Former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper sounded off on a lot of important issues at the Aspen Security Forum Yesterday, including Russia.
Clapper said of President Trump at one point, “I sometimes wonder whether what he’s about is making Russia great again.”
He and Brennan also weighed in on the Don Jr. meeting, with Clapper saying, “A lot of this to me had kind of the standard textbook trade craft long employed by the Russians.” He added that they probably should have vetted the people they were meeting with.
Brennan offered this assessment:
“It was just profoundly baffling why three of the senior-most members of a presidential campaign would jump at the opportunity to meet with individuals that were going to, according to what’s been in the reports, provide information––dirt, information––on Hillary Clinton that was coming from the Russian government… If they want to find out what was involved at all, you send a minion, you send someone else, but to go there with that, it raises a lot of questions. I think that’s what the administration now is having to deal with, questions about what were the motives, what were people thinking at the time. They should have known a lot better. If they didn’t, they shouldn’t have been in those positions.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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