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Commander Of Bin Laden Raid: Revoke My Security Clearance Too, Trump

Commander Of Bin Laden Raid: Revoke My Security Clearance Too, Trump Commander Of Bin Laden Raid: Revoke My Security Clearance Too, Trump
Kristine Garrett | 17 August, 2018, 23:47

Trump took questions from the White House lawn on Friday, aand grumbled about the Russian Federation "witch hunt" while insisting that he actually amplified the voice of former Central Intelligence Agency director Brennan by revoking his clearance.

So the latest rebuke from retired Navy Admiral William McRaven, who was commander of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command and oversaw the raid the killed Osama bin Laden, is sure to get under his skin.

"Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation", he continued.

"So I think it's something that had to be done", he said. They should be looking at the other side. All of them have either sharply criticized Trump or are in the crosshairs of the president's congressional allies as they seek to cast doubt on the special counsel probe led by Robert Mueller III.

"I've never respected him", Trump said.

The officials said they had "never before seen the approval or removal of security clearances used as a political tool, as was done in this case".

Copies of any reports, memoranda or other materials provided to Senator Reid and/or members of his staff by the Central Intelligence Agency relating to alleged Russian "collusion" or cooperation between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia.

Trump turned his ire towards former Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr for communicating with the phony dossier investigator Christopher Steele after he was sacked from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and working with Russian oligarchs. Instead, the president said he was fulfilling his "constitutional responsibility to protect the nation's classified information", even though he made no suggestion that Brennan was improperly exposing the nation's secrets.

Webb argued that Brennan does not require a security clearance to go on television and wage a "partisan battle" against Trump and he is still empowered to say what he pleases.

Just hours later, his explanation had changed. "The Hillary Clinton whole investigation was a total sham". He told the Journal he doesn't trust "many of those people on that list" and thinks they aren't "good people".

And it underscores why the president's lawyers are fearful of allowing Trump to sit down for an interview with Mueller's team, as Trump has repeatedly said he is interested in doing.

The move has united a who's who of former top intelligence officials who served under both Democratic and Republican administrations.

But a few days after Comey was dismissed, Trump told NBC's Lester Holt in an interview that he was really thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he fired Comey.

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