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Distance showdown between Trump and Brennan reinforced
The former Director of the CIA, John Brennan threaten to prevent legal action against the President, others pulled their freedom; reaction and analysis on ‘the Five.’
The former Director of the CIA John Brennan on Friday escalated his war of words with President trump — the agreement with HBO host Bill Maher as a trump presidency “is the third great crisis in American history” behind the Revolutionary war and civil war.
“I think we are in a crisis, is the third great crisis in American history,” Maher said, to say “real-time”, that he felt it was more of a crisis than the Depression, but behind the Revolutionary war and civil war. “Would you rank the crisis we are now?”
“I would,” Brennan. “And I believe it will get worse before it will get better, because do not forget: Donald Trump has the authority of the President of the United States in his hands, in terms of what he can do here in the domestic and as well as what he can do internationally to try to divert attention to whether or not he is going to try to keep track of any type of foreign adventure, military or otherwise.”
Trump drew Brennan ‘ s security clearance in the last week with the White house demand that Brennan had “in the use of” free space”, “wild outbursts” about the Trump-administration.
Brennan, NBC News and MSNBC in February, as an author and a senior national security and intelligence advisers, has not held back in his criticism of Trump. On his Twitter account, he Trump of called the behavior at a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in July, “nothing less than the country reveals.”
TRUMP AGAIN BLASTS EX-LOYAL SPY MASTER BRENNAN AS A “POLITICAL HACK’ WHO ‘IS NOT TRUSTED WITH SECRETS
Donald Trump press conference performance in Helsinki on rises & exceeds the threshold of “high crimes & misdemeanors.” There was nothing of less than the country reveals. Not only is trump’s comments stupid goods, he is in the pocket of Putin. Republican patriots: Where are you???
— John O. Brennan (@John Brennan) 16. July 2018
On Friday, he defended the remark, saying that he thought he had “exhausted, to meet all of the other adjectives in the English language to describe Donald Trump’s failures, his duties as President of the United States.
“I saw failure, to see him on stage in Helsinki, to say to the world and to Vladimir Putin that Russia is trying to influence our election, that it should never happen, and it should never happen again, and if it does, Russia will have to pay some very strong consequences, but he didn’t do it,” he said.
He also denied that the basis for the revocation of his clearance was “bogus” and described the politicization of the security checks as “a real threat to our national security.”
Brennan accused Trump, that “the typical authoritarian, trying to control the power,” and said: “are the walls closing in on him,” in reference to the FBI Special Counsel, to Robert Mueller probe.
Trump was not less severe in his remarks about Brennan Last week, he said that Brennan will “go down as easily the WORST in the history & get out of there, he has nothing less than a big-mouth, partisan, political hack, not familiar with the secrets in our country!”
Has looked at someone, the error that John Brennan made during his time as Director of the CIA? He will go down as easily the WORST in the history & get out of there, he has nothing less than a big-mouth, partisan, political hack, not familiar with the secrets of our country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2018
While a number of intelligence officials have behind Brennan, while others criticized him, with retired allowed Michael Mullen said that Brennan’s anti-Trump comments risked damaging the intelligence community.
“I think John is an exceptional servant of the country, but I think he was incredibly critical of the President, and I think that has him in a political place, which is actually more damage for the secret services-this is apolitical,” Mullen said on “Fox News Sunday.”
However, Mullen also expressed concerns about Trump’s decision to revoke Brennan’s clearance.
“For someone my age, it’s the whole concept of” enemies list brings back ” under President Nixon,” Mullen said. “And even before that, in the early 1950s, the McCarthy era — where the administration begins with the compilation of lists of persons who do not not agree with you.”
Fox News Gregg Re contributed to this report.
Adam Shaw is a reporter covering the American and European politics for Fox News.. He can be reached.