By his 365th day as president, 34 percent of Trump’s most senior staffers had quit, switched roles or were forced out, according to a study by the Brookings Institution’s Katie Dunn Tenpas that tracked staffers with the help of a list compiled by National Journal. That statistic has now climbed to 43 percent. That’s more than double every other administration since 1981, when National Journal began the list.https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2018/mar/15/trump-white-house-turnover/
“We all agree that the president’s action regarding John Brennan and the threats of similar action against other former officials has nothing to do with who should and should not hold security clearances – and everything to do with an attempt to stifle free speech,” the statement said.
It continued: “We have never before seen the approval or removal of security clearances used as a political tool, as was done in this case. Beyond that, this action is quite clearly a signal to other former and current officials.
“As individuals who have cherished and helped preserve the right of Americans to free speech – even when that right has been used to criticise us – that signal is inappropriate and deeply regrettable. Decisions on security clearances should be based on national security concerns and not political views.”https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/john-brennan-trump-cia-diretctor-security-clearance-revoke-us-president-joint-statement-in-full-a8495556.html