Brennan’s Strong Rhetoric Toward Trump Has ‘Become an Issue in and of Itself’

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August 20, 2018

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said John Brennan’s strong rhetoric toward President Donald Trump had “become an issue” while discussing the pulling of his security clearance on Sunday.

Trump revoked the clearance of Brennan, the former CIA Director under President Barack Obama, on Wednesday, with the White House calling it a product of his “erratic” behavior and an abuse of his access to “make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations.”

Brennan shot back it was a politically motivated decision to silence him and other critics, and 13 former U.S. intelligence officials signed a letter blasting Trump’s decision as inappropriate.

One of the signers was Clapper, and CNN host Jake Tapper asked him if Brennan’s scathing criticisms of Trump were part of the problem. A contributor to MSNBC, Brennan recently calledTrump’s widely panned press conference last month alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin “nothing short of treasonous.”

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