Former CIA director John Brennan says he’s ready to take legal action against President Trump for stripping him of his security clearance. On NBC’s Meet the Press, Brennan said he’d been “contacted by a number of lawyers” offering advice on how to “prevent Trump from doing this in the future.” “If my clearances and my reputation, as I'm being pulled through the mud now, if that's the price we're going to pay to prevent Donald Trump from doing this against other people, to me it's a small price to pay so I am going to do whatever I can personally to try to prevent these abuses in the future and if it means going to court, I will do that,” Brennan said. In announcing the move against Brennan on Wednesday, the White House said the security clearances of several other former intelligence officials critical of Trump were also “under review.” Brennan, who briefed Trump on Russian attempts at election interference just days before his inauguration, has been an outspoken critic of the president since he left office and has accused Trump of trying to suppress his detractors. “I recognize I have a bulls-eye on my chest now... but I love this country and I don't want to see it go down because of someone like Mr. Trump who has failed his responsibilities,” he said.
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