The deal here is simple: So long as former CIA Director John Brennan appears on television to lecture Americans on good versus evil, I will remind everyone that he is a person of low moral quality and extremely dubious character.
This deal applies to the former director’s response this week to President Trump’s disastrous appearance Monday at a joint press conference in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
It’s true that Trump was excessively deferential to the brutal Russian authoritarian. It’s true the American president cast doubt on an assessment shared by both the U.S. intelligence community and the U.S. Senate, that the Russians interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Trump even suggested he trusts the Russian KGB as much as ( or more than) the American CIA.
It was a shameful display. But like so many Trump critics, Brennan (who spends