The move immediately prompted accusations of political retaliation by current and former officials, as well as security analysts, who said Trump would set a unsafe precedent by punishing political speech. She said the former officials have "politicized, and in some cases, monetized their public service".
They have "politicized, and in some cases monetized, their public service and security clearances", Sanders told reporters. She added that "making baseless accusations" of any improper relationship with Russian Federation is "inappropriate".
U.S. media have described the White House move as a reprisal against the administration's outspoken critics.
A number of former top national security officials have criticized Trump.
The speaker said security clearances are an administrative branch function and Congress doesn't delve too deeply into it.
Republican Sen Rand Paul of Kentucky tweeted earlier that he was planning to raise the issue of revoking Mr Brennan's clearance at a meeting with President Trump.
"John V. Berry, an attorney who represents federal intelligence agency employees, said such a move would "be bad for America" and totally defeat the process of defending national security".
Brennan, who was appointed by President Barack Obama, has also been outspoken in his criticism of Trump, arguing after the recent joint press conference with Vladimir Putin that Trump had met the constitutional threshold for impeachment. Rice called Trump's meeting with Putin a "historic mistake".
The GOP leader shrugged off the White House plan Tuesday, saying, "I think he's trolling people, honestly".
The unmanned spacecraft aims to get closer than any human-made object in history to the center of our solar system. While the probe was initially set to launch on Saturday, NASA was prompted to delay it due to technical hurdles.
The two parties have made a decision to field joint candidates for posts of speaker, deputy speaker and prime minister. It is not clear if they will attend the ceremony scheduled to take place on 18 August in the President House.
He mentions taking action in courts, among other things, and says "people need to have their battle rifles ready". However, neither social media company states how many violations would lead to a permanent ban.
Showbiz 411's Roger Friedman told CNN: "She has a great family, she's surrounded by love, and the world is sending prayers". Aretha Franklin's nephew says the ailing soul legend is "alert and laughing" at home with her family.
The SRKW's decline is linked to the reduction in population of its primary food source, Chinook salmon. Howard Garrett, co-founder and board president of Orca Network, said he was relieved to hear the news.
Simeone was given three games for insulting the official, and a fourth for antics in the stands after being sent off. Atletico Madrid won the second leg against Arsenal and the final against Marseilles with Simeone watching from afar.
One victim in Pittsburgh was forced to pose naked as Christ on the cross while priests photographed him with a Polaroid camera. The grand jury scrutinised abuse allegations in dioceses that minister to more than half the state's 3.2 million Catholics.
Erdogan has been putting pressure on Turkey's central bank to not raise interest rates in order to keep fueling economic growth. But Turkey is not manipulating its currency; the lira is falling because the country is suffering from an economic crisis.
Thomas Markle made the case in his first TV interview after Meghan and Harry's wedding as to why he felt the need to speak out. Former lighting director Mr Markle, 74, said he did not expect to "see her or hear back from her", adding: "That's OK".
Turkey's Erdogan Threatens Boycott of US Goods
But the lira posted gains on forex markets for the first time after days of losses, giving the currency much needed respite. The imprisonment of USA pastor Andrew Brunson has weighed heavily on relations, leading to a series of escalations.
Nicki Minaj makes Stephen Colbert blush with seductive rap
He then asked if any of her targets had reached out to her about their roasting. "But when you see us, please don't f-ing stare". Queen is the fourth studio album by Minaj and was released on Friday by Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records.
Singer Aretha Franklin reported to be 'gravely ill'
Over the course of her five-decade career, Aretha has earned 18 Grammy awards and sold over 75 million records. In an interview a year ago , Franklin said she had plans to "retire" after the release of her new album.