TEXAS -- Retired Navy Admiral William McRaven’s message to President Donald Trump has been met with solidarity from former intelligence officials.
In a scathing letter published in the Washington Post Thursday, McRaven asked the president to "revoke his security clearance, too." It comes after Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA director and frequent Trump critic John Brennan on Wednesday.
McRaven led the team that brought down Osama bin Laden and is the former chancellor of the University of Texas System.
He requested that the president revoke his clearance, which many top-level intelligence officials retain after their retirement, "so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency."
Trump reacted to the request on Friday, saying: “I don't know McRaven. I know that I've gotten tremendous response from having done that because security clearances are very important to me. Very, very important."
Lauren McGaughy of the Dallas Morning News and John Moritz of the USA Today Network will join our reporter roundtable to discuss the reaction to McRaven and if it signals any future political aspirations.
Is Texas one of the most gerrymandered states in the nation?
That’s a claim Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke has made on the campaign trail in his bid to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
Gardner Selby of PolitiFact Texas is in with us to put the statement to the truth-o-meter.
We’re also looking at an assertion from Republican Rep. Will Hurd about where his challenger’s getting most of her fundraising.
Hear more about these stories and others on Capital Tonight at 7 p.m. on Spectrum News.