Former CIA Director John Brennan blasted President Trump this week immediately following the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In his caustic remarks he argued Trump’s actions have crossed the threshold of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ which historically have triggered impeachment proceedings. But defenders are beginning to point out that Trump’s actions might have been a stroke of genius. Had he appeared at the summit with the intent of publicly or privately castigating Putin for what we know took place during the election shenanigans, there would have been no benefit to American interests. But, defenders argue, Trump might have been making a grand calculation that in appearing to defend Putin, he is actually drawing him closer in order to better protect American interests.
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Former CIA Director John Brennan reacted to President Donald Trump’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin by calling on Republican lawmakers to support impeaching the president.
“Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes & misdemeanors,’ Brennan wrote, hinting at impeachment proceedings.
Brennan is a frequent Trump critic and a contributor for NBC/MSNBC.
“It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin,” he continued. “Republican Patriots: Where are you???”
During the press conference with Putin, Trump questioned the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and their failure to seize the DNC’s server that they claimed was hacked by Russians.
Later in the day, Brennan appeared on MSNBC to call for Trump officials to resign.
“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 said. “This, I think, rises to the point of good American patriots resigning in objection to that performance by Donald Trump.”