Document Dump: Statement Of 12 Top Former Intelligence Officials

Ken AshfordMilitary Issues, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

It’s actually 12 now, because Leon Peneta signed on this morning.

The denunciations came in two waves.

Earlier yesterday, retired Adm. William McRaven wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post, protesting Trump’s revoking of former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance and declaring—as if in an open letter to Trump himself—“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.”

McRaven is a former Navy SEAL and commander of U.S. Special Operations Command who oversaw the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. By all accounts, he is as apolitical as they come and had not publicly criticized Trump, or any previous president, until now.

Then this: