John Brennan Admits He had ‘Bad Information’ on Mueller Report: ‘I Suspected There Was More’


After previously insisting there was collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia, former CIA Director John Brennan completed his 180 on the issue today by admitting he “suspected there was more than there actually was.”

“I don’t know if I received bad information, but I think I suspected there was more than there actually was,” Brennan told MSNBC’s Morning Joe earlier today.

The former top intelligence official also expressed that he is “relieved that it’s been determined there was not a criminal conspiracy with the Russian government over our election,” adding that Robert Mueller‘s findings — which were, in part, released by Attorney General William Barr yesterday — are “good news for the country.”

Brennan has previously suggested he had special information on the investigation, claiming in a March 5 TV hit that “Friday is the day that the grand jury indictments come down,” and insisted that Trump’s claims of no collusion between his campaign and Russia were “hogwash.”

ABC News Senior National Correspondent Terry Moran called out the ex-CIA head for deceiving the public.

“John Brennan has a lot to answer for—going before the American public for months, cloaked with CIA authority and openly suggesting he’s got secret info, and repeatedly turning in performances like this,” Moran wrote on Twitter.

During his appearance with Joe Scarborough this morning, Brennan also noted, “I still point to things that were done publicly, or efforts to try to have conversations with the Russians that were inappropriate, but I’m not all that surprised that the high bar of criminal conspiracy was not met.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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Caleb Ecarma was a reporter at Mediaite. Email him here: Follow him on Twitter here: @calebecarma