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Trump: I 'Hope' Brennan Sues Me

President calls him a 'hack'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2018 12:21 PM CDT
President Trump gives a thumbs-up during his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – Former CIA director John Brennan on Sunday revealed that he has consulted with lawyers and may sue President Trump in the wake of his security clearance being revoked. Trump's response on Monday was essentially: Bring it on. "I hope John Brennan, the worst CIA Director in our country’s history, brings a lawsuit," the president tweeted. "It will then be very easy to get all of his records, texts, emails and documents to show not only the poor job he did, but how he was involved with the Mueller Rigged Witch Hunt. He won’t sue!" Rudy Giuliani had earlier expressed a similar sentiment, saying he'd love to get Brennan under oath so that everyone can find out "what a terrible job he did."

Trump posted a second tweet on the subject of Brennan: "Everybody wants to keep their Security Clearance, it's worth great prestige and big dollars, even board seats, and that is why certain people are coming forward to protect Brennan. It certainly isn't because of the good job he did! He is a political 'hack.'" The Hill reports it's likely that a suit would expose Trump, not Brennan, to risk, and quotes national security lawyer Mark Zaid's tweet to back that up: "You, or whomever occasionally [sic] tweeting for you, have zero clue how this legal process works. First, you have @JohnBrennan govt info already. ... Second, likely discovery, if any, only against you. Third, he'd win on process. I'd rep him in heartbeat." (Read more President Trump stories.)

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