Former CIA Director John Brennan has received increased support from those in the intelligence community for principally one reason….
Those writing letters of support feel that Brennan and others no longer working for the government have the ‘right’ to voice their opinion’s without fear of a President moving to punish them for excessing that very right….They also feel that those employed in the community are being warned to maintain ‘loyality’ to Trump in their view of the world….
Brennan has increasingly gone after Trump personally….
Many of those who have his back are beginning to be uncomfortable with that….
They would rather stay on the point of free speech without punitive actions against them that might hurt the nation’s intelligence capacities….
Intelligence officials on Sunday expressed concern that ex-CIA Director John Brennan has waded too far into politics with his vehement criticism of President Trump, days after the administration drew critical fire for revoking Brennan’s security clearance.
Clapper is among the eight former intelligence officials whose clearances are under review by the White House. Each individual has been vocally critical of the president since he took office, prompting speculation that the move is meant to be retaliatory.
“I think, though, that the common denominator among all of us that have been speaking up, though, is genuine concern about the jeopardy or threats to our institutions and values, and although we may express that in different ways,” Clapper said. “And I think that’s what this really is about.”…..
“John and his rhetoric have become an issue in and of itself,” Clapper said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “John is subtle like a freight train and he’s gonna say what’s on his mind.”
Clapper said he empathized with Brennan, but voiced concerns for Brennan’s fiery rhetoric toward Trump and his administration…..