Yes, President Barack Obama did revoke security clearances while he was in office. He stripped Edward Snowden, a NSA contractor, after he leaked top-secret surveillance programs to Wikileaks. Obama stripped the security clearance of Gen. James"Ho. It revoked Bush's Executive Order of November 1,in which he claimed authority to prevent disclosure of presidential records in certain circumstances. Obama reversed that with a new executive order [as yet unnumbered] that establishes procedures for working out claims of executive privilege by incumbent and former presidents.
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The establishment media did not care when the Obama administration called for the aggressive scrubbing of security clearances back in According to our media today, revoking security clearances of those who are no longer in government is the stuff of banana republics, of dictators, and a full-blown assault against the First Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Oct 26, Claim: Barack Obama would not qualify for a security clearance due to his relationship with Bill Ayers.
Status: False. If Barack Obama would apply for a Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Jan 25, Report: Obama Admin Gave Security Clearance to Known Pedophiles. Many Americans like to believe that the people protecting our country are generally competent. Even conservatives, who are naturally skeptical of government, tend to support law enforcement and the military, and usually trust that national security is at least in respectable hands Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins.