Donald Trump: ‘I’ve Never Respected’ John Brennan

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President Trump said Friday his next target for stripping security clearance is high-ranking Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, and said it will probably happen quickly. Bottom row from left are former FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper.

All materials, including briefing reports and memos, audio/video presentations, PowerPoint presentations and any other records, used by CIA Director Brennan and/or other CIA officials to brief Senator Reid and/or members of his staff on alleged "collusion" between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

"I've never respected him", Trump said.

"I don't know McRaven", Trump said before boarding Air Force One to go to a fundraiser in the Hamptons before heading to his Jersey golf club for the weekend, a visit he said was "going to be all work".

Burr says if the claim is based on intelligence Brennan received while CIA director, it should have been included in the 2017 US intelligence assessment of Russian meddling in the election.

Describing Trump's move as "inappropriate and deeply regrettable", they insisted "we have never before seen the approval or removal of security clearances used as a political tool, as was done in this case".

Bill Hemmer asked Rove about this, and the former George W. Bush-adviser panned Trump for making a "sideshow" out of his effort to punish his critics, saying it "might have been the right action for the wrong reason".

William McRaven says few Americans have done more than Brennan to protect the nation.

Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency.

Later Thursday, the retired Navy admiral who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden called Trump's moves "McCarthy-era tactics".

Former CIA directors and another half dozen of America's most senior spies have issued an unprecedented condemnation of President Donald Trump, after his decision to blacklist their colleague John Brennan. He said the only question now is whether the collusion that took place "constituted criminally liable conspiracy".

Brennan wrote: "Trump clearly has become more desperate to protect himself and those close to him, which is why he made the politically motivated decision to revoke my security clearance in an attempt to scare into silence others who might dare to challenge him".

And Trump yet again unloaded on Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with his campaign.

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