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Donald Trump lays out proposals for first 100 Days as President in US

Trump vowed to create over 25 million jobs in one decade, renegotiate US international trade deals and cancel billions in payments to the UN's climate change programmes to invest the money domestically

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  • “Our campaign represents the kind of change that only arrives once in a lifetime,” said the candidate famous for his bellicose style
  • According to his 100-day plan, a Trump administration would curb illegal immigration, and impose Congressional term limits
  • However, Trump did not put forward any new proposals in his 40-minute speech. Rather, he packaged his past plans into a number of legislative measures

Washington, October 23, 2016: US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday put forward proposals for his first 100 days in office if elected President, calling his plan “a contract” between him and US voters.

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Speaking at a rally in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the New York billionaire real estate developer pledged to clean house in Washington, D.C. with a “new government of, by and for the people”, and accused his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of running against “change” and against “all of the American people”, Xinhua news agency reported.

Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Wikimedia

“Our campaign represents the kind of change that only arrives once in a lifetime,” said the candidate famous for his bellicose style.

However, Trump did not put forward any new proposals in his 40-minute speech. Rather, he packaged his past plans into a number of legislative measures.

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According to his 100-day plan, a Trump administration would curb illegal immigration, and impose Congressional term limits.

On the economy, Trump vowed to create over 25 million jobs in one decade, renegotiate US international trade deals and cancel billions in payments to the United Nation’s climate change programmes to use the money to invest domestically.

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“On November 8, Americans will be voting on this 100-day plan to restore prosperity to our country, secure our communities and honesty to our government,” said Trump. (IANS)

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A security clearance allows a person access to classified national security information or restricted areas.

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Former CIA Director John O. Brennan speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, March 11, 2014. President Donald Trump revoked Brennan's security clearance Wednesday. VOA
Former CIA Director John O. Brennan speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, March 11, 2014. President Donald Trump revoked Brennan's security clearance Wednesday. VOA

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan. We take a look at what that means.

What is a security clearance?

A security clearance allows a person access to classified national security information or restricted areas after completion of a background check. The clearance by itself does not guarantee unlimited access. The agency seeking the clearance must determine what specific area of information the person needs to access.

What are the different levels of security clearance?

There are three levels: Confidential, secret and top secret. Security clearances don’t expire. But, top secret clearances are reinvestigated every five years, secret clearances every 10 years and confidential clearances every 15 years.

All federal agencies follow a list of 13 potential justifications for revoking or denying a clearance. VOA
All federal agencies follow a list of 13 potential justifications for revoking or denying a clearance. VOA

Who has security clearances?

According to a Government Accountability Office report released last year, about 4.2 million people had a security clearance as of 2015, they included military personnel, civil servants, and government contractors.

Why does one need a security clearance in retirement?

Retired senior intelligence officials and military officers need their security clearances in case they are called to consult on sensitive issues.

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Can the president revoke a security clearance?

Apparently. But there is no precedent for a president revoking someone’s security clearance. A security clearance is usually revoked by the agency that sought it for an employee or contractor. All federal agencies follow a list of 13 potential justifications for revoking or denying a clearance, which can include criminal acts, lack of allegiance to the United States, behavior or situation that could compromise an individual and security violations. (VOA)