John Brennan had some choice words today for those who doubt America’s intelligence professionals. Appearing on MSNBC’s ‘Deadline: White House’ Tuesday, the former CIA Director vociferously defended the work of behind-the-scenes government workers tasked with getting to the truth regarding the ongoing Russia probe to host Nicolle Wallace.
“I think we've seen that Donald Trump will do whatever, not only to delegitimize these institutions [such as the CIA], but also try to emasculate them,” said Brennan.
“I find it mind-numbing, we're actually comparing the numbers of Donald Trump with somebody like Bob Mueller,” he continued. “Bob Mueller….whose integrity, ethics, principles, and honesty, far, far surpass Donald Trump's. Donald Trump would have to climb a very, very tall ladder to shine the bottom of Bob Mueller's shoes,” Brennan emphatically added.
The former chief counterterrorism advisor to Barack Obama, now watching events unfold from the sidelines, offered advice to those still working on the intelligence front lines.
“They need to stick with their professional responsibilities. By doing that and saying it publicly in front of the congressional committees, that's when every man and woman in CIA, NSA, are going to say, 'yes, we're doing the job we're supposed to be doing, our leadership within the intelligence community is performing its responsibilities irrespective of the malfeasance of Donald Trump.'”