There has been a feeding frenzy in the media this week about President Donald Trump's order removing the national security clearance of former Obama director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John Brennan, as well as his announced review to consider removing the national security clearances of others related to the Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele dossier and related Clinton-Democrat scandals.
On the left, the phony and dishonest chorus was that Trump's action and threatened further actions on security clearances were designed to chill free speech and a threat to the Constitution, claiming, as usual, that it is worthy of impeaching our 45th commander in chief. Of course, when has the left in recent memory considered the Constitution all that important? The Communist Manifesto of Karl Marx is its latest must-read!
For me, as the legal counsel for many of the families of special ops servicemen who have yet to receive an honest or complete explanation for the tragic deaths of their fallen hero sons during a raid in the Afghan war theater codenamed "Extortion 17" – and which is undoubtedly a coverup by Obama's Department of Defense but sadly continued under the new DOD leadership (in the swamp of Washington, D.C., both parties have a pact to protect each other) – the biggest outrage came from Retired U.S. Navy Adm. William McRaven who oversaw the raid that took out Osama bin Laden – assuming that he died during that raid and not before of natural causes as many suspect.
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McRaven was an Obama-appointed Afghan theater commander who also oversaw the Extortion 17 raid, which resulted in the deaths of Navy SEALs and other servicemen only three months after bin Laden was allegedly killed. Thanks to McRaven's coverup about the more than just suspicious circumstances of the Extortion 17 tragedy, the biggest loss of life during the now 17-year-old and counting war, Freedom Watch and I have filed suits for the aggrieved Gold Star parents. The case, which has been winding its way through the federal court in Washington, D.C., was brought against the Taliban, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Afghanistan, its former President Hamid Karzai and other terrorist defendants. Go to www.freedomwatchusa.org to read this complaint and learn about this case.
So when I read the comments of McRaven, an Obama political hack of the first magnitude, I was more than disgusted. Here is what this clown – who spent years kissing the derriere of his "Muslim In Chief," with the hope that he would be rewarded with the title of chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (which, thank God, never happened) – had to say about the removal of Brennan's security clearance. In an op-ed published, you guessed it, in the Trump-hating Washington Post, McRaven called Brennan "one of the finest public servants. … He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who do not know him." [See David Choi, "You Have Embarrassed Us in the Eyes of Our Children: Navy SEAL Who Oversaw the Obama bin Laden Raid Rebukes Trump," Aug. 16, 2018.]
Really, admiral! Apparently, you conveniently forgot to mention that Brennan voted for a communist for president, is rumored to have converted to Islam and reportedly had a prayer rug in his CIA office. Good fit for a CIA director, don't you think? To make matters much worse, not just Edward Snowden but an NSA/CIA/FBI contractor whistleblower client I once represented revealed to a number of so-called government authorities that Brennan, along with James Clapper, were the primary persons who authorized and then carried out mass surveillance by the CIA and NSA, also with FBI involvement, against hundreds of millions of American citizens. This illegal and unconstitutional surveillance – undertaken without probable cause as required by the Fourth Amendment – I succeeded in enjoining in a case styled Klayman v. Obama. The Court's rulings are now landmark jurisprudential history (see www.freedomwatchusa.org). As the judge described it, this "almost Orwellian" surveillance amounts to what we later confirmed was the brain child of Brennan and Clapper, later also carried out by Michael Hayden and others. And when these crimes were brought to the attention of former FBI Director James Comey, who also participated in this illegal and unconstitutional mass surveillance himself, he and his general counsel, James Baker, also buried this investigation, as "Obama loving" McRaven had done with the Extortion 17 coverup.
The bottom line is this: To simply remove security clearances for these criminals is not enough! Instead, it is the easy way out! Brennan, Clapper, Comey and the rest, including former assistant deputy attorney general and head of the the Department of Justice's Organized Crime Task Force, Bruce Ohr, need to be brought before a grand jury, indicted, tried convicted and sentenced to many years in the slammer!
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Given the sad reality that current Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will not mete out justice, as the former is afraid of his shadow and legally castrated and the latter is totally corrupt, it falls upon Freedom Watch and me to get the job done.
The only real consequence of removing security clearances is to effectively prevent persons from becoming gainfully employed in the national security, intelligence and defense sectors when they leave government. It is simply not punishment enough and will serve as a continuing green light for corrupt and seemingly unaccountable government officials to run roughshod over the constitutional and other rights of ordinary Americans.
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