Admiral Tells Trump It Would Be An ‘Honor’ To Get Security Clearance Revoked

Former Admiral William McRaven discusses special operations and the CIA during a daylong symposium "The President's Daily Brief" that gave insight into the delivery of intelligence to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960's.  The CIA today declassified 2,500 documents from the Kennedy and Johnson years.
Former Admiral William McRaven discusses special operations and the CIA during a daylong symposium "The President's Daily Brief" that gave insight into the delivery of intelligence to Presidents John F. Kennedy and L... Former Admiral William McRaven discusses special operations and the CIA during a daylong symposium "The President's Daily Brief" that gave insight into the delivery of intelligence to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960's. The CIA today declassified 2,500 documents from the Kennedy and Johnson years. (Photo by Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 16, 2018 3:37 p.m.

A retired Navy admiral spoke out against President Trump Thursday over Trump’s move to strip former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance.

Calling Brennan “one of the finest public servants I have ever known,” Ret. Navy Adm. William McRaven told Trump in a Washington Post op-ed, “Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency.”

Read the full op-ed here.

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