Former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanEx-CIA chief: ‘Highly partisan’ House Intel report means nothing Trump’s CIA pick facing brutal confirmation fight After Dems stood against Pompeo, Senate’s confirmation process needs a revamp MORE spoke out towards President TrumpDonald John TrumpSpicer, Scaramucci among party goers at Beatles-themed WHCD bash Trump cites GOP report to dismiss collusion claims: Mueller ‘should never’ have been appointed Pence to visit US-Mexico border next week: report MORE on Twitter Saturday afternoon after the president referred to as former nationwide intelligence director James ClapperJames Robert ClapperGOP report: Clapper told CNN host about Trump dossier in 2017 Trump fuels best-seller lists Can Mueller be more honest than his colleagues? MORE a “lying machine.”
Brennan, who served alongside Clapper underneath President Obama, defended his former colleague as a “man of integrity, honesty, ethics, & morality.”
“Mr. Trump: Your hypocrisy is aware of no bounds. Jim Clapper is a person of integrity, honesty, ethics, & morality. You aren’t. Jim Clapper served his nation for over a half century, together with in Vietnam. You didn’t. By your phrases & habits, you diminish the Workplace of the Presidency,” he tweeted.
Mr. Trump: Your hypocrisy is aware of no bounds. Jim Clapper is a person of integrity, honesty, ethics, & morality. You aren’t. Jim Clapper served his nation for over a half century, together with in Vietnam. You didn’t. By your phrases & habits, you diminish the Workplace of the Presidency. https://t.co/bYlmZInDoM
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) April 28, 2018
Trump attacked Clapper on Twitter Saturday morning after a Republican report launched Friday from members of the Home Intelligence Committee said that Clapper had mentioned the bombshell “Steele file” about Trump and Russia with CNN reporters, together with anchor Jake Tapper, in 2017.
Clapper had beforehand “flatly denied” leaking the contents of the file, however finally admitted to discussing the file with Tapper and different journalists shortly earlier than Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, the report states.
“Clapper’s dialogue with Tapper befell in ‘early January 2017,’ across the time [intelligence officials] briefed President Obama and President-elect Trump, on ‘the Christopher Steele info,’” the doc notes.
Clapper and Brennan have been vocal critics of the president, becoming a member of different former members of the Obama administration in lambasting Trump on social media. Clapper joined CNN as a community contributor in August 2017.