Adm. Mullen: Brennan’s Anti-Trump Rhetoric Damages The Intel Community

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Admiral Michael Mullen criticized former CIA Director John Brennan, saying that his continued anti-Trump talking points are actually doing damage to the country’s intelligence community on Fox News Sunday.


“John’s an extraordinary servant of the country, but I think he has been incredibly critical of the president, and I think that has put him in a political place which actually does more damage for the intelligence community — which is apolitical,” Mullen said. (RELATED: Brennan His Threatening To Sue Over His Clearance. Giuliani’s Response Will Make Him Think Twice)

“John Brennan knows, based on the job he was doing before, an awful lot about what happened with respect to Russia,” he continued. “That said, he’s no longer in the job, per se, and I worry that what he’s saying now could put him in a much more politicized position. I don’t think there’s any question the president has the right to pull security clearances. That authority is very clear.”

Brennan’s security clearance was revoked last week, and it was announced during last Wednesday’s press briefing. (RELATED: Former CIA Director John Brennan Is ‘Thinking About’ Taking Legal Action Over Revoked Security Clearance)

In an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow last Friday, Brennan said, “As you can imagine, a number of lawyers have reached out to say there is a very strong case here, not so much to reclaim mine but to prevent this from happening in the future. And so, I am thinking about what it is that I might want to do,” Brennan stated.

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