Brennan freaks out, demands GOP leadership stop Trump from investigating FBI/DOJ

Brennan freaks out, demands GOP leadership stop Trump from investigating FBI/DOJ

On Sunday, President Trump wrote on Twitter that he would be ordering an investigation into allegations that the FBI and/or the DOJ infiltrated and surveilled the Trump campaign for political purposes.

“I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes – and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!” Trump tweeted.

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The tweet caused opinion-makers, like conservative-turned-never-Trumper Bill Kristol, to attempt to make a federal case out of the president’s word choice:

But stakeholders in the war between the administration and the intelligence community had a more visceral reaction to the president’s tweet. One in particular, Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan, was so triggered by the tweet that he tweeted back a demand to Congressional Republicans that they stop the president.

This in turn prompted other commentators to ask Brennan why he seemed to be panicking:

Others laid Brennan’s cards out on the table:

Meanwhile, the attempted coup against a sitting president continues.

(h/t Twitchy)

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