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Donald Trump unloads on Obama’s CIA director John Brennan

President Donald Trump went after former Obama CIA Director John Brenna, calling him the ‘genesis’ of the Russia probe and saying he ‘disgraced himself.’

The attack came after has spent weeks sharpening his own criticism of Trump – including calling Trump’s latest demand for a Justice Department investigation of the FBI over its Russia probe a ‘disastrous path’ for the president. 

‘This guy is the genesis of this whole Debacle,’ Trump vented Monday morning, after he demanded the Justice Department probe whether the FBI ‘infiltrated or surveilled the Trump campaign.’

President Donald Trump went after former Obama CIA Director John Brenna, calling him the ‘genesis’ of the Russia probe and saying he ‘disgraced himself’

Trump fired off three tweets quoting from Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent who is now a conservative commentator who appeared on Fox News on Monday morning. 

‘John Brennan is panicking. He has disgraced himself, he has disgraced the Country, he has disgraced the entire Intelligence Community,’ Trump wrote, quoting Bongino. ‘He is the one man who is largely responsible for the destruction of American’s faith in the Intelligence Community and in some people at the …top of the FBI,’ Trump continued. 

Trump then turned to the golden showers dossier, which contained allegations about his unverified conduct in a Moscow hotel room during the Miss Universe pageant. 

Trump went after Brennan after demanding that the Justice Department investigate the FBI's use of an informant and whether it constituted political interference

Trump went after Brennan after demanding that the Justice Department investigate the FBI’s use of an informant and whether it constituted political interference

Trump quoted conservative Dan Bongino as saying Brennan 'is pannicking'

Trump quoted conservative Dan Bongino as saying Brennan ‘is pannicking’

‘Brennan started this entire debacle about President Trump. We now know that Brennan had detailed knowledge of the (phony) Dossier…he knows about the Dossier, he denies knowledge of the Dossier, he briefs the Gang of 8 on the Hill about the Dossier, which … they then used to start an investigation about Trump,’ Trump wrote. 

‘It is that simple. This guy is the genesis of this whole Debacle. This was a Political hit job, this was not an Intelligence Investigation. Brennan has disgraced himself, he’s worried about staying out of Jail.’ 

The quotes were taken from Bongino’s Fox appearance, although there were several minor changes in the wording.

Trump went after Brennan after a weekend where he tried to keep the focus his FBI investigators and the origins of the Russia probe that has bedeviled his administrtion.

It also comes as Brennan has raised his public profile sharpened his direct criticism of Trump.

Hours before Trump attacked him on Twitter, Brennan retweeted Trump’s demand for an investigation of the FBI and told GOP leaders they ‘enable Mr. Trump’s self-serving actions’ if they fail to stop him.

Former CIA Director John Brennan and former NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers arrive for a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last week

Former CIA Director John Brennan and former NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers arrive for a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last week

Former Director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John Brennan testifies before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill, May 23, 2017 in Washington, DC

Former Director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John Brennan testifies before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill, May 23, 2017 in Washington, DC

Brennan has recently emerged as a sharp public critic of Trump

Brennan has recently emerged as a sharp public critic of Trump

Brennan has recently emerged as a sharp public critic of Trump

Brennan has recently emerged as a sharp public critic of Trump

‘Senator McConnell & Speaker Ryan: If Mr. Trump continues along this disastrous path, you will bear major responsibility for the harm done to our democracy. You do a great disservice to our Nation & the Republican Party if you continue to enable Mr. Trump’s self-serving actions,’ Brennan wrote.

After Trump called former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper a ‘lying machine,’ Brennan responded: ‘Mr. Trump: Your hypocrisy knows no bounds.’

Brennan continued: ‘Jim Clapper is a man of integrity, honesty, ethics, & morality. You are not. Jim Clapper served his country for over a half century, including in Vietnam. You did not. By your words & behavior, you diminish the Office of the Presidency.’ 



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