Trump Says He May Revoke Security Clearance of His ‘Very Good Brain’ Next

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President Donald Trump says his “very good brain” might be next on his list of security officials to be denied access to the country’s highest level of classified intelligence. “I might do it,” he said in remarks to reporters ahead of a cabinet meeting this morning. “We’ll see what happens, but it’s something that might have to be done.”

Former CIA chief John Brennan had his security clearance revoked this week after Trump accused him of becoming a national security threat because of his erratic and biased comments on the Russia probe.

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White House aides say Trump’s brain has been fluctuating back and forth between letting the Russia probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller proceed without interruption and pulling the plug on it by replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions with someone who will fire Rod Rosenstein, the Justice official who oversees Mueller.

“What we’re seeing is the president’s brain trying to process two very different ideas and as a result the advice he’s getting from his brain—which he relies on more than any other advisor—has been increasingly conflicted,” says one aide who asked not to be identified.

Another advisor says Trump is “frustrated” that the one advisor that he trusts without reservation, his brain, hasn’t been giving him the clear, unequivocal advice he has come to expect from it, especially now that the Russia investigation appears to be nearing an end. “You can imagine how difficult it’s been for the president to suddenly get what he considers weak advice from his brain, which he’s been so proud of all his life,” says the aide.

Getting good advice?

Trump for years has touted his brain as his best advisor. He told Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on Morning Joe during the 2016 presidential campaign that he consults first and foremost his brain whenever he makes important foreign policy decisions. “I have a very good brain,” he said at the time. “I listen to a lot of people and I talk to a lot of people, but my primary consultant is myself.”

At other times he’s talked about his I.Q. being “one of the highest,” that he’s, like, “a smart person” who “comprehends things very well, better than almost anybody,” and that he has “the best words.”

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Given this reliance on his brain for advice, analysts say, the impact on U.S. national security if top security clearance is taken away from his brain could be significant. “We’re really talking about his number one advisor here, so we have to expect a severe gap in the options he’s presented when a major international event unfolds,” says one analyst who spoke on condition of anonymity. “That could be very dangerous for us.”

The analyst says he knows from sources that it’s been Trump’s brain that has been responsible for the president’s tweets on North Korea, Russia, and Iran. “How would those tweets look if his brain wasn’t involved?” the analyst said. “We are moving into unchartered territory. If his brain isn’t writing those tweets, who will?”

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