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Trump revokes John Brennan's security clearance

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President Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan due to "erratic conduct and behavior," according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders at today's press briefing.

Why it matters: Sanders said that Trump was using his "constitutional authority" as president to revoke Brennan's clearance — something that has never been done before, according to Lawfare. Trump is also "evaluating action" regarding the current and former clearances of several other former intelligence and law enforcement officials like James Comey, James Clapper, Michael Hayden, Sally Yates, Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr.

FBI issues warning about ATM cash-out scheme

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The FBI warned banks Friday that a criminal group would imminently try to make massive, fraudulent withdrawals from ATMs, according to reporter Brian Krebs.

What they're saying: “The FBI has obtained unspecified reporting indicating cyber criminals are planning to conduct a global Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cash-out scheme in the coming days, likely associated with an unknown card issuer breach," the FBI wrote to banks, according to Krebs. The FBI advised banks to increase security on a number of fronts, including monitoring their own networks for unusual traffic.