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Susan Gordon, the former principal deputy director of national intelligence from 2017 to 2019, is requesting that President-elect Joe Biden cut off President Trump’s access to general intelligence briefings as soon as he leaves the White House.

In recent American history, every former president has received occasional intelligence briefings and access to some classified information to advance America’s national interests. Leaders in both parties consider this beneficial as ex-presidents often speak publicly at home and abroad. However, Gordon is calling on Biden to scrap this bipartisan tradition for her former boss.

The Washington Examiner’s Carly Roman reports:

Dubbing President Trump a “potential national security risk,” Gordon made the unconventional recommendation to President-elect Joe Biden, who will reserve the right to restrict his predecessor’s access upon taking the oath of office, in a Friday op-ed in the Washington Post.

“My recommendation, as a 30-plus year veteran of the intelligence community, is not to provide [Trump] any briefings after Jan. 20,” she wrote. “His post-White House ‘security profile,’ as the professionals like to call it, is daunting.”

Gordon, who left the U.S. intelligence community in August 2019, argued that Trump poses a unique security risk due to his pledge to continue to remain engaged on the national political landscape.

“Any former president is by definition a target and presents some risks. But a former president Trump, even before the events of last week, might be unusually vulnerable to bad actors with ill intent,” she said. “He leaves, unlike his predecessors who embraced the muted responsibilities of being a ‘former,’ with a stated agenda to stay engaged in politics and policy. No departing president in the modern era has hinted at or planned on becoming a political actor immediately after leaving office.”


  1. The level of vindictiveness never ceases to amaze me. There is NOTHING to indicate a national security risk by President Trump. If anything, China Joe and the incoming administration present a much greater national security risk to our country!

    1. In addition to everything else, Joe Biden was on the take, and may still be. There’s “the big guy” implications, Hunter’s paying half of Joe’s bills for while (where was the money from?), and the millions paid by China to the “family business.” And direct payments?

      1. oh yes and the money Bill received for a speech in Russia and the money that went to the “fake” Clinton foundation for the transfer of the uranium mine ownership

      2. I agree 100% with the idea that Biden was on the take. Someone needs to do a complete analysis of his tax return and income over the past 10 years.

        1. It wouldn’t do any good, It is like conducting a vote audit, without looking at the forensics (like signatures comparison,voting history, address history, voting rolls), and other identifying evidence which determines the legality of the ballet to be counted or not before it was counted; voting machine connections to foreign governments during the election with intentions and capabilities to flip votes with hacked algorithms, with complicit election officials and courts to look the other way and cover up the corruption, and forensic evidence. The money was laundered and kicked back as legitimate from overseas. Without deconstructing the laundering scheme, a simple tax audit would make no difference/ nor show any guilt of crime.

      1. Lots of evidence! I’m surprised that Xiden was found qualified to run with the quid pro quo hanging over his head. And Ima with a prostitution charge.

        1. doesn’t seem they investigate the character in commie world. Harris isn’t even qualified by birth but then obama wasnt either. wonder if harris records are sealed, obamas are and so is bidens what you gotta hid there.

        2. That was probably rigged too.
          I’m seriously telling you I don’t see how someone with Joe Bidens track record of getting onto bed with bad actors and his family profiting from it – well, if that ain’t a dead give away; Well, them type of bad inquires that have proof should have stopped him in his tracks like a deer in headlights.
          Hmmm 🤔

    2. He will either get us into a war, bankrupt our businesses and suppress our freedom of speech…THOUGHT that is. Nothing to look forward to…

        1. globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ and globalist puppet barry soetoro appointed all the correct criminals to the correct positions to protect all their criminals .

      1. globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ will have their globalist puppet, chester the molester biden do (D) get us into war, bankrupt our businesses and suppress our freedom of speech .

        1. I agree with all of you. Omg, you have covered it all. Thk you… WHERE THE HE’LL IS TRUMP ?? We need a real person at our head, someone that finally knows what they are doin and handling these American enemies…

      2. You’re underestimating him. I’m confident (?) that Biden and Harris can accomplish all that to the delight of the leftists.

    3. Agree with de52. China Joe will sell out our country to the highest bidder. Expect he will continue to pad his pockets with the devils money.

