William McRaven, a former U.S. Navy admiral, criticized President trump in a recent ” Washington Post op-ed article.
The retired Navy admiral who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden has been terminated, a defense Department advisory board, after the criticism of President Trump, the decision to revoke, a former CIA director’s security clearance.
William McRaven, the former head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, to the left of 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 the Trump-measures, withdrawal of the former Director of the CIA, 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 is the op-ed bore the headline: “you call my security check, Mr. President.”
Trump to revoke Brennan’s clearance in the last month, and said that he felt that he had to do something about the “rigged” elections Russian interference probe.
The DIB file, which McRaven was during the Obama administration by then Secretary of defense, Ash Carter. Its members include technology executives and others, mostly from outside the military, such as the Alphabet-CEO Eric Schmidt, author and physicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson and journalist Walter Isaacson.
Political donations by the panel members to lean overwhelmingly liberal, with some 2.4 million dollars contributed to Democrats and political action committees they support, compared to $236,000 for Republican candidates, defense news reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.