Former CIA Director Says House Republican Committee Using Intel As A ‘Political Football’

Julia Nista General Assignment Reporter
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Former CIA director John Brennan said on MSNBC’s Monday broadcast of “Morning Joe” that the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is being used as a “political football.”


“I’ve also been very very concerned about how the intelligence oversight committees, which are supposed to be bipartisan, and years ago they were, but now intelligence law enforcement has become a political football in the hands of many,” said Brennan. (RELATED: Memo Says Spy Warrant Would Not Have Been Sought Without Dossier)

“Devin Nunes has really abused his powers and authorities as chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. It’s an important institution, and it needs to make sure it carries out it’s job objectively, and gets to the truth and does what it needs to do to protect the American people,” Brennan continued.

The House Intel Committee voted along party lines to release a memo which came out Friday on the FBI’s abuse of a FISA warrant on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. (RELATED: Nunes Says He Will Vote To Release House Democrat Memo)

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