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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Testimony from former CIA Director John Brennan

Former CIA Director John Brennan told a House intelligence committee today that he was concerned Russian operatives were trying to recruit Trump campaign members "to act on their behalf" either "wittingly or unwittingly."
Brennan says "I was worried by a number of the contacts that the Russians had with US persons. and so, therefore, by the time I left office on January 20th, I had unresolved questions in my mind as to whether or not the Russians had been successful in getting US persons involved in the campaign, or not, to work on their behalf."
He went on to say:
"If the reports in the press are true that Mr. Trump decided to spontaneously share some intelligence with the Russians, i think he would have basically violated two protocols. And those two protocols are, one, such classified intelligence is not shared with visiting foreign ministers, or local ambassadors. It's shared through intelligence channels because it needs to be handled the right way and it needs to make sure that it is not exposed. he didn't do that. Again, if the press charges are accurate.
Secondly, before sharing any classified intelligence with foreign partners, it needs to go back to the originating agency to make sure that the language in it is not even just providing the substance going to reveal sources and methods and compromise the future collection capability. So it appears as though, at least from press reports, that neither did it go in the proper channels, nor did the originating agency had the opportunity to clear language for it. So that is a problem."

My POV: You cannot sugar coat what the papers are saying about Trump giving the Russians classified information whe Trump himself has said he gave them intel.

Furthermore Trump spontaneously said, in Israel, that he did not metion the intel came from Israel even though the papers never mentioned that he had blabbered about Israel to the Russians.

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