Brennan: I Wouldn't Put It Past Trump To Stop Intel Agencies From Preventing Russian Interference in 2020

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MSNBC contributor and former CIA Director John Brennan said it is "unnerving" to think President Trump would stop the intelligence community from preventing Russian or other foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election. Chris Matthews was interviewing Brennan about Trump intervening on behalf of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un when Brennan switched the topic to ignoring interference that would be beneficiary.

"I'm concerned about the upcoming presidential elections," Brennan said Tuesday on MSNBC. "It's clear that the Russians interfered to help Mr. Trump in 2016. Is Mr. Trump turning a blind eye because he doesn't mind if the Russians involve themselves again to try to enhance his prospects for reelection?"





CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC HOST: Do you think he would call the CIA, the agency, and say call off the agents, call off any recruitment of agents so he could protect his friend, the North Korean dictator. Would he actually do that?

JOHN BRENNAN, FMR. CIA DIRECTOR, MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR: Well, I wouldn't put it past him to try to prevent the intelligence agency from understanding what might be happening if he felt that was going to be harmful to his policy or personal interests or objectives.

That's why I'm concerned about the upcoming presidential elections. It's clear that the Russians interfered to help Mr. Trump in 2016. Is Mr. Trump turning a blind eye because he doesn't mind if the Russians involve themselves again to try to enhance his prospects for reelection?

It's really quite unnerving to think this president, Mr. Trump, can, in fact, turn off law enforcement and its intelligence capabilities if they pose a threat to him personally.

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