Breaking: Trump accuses CIA director of leaking bombshell Russia memo

Republican president-elect Donald Trump continued his war on the CIA today by accusing CIA Director John Brennan of being the person who leaked the infamous Russia memo to the press, or at the very least leaking the news that a summary of the memo was included in the President’s recent classified daily briefing.

In a Tweet post just half an hour ago, Trump blasted Brennan for telling Fox News earlier today that Trump “doesn’t fully understand” what’s going on with Russia. Trump then added: “Was this the leaker of Fake News?”

It is assumed Trump means the memo written by a former MI6 agent who detailed claims that the Russians have collected incriminating evidence on Trump, and that the Russians were secretly working with members of the the Trump campaign before the election.

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Of course, the memo itself isn’t classified, as it was written by a civilian on a private contract, so Brennan couldn’t have “leaked” anything. It’s not a government document, and it’s been all over Washington for months. Having said that, a summary of the memo was in the President’s Daily Briefing, a highly-classified document. Trump appears to be claiming that Brennan leaked news of the fact that the memo was mentioned in the PDB, which is a more serious claim. Still unsubstantiated by nothing more than Donald Trump’s personal pique.

Trump’s groundless accusation against CIA Director Brennan comes just days after the president-elect compared the CIA, twice, to Nazis. First by tweet, then at a press conference.

Here’s Trump’s tweet, with some background from the NYT:

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And here is Trump explaining the tweet in his press conference:

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CIA Director Brennan is career CIA, having spent 25 years at the agency.

Interestingly, Trump also attacked Saturday Night Live today for last night’s brutal depiction of Donald Trump’s press conference.

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Here’s a portion of the SNL skit that Trump was so upset about:

Donald Trump is willing to take American patriots who have given their lives to this country, and throw them under the Russian bus to assuage his own bruised ego. But Trump’s actions are far worse than simply denigrating America’s intelligence community and its brave agents who have risked and given their lives for this country. Donald Trump is trying to destroy America from the inside. Like a foreign infiltrator, Trump is taking down our institutions one by one. From the arts to our spy agencies, he’s trying to dissemble the very fabric of our culture and our government.

Donald Trump is a national embarrassment. And he’s quickly sinking his own presidency before it’s even started.

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14 Responses to “Breaking: Trump accuses CIA director of leaking bombshell Russia memo”

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  2. AnthonyLook says:

    Only an illegitimate president that bends over backwards to rim Putin would have fear and hatred of our intelligence services. Something traitorous seems amidst.

  3. goulo says:

    He loves the money, and he loves the attention… :/

  4. NotConvinced says:

    I don’t know how much Trump loves his county be he really loves its money.

  5. Demosthenes says:

    The CIA will leak like a sieve during the Trump Kakistocracy™. Perhaps a patriot can find his tax returns and release them this week?

  6. goulo says:

    I don’t think he hates the US (or has any other strong feelings about it); he just views it as a means to his greedy egotistical personal ends.

  7. brel1 says:

    This is all so terrifying. Hopefully his lies, hatred and attacks will come back to bite him big time and somehow save us. He is a traitor who hates this country IMO.

  8. Quilla says:

    …or sanity.

  9. Badgerite says:

    Release the tax returns you orange cheeto face. Now. Putin owns him. He pretty much has his hand up his butt moving his mouth and out comes Kremlin shit. To undercut NATO and our intelligence network might be what Putin wants but Putin, like trump, does not give a damn about this country and if there is a terror attack again like 9/11 with this guy in charge, there will be no singing of the Untied States national anthem in European capitals. No support from world actors. And Putin sure won’t give a flying crap.

  10. Badgerite says:

    More like scary.

  11. Quilla says:

    “He attacks because he has serious, incurable, untreatable and progressive Narcissistic Personality Disorder, a Cluster B personality disorder characterized by extreme sensitivity brought on by an almost total lack of self-esteem and self worth.” – Richard Greene, Huffington Post

    This country cannot afford to have Donald large and in charge.

  12. ComradeRutherford says:

    Trump proves with every tweet that he’s a clueless moron. Just like most CEOs. Completely disconnected from humanity.

  13. StraightGrandmother says:

    I want to talk about the 35 page dossier.
    About his lawyer Cohen going to Prague.
    If he is Jewish, couldn’t he have an Israeli passport as well?
    The memo (easier and shorter than dossier to write) said Cohen went back again to a European country the next month. I’m not worried about the exact dates & months, if something is a little off there, but Cohen did admit that he was in Italy, in the summer was it July?

    He never said what he was doing in Italy.
    He said I attended a ball game with my son in August, but big whup, August has 31 days.

    Next what is in those blanked out pages that don’t show in he dossier? I have been Tweeting to BuzzfeedBen to summarize what is in the blanked out pages. Assuming Buzzfeed would only have blanked them out to protect a source, why can’t he just describe the contents in general terms? Those blanked out pages of the dossier are really bothering me.

  14. woodroad34 says:

    How interesting that Trump is using Putin’s method of false information.

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