Former CIA director Michael Hayden suffers stroke

Former CIA and and NSA director Michael Hayden suffered a stroke near his home earlier this week, officials said.

Hayden’s family confirmed the news to CNN in a statement, but did not elaborate on how severe the stroke was.

Current CIA director Gina Haspel spoke about Hayden after hearing about his condition.

“On behalf of the men & women of CIA, I want to wish Gen. Hayden a speedy recovery,” Haspel wrote.

“Mike’s long career of public service & commitment to national security continue to be an inspiration to all intelligence officers. Our thoughts are with Mike, Jeanine, & their family.”

Hayden, 73, served under both the George W. Bush and Obama. He’s a retired Air Force general and now works for CNN as a security analyst.

Hayden has been a sharp critic of President Trump since he was elected in 2016.

In August, Hayden said he would consider it an honor if Trump took away his security clearance.

Hayden made the statement to show solidarity with former CIA director John Brennan after Trump revoked Brennan’s security clearance.

The White House said in August that Hayden’s security clearance was under review.

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