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Politics Ex-CIA director: GOP needs ‘heroes’ to put country above Trump

16:22  26 june  2018
16:22  26 june  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Former CIA Director John Brennan on Tuesday said Republicans would have to come forward after special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation ends in order to put the country and the law " above any one person" — President Trump included.

Former Central Intelligence Agency ( CIA ) Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanEx- CIA director : GOP needs ‘ heroes ’ to put country above Trump Ex - CIA chief blasts Trump : Your 'incompetence' is 'seriously damaging our Nation' Gowdy: IG report ‘certainly helps’ Trump MORE on

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Former CIA Director John Brennan on Tuesday said that Republicans would have to come forward after special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation ends in order to put the country and the law "above any one person" - President Trump included.

In a tweet, Brennan alluded to "Watergate heroes" and said the GOP must follow suit with the special counsel probe by prioritizing "country, fellow citizens & the law."

"When the Special Counsel's work is done, the Republican Party must have its modern-day equivalents of Watergate heroes-Howard Baker, Elliot Richardson, Bill Ruckleshaus, John Dean-who will put country, fellow citizens, & the law above any one person, including @realDonaldTrump," Brennan tweeted.

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Shortly before taking office, Trump memorably compared the intelligence community he now “As a former CIA officer, the idea that the legislative body would put through a bill without so much as a The goal was to make sure that U.S. aircraft could fly over that country without being shot down by

Donald Trump "is not a patriot" because he cares more about himself than he does about the nation, according to former acting CIA director Michael In a blistering assessment during a conference call Thursday, the Hillary Clinton supporter let loose on the GOP presidential nominee for not acting with

Mueller's team is investigating Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, as well as possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

The president himself has repeatedly decried the probe as a "witch hunt" and a "hoax" intended to undermine his presidency and cast doubt on the legitimacy of his leadership.

Brennan, who served as CIA director throughout former President Obama's second term in office, has been highly critical of Trump, particularly over his attacks on the U.S. intelligence community and Mueller's investigation.

Brennan's tweet came hours after Bloomberg News reported that Mueller's investigation will focus more intensely in the coming months on allegations of coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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