Larry Klayman
Removal of Brennan's security clearance not enough!
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By Larry Klayman
August 21, 2018

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There has been a feeding frenzy in the media this week about President Donald J. Trump's order removing the national security clearance of former Obama Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), 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. Fox News, true to form, hyped this minimal act by the president, characteristically to boost its television ratings and thus "jingle" more change out of the deep pockets of its advertisers. Where are commentators on Fox News who actually want to do and are doing something about the current state of affairs, rather than just talk...?

That is too much for the owners of Fox News, the Murdoch brothers, who are both liberals, can handle. Thus the "news" on Fox News – which boycotts the likes of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Chief Justice Roy Moore, and the Cliven Bundy family – is "watered down" to be politically correct and just enough to keep its conservative viewership! No wonder Hannity and Co. have not come to the defense of Alex Jones, Michael Savage, Matt Drudge, yours truly and many others who have been blacklisted by the network! So much for hard hitting free speech backed up with actions that go beyond just getting more documents and is designed to get results and not just generate more talk!

On the left, the phony and dishonest chorus was that Trump's action and threatened further actions to consider removing the national security clearances of former Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and CIA Director Michael Hayden, Former Obama Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper, Former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey, former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe were designed to chill free First Amendment speech and a threat to the Constitution, again as usual 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 code named "Extortion 17," and which is undoubtedly a cover-up by Obama's Department of Defense (DOD) 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.

McRaven was an Obama-appointed Afghan theatre 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 cover-up 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 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 Commander 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," August 16, 2018.

Really, admiral! Apparently you conveniently "forgot to mention that Brennan is a former avowed communist, and a convert to Islam, reportedly having had a prayer rug in his CIA Director's 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 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 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 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 cover-up.

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 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!

Given the sad reality that our 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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