Published: Fri, August 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

United States ex-spymaster says Trump colluded with Russian Federation

United States ex-spymaster says Trump colluded with Russian Federation

Speaking on RTÉ's Drivetime, Mr Brennan said the move was "designed to punish me for my public criticism of Mr Trump".

While Trump has repeatedly insisted there was "no collusion", Brennan wrote that the "only questions that remain are whether the collusion that took place constituted criminally liable conspiracy, whether obstruction of justice occurred to cover up any collusion or conspiracy, and how many members of "Trump Incorporated" attempted to defraud the government by laundering and concealing the movement of money into their pockets".

Trump told the paper: "I call it the rigged witch hunt. a sham".

She said the decision was not motivated by politics or Brennan's criticism of the president.

Brennan wrote that Trump's claims of no collusion with Russian Federation are "hogwash" and that the only question remaining is whether the collusion amounts to a "constituted criminally liable conspiracy". And these people led it. "So, when I see Mr Trump in the oval office not conducting himself the way I think a president should I am going to speak out".

President Donald Trump has a few hobbies, and he does them all very well. The original statement released by the White House on Wednesday included a date of July 26, although aides said that was an error. John Brennan's issue is that he challenged a thin-skinned president of the United States, and it really portends risky things.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the decision at a White House briefing Wednesday.

Brennan called Trump's behavior at a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin "nothing short of treasonous".

In the Journal interview, Trump said he was prepared to yank Brennan's clearance last week, but that it was too "hectic".

When the White House made the Brennan announcement Wednesday, it also said it was looking at the clearances of nine other former Obama administration national-security officials, Adm. McRaven not among them.

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, warns a "dangerous precedent" is being set. All but one no longer serve in the United States government and it includes several noteworthy Trump adversaries, including former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

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