Asha Rangappa @AshaRangappa_ Fmr FBI Special Agent, lawyer, faculty @JacksonYale. Tiger(ish) mom. @CNN analyst. Editor @just_security. Karaoke, golf, and Shakespeare aficionado. Views mine. Jun. 12, 2019 1 min read

Remember the mnemonic for FBI background checks for security clearances (CARLA F. BAD):


POTUS has the highest clearance and greatest access to our country's *most* sensitive secrets. Does he pass?

P.S. The President automatically gets a security clearance by virtue of being POTUS. He didn't *actually* have to go through a background check. So.

P.P.S. The very fact that POTUS does not undergo a background check is EXACTLY why transparency regarding foreign contacts, revealing tax returns, and disclosure of shady NDAs are important. The voters ARE the "background check" and without this info cannot make an informed vote.

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