Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, warned on Wednesday that President Trump revoking former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance could set a precedent for taking similar action against special counsel Robert Mueller.
"I worry whether this precedence will lead to the president trying to take away Mueller and his whole team's security clearances.
The Virginia Democrat was addressing reporters on Capitol Hill after White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced the move against Brennan and read a statement from Trump, citing the "risks posed by his erratic conduct and behavior."
Brennan has been a vocal critic of the president, and he was the first in a list of ex-officials-turned-Trump-critics whom the Trump administration has taken action against.
Warner decried Trump for calling Brennan's actions "erratic" and suggested that the commander in chief needs to "look in the mirror.".
This is an attempt to distract the American public from those items that this White House faces on a daily basis," Warner said.
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