Things got ugly when a Republican strategist accused a former CIA analyst of earning ‘more money’ with his security clearance

CNN Former CIA analyst Philip Mudd got into a heated argument with Republican strategist Paris Dennard on Friday after Dennard suggested Mudd made “more money” from consulting firms because of his security clearance. “Twenty-five years in the service and this is the s–t I get? Get out,” Mudd said. The debate comes amid President Donald […]

After clearance pull, Democrats rush to back Brennan – who spied on them

Democrats have been vocal in condemning US President Donald Trump for revoking former CIA chief John Brennan’s security clearance, forgetting that time he spied on a Democrat-run Senate committee in the name of #Resistance. On Wednesday, Trump revoked Brennan’s security clearance, which had allowed the ex-spymaster to continue to access classified documents since he resigned […]

Trump revokes clearance of former CIA chief Brennan

President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, saying he used his access to classified data to “sow division and chaos” about the Trump administration, the White House has announced. The Trump administration is also looking into revoking the clearances of a number of former officials, including former FBI […]

Jared Kushner’s security clearance reportedly limits his access to some high level US secrets

Reuters/Jonathan Ernst President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, reportedly does not have a high-enough security clearance level to gain access to some of the most sensitive US government secrets. Kushner was granted a permanent security clearance in late May, but only at the “top secret” level. A top secret clearance does not provide access to […]

REI is having a huge sale on summer outdoor essentials, apparel, and clearance items for the Fourth of July — here are the best deals

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Now through July 4, you can save 40% on outdoor apparel and gear at REI The sale includes limited-time summer deals as well as clearance items. From late-night bonfires to […]

The ’90s were ‘a crazy time’: John Kelly suggests Larry Kudlow’s past cocaine addiction won’t bar him from obtaining security clearance

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters White House chief of staff John Kelly suggested that Larry Kudlow’s past substance-abuse wouldn’t complicate his path to a security clearance once he’s officially installed as President Donald Trump’s new chief economic adviser. Kudlow was fired from Bear Stearns in the mid 1990s as he struggled with cocaine addiction. Kelly reportedly joked that […]

Jared Kushner’s security clearance downgraded – reports

US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has reportedly had his security clearance downgraded. This may complicate US peacemaking efforts in the Middle East, which he is in charge of. Kushner’s clearance was downgraded from Top Secret to Secret, according to Politico, which cited a February 23 memo supposedly originating from the […]

Jared Kushner is reportedly resisting a White House security clearance overhaul

AP Photo/Alex Brandon Jared Kushner is reportedly pushing back on efforts to rein in the flow of information among White House staffers who do not have a full security clearance. The effort by White House chief of staff John Kelly is seen as a potential challenge to Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, who has […]

2017 Maserati Levante in Depth: Hot-Blooded Italian Motoring, with Ground Clearance

– Choosing the Maserati Levante is a decision driven more by desire than by rational thought. Its hot-blooded Italian character sets it apart from its rivals—even those that are quicker and more luxurious. But it comes with compromises: it’s not as capacious for people and cargo, it’s not as well put together, and it costs […]