Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, former CIA head John Brennan and ex-Defense Intelligence Agency Director James Clapper fired back at President Donald Trump for calling them “political hacks” because they believe the intelligence community’s assessment that Russians meddled in the 2016 election.
Speaking with host Jake Tapper, Brennan was dismissive of Trump’s comments by bluntly stating, “Consider the source.”
“The president called the both of you and [former] FBI Director James Comey political hacks,” Tapper stated. “All three of you worked in senior levels in the Obama administration. although you also worked during the Bush administration. How do you respond to the charge?”
“First of all, he was referring to us as political hacks because he was trying to delegitimize the assessment done. We did not write that assessment,” Brennan shot back. “It was written by the professional intelligence officers and law enforcement officers of this great country. Secondly, I feel very honored to be associated with Jim Clapper and Jim Comey in the same category. And considering the source of the criticism, I consider that criticism a badge of honor.”
“Third, I found it particularly reprehensible that on Veterans Day that Donald Trump would attack and impugn the integrity and the uniform of those who wore it for 35 years. Who responded to the call of his country to go to Vietnam, flew in over 70 combat support missions over Vietnam,” Brennan continued. ” And like Senator McCain, really did put his life at risk because of this country’s national security. And to impugn Jim Clapper on Veterans Day, who has dedicated so much of his life to this country, I just find that outrageous, and I think it’s something Mr. Trump should be ashamed of, but it doesn’t seem as though in anything he does he feels any shame whatsoever.”
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DOJ puts out bizarre late-night statement: AG Bill Barr ‘has no plans to resign’
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Kerri Kupec, the director of communications and public affairs at DOJ, issued the statement at 10:28 p.m. in Washington, DC.
"Addressing Beltway rumors: The Attorney General has no plans to resign," Kupec announced.
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Emerson College was blasted for leaving their own senator out of head-to-head matchups in their latest nationwide poll.
The poll showed four candidates with double-digit support. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) measured at 29%, former Vice President Joe Biden was at 22%, former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg was at 14% and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) came in at 12%.
But the poll did not even test Warren in head-to-head matchups with Trump.
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) met with Culinary Union members in Las Vegas, Nevada Tuesday night during the CNN town hall for her opponents. The Culinary Union is made up of the over 60,000 hotel housekeepers, bartenders, restaurant and casino workers, and others who make up the backbone of the entire city. Many members are Spanish-speaking and people of color, yet it was still puzzling why Klobuchar began her speech with a bizarre anecdote.
According to Culinary members and reporters present, she began by saying, "My name is Amy, but when I was in fourth grade Spanish they gave me the name Elena."