President Donald Trump has not ruled out invoking the death penalty for the people who spied on his campaign in 2016.
On Friday, when Trump was speaking to reporters he directly accused former FBI director James Comey and Andrew McCabe plus agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page of treason.
“Sir, the constitution says treason is punishable by death. You’ve accused your adversaries of treason. Who specifically are you accusing of treason?” NBC reporter Peter Alexander said.
“Well I think a number of people, and I think what (sic) you look is that they have unsuccessfully tried to take down the wrong person.
“If you look at Comey, if you look at McCabe, if you look at probably people higher than that. If you look at Strzok, if you look at his lover Lisa Page, his wonderful lover.
“The two lovers they talked openly. You know they didn’t use their private server because they didn’t want to get caught, so they used the government server. That was not a good move,” he said.
Here is more from The Daily Caller:
But Brennan’s concern, which was echoed by other intelligence community veterans and TV pundits on Friday, may be misplaced.
Government officials who appear to not be allies of Trump have been behind countless leaks of classified information regarding sources, methods and investigative targets in the Trump-Russia probe. Some of the leaks have disclosed the existence of surveillance warrants and FBI informants used against the Trump campaign.
In one case, the FBI official who led the investigation into Russian interference, Peter Strzok, believed that the CIA was leaking highly classified assessments about Russia’s election-related activities to the press.
“I’m beginning to think the agency got info a lot earlier than we thought and hasn’t shared it completely with us. Might explain all these weird/seemingly incorrect leads all these media folks have. Would also highlight agency as source of some of the leaks,” Strzok wrote in a text message on April 13, 2017…
In addition to Brennan’s interview on MSNBC, former CIA and FBI officials, many of them who have been critical of Trump, laid out their concerns about declassification to Politico and The Washington Post.
The Times article which revealed new details of the CIA’s Kremlin source echoed those fears.
According to the Times, the source, who the CIA has cultivated for years, provided the information that Putin was behind the cyber attacks and social media disinformation activities during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Despite those concerns, neither Trump nor Republicans have pushed for declassification of information about CIA sources.
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