Gen. Petraeus Rebukes White House: 'We, In Uniform, Protect The Rights Of Those To Criticize Us'

General David Petraeus, former Director of the CIA, smacked down the White House for saying it's "inappropriate to question a four-star general when reporters called into question Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly, after he lied about Rep. Wilson's FBI Building dedication speech.

Last week, Gen. Kelly held a press conference to defend Trump myopic condolence call to Sgt. LaDavid Johnson's widow and maliciously attack Rep. Wilson's character and credibility at the same time.

After newly released video revealed that Gen. Kelly lied about what he said about Rep. Wilson's speech to the FBI building dedication, the White House press secretary was asked about it

When a reporter pointed out to Sarah Huckabee Sanders that Gen. Kelly was wrong, she said, "If you want to go after General Kelly, that's up to you, but I think that that, if you want to get into a debate with a four-star marine general. I think that that's (pause) something highly inappropriate."

ABC's THIS WEEK host Martha Raddatz began her interview by asking Gen. Petraeus about this incident.

"I want to start with what the White House said, about it being highly inappropriate to debate a four-star general," she said.

Petraeus replied, "Well, I think we're all fair game." He continued, "We, in uniform, protect the rights of those to criticize us, frankly."

The former general who was forced to resign his job at the CIA for getting involved in a honey trap, led the highly controversial "Iraq surge" said he didn't appreciate the criticisms he took.

"But at the end of the day, we are fiercely protective of the rights of our Americans to express themselves even if that includes criticizing us," he said.

Not in Trump's America, unfortunately.

Criticizing Trump is much worse than colluding with the Russians, apparently.


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