WaPo columnist calls on GOP to censure Trump over security clearances

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The writers say they don't all agree with everything he's said, but, "Regardless, we all agree that the president's action regarding John Brennan and the threats of similar action against other former officials has nothing to do with who should and should not hold security clearances - and everything to do with an attempt to stifle free speech".

McRaven said he 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".

The only question remaining is whether the collusion amounts to a "constituted criminally liable conspiracy", Brennan wrote. "Because when you look at problems, look at what they did, including with the Russians", Trump said.

William McRaven, a retired four-star admiral who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid, directly addressed Trump in a Washington Post op-ed published online Thursday.

"Bruce Ohr is a disgrace, with his wife Nelly, doing what he did", he said, hinting that he was ready to take away Ohr's security clearance too.

"On Wednesday, Trump cited "lying", frenzied commentary", and "erratic conduct" as reasons he'd revoked Brennan's security clearance.

McRaven was critical of Trump, saying he's "embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation". He reiterated that his action was directly tied to the Russian Federation investigation, or "rigged witch hunt", as Trump calls it.

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Mueller and his team have been looking at Trump's public statements and tweets as they investigate whether the president could be guilty of obstruction.

Sanders said Trump is also reviewing the clearances of James Clapper, James Comey, Michael Hayden, Sally Yates, Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr. Many have speculated that this fondness comes from personal insecurity, as Trump himself famously avoided military service during the Vietnam War - supposedly because he had "bone spurs". He told the Journal he doesn't trust "many of those people on that list" and thinks they aren't "good people".

President Donald Trump spoke to members of the media, today, before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Southampton, N.Y., for a fundraiser.

"I think the whole Manafort trial is very sad".

The move has united a who's who of former top intelligence officials who served under both Democratic and Republican administrations.

Speaking to reporters Friday, Trump fired back.

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