President Trump was seemingly on the war path after his recent trip to Europe.
After a series of mishaps, the President tried to backtrack on statements he made. Unfortunately it was all in vain as he then invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to the U.S.
This caused many of his critics to wonder what the President was thinking ad felt he needed to distant himself from Putin.
Since making the gesture Trump was now considering revoking security clearances for those who criticized him.
A decision some thought was petty and could eventually work against him.
This idea by Trump received harsh criticism as many wondered why the President would even consider such a thing.
“Politicizing security clearances to retaliate against former national security officials who criticize the President would set a terrible new precedent,” said Adam Schiff.
He continued, “An enemies list is ugly, undemocratic, and un-American. Is there no length Trump will not go to stifle opposition? Wake up, GOP.”
An email by Rep. Elijah Cummins criticized the decision since Trump allowed threats to America’s security to keep their passes.
The email read: “President Trump allowed his National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to keep his security clearance for weeks after the Justice Department warned that he was under investigation for lying about his secret conversations with the Russians, he allowed his son-in-law Jared Kushner to keep his security clearance after repeatedly concealing his foreign contacts, and he allowed his Staff Secretary Rob Porter to keep his security clearance after the White House received four FBI reports detailing allegations of domestic abuse.”
Critics had been asking the Trump to back away from Putin. Most Intel leaders believed that Russia was responsible for election meddling in the U.S.
Trump was however not sure at times and contradicted himself recently while trying to defend his statement in Helsinki with Putin.
“It can be proven beyond any evidentiary burden that Russia is not our friend and they tried to attack us in 2016,” Rep. Trey Gowdy said. “So the President either needs to rely on the people that he has chosen to advise him, or those advisers need to reevaluate whether or not they can serve in this administration. But the disconnect cannot continue. The evidence is overwhelming, and the President needs to say that and act like it.”
In an effort to share the blame or place himself away from the spotlight Trump blamed Barack Obama.
“So President Obama knew about Russia before the Election. Why didn’t he do something about it? Why didn’t he tell our campaign? Because it is all a big hoax, that’s why, and he thought Crooked Hillary was going to win!!!” Trump tweeted.