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»Trumps Vorgehen gegen Ex-CIA-Chef John Brennan bedroht die Meinungsfreiheit«

Erklärung von ehemaligen US-Geheimdienstchefs, 16.8.2018 (engl. Originalfassung)

You don’t have to agree with what John Brennan says (and, again, not all of us do) to agree with his right to say it, subject to his obligation to protect classified information. We have never before seen the approval or removal of security clearances used as a political tool, as was done in this case. 

Beyond that, this action is quite clearly a signal to other former and current officials. As individuals who have cherished and helped preserve the right of Americans to free speech – even when that right has been used to criticize us – that signal is inappropriate and deeply regrettable. Decisions on security clearances should be based on national security concerns and not political views.

Die vollständige Erklärung finden Sie hier.

 

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