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Tue Apr 2, 2019, 02:35 PM

The new shiny thing

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/house-panel-preps-subpoenas-on-white-house-security-clearances-2020-census/ar-BBVxyKr?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply The new shiny thing (Original post)
FreeWheelBurning Apr 2019 OP
Gunslinger201 Apr 2019 #1
Squeek Apr 2019 #3
Gunslinger201 Apr 2019 #4
rahtruelies Apr 2019 #5
Gunslinger201 Apr 2019 #6
rahtruelies Apr 2019 #7
nolidad Apr 2019 #2

Response to FreeWheelBurning (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 03:44 PM

1. Clinton had over 100 who couldnt get clearances

A backlog in security clearances for sensitive White House jobs is not new.

Just ask the Clinton administration.

More than a year into Bill Clinton’s first term, of 1,044 White Houser personnel, nearly 100 had no security clearance at all, according to press reports in 1994.


https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/14/bill-clinton-white-house-had-security-clearance-ba/

This is pretty normal shit

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 03:55 PM

3. The article stated

that it was because of a backlog.


Which is not the same as a president being told this or that person's clearance is no good and that president ignoring the whole issue and granting clearances anyway.


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Response to Squeek (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 05:43 PM

4. but it was created because a LOT of his Staff Smoked Dope which was a big deal back then

Thats what the root cause of the "Backlog" was

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 06:22 PM

5. past smoking dope was not a clearance issue- lying about smoking was

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Response to rahtruelies (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 03:10 AM

6. So was still doing it


Besides, Cocaine usage was a total No-Go for Military Nuclear Weapons access. Obama admitted Cocaine Usage. He should have never been allowed the "Football"

I don't wanna hear how that didn't apply to "Elected Officials"

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 12:25 PM

7. correct you had to swear that all use was in the past

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Response to FreeWheelBurning (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 03:53 PM

2. Tempest in a teapot!

Secrecy News
Security Clearances and Presidential Authority
Posted on Nov.18, 2016 in Security Clearances by Steven Aftergood
“Security clearances are not mandated for the President, Vice President, Members of Congress, Supreme Court Justices, or other constitutional officers,” a recent Congressional Research Service report explains. “The criteria for election or appointment to these positions are specified in the U.S. Constitution, and except by constitutional amendment, no additional criteria (e.g., holding a security clearance) may be required.”

In fact, the security clearance system itself is an expression of presidential authority. Its scope and operation are defined in an executive order (EO 12968), and its terms can be modified by the President at will.

And if the President wished to grant access to classified information to a family member, for example, there would be no legal barrier to doing so. See “Trump Will Have Wide Latitude to Let Family Into Government’s Secret Circles” by Mark Landler, New York Times, November 16.

Presidentsd listen to teh security system, but can overrule at will !

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