The Hill reports:
President Trump in an interview attributed his decision to revoke ex-CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance to his role in early stages of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Trump told The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that he considers Brennan and other former intelligence officials whose clearances he’s considering revoking among the leaders of the investigation.
“I call it the rigged witch hunt, [it] is a sham. And these people led it!” Trump told the newspaper hours after it was announced Brennan’s clearance was being revoked. “So I think it’s something that had to be done,” he added.
Brennan was among the intelligence officials who briefed Trump about Russian interference before he took office. The full WSJ piece is behind their paywall.