US Navy Investigating Former SEAL for Disclosing Too Much on OBL Raid
The Navy SEAL who killed Osama Bin Laden was identified this year.
In action: A rare picture of O’Neill as a serviceman shows him in uniform in Liberia, where the Navy was involved in operation to stabilize the war-torn country. (Daily Mail)
Now the US Navy is investigating former SEAL Robert O’Neil for disclosing too much information about the operation to kill Osama Bin Laden.
The New York Post reported:
The ex-Navy SEAL who went on a publicity tour claiming he gunned down Osama bin Laden during a raid on the terror chief’s hideout is now in hot water for talking too much about the operation.
Navy investigators have launched a probe into Robert O’Neill, who sparked a controversy when he gave media interviews bragging about the operation in violation of the SEAL’s solemn code of silence, The Daily Beast reported.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is looking into whether O’Neill also disclosed classified information to people unauthorized to have it, sources told the website.
The news of an investigation is not a complete surprise, as angry Navy brass – including top SEAL commanders – had already lashed out at O’Neill for spilling the beans on Fox News and in interviews with other journalists.
Meanwhile, the Navy will not investigate Vice President Joe Biden. The parents of fallen Navy SEAL Team 6 members blamed Vice President Joe Biden for endangering their son and fellow members of SEAL Team 6 by tying them to the Bin Laden raid.