In the wake of the Mueller report findings and the vindication of the Trump team, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Monday that that there were a lot of people from the Obama administration that needed to answer for what had transpired including former CIA Director John Brennan.
She said that he and others like James Clapper, James Comey and others in the FBI needed to be questioned by Congress.
Brennan has been one of the president’s harshest critics. He has used his prior position as head of the CIA to impugn the president implying that he knew more about collusion and that Trump and/or his family were going to be indicted and arrested.
Just two weeks ago, Brennan incorrectly predicted that the Mueller report would end in indictments that might include the Trump family. He also ironically correctly noted that the indictments so far had not shown any criminal conspiracy with Russia.
And his last tweet five days ago, Brennan tweeted this, suggesting Trump was going to be taken down by the Mueller report.
Now that the Mueller report found that there was no collusion with Russia by anyone on the Trump team, Brennan is suddenly backpedalling.
In an appearance on MSNBC, Joe Scarborough asked Brennan about his reaction.
Brennan was forced to admit he was wrong, suggesting he may have gotten “bad information.”
From Daily Caller:
“Well, I don’t know if I received bad information but I think I suspected there was more than there actually was. I am relieved that it’s been determined there was not a criminal conspiracy with the Russian government over our election. I think that is good news for the country,” Brennan said when asked by MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough if he was surprised by the lack of collusion evidence.
Although he was forced to backpedal, he still tried to spin it as best he could.
Brennan added “I still point to things that were done publicly, or efforts to try to have conversation with the Russians that were inappropriate, but I’m not all that surprised that the high bar of criminal conspiracy was not met.
Brennan questioned part of Barr’s conclusions. “I am surprised that that second part of obstruction of justice in terms of how it came out. I don’t know whether or not Bob Mueller wanted the attorney general to pronounce on that issue or whether or not Bob Mueller felt that it would be best for Congress and the American people to determine whether the weight of the information indicates that Donald Trump did try to obstruct justice.”
“There are some surprises there,” Brennan added. “I think that’s why getting to the full Mueller report is the best way to get some of these if not all of these questions answered.”
Far too little, too late.
When you use your position as a former CIA head to suggest you know something more than you do to take down the president, it’s despicable. And even now, he’s still trying to suggest there’s more.
Congress needs to get to the bottom of Brennan’s role in the whole affair.
HT: Sara Carter