Jason Chaffetz: John Brennan 'Frightened to Death' Over Origin Of Russia Probe
Chaffetz said Brennan is concerned because he's 'implicated'
Jason Chaffetz weighed in on former CIA Director John Brennan's "concern" over Attorney General William Barr's investigation into the Russia investigation origins.
Chaffetz said Brennan is concerned because he's "implicated."
Speaking on "The Story with Martha MacCallum" on Thursday, Chaffetz said:
"The Trump administration ... under A.G. Barr had been able to uncover there is a lot of evidence more than ... smoking guns, there's actual evidence out there."
"This is Attorney General Barr doing his job. It's President Trump doing his job to get to the bottom of this."
"Up all of a sudden, then pops up the Hunter Biden stuff along the way, but Brennan, in particular, has been implicated indirectly."
According to MSNBC, Brennan said, he was "supposedly" going to be interviewed by U.S. Attorney John Durham, but was concerned about Barr's role in investigating the long-running Russia election meddling probe origin.
"Given that Barr is now accompanying Durham on these things, it really makes me think that the hand of politics and of Trump are now being used to massage what this ongoing review quasi-investigation is," Brennan told host Nicole Wallace.
"So I am concerned."
Chaffetz added Barr needed to investigate both Brennan and former director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
"If you're going to get to the bottom of the FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] abuse, you have to understand what those two gentlemen were doing or not doing, and Barr has to pursue those facts."
The former congressman said the Clapper and Brennan are "frightened" of the investigation.
He continued saying Barr is doing the right thing by digging in personally.
"I think Brennan and Clapper have both shown their political bias. I think they're frightened to death that Michael Horowitz report is on the verge of coming out, that Mr. Durham has been on their tail, that the truth is going to be exposed," Chaffetz said.
Earlier this year, former congressman Trey Gowdy advised Barr's investigators that the key lies in emails between Comey and Brennan.
Ex-South Carolina Rep. Gowdy gave the tip during an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity in which he pointed investigators toward former CIA Director John Brennan and former FBI Director James Comey.
“So whoever’s investigating this, tell them to look for emails between Brennan and Comey in December 2016,” Gowdy said in an interview with Hannity.