Trump Issues Bizarre Challenge To ‘Worst CIA Chief’ John Brennan In New Tweet
President Trump on Monday continued his relentless attack on former CIA Director John Brennan, calling him “the worst CIA director” and daring the longtime public servant to sue him over his decision to revoke his security clearance.
In a tweet, Trump claimed a lawsuit would reveal reams of documents that “show only the poor job he did, but how he was involved with the Mueller Rigged Witch Hunt.”
“I hope John Brennan, the worst CIA Director in our country’s history, brings a lawsuit,” Trump wrote.
Because of the damaging information he claims would come out, Trump added of Brennan: “He won’t sue!”
The comments marked the latest volley in the war of words between Trump and Brennan following the president’s controversial decision to pull the former spy chief’s security clearance.
Brennan, one of the president’s most vocal critics, said Sunday he is considering taking legal action against the Trump administration to block the president from revoking other officials’ clearances.
“If my clearances and my reputation as I’m being pulled through the mud now, if that’s the price we’re going to pay to prevent Donald Trump from doing this against other people, to me it’s a small price to pay,” Brennan said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“I’m going to do whatever I can personally to try to prevent these abuses in the future and if it means going to court, I will do that,” he added.
After revoking Brennan’s clearance, Trump said he is considering pulling the clearances of several other former intelligence officials involved in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
I hope John Brennan, the worst CIA Director in our country’s history, brings a lawsuit. It will then be very easy to get all of his records, texts, emails and documents to show not only the poor job he did, but how he was involved with the Mueller Rigged Witch Hunt. He won’t sue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2018