He would have been challenged to a duel and shot.
"Trump's … performance in Helsinki," Brennan had said, "exceeds the threshold of 'high crimes & misdemeanors.' It was … treasonous."
Why should the president not strip from a CIA director who calls him a traitor the honor and privilege of a security clearance? Or is a top-secret clearance an entitlement like Social Security?
CIA directors retain clearances because they are seen as national assets, individuals whose unique experience, knowledge and judgment may be called upon to assist a president in a national crisis.