Former CIA Director John Brennan tore into Devin Nunes on Meet the Press this morning over the FISA memo released Friday.
Chuck Todd asked him for detail about some of what the memo reveals and how the dossier was treated.
Brennan said Nunes is being “exceptionally partisan,” citing how we aren’t able to see the underlying information the memo is based on:
“I’ve had fights with the Dems over the years when I was in the Obama administration, including on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the interrogation program the CIA ran. But I never ever saw the Democrats do something like this that was so partisan, so reckless, and really just laid waste to the protocols that govern committees. And Devin Nunes, over the past several months, all the way back to spring of last year, I think has been engaged in these tactics purely to defend, make excuses, and try to protect Mr. Trump.”
Todd asked him to compare this to the Senate Intel Committee torture report he referenced. And while Brennan felt that was partisan and one-sided, “Senator Feinstein kept the Republican members informed and did not decide to put something out that only reflected the Democratic side.”
He blasted Nunes and Republicans for the “appalling” decision to not allow Democrats to put out their memo, and added, “It really underscores just how partisan Mr. Nunes has been. He has abused the office of the chairmanship… and I don’t say that lightly.”
Watch above, via NBC.
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