Former Obama foreign policy advisor Ben Rhodes lashed out at President Donald Trump upon learning that the administration had pulled ex-CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance. (The Daily Caller)
Citing Brennan’s involvement in the raid that killed 9/11 terrorist Osama Bin Laden, Rhodes seemed to suggest that proved Brennan was above reproach.
John Brennan was the point person for the Obama White House on the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. He knows a lot more about defending our nation than someone who uses security clearances to punish his political adversaries.
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) August 15, 2018
Robert O’Neill — the SEAL Team 6 member who went public as the man who fired the shots that killed Bin Laden — fired back at Rhodes, making an apparent reference to the other operators who carried out the mission alongside him.
— Robert J. O’Neill (@mchooyah) August 15, 2018
O’Neill, who called out President Obama in 2015 for his “lack of strategy” in dealing with ISIS, has also not been shy about criticizing President Trump, particularly regarding his plan to hold a military parade.