Two Obama-era intelligence officials criticized President Donald Trump on Friday for not standing up to Moscow for its interference in the 2016 presidential election, even mocking the president’s famous slogan saying his real aim is to make “Russia great again.”
Former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper attended the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Friday where they discussed Russian interference in U.S. affairs.
The two former top intelligence officials did not hold back their anger about the president’s previous remarks suggesting the intelligence agencies were wrong about their assessment of the Russian meddling.
In a wide-ranging discussion hosted by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Clapper was asked if Trump is taking the Russia threat seriously enough, and he said he sometimes wondered if the agenda of the Trump administration is about “making Russia great again.”
Clapper also suggested the suspension of Jared Kushner’s security clearance until he can sufficiently explain why he did not disclose his meetings with the Russians.
Brennan told Blitzer that government officials should refuse orders from the White House if they were told to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.
100% Fed Up reports:
Nice threat to POTUS: “The intelligence community will continue to convey truth to power even if power doesn’t necessarily listen.” This entire video is disturbing but eye opening. THEY FEEL THREATENED BY TRUMP and this is clearly an effort to hurt President Trump. This coming from two men who ok’d spying on Americans and who lied under oath: