John Brennan Doubles Down on Calling Trump ‘Treasonous’: It’s a ‘Betrayal of the Nation’
"What Mr. Trump did yesterday was to betray the women and men of the FBI, the CIA, the NSA and others and to betray the American public. And that's why I use the term that this was nothing short of treasonous. Because it is a betrayal of the nation." — @JohnBrennan pic.twitter.com/qckQn71DMB
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) July 17, 2018
Former CIA director John Brennan doesn’t regret a single word he said yesterday after calling President Trump “treasonous” for how he handled the Vladimir Putin summit.
Trump received a great deal of bipartisan condemnation for his Helsinki press conference remarks, and Brennnan was at the forefront of the critics, saying the president was “imbecilic” and his comments exceed “the threshold of high crimes & misdemeanors.” When Brennan spoke to Joe Scarborough on Tuesday, he praised DNI director Dan Coats for rebuking Trump while saying anyone who fails to do so is “complicit.”
“What Mr. Trump did yesterday was to betray the women and men of the FBI, the CIA, the NSA and others and to betray the American public. And that’s why I use the term that this was nothing short of treasonous. Because it is a betrayal of the nation. He’s giving aid and comfort to the enemy. It needs to stop, and Mr. Trump needs to understand there will be consequences for him too. I hope those that voted for Mr. Trump in good conscience will see he’s leading us down a very dangerous path.”
Brennan continued to say that Putin walked away from the summit empowered, and that people ought to be concerned about what happened in the private conference he had wit Trump before their presser.
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