Former CIA Director John Brennan told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that President Donald Trump was “treasonous” because he gave “aid and comfort to the enemy” during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin:
What Mr. Trump did yesterday was to betray the women and men of the FBI, the CIA, the NSA and others and to betray the American public. And that’s why I use the term that this was nothing short of treasonous. Because it is a betrayal of the nation.
He’s giving aid and comfort to the enemy. It needs to stop, and Mr. Trump needs to understand there will be consequences for him too. I hope those that voted for Mr. Trump in good conscience will see he’s leading us down a very dangerous path.
On July 16, Brennan tweeted that Trump’s actions exceed “the threshold of high crimes & misdemeanors”:
Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of “high crimes & misdemeanors.” It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) July 16, 2018