Brennan Calls For Pompeo, Bolton, Kelly Resignations: Clear Trump ‘Fears’ Putin

WASHINGTON, DC - Former CIA director John Brennan testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on the Russia Investigation Task Force on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC Tuesday May 23, 2017. (Photo by Melina Mara... WASHINGTON, DC - Former CIA director John Brennan testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on the Russia Investigation Task Force on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC Tuesday May 23, 2017. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 16, 2018 12:30 p.m.

Former CIA Director John Brennan reacted to President Donald Trump’s performance at a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin with outrage on Monday, calling on Trump’s secretary of state, national security adviser and chief of staff to resign over the President’s behavior.

I cannot understand how the national security team can continue to abide by this and how Pompeo and Bolton and Kelly can continue in their jobs,” he told MSNBC after the press conference on Monday. “This, I think, rises to the point of good American patriots resigning in objection to that performance by Donald Trump. I’m at a loss of words to describe just how outrageous his words, his statements, his behavior has been.

“And one can only conclude that he fears Vladimir Putin and that one-on-one discussion, who knows what was discussed there,’ he continued. “And how Mr. Putin now is the master puppeteer of Donald Trump, the person who is in our oval office. Outrageous.”

Brennan tweeted similar remarks minutes earlier, calling the performance “treasonous.”

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