CIA Chief Categorically Denies He Leaked Dossier, Calls Trump’s Comments ‘Repugnant’

By Louis Nelson, Politico:

President-elect Donald Trump’s online remark comparing the intelligence community to Nazi Germany was “repugnant,” outgoing CIA Director John Brennan told the Wall Street Journal on Monday.

Trump has blamed the intelligence community, and questioned if Brennan was responsible, for leaking an unverified dossier containing compromising and salacious information connecting the president-elect to the Russian government. CNN reported last week that a synopsis of that dossier had been included in intelligence briefings delivered to both Trump and President Barack Obama. BuzzFeed later published the report in full on its website, cautioning that the information in it was unsubstantiated.

On Twitter, the president-elect wrote that the intelligence community had leaked the report to take “one last shot at me” and then asked his followers “are we living in Nazi Germany?” Brennan said he did not expect the intelligence community’s work to be accepted without question, but Trump’s criticism of its character and credibility went too far…

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