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Trump Today: President tweets attack on ex-CIA chief Brennan over ‘hit job’ investigation

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image President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted a former Secret Service agent’s attack on an ex-CIA director, as he attended the swearing in of the agency’s new head and said barriers with China are coming down. TARGET: BRENNAN Trump tweeted comments by ex-Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, who attacked former CIA Director John Brennan during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.” Bongino told the program that Brennan — a Trump critic — was behind the investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, calling it a “political hit job.” Trump paraphrased comments by Bongino, who said Brennan was instrumental in the so-called Steele Dossier being used to start an investigation into the Trump campaign. Trump also participated in the swearing-in ceremony of Gina Haspel, the new CIA director. “There is no one better qualified for this extraordinary office than you,” Trump said. “John Brennan is panicking. He has disgraced himself, he has disgraced the Country, he has disgraced the entire Intelligence Community. He is the one man who is largely responsible for the destruction of American’s faith in the Intelligence Community and in some people at the....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2018[1] of the FBI. Brennan started this entire debacle about President Trump. We now know that Brennan had detailed knowledge of the (phony) Dossier...he knows about the Dossier, he denies knowledge of the Dossier, he briefs the Gang of 8 on the Hill about the Dossier, which....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2018[2] ...they then used to start an investigation about Trump. It is that simple. This guy is the genesis of this whole Debacle. This was a Political hit job, this was not an Intelligence Investigation. Brennan has disgraced himself, he’s worried about staying out of Jail.” Dan Bongino— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2018[3] image Reuters President Donald Trump speaks at swearing in ceremonies for new CIA Director Gina Haspel at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Va., on Monday. ‘A VERY GOOD QUESTION’ ABOUT OBAMA In a separate tweet, Trump quoted the headline of an op-ed that ran in The Wall Street Journal, asking “Where in the world was Barack Obama?”[4] The piece says former President Obama should discuss the activities of the Department of Justice and the FBI under his tenure. “A very good question!” Trump said. The Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch, the publisher of this report, are both owned by News Corp. In a tweet on Sunday, Trump said he would “demand” that the Department of Justice investigate whether the FBI “infiltrated” his campaign during the Obama administration. The Wall Street Journal asks, “WHERE IN THE WORLD WAS BARACK OBAMA?” A very good question!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2018[5] ...

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