President Trump: Ex-CIA Chief John Brennan is a ‘Sick Person’
Brennan was a crucial voice in pushing the Russian conspiracy narrative
President Donald Trump has criticized former CIA Director John Brennan for concluding that his campaign conspired with Russia in the 2016 election without any substantial evidence.
“I believe Brennan is a sick person. I really do. I think there is something wrong with him, for him to come out of the CIA and act that way was so disrespectful to the country and to the CIA and to the position he held,” Trump told Sean Hannity on Wednesday.
Brennan was a crucial voice in pushing the Russian conspiracy narrative after Trump won the election, even contributing to left-leaning MSNBC which elevated the theory even more.
Brennan tweeted at Trump before the Mueller report was released:
“your bizarre tweets and recent temper tantrums reveal your panic over the likelihood the Special Counsel will soon further complicate your life, putting your political & financial future in jeopardy. Fortunately, Lady Justice does not do NDAs [non-disclosure agreements].”
Brennan predicted on MSNBC on March 5 that Trump’s family members or associates would be indicted in the Robert Mueller Russia investigation, but following the release of the report which indicates the presdient, he claimed he was given 'bad information.'
“I don’t know if I received bad information, but I think I suspected there was more than there actually was,” he admitted.
Brennan was duly mocked by Trump for embarrassing himself on television.
“He was not considered good at what he did; he was never a respected guy. Tough guy but not a respected guy,” Trump said.
Hmmm...your bizarre tweets and recent temper tantrums reveal your panic over the likelihood the Special Counsel will soon further complicate your life, putting your political & financial future in jeopardy. Fortunately, Lady Justice does not do NDAs. https://t.co/ktFRevlOcd— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) March 20, 2019
“But he lied. … This is a man who really is either sick or there’s some other problem.”
Trump noted that Brennan and other officials like former FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and, former FBI agent Peter Strzok, could be prosecuted.
“As you know, Clapper lied, and perhaps the statute of limitation’s run out on that one, but it didn’t run out on Comey. It didn’t run out on Brennan or Strzok or Page or McCabe,” the president said.
Last year, Trump removed Brennan's security clearance for "lying and “erratic conduct.”
Many CIA chiefs can keep their access to classified information after leaving office “so that they can consult with their successors regarding matters about which they may have special insight and as a professional courtesy,” Trump said.