Retired admiral who criticized Trump leaves the Pentagon board

The former head of the US Special Operations Command, William McRaven, who emerged resigned from the Defense Innovation Board four days after attacking Donald Trump for his treatment of John Brennan.

The Pentagon says that the retired Navy admiral who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden resigned from an advisory council of the Department of Defense, after criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of the former director of the INC.

Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza, a Pentagon spokeswoman, says William McRaven, former chief of the US Special Operations Command. UU., He left the Defense Innovation Board on August 20.

The former head of the US Special Operations Command, William McRaven, who emerged resigned from the Defense Innovation Board four days after attacking Donald Trump for his treatment of John Brennan.

The former head of the US Special Operations Command, William McRaven, who emerged resigned from the Defense Innovation Board four days after attacking Donald Trump for his treatment of John Brennan.

That was four days after he wrote in The Washington Post that Trump's actions revoking the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan & # 39; shamed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and , worst of all, they divided us as a nation. & # 39;

The letter continued: "If you think for a moment that your McCarthy era tactics will suppress the voices of criticism, you are sadly wrong." Criticism will continue until you become the leader we pray you would be.

& # 39; Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of integrity without equal, whose honesty and character have never been questioned, except by those who do not know him.

"Therefore, I would consider it an honor if I also revoked my security clearance, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken out against your presidency."

Trump was widely criticized by the respected Navy veteran after revoking John Brennan's security clearance.

Trump was widely criticized by the respected Navy veteran after revoking John Brennan's security clearance.

Trump was widely criticized by the respected Navy veteran after revoking John Brennan's security clearance.

Trump was surprisingly measured with his response.

"I do not know McRaven," Trump said before boarding Air Force One to go to a fundraiser in the Hamptons after the letter was published, the New York Post reports.

Trump revoked Brennan's authorization last month, saying he felt he had to do something about the "manipulated" interference investigation of the Russian elections.

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