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Brennan says Trump is trying to silence critics

16 August, 2018, 19:58 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan

"Mr. Trump's claims of no collusion are, in a word, hogwash", Brennan wrote. It is one embroidered with rhetoric charging Trump with treason and, far more important, with documents now in the hands of congressional investigators showing Brennan's ringleader role in the so-far unsuccessful attempts to derail Trump both before and after the 2016 election. The CIA's inspector general found otherwise, forcing Brennan to apologize.

Brennan has not only denounced Trump's tone and temperament but also his policy decisions, such as the president's decisions to withdraw from the Paris climate accord and Iran nuclear deal.

On Tuesday, Brennan re-tweeted a Trump tweet attacking his former aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman and added his own commentary: "It's astounding how often you fail to live up to minimum standards of decency, civility, & probity".

The moment marked the culmination of an escalating feud between Trump, who has demonstrated a penchant for lashing out at criticism, and Brennan, a career intelligence official who has served four presidents over a career spanning 30 years.

Andrew McCabe, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director.

Former secretary of state John Kerry accused Trump of "putting personal petty politics ahead of patriotism and national security". The White House did not claim that Brennan gave away classified information or national secrets. The opposition research firm hired former British spy Christopher Steele during the 2016 US presidential campaign to compile a dossier of information on Trump and his ties to Russian Federation.

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It's unclear what he was calling for newspapers to prove, and Trump misrepresented sale prices for the Globe . Freeman wrote that Trump has the right to free speech as much as his media adversaries.

The letter was then used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to prop up its FISA warrant to spy on then-Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page. Congress continues to investigate the matter. News chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff and David Corn, the Washington bureau chief of the left-wing Mother Jones magazine, Brennan contacted Reid on August 25, 2016, to brief him on the state of Russia's interference in the presidential campaign.

He called Donald Trump treasonous over his meeting with the Russian leader in Helsinki, he has also called him imbecilic and a danger to the US. It includes a plethora of accusations, from "hate speech" and "human rights violations" to "high crimes" and treason.

Comey said in a statement posted to Twitter on Wednesday evening that in a democracy "security clearances should not be used as pawns in a petty political game to distract voters from even bigger problems". During his 27-year career as a Central Intelligence Agency analyst, he served under nine Central Intelligence Agency directors and seven Presidents.

"As part of the review, I am evaluating action with respect to the following individuals: James Clapper, James Comey, Michael Hayden, Sally Yates, Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr", the statement said. Trump has alleged bias in the email investigation because McCabe's wife, Jill, ran as a Democrat for the Virginia state Senate in 2015 and accepted a campaign contribution from a longtime Clinton ally.

"This is being looked at on a case-by-case basis", Sanders said, while denying that people's clearances are under review due to their criticisms of Trump.

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