John Brennan, at the height of the Cold War, voted for the Communist Party candidate for President. He claims it was a protest against the corrupt system in Washington. Brennan seems to go left when he wants to protest. Why is that relevant?
Well, during the Age of Trump a lot of people like to say that character is what you do when no one is looking. John Brennan voted for the Commie when no one was looking during an era of Soviet expansionism. Character is what you do when no one is looking.
He went left against Trump and has undoubtedly been a source for various anti-Trump stories. So the President has, symbolically, yanked his clearance.
I do not care.
The media seems to be operating under the assumption that the former CIA Director could use his status as a non-partisan attack dog against the President when he is actually a partisan. The President pushed back and the media is screaming about it.
I suspect a good bit of the screaming has to do with, at a minimum, the perception that they'll be cut off from gossip some might have felt comfortable sharing with Brennan while he had his security clearance.
This really is not a big story. Brennan says he was not getting classified briefings. This will affect his life not at all. It will affect the nation not at all. It will not affect your life in any way, shape, or form.
It is just another story designed to foment outrage at the President and there is vastly more important stuff going on in the world than this.