K.H. Baish| 4/12/19 – Disgraced former CIA Director John Brennan has responded to Attorney General William Barr’s comments in which he accused the United States Intelligence community of having spied on Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Brennan’s response came during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Hardball” with host Chris Matthews.
The Gateway Pundit reports:
Bill Barr sent the Democrats, the Swamp dwellers and their stenographers in the media into a tailspin on Wednesday when he said Trump’s 2016 campaign was spied on.
“I think spying did occur,” Barr said during a Senate hearing. “But the question is whether it was adequately predicated and I am not suggesting that it wasn’t adequately predicated but I need to explore that. I think it’s my obligation… I am not suggesting those rules were violated, but I think it is important to look at that. And I am not talking about the FBI necessarily, but intelligence agencies more broadly.
Former CIA Director John Brennan stated that he was “disappointed” in Barr’s comments. He went on to claim that the United States Intelligence agencies’ job was to “spy against foreign adversaries.”
RealClearPolitics.com reports that he “said Barr’s testimony was nuanced to support Trump’s position and acted like Trump’s personal attorney at Wednesday’s Senate hearing rather than the Attorney General of the United States.”
Host Chris Matthews asked, Director, spying? Why does Trump and his cronies, including the new AG, use that word?
Brennan responded, ” I was very disappointed in what Attorney General Bill Barr said today about spying when he was referring to the investigation that was predicated, certainly, and that the FBI was trying to understand exactly what the Russians were doing. U.S. intelligence agencies were — spy against foreign adversaries so that we can understand the threat to our national security.”
Take a look:
The ” We only spy on our enemies” comment could not be more telling. Too bad your “enemies” are now in power and your attempted coup will soon be punished as such.