Bolton went rogue. Now, he may face the consequences.
(Big League Politics) – Senator Rand Paul is calling for President Trump to strip the security clearance of jilted former National Security Advisor John Bolton, after the ultra-hawk revealed classified national security information in an upcoming tell-all book.
Bolton was fired by Trump as National Security Advisor in September for endlessly agitating for neocon wars.
Bolton has flirted with the prospect of testifying in the Senate’s sham impeachment trial, going turncoat on President Trump after previously endorsing his negotiations with the President of Ukraine. The career uber-hawk has been rumored to expose a plethora of classified information in his upcoming book, ‘The Room Where It Happened.‘
A potential Senate testimony could prove lucrative for his book sales, as anti-Trump liberals ignore any notion of policy-based politics and coronate the former Bush administration official as a saint for his sudden opposition to Trump.
In response to Bolton’s change of heart, Rand Paul called for his security clearance to be stripped in a Saturday tweet.
No one, especially not John Bolton, should be able to use their security clearance for profit! I say revoke his clearance now @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/nH0qyrwEYe
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 1, 2020
Sources indicate that the removal of Bolton’s clearance ranges from possible to likely. President Trump slammed his former National Security Advisor’s release of classified information in a tweet last week.
….many more mistakes of judgement, gets fired because frankly, if I listened to him, we would be in World War Six by now, and goes out and IMMEDIATELY writes a nasty & untrue book. All Classified National Security. Who would do this?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2020
Rand Paul previously led the charge in calling for deep state liberal John Brennan to lose his security clearance. Brennan, a former CIA director in the Obama administration, almost immediately reinvented himself as a vociferous anti-Trump pundit upon leaving office.
Classified information exists to protect the safety and well-being of U.S service members and the general public. It’s not a gimmick for career bureaucrats such as Bolton and Brennan to monetize.
Deep staters who callously use their government positions to mine information for profit should lose their security clearances.