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Retired Navy Adm. William McRaven, who oversaw the raid under President Obama that took out Osama bin Laden, called on Trump to revoke his security clearance like he did with former CIA Director John Brennan.
“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 wrote in an op-ed published in the Washington Post.
Despite his hopes that Trump would step up to the task of the office he holds, McRaven said, Trump’s actions 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 called Brennan “one of the finest public servants I have ever known,” and described the effort to silence him and other critics as “McCarthy-era tactics” doomed to backfire.…