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John Brennan: Trump’s press conference with Putin ‘nothing short of treasonous’

July 16, 2018

Former CIA Director John Brennan called President Trump’s press conference on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin “treasonous.”

Mr. Trump dismissed an opportunity during the press conference in Helsinki, Finland to confront Mr. Putin about the allegation of Russia interfering with the U.S. 2016 election, calling the special counsel’s investigation a “disaster for our country.”

Mr. Brennan, who has often been a critic of the president, took to Twitter to react to the president’s comments.

Donald Trumps press conference performance in Helsinki rises to exceeds the threshold of high crimes misdemeanors. It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trumps comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you??? John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) July 16, 2018

Sen. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican, who is also a vocal critic of the president, joined in on Twitter, saying Mr. Trump’s performance was “shameful.”

I never thought I would see the day when our American President would stand on the stage with the Russian President and place blame on the United States for Russian aggression. This is shameful. Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) July 16, 2018