Former CIA Director John Brennan just came out on Friday criticizing President Donald Trump as “disgraceful” for suggesting that no one could really know for sure whether Russia interfered in the 2016 election after the U.S. intelligence community already asserted that fact.
“These types of comments are just disgraceful … and the person who said them should be ashamed of himself,” said Brennan.
Those are pretty harsh words.
Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, Brennan said he was seriously concerned for the national security of the United States and wasn’t sure if Trump was fully capable of handling the job.
“I must say there are disappointments that I see in terms of what Mr. Trump is doing on the international stage that I think pose serious questions about how he is keeping safe our national security.”
James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, was also in attendance. He, too, criticized the Trump administration for not at least temporarily revoking Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner’s security clearance after he failed to list on his disclosure form all the contacts he had with Russians.
“I do think the appropriate thing here is take a pause and at least suspend a clearance until you’ve had the opportunity to investigate and then decide whether the clearance should be restored or not.”