Symone Sanders explains exactly why Trump announced the Brennan news today
Symone Sanders [Photo: screengrab from video]

Political commentator, Symone Sanders, called out President Donald Trump for his attempt to distract the news cycle from covering the latest in the Paul Manafort trial.

On Wednesday, the White House released a statement saying that they would revoke the security clearances of former CIA Director John Brennan. However, the press release was dated nearly a month ago.

"The date on President Trump's statement about revoking John Brennan's security clearance? July 26. Three weeks ago. I guess it's just a coincidence that the White House decided to announce this as they struggle to deal with the fallout from Omarosa's book," CNN's Kaitlan Collins tweeted.

"Why do you think they released it today?" CNN's Jake Tapper asked Sanders.

"You know, I think someone wants to muck up the news cycle, Jake," Sanders jokingly responded.

"I think this is ridiculous. This is nothing short of extraordinary and we should all be scared about the state of our democracy," she said. "The president sent his White House press secretary out there today to basically poop on the people from the press secretary podium."

Sanders then called out Congress for not holding the president accountable.

"What is happening here? What is Congress going to do? Congress, as I like to remind people, is a co-equal branch of government. What will Congress do? Is Paul Ryan going to say that he didn't see this in the news cycle today?" she said.

Watch the video below via CNN.