  2. Gordon has got to be kidding! What does she think Obama has been doing running his “shadow government”. He undermined. President Trump at every turn. Has Gordon so quickly forgotten General Flynn, Manafort, Page, to name a few. President has too much CLASS and dignity to behave like Obama!7

    1. So true…and of all the Presidents, President LOVES this country and its people and wants only the best for every one of us!! He proved it by all the promises made and kept. NO other president has done as much as
      he has! If any one needs to have NO access to top secret info it would be biden, obama and harris. They want to kill our Constitution and Bill of Rights, and turn this country into a communist regime. I pray that God will save us and the USA!

      1. Thank you Sharon for your thoughtful words. The reason the Democrats want to keep our president away from any information is to help silence him for good. President Donald Trump is the best thing for this country so he has to go forever ergo the impeachment and not allowed information. So very sad to think this has come to this once great country. History repeats itself way too often. Two to three hundred years and each world leading country has fallen. Is it truly this countries fate? I pray it is not.

        1. It will not be, don;t worry. We’ll fight harder in the next election and in 4 years we have to make sure one of our guys beats Biden!

          1. 4 years will not be soon enough. National has orders to use deadly force if they believe it is necessary and Biden isn’t in office yet. 11 million “illegal” immigrants to be come fast paced to democratic voting rolls. I could go on, but I think you will get the picture of USA’s future.

          2. What part didn’t you learn that globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ and globalist puppet democrat criminal party and globalist puppet rino criminal party and globalist media do not need to count votes anymore, they simply create a fake number of votes that will appoint globalist puppet democrat criminal party and globalist puppet rino criminal party .

          3. No way in hell will shotgun joe make it for another election, I don’t think he will make it longer than the end of April at most !!

        1. god is too busy bending his altar boys over and listening to their “confessions” and enjoying altar boys to care about your prayers .

          1. Too bad you don’t know the ONE that loves you and gave HIS life on the cross for you.
            Why is the ONE that has given us so much always caught in a terrible ugly situation when He is innocent?????

      2. god is too busy saving; globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ and globalist puppet democrat criminal party and globalist puppet rino criminal party and globalist puppet fbi CRIMINAL organisation and globalist media and globalist puppet, libby snow flake looters/rioters/arsonists/etc AND altar boy raping priests .

      1. If the hag thought that poorly of the President why did she stay working for him? I tell you why she is “Deep State” plant. Another of the leakers.

    2. Speculation but it sounds as though Ms. Gordon has something to hide. Possibly aiding and abetting the enemy?

  3. If you think President Trump is a risk. President Trump is not compromised like China-Biden. China-Biden should not even be given a Security Clearance, he has been compromised by himself, his son, his whole family. He should never be give the codes to our weapons systems, he will sell them to the highest bidder. If you look at the security clearance regulations. 32 CFR 154.16 Security Clearance, and 50 U.S.Code S 3341. Denied a Security clearance. Theft, embezzlement, tax evasion, foreign influence, foreign preference, sexual behavior, psychological condition, Criminal conduct, handling Protected information.
    I really don’t think Biden could qualify for a clearance. Since he was involved in Ukraine and China. Since he did a quick pro quo in Ukraine having someone fired, so his son could gain the billions of dollars that we gave Ukraine.

  4. So, o’bama STAYED OUT of politics AFTER finally getting out of the People House…???? DON’T think so…seems like they are ALL on the WRONG side of things, BECAUSE..??? America needs to be “Fundamentally TRANSFORMED”…??? DON’T thinks so either on this BS….!!!!

  5. Who gives a crap how long she lived off of the TAX payers . She is a Expert ! Guess what a expert is ?/ IT IS A HAS BEEN AND A DRIP UNDER PRESSUER!!!! you notice how all the HAS been’s are knocking Trump Because he got rid of there Sorry asses they could not cut the job TRUMP put her on the Road . My guess is she was probably in all the china Mess !!

  6. the democrat communists need freedom to do their evil dirty destruction of the USA without someone like Trump who will not be bribed to blow the whistle on their shenanigans!

