Mark Warner to present amendment to ‘block’ Trump from ‘arbitrarily revoking security clearances’

Mark Warner to present amendment to ‘block’ Trump from ‘arbitrarily revoking security clearances’

[Ed. – Who gets to judge the arbitrariness of the decisions?]

Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner on Friday said he plans to present an amendment preventing President Trump from “arbitrarily revoking security clearances.”

Warner’s announcement came after Trump earlier this week revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan and hinted Friday that he would soon do the same for Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr.

“I will be introducing an amendment next week to block the President from punishing and intimidating his critics by arbitrarily revoking security clearances,” Warner tweeted. “Stay tuned.”

The amendment would be made to the defense appropriations bill, which is combined with a bill to fund the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services, and is currently on the Senate floor, Fox News has learned.

On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, in a statement on behalf of Trump, made the announcement about Brennan, saying that he “has a history that calls his credibility into question.”

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