John Brennan: 'I'm Not All That Surprised That the High Bar of Criminal Conspiracy Was Not Met'

CNS News | 3/25/2019 | Staff
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( - Former CIA Director John Brennan, a harsh foe of President Donald Trump, on Monday called it "good news" that there was no "criminal conspiracy" involving the Trump presidential campaign and the Russian government.

Previously, in op-eds, interviews and tweets, Brennan has said there is no doubt there was "collusion," but it remained to be seen if such "collusion" rose to the level of "criminal conspiracy."

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On Monday, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough asked Brennan if he was surprised by Mueller's findings: "I'm just curious, did you receive bad information throughout this process like so many of us did that there was more there than ended up in the report regarding collusion?"

"Well, I don't know if I received bad information, but I think I suspected that there was more than there actually was," Brennan responded:

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And I am relieved that it's been determined there was not a criminal conspiracy with the Russian government over our election. I think that'is good news for the country. And So I still point to things that were done publicly, or efforts to try to have conversations with the Russians that were inappropriate, but I'm not all that surprised that the high bar of criminal conspiracy was not met.

I am surprised that that second part of obstruction of justice in terms of how it came out. I don't know whether or not Bob Mueller wanted the attorney general to pronounce on that issue or whether or not Bob Mueller felt it was for Congress and the American people to determine whether the weight of the information indicates that Donald Trummp did try to obstruct justice.

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So there are some suprises there, and that's why I think getting to the full Mueller report is the best way to get some of these if not all of these questions answered.

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