White House: We’re Not Trolling On Those Clearances

“The president finds it extremely inappropriate for somebody to go on television under the perception of legitimacy, integrity and level false and baseless claims against another person without any evidence whatsoever. He finds that to be somewhat troublesome and concerning and so he has begun the mechanism to remove security clearances from certain individuals. The names were listed yesterday. And when we have a further announcement on that, we’ll give it to you.” – White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley, making it clear that Trump’s threat is not “trolling,” as Paul Ryan claimed earlier today.