GOP Senate bill aims to revoke Clinton's security clearance over email scandal

By American Security News Reports

The security clearances of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and several U.S. State Department colleagues would be canceled under a new bill introduced by two U.S. Senate Republicans and supported by more than a dozen other GOP congressional members.

Specifically, the wording of the Taking Responsibility Using Secured Technologies Act of 2016 (TRUST Act, S. 3135) said it would revoke these security clearances for the “extreme carelessness” Clinton and her State Department colleagues exhibited in handling classified information. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the bill.

The TRUST Act also stipulates that Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, should not have access to classified information until she earns the legal right to such access.

“Hillary Clinton’s security clearance definitely needs to be revoked," Doug Truax, a health care executive and former U.S. Army Ranger who now heads up the Restoration PAC, told American Security News. "She put her personal and political needs ahead of our country's national security and thus has forfeited the right to handle sensitive information in the future."

Coming on the heels of an FBI investigation into Clinton’s use of a personal email server in her capacity as secretary of state, the proposed bill seeks justice for what the FBI found to be careless, but for which Clinton was not held accountable.