CIA director rejects Trump claim that briefers are unhappy with Obama
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CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday dismissed claims from Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE that intelligence officials indicated to the Republican presidential nominee that they are unhappy with President Obama.  

"I know the briefers that have been briefing the candidates. They are the quintessential, professional intelligence officers. They do their work very well," Brennan said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." 

"I am fully confident that they comported themselves with the utmost professionalism." 


During NBC News's "Commander-in-Chief Forum" last week, Trump said intelligence officials indicated through body language that they were not happy with Obama because he did not follow their recommendations. 

"I could tell you — I am pretty good with the body language — I could tell they were not happy. Our leaders did not follow what they were recommending," Trump said. 

Both Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump touts economic agenda in battleground Ohio The Memo: Campaigns gird for rush of early voting Trump's pitch to Maine lobstermen falls flat MORE have received intelligence briefings as they prepare to potentially become the next commander in chief.