WASHINGTON (AP) – Former CIA director John Brennan says President Donald Trump’s move to strip him of his national security clearance is “an abuse of power” by the president.
Brennan is reacting to the news in a phone interview with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace.
He tells Wallace he believes the president’s action is aimed at trying to intimidate and suppress critics of him and his administration.
But Brennan says the move “is not going to deter” him.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced during Wednesday’s press briefing that Trump would be revoking Brennan’s clearance.
Brennan says he hasn’t been contacted by anyone in the government informing him of the decision and learned about the news on television.