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

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Speaking to reporters days after he revoked the clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, Trump said that Mueller has a lot of conflicts.

Trump says the official, Bruce Ohr, is a "disgrace".

Among them are former CIA Director William Webster, who was appointed to that post by President Ronald Reagan; Gen. David Petraeus, another former CIA director whom Trump had considered for a position in his own cabinet; and Gen. Michael Hayden, a former director of the CIA and NSA. Critics have cast it as an act of political vengeance.

Most recently, Ohr has come under scrutiny for his alleged dealings with the author of the anti-Trump dossier and potentially secret meetings with Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS. Trump's admission that he acted out of frustration with the Russian Federation probe underscored his willingness to use his executive power to fight back against an investigation he sees as a threat to his presidency.

Of those on the list, only Ohr is still employed in government service, but maintaining a security clearance is useful for finding documents if any of them are called to testify before special counsel Robert Mueller investigation.

In an opinion piece in The New York Times, Brennan said Trump's decision, announced Wednesday, to deny him access to classified information was a desperate attempt to end Mueller's investigation.

Brennan has been outspoken in his opposition to the Trump administration's foreign policy, particularly the president's support of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He said the only question now is whether the collusion that took place "constituted criminally liable conspiracy".

McRaven tells Trump that he would consider it an honor if the president would revoke his security clearance as well so he can add his name to the list of individuals who have spoken out against Trump's presidency.

"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.

In the statement, the officials call the move "unprecedented" and caution against using security clearances as a political tool. Bottom row from left are former FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper. Many people don't even know who he is, and now he has a bigger voice.

President Donald Trump says he expects to "quickly" revoke the security clearance for the Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm involved in producing the dossier on Trump's ties to Russian Federation.

I think Bruce Ohr is a disgrace. It marked the latest example of the president contradicting a story his aides had put forward to explain his motivations.

Asked about the federal bank fraud and money laundering trial of his one-time campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, the president at first said "I don't talk about that now" before proceeding to criticize the prosecution of his former adviser.

"There's no silence", Trump said.



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