US intelligence agencies aren’t “private fiefdoms”

Politics February 15, 2018

White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter lied about his past domestic abuse offenses and was asked to resign from his role in the administration. The story as to who knew what about Porter’s background, and when they knew it, will undoubtedly come out in due time.

The controversy illuminates, however, a much more pressing issue:

Who controls our security clearance process?

And is there political bias at play in that process?

Who do America’s intelligence agencies work for? Are they private fiefdoms or do they serve under the president in the interest of the nation’s security?

Under Obama, it leant toward the former. This has to be undone by President Trump.

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