Skip to comments.Brennan, Clapper lash out Trump for declassifying 2016 election intel
Posted on 05/25/2019 8:42:14 AM PDT by jazusamo
Former CIA Director John Brennan and former DNI James Clapper blasted President Trump on Friday night for directing Attorney General William Barr to declassify documents related to the surveillance of his campaign during the 2016 election, calling it "outrageous."
"I see it as a very, very serious and outrageous move on the part of Mr. Trump, once again, trampling on the statutory authorities of the Director of National Intelligence and the heads of the independent intelligence agencies," Brennan told MSNBC host Chris Hayes. "And it's unclear to me what Mr. Barr is actually going to do. Is he investigating a crime? Well, what's the predication of that crime? Or he is just going to be looking for information... that Mr. Trump can just give to his defenders on the right and cherry-pick information that could be taken out of context?"
Brennan expressed concern about exposing "sources and methods" as well as the intelligence of "partners abroad."
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Was Barr “directed” to release classified material, or “allowed.” My understanding is the latter.
“Allowed to declassify” is what I’ve read.
You beat me to it! Wonder how good the are at playing “drop the soap?” I just hope that there’s a “Big Willie” in their very near future.
Is he going to fall in the hole he dug? One word: Repent!
WTF are they even saying? That the deep state agency heads have rights and powers that are beyond the elected President of the USA, who is their boss?
Brennan needs to hang for treason.
“Allowed to declassify is what Ive read.”
Yes, Trump is just “clearing the legal decks” for Barr. Removing any legal impediments to Barr’s ability to getting everything he thinks he needs to prosecute his investigations. What I want to know is what’s taking Horowitz and Huber so long? Their reports are long overdue.
This shows how little respect they had for genuine sources and methods.
“Brennan needs to hang for treason.”
No, behead him, he’s a Muslim convert.
I couldn’t agree more.
Well, by gar, Mr. Clapper, thats sorta kinda what most of us have been asking for the last two years about Muellers witch hunt.
Funny...I dont recall you showing the same curiosity back then.
It is soooo rich that Brennan’s attack on Barr’s investigation involves his question of whether there exists “predication of a crime”!
Okay...Brennan. Six to one...
Brennan and Clapper should be referred to as the Evil Twins. Sure fits.
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“Evil Twins” fits them perfectly.
For whom the bell tolls, Brennan and Clapper, et al., it tolls for thee! They better up their blood pressure meds — look what happened to Jaba Nadler the other day. They might not make it to trial.
I very much want to know which of our "allies" were trying to swing our election and how they were doing it, so Brennan's "concern" is my hope.
squealing like pigs, love it.
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