CIA Director John Brennan Unleashes On 'Repugnant' Donald Trump Over 'Nazi' Comments

CIA Director John Brennan Unleashes On ‘Repugnant’ Donald Trump Over ‘Nazi’ Comments

CIA Chief John Brennan Not Leaving Quietly

After a near-constant stream of dismissive belittlement of the intelligence community from President-elect Trump, CIA Director John Brennan spoke out.

Brennan’s response to Trump was twofold. Most recently, Trump attacked outgoing CIA director Brennan over Twitter, by name. And although Brennan responded, it wasn’t that tweet that repulsed Brennan the most. Instead, it was an earlier tweet that mentioned Nazi Germany to which Brennan addressed much of his disgust.

In the middle of a furious tantrum on January 11, Trump tweeted the following:

CIA Chief John Brennan addressed that comment, in no uncertain terms.

“Tell the families of those 117 CIA officers who are forever memorialized on our wall of honor that their loved ones who gave their lives were akin to Nazis. Tell the CIA officers who are serving in harm’s way right now and their families who are worried about them that they are akin to Nazi Germany. I found that to be very repugnant, and I will forever stand up for the integrity and patriotism of my officers who have done much over the years to sacrifice for their fellow citizens.”

Trump Gets Called Out On Twitter Behavior…Strikes Back On Twitter

On Sunday, Trump called Brennan out by name, after Brennan enraged Trump earlier by mentioning that, once Trump becomes the actual president, his national security responsibilities will involve more than just tweeting.

“Now that he’s going to have an opportunity to do something for our national security as opposed to talking and tweeting, he’s going to have tremendous responsibility to make sure that U.S. and national security interests are protected,” John Brennan said, during a recent interview on Fox News Sunday.

And Trump, of course, decided to flail back wildly. And he used Twitter to do so, with absolutely no sense of irony. Trump decided the best course of action to push back against the CIA director was to accuse him of leaking “fake news.” And by “fake news,” Trump meant the dossier published, detailing the president-elect’s alleged sexual behavior that reportedly lead to Russian blackmail.

Brennan clearly addressed those tweets, stating absolutely that he did not leak that information. Furthermore, he stated, the dossier was not even from the intelligence community.

“First of all, this is not intelligence community information,” John Brennan stated. He added that the memo had been “circulating in government and media circles for many months.” And although he was not interested in allowing that dossier “any additional time,” the intelligence community did make the decision to let Trump know of its existence.

“The feeling was wanting to make sure that given the very salacious nature of it, the president-elect was at least aware of it so he could take it into account and do what needs to be done,” Brennan stated.

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