translated from Spanish: Former officials criticized Trump for withdrawing accreditation

WASHINGTON (AP) – former United States security officials sharply criticized Thursday to Donald Trump, reprimanding it by remove his security clearance to a former Director of the CIA, in what they say is an act of political revenge. Trump said that he had to do “something” about the “fraudulent” federal research on Russian interference in the elections.

Photo: AP confession from the President that the extraordinary act of revenge against a former senior official was linked to their frustration by the Russian investigation, emphasized willingness to use his executive power to fight against a research that considers a threat to his presidency. Law experts said that the dispute could add to evidence that special prosecutor Robert Mueller reviewed.

Photo: AP in an opinion article in The New York Times, the former Director of the CIA, John Brennan said that the decision to Trump, announced on Wednesday, denied access to secret information was a desperate attempt to put an end to the investigation of Mueller. Brennan, who held the post during the Presidency of Barack Obama and has become an outspoken critic of Trump, said that the statements of the President that there was no collusion are “hogwash”. The only question that remains unanswered is whether collusion represents a “conspiracy of penal consequences”. Hours later, the Admiral retired from the Navy which was in charge of the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, called Trump’s “tactical mccarthyites” measures. In an article in The Washington Post, William H. McRaven said that if Trump also terminated him his security clearance “would consider it an honour”.” Through their actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, he has humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, we have divided as a nation,”wrote McRaven.A that followed the Thursday night a joint letter of 12 former officials in teligencia considered “thoughtless and unprecedented” is the measure of Trump. They said that “it has nothing to do with who should and who should not have security badges, and everything to do with an attempt to stifle freedom of expression”.

Photo: AP among the signatories are six exdirectores of the CIA, five exsubdirectores and the former Director of national intelligence, James Clapper. Both _Clapper and the former Director of the CIA Michael Hayden_ sign that have appeared on a list that has the White House people that also could be revoked them their security badges. On Wednesday, Trump openly linked his decision to remove the accreditations to Brennan _y threaten to do the same to nearly a dozen officials and exfuncionarios_ to the ongoing investigation into the Russian interference in the election and the possible collusion with his campaign. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump described the investigation of “fraudulent witch hunt” and said that “these people led it!”.” So I think it is something that you should do”, he added. In his comments, the President departed from the official explanation provided by the White House hours before Wednesday that mentioned “the risks” that represented the alleged “erratic behavior and behavior” Brennan. It was the most recent example in which the President contradicts a story that his advisers had given to explain their motivations.

Photo: AP to the exdirectores of the CIA and other senior security officials often allow you to maintain your badges, at least for a while. However, Trump said on Wednesday that it is reviewing the ratings of other former intelligence officials and judicial, including the former Director of the FBI, James Comey, and the current official of the Department of Justice Bruce Ohr. All are critical of the President or people that Trump believes that they are against. The initial release of the White House over the accreditation of Brennan made no reference to the investigation of Russia. Instead, the President said that he met his “constitutional responsibility to protect the secret information of the nation”, but did not give any indication of that Brennan was improperly exposing the secrets of the nation. In this note:

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