BITTER John Brennan Reacts To Mueller Indictment of 13 Russians In Election Meddling Plot
On Friday, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller announced that a grand jury indicted 13 Russian nationals, along with 3 Russian entities, accused of “supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump … and disparaging Hillary Clinton.”
Former CIA Director John Brennan appears to disagree with the probe’s conclusion that the meddling scheme did not impact the result of the 2016 presidential election.
“DOJ statement and indictments reveal the extent and motivations of Russian interference in 2016 election. Claims of a “hoax” in tatters. My take: Implausible that Russian actions did not influence the views and votes of at least some Americans,” tweeted a bitter Brennan.
DOJ statement and indictments reveal the extent and motivations of Russian interference in 2016 election. Claims of a “hoax” in tatters. My take: Implausible that Russian actions did not influence the views and votes of at least some Americans.
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) February 16, 2018
Brennan lashing out at the decision comes amid reports that the former CIA Director is in the crosshairs of House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes.
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino joined “Fox & Friends,” Monday morning and warned Brennan is in a “world of trouble right now,” over his testimony on the dubious Steele dossier.
“My sources on this are telling me John Brennan is in a world of trouble right now,” Bongino told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” program.
“Back in August of 2016 he gives a private briefing to Sen. Harry Reid, Democrat, of course. He gives that briefing to Reid. Reid fires off a letter to the FBI. In that letter is information that clearly came from the dossier.”
“The CIA has a central role in the verification of foreign assets and information we get from foreign assets,” Bongino said. “It is not plausibly deniable that John Brennan did not know who commissioned that dossier he is in a world of trouble because he raised his right hand and he said the exact opposite.”
In a press conference today, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the indictments show the Russian operation did not impact the result of the 2016 presidential election.
Deputy AG Rosenstein: "There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity. There is no allegation in the indictment that the [Russians'] conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election." https://t.co/oShWvKYDRW pic.twitter.com/IPXvuJDudg
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 16, 2018