M.N.: My Opinion: This is petty, unprecedented, and “unpresidential”.
Frankly and humbly me thinks, that it was a big political error, which could be prevented by advisers. More than that, this is demonstratively unjust: Mr. Brenner, with all his critical remarks about Mr. Trump, to which he is fully entitled as a private citizen, remains the very well respected member of the Intelligence Community, and it is the very unique group. Frankly, again, on the part of many people, this unneeded gesture might turn off any desires to understand and to help the Trump Administration. It is simply unfair, and the American people are very sensitive about the issues of fairness, me thinks.
Sad, sad, sad.
10:56 AM 8/16/2018
Brennan has not only denounced Trump’s tone and temperament but also his policy decisions, such as the president’s decisions to withdraw from the Paris climate accord and Iran nuclear deal. He also expressed skepticism of Trump’s handling of negotiations with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.
“I think he is dishonest, he lacks integrity, he has very questionable ethics and morality, and he views the world through a prism of ‘how it’s going to help Donald Trump?’”
Brennan said in an interview with NPR’s All Things Considered in April.
“I just think that he has not fulfilled the responsibilities of the president of the United States.”
While the White House sought to paint Brennan as a partisan figure, the president has ignited an avalanche of criticism from national security officials across both sides of the aisle.
- White House revokes former CIA chief’s security clearance
- Brennan says Trump’s decision ‘politically motivated’
The war of words between John Brennan and Donald Trump escalated on Thursday, with the former CIA director calling the president’s repeated denials that his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election “hogwash”.
Brennan hit back after being stripped of his security clearance by the White House the previous day – an unprecedented presidential intervention that has prompted widespread criticism. A statement from Trump said he had taken the step due to Brennan’s “erratic conduct and behavior”.
|Trump connects revoking Brennan’s security clearance to Russia investigation – CNN|
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