous said...

Block obummer-he is a disgrace to America

Anonymous said...

I don't think any of the past presidents should have a clearance or access to intelligence. They were elected to be President and when there term(s) is up they are back to being private citizens. It is time for some serious change in the way the government is operated and I hope Trump is up to the task.

Anonymous said...

We need to ship him back to his Known County Kenya.

Anonymous said...

Obama is the American Manchurian candidate.

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