Trump Quotes Fox News Guest to Trash ‘Disgraced’ John Brennan: ‘He’s Worried About Staying Out of Jail’


President Donald Trump let out a tweetstorm quoting conservative pundit Dan Bongino in his attacks against former CIA Director John Brennan over his involvement in the Russia probe.

Bongino, a thrice-failed GOP congressional candidate now serving as the NRA’s shitty lemonade maker, railed against Brennan on Fox & Friends Monday morning, calling him “disgraced” for overseeing the start of the investigation into the Trump campaign’s Russia ties.

(It’s important to note — as Bongino himself pointed out on Fox & Friends — that the pundit is writing a book on all of this, so his claims are probably best read with the understanding that he’s desperately pining for an eventual Trump Twitter endorsement, as the president has done with a number of other pro-Trump books.)

Along with Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro, Bongino has been one of loudest voices in conservative punditry pushing the theory that the U.S. intelligence community is really a nefarious “deep state” cabal that has long been hellbent on bringing down the Trump campaign, and now presidency.

Those talking points have reached a fever pitch in light of reports the FBI had an informant speak to members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, which Trump’s media defenders have said proves the FBI used a politcially motivated “spy” to set up the Trump campaign.

The president has parroted these right-wing media attacks, calling on the Justice Department on Sunday to investigate the investigation into his own campaign:

“I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes – and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!”

Brennan himself took to social media to launch a blistering counter attack, tweeting at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan to stop enabling “Mr. Trump’s self-serving actions.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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