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Senator Richard Burr Rings Up John Brennan

Disgraced John Brennan is claiming that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians.   Yet Brennan’s action have been entirely consistent with a  bitter partisan with animus towards President Donald Trump, and entirely inconsistent with anybody who actually knows anything.   Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) has nailed Brennan, from Hill [1]:

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s top Republican lambasted former CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday for the timing of his claims about possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

In a statement, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) pointed to a New York Times op-ed published Thursday in which Brennan describes President Trump’s claims of “no collusion” between his campaign and Russia as “hogwash.”

“Director Brennan’s recent statements purport to know, as fact, that the Trump campaign colluded with a foreign power,” Burr said Thursday, questioning why, if Brennan’s assertion is based on actual intelligence, it was not included in the unclassified intelligence assessment released in early 2017.

“If his statement is based on intelligence he has seen since leaving office, it constitutes an intelligence breach. If he has some other personal knowledge of or evidence of collusion, it should be disclosed to the Special Counsel, not The New York Times,” Burr said. Burr added that Trump has the “full authority” to revoke security clearance if the statements were “purely political and based on conjecture.”