Former CIA Director John Brennan somewhat defended President Donald Trump while speaking Thursday at the SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference, stating that no matter what the president allegedly revealed to Russian officials during a meeting last week, the leaks of the alleged leaks were themselves the real causes for concern.
“The damage that was done is what was leaked in the aftermath — what was put in the media,” he stated, according to Yahoo News. “The real damage to national security is the leaks. These individuals who still stay within the government and are leaking this stuff to the press need to be brought to task.”
And as a reminder, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster has twice refuted the allegations that Trump revealed intelligence to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador that he should not have shared:
“I was in the room, the Secretary of State was in the room, as you know, the deputy adviser for national security, Dina Powell, and none of us felt in any way that conversation was inappropriate.”
“It was nothing that you would not know from open source reporting,” he added, referencing whatever it is exactly that the president told the Russian officials.
“What I have found appalling is the number of leaks that have taken place over the last several months,” Brennan added. “This needs to be stopped.”
However, he also criticized the president, claiming that Trump’s alleged decision to share classified intelligence with the Russian officials was a mistake.
“I shared intelligence with the Russians when I was the director of the CIA, but you share that through intelligence channels, and you make sure you word it in such as way as to not reveal sources and methods,” he said. “President Trump didn’t do that.”
Correction: He allegedly didn’t do that, though McMaster’s testimony suggests otherwise.
That said, Brennan’s point about the leaks of the leaks was valid, though it countered the narrative being peddled by the liberal media, which have been making it sound as if the president is on the verge of being impeached.
The hysteria has grown so silly that even Bob Woodward has taken note.
Too many reporters have been “binge drinking the anti-Trump Kool-Aid,” he said Friday morning on MSNBC, as reported by The Daily Caller.
“Stick to the reporting,” he added. “I think it’s time to dial back a little bit about because there are people around … who are kind of binge drinking the anti-Trump Kool-Aid. And that is not going to work in journalism. Let the politicians have that binge drinking.”
Now think about this: Even John Brennan and Bob Woodward are now defending Trump from the liberal media’s hysteria. If this isn’t enough to convince the media to cool their hyperactive jets, then I don’t know what is …