So some friends and I got to talking about the candidate security briefings and how Trump and Hillary would become Privy to classified information. It was noted that Hillary hasn't held office since 2013, so she's probably a little bit behind the times on what she knew from 2013. The question was raised, do any elected officials retain their security clearance after their term? For Example, can Bill Clinton still get access to current top secret intelligence legally?
*While this question is primarily about US offices, I'd be interested to know if elected officials in other countries retain clearance.
**I am not interested in any political opinions about Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, what they're going to do with intelligence briefings, or how anybody thinks they may have illegally obtained or disclosed intelligence. This is a standing policy question only.