Administration officials have rejected assertions that Moscow is using trump in their interests
Two former senior us intelligence on Sunday shared their concerns that President Vladimir Putin is manipulating the President of the United States Donald trump. Their statements were made after trump said he believed that Putin was sincere when he denied Russia’s intervention in US elections in 2016.
Former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National intelligence James Clapper stated that trump is wrong is building relations with Moscow even in a situation when spectracolor investigating a possible collusion between the team of trump and Russia.
“I think trump – for whatever reason – or intimidated by Putin, and afraid of what he might do or afraid of what results may come of the investigation. If we talk about what makes a trump against Russian, or naive ignorance, or fear,” said Brennan, along with a Clapper speaking in the program “state of the Union” on CNN.
Clapper added that foreign leaders acceptable to Trump the magnificent reception, the ability to manipulate the President of the United States.
“I think the Chinese and Russians think they can use it for their own purposes,” – said Clapper.
Previously, trump told reporters that in a conversation with Putin, he again raised the issue of Russian interference in the elections and that he once again denied any involvement.
“I really believe that when he tells me about it, he really thinks so, – said trump told reporters. – I think he is very offended by this, it is not good for our country.”
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in the same program that the criticism about how trump manages the relationships with Russia and China is “ridiculous”.
“President trump no one uses,” said Mnuchin.
Trump also attacked Obama worked with Brennan, Clapper, and former Director of the FBI James Komi, calling them “political mischief” and questioned the conclusions of U.S. intelligence about what Russia was trying to influence the election in favor of trump.
Faced with sharp criticism, trump on Sunday withdrew from some of these statements, saying he trusts the leaders of the intelligence, whom he has appointed.
Brennan on Sunday called the criticism of trump in his address “badge of honour”, and Clapper suggested that the denial of the trump of the Russian intervention in the elections “represents a danger to the country.”
Brennan declined to say if he knows any intelligence suggesting that Russian authorities have incriminating information on trump.
A former employee of British intelligence amounted to a file containing the unconfirmed allegations that Russia has information that could harm the Trump.