DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – President Trump has made headlines multiple times this week between revoking security clearance for former CIA Director John Brennan and dealing with racist claims from Omarosa Manigault Newman, who is in the midst of trying to sell a tell-all book about her time in the White House.
Dr. Marc Clauson, Professor of History and Law at Cedarville University joined 2 NEWS to discuss the latest in Trump’s war of words.
Dr. Clauson says the timing of Omarosa’s claims are a bit too coincidental given the fact that she just recently released her new book.
She and the White House disagree about whether or not she signed a non-disclosure agreement during her time in the White House.
“As far as the non-disclosure agreements go, they are not typical but they are used sometimes by public officials in public settings. They are enforceable, unless of course the person is actually alleging something that was illegal, in which case they would not be enforceable,” said Dr. Clauson.
As far as Trump’s decision to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance goes, Dr. Clauson believes that without a doubt, it was a vindictive move, but not unheard of.
“Brennan has made some purely outrageous statements recently that do call into question his credibility and, in fact, he’s also made statements in the past that indicate he was attracted to, if not a part of, the Communist movement in one point in the past,” he said, going on to say Brennan has made comments opposing Trump that have been “irrational” at times.