John Brennan Responds To Durham Investigation: ‘I’ve Nothing To Hide’
Former CIA director says he's willing to talk with investigators
Former CIA Director John Brennan responded to the impending John Durham investigation, saying he is willing to talk with investigators because he has "nothing to hide."
During an interview on MSNBC’s “All In,” Brennan claimed that President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr deceived the American people by mischaracterizing what has happened in the past.
“John Durham, who is a well-respected individual from the Department of Justice…is conducting this investigation, I guess this investigation, and looking at what happened during those last months of the Obama administration and the first year or two of the Trump administration," Brennan said.
"I’d like to think that John Durham and the other DOJ and FBI investigators will continue to honor their oath of office and to carry out their responsibilities without any consideration of [the] political interests of Donald Trump," he added.
"And so, I feel very good that my tenure at CIA and my time at the White House during the Obama administration was not — that I was not engaged in any type of wrongdoing or activities that cause me to worry about what this investigation may uncover," Brennan continued.
"So, I welcome the opportunity to talk with the investigators. I have nothing to hide."
"I have not yet been interviewed by any of those individuals involved in this matter, but I’m willing to do so," he added.
"Because I do believe that, for too long, the American public [has] been misled by Donald Trump, by William Barr, and others," he argued.
"And so, I look forward to the day when the truth is going to come out, and the individuals who have mischaracterized what has happened in the past will be shown to have deceived the American people.”
Last week, Attorney General William Barr revealed Durham's investigation uncovered evidence "far more troubling" than what could be explained away as "mistakes or sloppiness."
“My own view is that the evidence shows that we’re not dealing with just mistakes or sloppiness,” Barr said.
"There is something far more troubling here, and we’re going to get to the bottom of it."
John Durham has since drafted in additional prosecutors in his review of the origins of the investigation into the alleged Russia-Trump coordination in 2016.