Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 | 2 a.m.
I hold (or held) a top-secret security clearance. It was required of students at the Army War College.
I have been retired for more than 30 years, and never thought about whether or not I still have that clearance. I certainly don’t need it.
However, the present situation caused me to think about our elected representatives and the executive branch. Not only is a security clearance not a requirement to serve in certain government roles, but neither is the eligibility for one.
I wonder how many members of Congress could pass that type of examination. Could our president have qualified for a Top Secret clearance, much less higher categories of information access?