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Trump reportedly plans to yank more security clearances to distract from negative news cycles

Posted On: Aug 18, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Trump reportedly plans to yank more security clearances to distract from negative news cycles

White House officials are reportedly planning on holding onto more prepared security clearance revocations, and selectively releasing them as a distraction to negative news cycles, as needed.
In a newly released memoir, former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman made some startling allegations about her White House tenure, including alleging that she heard Trump say the N-word in an audio recording.
One day later, the White House announced it revoked former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance.
As President Donald Trump expressed interest in revoking "most, if not all" of the security clearances for a select group of current and former government officials, White House communication officials are believed to be planning on releasing them selectively, as a distraction to negative news cycles, The Washington Post reported on Friday.
White House staffers, including press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and deputy chief of staff Bill Shine, reportedly discussed timing the revocations so that it would...

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