A general question: is there any point at which a critic becomes so vocal that they become compromised, and therefore should lose clearance?
I would think that fired employees would lose clearance. To me thatís common sense.
And, anybody leaking secure material should lose their clearance.
What if Brennan went beyond criticism to imply that he had inside information, and without revealing it, criticized the President? Something like, ďIíve seen some of the stuff heís doing in North Korea, and he could get millions killedĒ?
In this instance Trump seems petty and is further poisoning the political well, but I think itís interesting to explore whatís appropriate in a non-Trumpian context.
Itís probably good to know what ďsecurity clearance ď means, too. Arenít their different levels? Might it make sense to just reduce, rather than eliminate, somebodyís access?