  7. President Trump is probably the most effective President ever. Think of what he could have accomplished without 24/7 frenzied and often lying opposition from the media and the Democrats.

    1. Anyone notice the Iranians pulling their BS to see how and if the b will do anything about it! He knows TRUMP warned him and now they will all see how far they can push the weakling and hoe! If any war is started we will be screwed!

      1. globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ and globalist puppet democrat criminal party and globalist puppet rino criminal party and globalist media lied to Trump for 4 years trying to get him to start a globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ created war so that they could make trillions off the hard working American tax payers .

  8. Tell me it’s April 1st? Does John Brennan still have clearance? Comey? McCabe?
    There will be a bat-crazy push to implement this and the rest of those Socialist “ideals” before we impeach 46.

  9. And yet, Jimmy Carter has sometimes made his opinions known for the past 40 years as do Clinton and Obama. Maybe, her problem is 30 years in the deep state.

  10. We are in a new stage of the age-old struggle of good versus evil. Old standards and traditions are no long relevant. The Demo’rats are the enemies of all truth, of all righteousness, and of all decency. Even the name “Democrat” is now a lie. They destroyed democracy in America by means of the biggest election fraud in the history of creation.

  11. Interesting? If all Presidents of the past DO receive these updates, why single out one, ONE past President? Because its the man and the views of his that ran the country towards the correct way to point this country. When we have people making wholesale statements of belief its ok, but, she is dictating a personal issue with her President and ours. I hated Obama, but he is still an ex-President. Its the office that she is knocking but apparently she does not care or worse yet, know better!

  12. Good. I often wondered why President Trump did not pull the security clearances of those coup members who harasser him through out his presidency. Next time the Republicans get in office they can use this as the precedent to pull the clearances of the deep stat people, like Brennen and Coumey the second they are fired. Why do we still see these treasonous people still on TV as experts?

  13. Get use to this kind of stuff…it’s what they do in communist countries…soon China will be in charge of America and the dumb Dems will be executed by their buddies, the China government…They will be the first to disappear because high ranking China officials will be taking their places….and we will be saluting to a China flag……it won’t take long…there are already Chinese military in Canada ….thanks to their stupid Prime Minister..Supposedly .he is using them to train Canadian soldiers so it won’t be too hard for them to come across that border…

  14. I’m saddened and shocked at the backlash against one of the most influential presidents for the good of this country.

    1. Look at the source of the backlash; globalists, globalist puppet $oro$, globalist puppet democrat criminal party, globalist puppet rino criminal party, globalist puppet fbi CRIMINAL organisation, globalist media and globalist puppet, libby snow flake sheep .

  15. Obama never stopped being a political actor, these people are just insane and so engrossed in their deep state lives they literally can’t see the world as it is.

  16. I believe in karma and the Dems will get theirs. There’s just no way that mean and vindictive people live a peaceful harmonious life with friends or family that really and honestly like them let alone love them. They all secretly loathe each other.

    1. Get our voter machines back from globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ is a start, globalist puppet barry soetoro sold all our voter machines to globalist puppet $oro$ so that globalist puppet $oro$ could manipulate the voter machines to appoint/reappoint globalist puppet democrat criminal party and globalist puppet rino criminal party .

  17. The “formers” are unengaged? Oh! You mean like Obama who continues to deliver his apologies and blather wherever he goes!! Yeah! Right!!!

  18. I guess the basic problem is those Obama/Biden swamp dwellers were deeply entrenched and protected by a corrupt Justice Dept and FBI…….no DEMOCRAT has ever done anything wrong…EVER!

  19. There is a real difference between Biden & Trump .>> Without all of these people making statements relating to positive or negative actions by either of these men ,let’s look at their history and make a judgement about which one of them you would trust to take care of you daughters or sons if you were not able to . Which one would you trust
    with your money $ .> These questions are better than those that people who have a purpose to offer ?

  20. That’s not a good enough reason to deny an ex-president security clearance. At least, it’s not fully explained.

    Gordon should spell out her reasoning a bit more completely.

    1. Her only reasoning is that globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ bribed their globalist puppet to preach the globalist agendas .

