CNN Justice Reporter: "Troubling" To Probe CIA; "You Don't Do This, The CIA Operates In Their Own World"

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CNN crime and justice reporter Shimon Prokupecz said it is "troubling" that the Department of Justice is questioning the work of CIA agents. Prokupecz said that "you don't do this" because "the CIA kind of operates in their own world." The CNN personality acknowledged former CIA Director John Brennan was "sounding a lot of arms to Congress" and talked to people "at the FBI at the time concerned something was going on."

"It's troubling because it's not -- you don't do this. The CIA kind of operates in their own world," Prokupecz said of the probe into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation.





"I think what all this comes down to is former CIA director, John Brennan. I know the president obviously has been very unhappy with the way John Brennan has behaved since he left office. I think it goes back to that," he said on 'CNN Tonight' with host Don Lemon.

"He's very concerned about the information and how some of the information that the CIA had really may not have been stood up," Prokupecz said about Trump. "They couldn't verify a lot of the information. And the CIA, certainly John Brennan, was sounding a lot of alarms to Congress saying something's going on here."

PROKUPECZ: It's troubling because it's not -- you don't do this. The CIA kind of operates in their own world. And for the Department of Justice to start begin questioning CIA agents, people who work there, questioning their work. You know for me I think what all this comes down to is former CIA director, John Brennan. I know the president obviously has been very unhappy with the way John Brennan has behaved since he left office. I think it goes back to that.

He's very concerned about the information and how some of the information that the CIA had really may not have been stood up. They couldn't verify a lot of the information. And the CIA, certainly John Brennan, was sounding a lot of alarms to Congress saying something's going on here.

I know he was talking to people at the FBI at the time concerned something was going on. But what we're seeing from the Attorney General right now is that he's saying that they with were acting on a lot of information that he's concerned was not verified, there was no there there. And perhaps they were overreacting and therefore caused other people to start reacting like the FBI and so it's very -- this is we're in an extremely unprecedented time in terms of when you have Department of Justice officials now questioning CIA agents and analysts... this is really an unprecedented thing.

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