Digging own grave: Ex-spy chief John Brennan a little too jumpy in late-night response to Trump tweet

Former CIA director John Brennan appears to be as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

With Attorney General William Barr looking to get to the bottom of how the Russian collusion hoax got started, which led to President Trump’s campaign being spied on by U.S. intelligence assets, Brennan is real jumpy these days.

Now an MSNBC contributor, the former spy chief was quick to react to a tweet from Trump that cited Brennan acknowledging that he got it wrong on Russian collusion while calling on Congress to get back to work on the nation’s problems.

“John Brennan on the Mueller probe, “I don’t know if I received bad information, but I THINK I SUSPECTED THAT THERE WAS MORE THAN THERE ACTUALLY WAS.” Wow, he admits he was wrong! Congress should go back to work on drug prices etc.”

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1131002394966462464

With no less than five Democrat-controlled House committees targeting Trump with some sort of investigation, most looking to rehash the 2-year, $30 million-plus probe by special counsel Robert Mueller, it’s understandable that the president has grown weary of witch hunts.

The Brennan quote was his initial reaction to Barr releasing a summary of Mueller’s findings, which produced zero evidence that Trump or anyone associated with him colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election.

Admitting he may have gotten it wrong, Brennan said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, “I don’t know if I received bad information, but I think I suspected there was more than there actually was.”

This coming after Brennan said he “smelled more indictments coming” just prior to Mueller concluding his investigation — it’s not clear what Brennan was smelling, but it proved not to be indictments.

Yet, Brennan dared to call the president “dishonest” for accurately quoting him in a response to Trump’s tweet, as he publicly smeared Barr’s assessment of the Mueller report.

Brennan tweeted: “I subsequently learned from the Mueller report that there was a lot more evidence of collusion and obstruction of justice than was indicated in the misleading & highly politicized Barr memo. Your obvious fear of Congressional action is warranted & your dishonesty is appalling.”

One would think Brennan has enough on his plate already being pitted against fired FBI director James Comey on who included the unverified Christopher Steel dossier, funded by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, in the intelligence community assessment on Russian interference, known as the ICA.

Comey told bureau subordinates that Brennan insisted the dossier be included in the ICA, according to Fox News.

But a former CIA official said in a statement to the network the blame is squarely on Comey.

“Former Director Brennan, along with former [Director of National Intelligence] James Clapper, are the ones who opposed James Comey’s recommendation that the Steele Dossier be included in the intelligence report,” the official said.

“They opposed this because the dossier was in no way used to develop the ICA,” the official continued. “The intelligence analysts didn’t include it when they were doing their work because it wasn’t corroborated intelligence, therefore it wasn’t used and it wasn’t included. Brennan and Clapper prevented it from being added into the official assessment. James Comey then decided on his own to brief Trump about the document.”

And you wonder why Comey and Brennan are quick to discredit Barr? Or why the Democratic Party is dead set against the attorney general digging into how and why the Trump campaign came to be targeted?

George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign aide, responded to Brennan’s tweet to assure him that his role “will be exposed,” claiming other countries involved “have flipped on you.”

Here’s a quick sampling of some of the responses to Brennan counter to Trump from Twitter:

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