Former CIA Director John Brennan took aim at President Donald Trump on MSNBC early Thursday.
As Brennan blasted the president for Trump’s comments on Roger Stone today at a prison graduation ceremony in Las Vegas, “He’s clearly giving every indication he wants to act like a mob boss. And he’s going to try to take care of him and his soldiers, the one’s that have done dirty work for him. But also as we’ll talk about putting people in positions where they’re gonna be able to carry out his actions.”
The one-time Central Intelligence Agency chief further stated, “It’s outrageous he would try to make any moral equivalency between someone like Roger Stone who the judge said has trampled the law and public servants like James Comey and others who really tried their best. You can question their decisions and judgments but really were trying to carry out their duties responsibly and with integrity.”
MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace then asked, “Why would he be doing that other than to…” As Brennan jumped in with, “Because he wants that laughter in the room. He wants that adulation.”
Brennan also announced, “There were people in that audience that unfortunately I did hear laughter at the things he was saying about these individuals and talking about Peter Strzok and Lisa Page and others. I mean, he just plays to this very debased group of people who are listening to what he is saying in terms of just trashing good public servants and defending people like Roger Stone? I mean, give me a break.”
In addition Brennan would take his troubles to Twitter and claim, “We are now in a full-blown national security crisis. By trying to prevent the flow of intelligence to Congress, Trump is abetting a Russian covert operation to keep him in office for Moscow’s interests, not America’s.”
And posted a link to The New York Times piece titled, “Russia Backs Trump’s Re-election and He Fears Democrats Will Exploit Its Support”.
We are now in a full-blown national security crisis. By trying to prevent the flow of intelligence to Congress, Trump is abetting a Russian covert operation to keep him in office for Moscow’s interests, not America’s. https://t.co/Vj6lUV5ZNu
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) February 21, 2020
Both sides now appear to be digging in their heels anticipating a most arduous battle.