4 thoughts on “Background Check All Candidates For Federal Office?”

  1. WI Vet,

    My understanding is that the POTUS automatically gets a type of clearance once they’re elected. For that matter, I believe that both POTUS and VPOTUS candidates currently get the equivalent of a PDB (Presidential Daily Briefing).

    Unfortunately, elected officials do not have to achieve the same level of efficacy as the rest of us, insofar as background checks are concerned.

    -Phil

  2. Being a Military Veteran, and had held a Top Secret clearance, I pose a thought.

    Our President is Commander-in-Chief of our Armed Forces. Wouldn’t that be enough of a reason to have said POTUS pass not only a Top Secret clearance check, but one equivalent to a member of the Armed Forces or similar civilian level role at the proper level of intelligence clearance granted?

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