Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Brennan Testimony Before House Intel Committee

Rep. Trey Gowdy asked [Former CIA Director John Brennan, in testimony Tuesday before the House Intelligence Committee ...],  whether he had seen evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Brennan replied: "I don't do evidence."

Pressed further, however, Brennan said that "the information and intelligence revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and US persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals. It raised questions in my mind about whether the Russians were able to gain the cooperation of such individuals."


Brennan said he doesn't know if collusion ever occurred, but he said that he saw "information that was worthy of investigation by the [FBI] to determine whether such collusion took place."

"People on a treasonous path ....don't always realize they're on that path until it's too late," Brennan said. He added that the House Intelligence Committee "now has access to the type of information I'm alluding to here."

Brennan later confirmed to Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley that it wasn't just the fact that Trump campaign officials communicated with Russians that concerned him — it was which Russians the Trump associates spoke to.


Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier asked Brennan about Russian oligarchs investing in the United States, and whether he was aware of efforts by the Russians to cultivate Trump while he was a real estate developer.

Brennan replied that he could not comment. But he noted later that the Russians have long engaged in money laundering "in a number of countries" and that the intelligence community has seen more collaboration recently between Russian intelligence services and organized criminals.

  Business Insider
...but hey, do what you want...you will anyway.

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