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Retired US Navy Admiral William McRaven speaks at his retirement ceremony in 2014.

‘Good men and women don’t last long’: Former top Navy SEAL who oversaw the Osama bin Laden raid criticizes Trump, defends ousted int...

"The president chose Maguire," McRaven wrote. "And, like most of these good men and women, he came in with the intent to do his very best."
U.S. President Trump.

‘Lawyer up’: DOJ veterans have one piece of advice for Trump and Giuliani amid the Ukraine whistleblower scandal

An unprecedented whistleblower complaint puts Trump and others involved in legal jeopardy on at least four fronts, former prosecutors say.
U.S. President Trump.

The US’s spy chief reportedly threatened to resign if the White House blocked him from testifying before Congress

Joseph Maguire is reportedly frustrated with White House officials who stopped him from transmitting a whistleblower complaint to Congress.
President Donald Trump announces opioid response grants to state governments in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 4, 2019.

The US’s top spy agency referred the Trump whistleblower complaint to the DOJ for criminal investigation. The DOJ decided not to investigate.

There was concern that a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky could amount to a campaign finance violation.
U.S. President Donald Trump.

A major whistleblower complaint at the US’s top spy agency involves a Trump phone call with a ‘promise’ to a foreign leader

The whistleblower was deeply troubled by a phone call President Donald Trump had with a foreign leader, and a "promise" Trump made during the call.

Trump’s outgoing national intelligence deputy wishes him ‘Godspeed’ in a short letter on her resignation

"You should have your team," deputy director Sue Gordon wrote in her resignation letter to President Donald Trump.
Rep. Ratcliffe (R-TX) questions former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies during House Intelligence Committee hearing on the Mueller Report on Capitol Hill in Washington

Trump abruptly reversed GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe’s nomination for spy chief amid a bipartisan uproar

Trump withdrew his nomination of Rep. John Ratcliffe as questions emerged about Ratcliffe's qualifications to be Director of National Intelligence.

Trump’s intelligence chief pick John Ratcliffe reportedly misled the public about his role in a major anti-terrorism case

ABC News found no public records tying Ratcliffe to the case, and former officials involved had no recollection of Ratcliffe's involvement.

Current and former officials say Trump’s pick for spy chief would be ‘an arm of the White House’ who could paralyze the intelligence...

One current FBI agent told INSIDER John Ratcliffe's performance during Mueller's hearings makes him look like "an arm of the White House."

Trump blames the news media after his intelligence chiefs indicate he’s wrong about global threats facing the US

President Donald Trump continued to downplay much of the criticism from an intelligence assessment that contradicted some of his opinions.