Panetta on Trump’s Wiretapping Tweets: ‘Everyone Is Asking What the Hell Is Going On’

Former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on CNN earlier tonight that President Trump‘s tweets alleging wiretapping “without any evidence to support it” is a serious problem for the country.

Panetta is the latest Obama-era intel agency chief to speak out about this, following former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper adamantly insisting Sunday Trump’s tweets just aren’t true.

Panetta told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that Trump needs to understand that he’s the president now and “not the head of the Apprentice show.” And making these claims, he argued, is “damaging the office of the presidency” and hurting the country.

Panetta added, “Everybody is asking––what the hell is going on in Washington D.C. right now?”

Watch above, via CNN.

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