Ex-CIA Chief Brennan Dismisses Senate Intel Committee Finding No Collusion: Mueller Has Access to More Info


Former CIA Director John Brennan spoke with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace late this afternoon about the reports that the Senate Intelligence Committee has found no direct evidence of Trump/Russia collusion.

As Wallace and Brennan discussed the collusion issue, Brennan said there was “collusion in plain sight,” bringing up Trump’s infamous “Russia, if you’re listening…” line.

“What the Mueller team is doing is trying to determine whether or not the engagement rises to the level of criminal conspiracy,” he said. “You can collude without violating the law.”

He brought up the Senate Intel finding and said he thought they were going to look at “what the Russians actually did” and how the government responded.

Wallace said Trump will undoubtedly tout the committee’s conclusion very soon. Brennan said the committee doesn’t have “the investigative tools” and other things that Robert Mueller has.

“The special counsel’s team I’m sure has so much more information,” Brennan said. “Everybody should take a step back and breathe and not make any conclusions about whether or not there was a criminal conspiracy… I am confident [Mueller] has had access to a lot more than the Senate or the House Intelligence Committees.”

You can watch above, via MSNBC.

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