Retired admiral who criticized Trump leaves Pentagon board | Fox News

A retired Navy admiral who oversaw the raid that killed Usama bin Laden has resigned from a Defense Department advisory board, after criticizing President Trump’s decision to revoke a former CIA director’s security clearance.

William McRaven, former head of U.S. Special Operations Command, left the Defense Innovation Board (DIB) on Aug. 20, Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said.

That was four days after he wrote in the Washington Post that Trump’s actions revoking former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance “embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation.”

McRaven’s op-ed carried the headline, “Revoke my security clearance, too, Mr. President.”

Source: Retired admiral who criticized Trump leaves Pentagon board | Fox News

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