  21. The dems own party seem to be the ones to be concerned about as so meany of them are connected to China. There are at least eight of them in office or just got voted out. Joe Obiden himself is connected to them. You talk about a security risk , look in your own back yard.

  22. The rattlesnakes in the grass keep coming out. The vindictiveness is amazing. Anyone who left or was asked to leave during the last 4 years is suddenly trying to shove a knife in Trump’s back. It is disgraceful and unAmerican. I would not trust any of them.

  23. She’s got to be joking! Obammy is a choirboy, is that it? Obamagate is being declassed, see what you think then. And Hildebeast? The epileptic, alcoholic widow still has her clearance. These buffoons baffle me with the depths of depravity they go to.

  24. These people are amazing at there story telling abilities. This woman is probably way more of a threat to us than Trump. They have to stay relevant! I guess?

  25. Don’t forget Former President under Uncle Joe’s Vice Presidency. Will not even say his name. Muted ? Him? He is a stones throw and probably had heard every conversation President Trump has had. He and ex- Presidential candidate John Kerry both could not wait to get to foreign countries and subverting whatever President Trump had said behind closed doors…..

  26. Susan Gordon sounds like your typical miserable liberal. Liberals in general are the biggest security risk to this country and most of them should be in prison, like Biden.

  27. Former President Obama was very clear that he would stay active in politics. In fact, he worked hard in the 2 elections since leaving office in support of his favored policies and candidates.

  28. This is another deep state anti-Trumper. They are pulling out all stops to erase Trump and to make it harder for him to continue to be involved with the political scene in the future. What would have been the reaction if Trump had made that decision concerning Obama and Biden? Another example of the left’s double standards.

  29. How many morons think they are the top ruler who can decide what a outgoing President can do. Do your job and stfu .

  30. What are they so afraid of? In a country that is run by leaders who are legitimately elected by the citizens, the leaders have earned the trust of the people. In a country where the leaders don’t represent the people, the people don’t trust in their leaders. In a country where people trust their leaders, the leaders need no protection from their citizens. In a tyrannical government that does not represent the people, the leaders need to be protected from their citizens. Congress’s approval rating is 18%. Donald Trump’s approval rating is 49%. Ask yourself who represents the people and who is trying to suppress and silence the people. Trust is earned not bestowed or taken. Donald Trump has earned my trust. I will proudly support any politician that earns my trust. He worked so hard for the American people.

  31. Obama has been involved since day 1 of ex-Presidency the hypocritical hubris of the swamp is amazing even after its being in the limelight for 4+ years.

  32. I just can’t get used to the idea that they are putting Sleepy Joe Bidon in as President? I love the previous comment about China Joe as I don’t trust him to come anywhere near doing as well as President Trump did. I hope the President Trump will run again when the time comes as I imagine he will have a lot of work to do to straighten out the mess Sleepy Joe will leave.

  33. Has anyone heard one positive word out of jo or ho’s mouth. Pelosi, schummer, any commie any positive – we are heading to dark days jo says – the ho encourage and helps pay bail for antifa and blm (now if there was something to impeach someone on that would be it for me. The commies aren’t happy unless they are destroying and boy are they good at it. I hope our disgusting repubs that betrayed Trump have a wonderful time because I don’t think, if there are elections, that they will ever win another one.

  34. Myself, I am quite fed-up with the democrats in government & all these other left leaning folks riding the shirt tales of others that just can’t see what’s right in from off them or purposely speed false information, especially when it comes to what will happen to us once this man takes office. [I mean my goodness the videos are out there, where you can see & hear for yourself what’s being said and done & when you show it for the purpose of not only exposure but to try to make sure other citizens see have the opportunity to view it as well, but oh my gosh, these folks watching themselves in the videos will see it and turn right back around, and swear by Jesus that’s not what they said or did. It’s just Rediculous not to mention S A D!

  35. When there are enough republican votes in 2022 Biden must be impeached for his $6 Billion Ukrainian extortion act that’s on video. Although I don’t think he will finish out his first year.

  36. Basement, sleepy joe represents a much higher risk to our nation’s security by his ties with the Communist Chinese. What is wrong with Gordon and company?

  37. No former president has planned on becoming a political actor immediately after leaving office.
    Has she been living in a cave? What the hell does she think Obama has been doing for the last four years?

