Former CIA Director John Brennan on Monday blasted President Trump shortly after his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of “high crimes & misdemeanors.” It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) July 16, 2018
“Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes & misdemeanors,’” Brennan said on Twitter.
“It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin,” the former CIA head continued. “Republican Patriots: Where are you???”
The Hill reports,
Trump condemned special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe as “ridiculous” during his press conference and slammed the suggestion that Russian meddling played any role in his winning the 2016 presidential election.
“The probe is a disaster for our country. I think it’s kept us separated. There was no collusion at all. Everybody knows it,” Trump said just days after Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking Democratic servers during the 2016 campaign.
“It was a clean campaign,” Trump went on, describing the margin of his electoral victory. “I beat Hillary Clinton easily… We won that race and it’s a shame that there can be even a little bit of a cloud over it.”
The former CIA head, who has regularly criticized Trump throughout his presidency, also blasted Trump last week after he hammered allies about their contributions to NATO at the group’s annual summit.
Brennan also compared the president to “corrupt, incompetent … demagogues” in an op-ed published in The Washington Post earlier this year.