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Ex-CIA director John Brennan slaps back at Trump after security clearance revoked

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Former CIA director John Brennan said that he’s not deterred by President Donald Trump’s attacks. After it was announced that his security clearance would be revoked, Brennan tweeted that he will not relent.

“This action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics,” he said Wednesday afternoon “It should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out. My principles are worth far more than clearances. I will not relent.”

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Brennan later compared Trump to a “foreign despot” during an MSNBC interview.

The president claimed the motivation was Brennan’s “erratic” behavior, but many believe it’s merely a petty attack on a political adversary.

“At this point in my administration, any benefits that senior officials might glean from consultations with Mr. Brennan are now outweighed by the risks posed by his erratic conduct and behavior … That conduct and behavior has tested and far exceeded the limits of any professional courtesy that has been due to him,” Trump said.

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Brennan has trolled the president fairly consistently. At times the attacks have gotten personal, with the former CIA director slamming the president’s human decency.

“It’s astounding how often you fail to live up to minimum standards of decency, civility, & probity. Seems like you will never understand what it means to be president, nor what it takes to be a good, decent, & honest person. So disheartening, so dangerous for our Nation,” Brennan wrote.

Brennan stepped up his attacks against Trump after the meeting with Russia, calling the president as a traitor to America.

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Sondland blasted Rudy Giuliani for messing ‘everything up’ — but with far more colorful language: report

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The first reporter to obtain a copy of David Holmes' opening testimony behind-closed-doors to Congress continued to flush out his reporting on Friday evening.

Holmes' opening was first obtained by CNN's Manu Raju.

"Testimony undercuts key WH defense: That Trump was just concerned about corruption in Ukraine. After talking with Trump, Holmes asked if it was true that Trump didn’t give a 'sh*t' about Ukraine; Sondland responded that Trump only cared about the 'big stuff:' probe into Bidens," Raju reported.

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WATCH: AOC dunks on GOP for ‘beclowning themselves’ during Trump’s impeachment

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blasted her Republican colleagues on national TV on Friday.

Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, is the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives. She was interviewed on MSNBC's "All In" by anchor Chris Hayes.

"Midway through today's impeachment inquiry, the president was accused of witness tampering," Hayes noted. "One of the sharpest rejoinders came from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez."

The host read her tweet to the live studio audience.

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— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 15, 2019

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‘The worst day of the presidency so far for Donald Trump’: Advisor to four presidents

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President Donald Trump has not had a worse day in office than he suffered on Friday, according to a top former White House advisor.

David Gergen served in the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. He was interviewed Friday night by CNN's Anderson Cooper.

"If you are looking to throw somebody under the bus, Gordon Sondland would probably be a prime candidate to be next in line to be thrown under the bus," Cooper said.

"I think the president will wait patiently to see what he says and then decide," Gergen replied.

He then offered his analysis of the situation.

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