Published at 4:43 pm p.m. ET November 23, 2018
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WASHINGTON – Former CIA Director Michael Hayden has been hospitalized after a stroke earlier this week.
A statement released Friday by Hayden’s family says he “receives specialist medical care”.
Hayden, who is 73 years old and a retirement general assembly, led the CIA under President George W. Bush from 2006 to early 2009. He was also the head of the National Security Agency 1999-2005.
He is currently a visiting professor at Virginia George Mason University where he founded the Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy and International Security.
He also works as a national security analyst at CNN, where he has been a frequent critic of President Donald Trump. He published a book this year called “The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in a Age of Lies.”
Hayden was one of the former officials whose security exemption is under review by the Trump administration.
President Donald Trump also reviewed officials from former CIA director John Brennan, former FBI director James Comey, former National Investigation Director James Clapper, former security advisor Susan Rice and former Vice-FBI chief Andrew McCabe.