Appendix A of the National Security Adjudicative Guidelines provides that a person’s personal conduct (Guideline E) and/or psychological conditions (Guideline I) are two of many factors that may be considered when deciding whether to grant or to continue someone’s national security eligibility.

Additional factors relating to specific conduct include the nature, extent, and seriousness of the conduct, the circumstances surrounding the conduct, whether the participation was voluntary, the motivation for the conduct, the potential for coercion or exploitation, and the likelihood of continuation or recurrence. Finally, “any doubt concerning personnel being considered for national security eligibility will be resolved in favor of the national security.”

With these factors in mind, and after reviewing some of Brennan’s prior statements and conduct, there is no question that revocation was justified.