Clapper Turns On Brennan: “John And His Rhetoric Have Become An Issue”


from Zero Hedge:

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper threw former CIA Director John Brennan under the bus on Sunday, telling CNN’s “State of the Union” that “John and his rhetoric have become an issue in and of itself,” adding “John is subtle like a freight train and he’s gonna say what’s on his mind.”


Somebody wants to keep their security clearance…

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>WATCH: Former CIA Director <a href=””>@JohnBrennan</a> says, &#39;I have been contacted by a number of lawyers.&#39; <a href=”;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#MTP</a> <a href=”;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#IfItsSunday</a> <a href=””></a></p>&mdash; Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) <a href=””>August 19, 2018</a></blockquote>
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That said, Clapper empathized with Brennan over shared concerns regarding what they say is a threat to the United States from the Trump administration.

“I think that the common denominator among all of us [in the intelligence community] that have been speaking up … is genuine concern about the jeopardy and threats to our institutions,” said Clapper.

Brennan’s increasingly inflammatory commentary of late has also drawn the attention of Congressional GOP. On Thursday, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) slammed Brennan for “purport[ing] to know, as fact, that the Trump campaign colluded with a foreign power.”

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