Former Director of National Intelligence (during the Obama administration) James Clapper agreed with CNN host Jake Tapper that the hyperbole from former CIA Director John Brennan has become a problem.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper slams CIA Director John Brennan: "John is subtle like a freight train and he’s gonna say what’s on his mind…John and his rhetoric have become an issue in and of itself." pic.twitter.com/luimypfkNh
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 19, 2018
Clapper was asked to address what Brennan said about his statement that Trump’s Helsinki Summit press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin being “nothing short of treasonous” didn’t really mean that Trump was acting in a treasonous manner.
BACKTRACK time? John Brennan now not completely sure Trump's behavior is "nothing short of treasonous" https://t.co/KTATkRdKSf
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 18, 2018
Perhaps a major motivation for Clapper to distance himself from Brennan is the fact that his own security clearance is also under review by the Trump administration, according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
.@POTUS Action on Security Clearances:
•Bruce Ohr https://t.co/hI2APks1kl
— Fox News Research (@FoxNewsResearch) August 15, 2018
As if Brennan’s week hadn’t already been brutal enough, he is now being slammed by fellow Obama administration alum James Clapper.