The former Director of the CIA, John Brennan testified Tuesday that he, personally, said Russia’s secret service to remain the Director, from the 2016 US presidential elections – but the warning was not heeded.
“It was clear to all that Russia intervenes brazenly and not to do under the Express warning that,” Brennan said, the members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence about the Russian influence during the campaign.
Brennan also said that he had seen intelligence that left the Russian player, with people he did not identify, in the President Trump – 2016-campaign – though.
“I encountered and am aware of the information and findings that resulted, contacts, and interactions between Russian government representatives and to U.S. persons, at the trump campaign, I was a bit worried, because of the well-known Russian efforts to suborn such people,” Brennan testified. “There were questions in my head about whether Russia was able to win the cooperation of individuals.”
However, Brennan added that he knows whether or not “collusion”.
Tuesday ‘ testimony is the first time Brennan, CIA Director under Ex-President Barack Obama has publicly said that he was concerned about Russia and its relations to the Trump campaign. It also marks his first appearance before a congressional Committee since leaving the CIA, as President, Trump took office in January and is coming under a new series of reports on the efforts of the White house to the controversy downplay.
The public hearing is also the House Intelligence Committee, the first since March 20, when then-FBI Director James Comey testified that the office is to investigate the Russian influence and possible collusion with members of the Trump campaign.
Since then, Trump Comey has fired; the Ministry of justice, a special Council for the monitoring of the FBI-Russian investigation has appointed; and an almost-a daily wave of reporting emerged, to claim that the President or his advisers attempted to blunt or at the end of the FBI investigation.
Trump has strong claims denied.
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., The Chairman of the Committee, recused himself announced from the plate of Russia the investigations to the House Committee on Ethics, it was the investigation Nunes for the disclosure of secret information.
Following Brennan’s public testimony before the house legislature, he will meet a closed door, to discuss the details.
At the public hearing, Brennan said that the Russians were actively rooting for the Democratic candidate, Hillary will lose to Clinton, and had a “more favorable view of Mr. Trump.”
He said the enmity between the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Clintons went back years.