  38. What that traitor is saying is that the DNC and its masters are terrified that Trump may find out about even more shenanigans being pulled by Comrade Biden on behalf of the CCP….

  39. BO has been like no other President in the political meddling including the current e-lection fraud he need to be in Gitmo.
    “But this is going to be much bigger than just one account and it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, and this week, and the next few weeks and go beyond the inauguration. We have to expect that, and we have to be ready for that.” Jack Dorsey Twit

    Twitter and Facebook ARE NOT Private companies they have gone PUBLIC as they are publicly traded.
    Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador, is also mounting an International Campaign Taking On Tech Companies After Trump Bans. All this “Conservative” sites should disconnect from Twitter and facebook use something else why anyone is sharing to FB or Twitter they are banning every conservative. Twitter down 15% from $52 to $45, from last week to today, make sure everyone keeps telling everyone else to help this is the war we are fighting.. This is the next path forward, first Blocksite twitter and facebook from your internet provider, the state of Idaho internet provider blocked them both, in North Dakota banned users can sue Twitter and Facebook. Use Ramble, GaB instead. Tech bubble is imminent, close twitter, FB, Instagram accounts, dump their stock if own any from your IRA, 401K check your mutual funds that have Twitter or FB included, Twitter down again, dump before they go to zero, stop buying from Amazon, NO more made in the CCP purchases, buy direct from the mom’s and pop’s stores near you, made in America only, don’t wait DO IT TODAY.

  40. The New Democrat Communist Party Obiden/ Obama.. Same thing! They say “Socialism” But they really mean COMMUNISM!! PEOPLE BETTER WAKE UP AND WAKE UP FAST!!

  41. This country has been taken over by socialists. The FBI,CIA,DOJ,media,democrats and a small group of republicans were in on it. Now they will try to cancel the lives of 74,000,000 people. First they will have to break the country and then they are coming for your guns. They stole the election and dared anyone to question the fraud. They told you Trump was responsible for the riots at the capital. Now the FBI is telling you different. They impeached Trump in the house because of it. It’s time to take out every lifetime politician and destroy the FBI and the CIA.

  42. The Left has no intelligence. They avoid debates and personal confrontation since they are clueless. This applies to this woman. HATE is their whole world, they live it, breed it, bleed it. There is no right of debate nor any level of differing opinion. It’s their way or no way. Since this “new” Leninism is taking charge of our Government, Americans can expect to suffer. I hope the Biden crowd suffers the most.

  43. She is either joking or is plainly delusional. If she was serious about a security risk lets say Obama. Should I say more?

  44. What about Obama, Clinton’s, Comey, Brennan, Clapper and the list goes on and of course the leader of the Trump impeachment (the peoples impeachment – as a warning to us) Eric sleep with the enemy Congress – I guess the term is congressladdy instead of man if I have my pro-noun correct haha

  45. And Pelosi put someone (Swallwel) proven to be compromised by the Chinese on the Homeland Security Committee? He has access to top secret information and I assume a TS clearance.. This is a joke. I held a Top Secret clearance for 4 years in the Army. Had I slept with a communist spy, I would have lost it in a second. The Republicans need to make this an issue.

  46. Biden is the one who should not have a security clearance. He is a present danger to the United States and the citizens within.

  47. So by the standards that this Wench has set for briefings she would have recommended that Obama not be briefed either? He certainly stayed engaged in politics and political activities! The double standard never ceases with the left!

  48. Yet Obama did. Breast a shadow government .
    You can’t have it both ways.
    Adam Schiff, Swawell, clapper, Brennan all hot intelligence yet came out for Russian Collusion for 3 years. Two people who got paid to be commentary on MSM

  49. Bull. Obama never “muted” his subversive activities, he just went deeper underground where most of the Democratic rats plot their plans to regain or retain power to enslave the American people and use their Democratic sheep to do their bidding. 1984 has arrived and freedom loving Americans better wake up.

  50. No surprise. There was the belief she was a whistle blower so Trump just decided to not appoint her to a higher position. He probably doesn’t really need the really sensitive stuff. Besides there is more than 1 way to skin a cat.

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