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Polly Sigh @dcpoll
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Trump gears up to strip more security clearances as part of his escalating attack against officials tied to the Russia probe. Trump has already fired or threatened to fire nearly a dozen current & former officials associated with the investigation.
"Trump is obstructing justice in plain sight." -@JillWineBanks
RECALL: Immediately following Comey's testimony re his firing in JUN 2017, Trump ordered a smear campaign targeting FBI officials who could corroborate Comey's account that Trump told him to drop the Flynn probe: McCabe, Baker, Rybicki & Lisa Page.
ICYMI: In addition to @JohnBrennan, Trump wants to revoke security clearances of Clapper & @Comey.
Jan 6, 2017: Clapper, Brennan, Comey briefed Trump on a stream of intelligence that had captured Putin’s direct orders to sway the 2016 election.
Trump plans to quickly revoke the security clearance of DOJ official Bruce Ohr’s, who's set to testify before House GOP next month re his contacts with Fusion GPS. Not having a security clearance could hamper Ohr's ability to prepare his testimony.
Jun 2017: Trump ordered senior aides to launch a smear campaign to discredit 3 FBI officials who could corroborate @Comey's account that Trump told him to drop the Flynn probe: McCabe, Baker, Rybicki, and later, Page.
All 4 have now left the FBI.
But ousting officials from FBI/DOJ [@SallyQYates, @Comey, McCabe, Baker, Rybicki, Page, @petestrzok] doesn't prevent them from testifying. So now, as @maddow pointed out, Trump is revoking clearances of Mueller probe witnesses to hamper their ability to prep for hearings.
As Trump is prone to do, he admitted to obstruction after revoking the clearance of @JohnBrennan [who, along w/ Clapper & @Comey, briefed Trump in Jan 2017 on Russian interference]: "These people led the witch hunt...something that had to be done."
NEW: The White House has already drafted documents revoking more security clearances of current & former officials whom Trump has demanded be punished for criticizing him or playing a role in the Mueller probe – BECAUSE HE'S GUILTY.
by @jdawsey1 #Maddow…
Sarah Sanders & Bill Shine have discussed the optimum times to release the revoked clearances as a distraction during unfavorable news cycles. The decision to make Brennan's official was to divert attention from nonstop Omarosa coverage.
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