Ex-CIA chief slams GOP's 'reckless partisan behavior' over memo
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Former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanOvernight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants Trump: I believe Obama would have gone to war with North Korea Intel agencies' threat assessment matters more than tiff with Trump MORE on Thursday accused House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers scramble as shutdown deadline nears ‘Fox & Friends’ host asks if McCabe opening FBI probe into Trump was attempt to ‘overthrow government’ Nunes says GOP lawmakers looking through Russia transcripts, will make DOJ referrals MORE (R-Calif.) and his Republican colleagues of “reckless partisan behavior” regarding the release of a controversial classified memo. 
 
“I had many fights with Congressional Dems over the years on national security matters,” Brennan tweeted. “But I have never witnessed the type of reckless partisan behavior I am now seeing from Nunes and House Republicans. Absence of moral and ethical leadership in [White House] is fueling this government crisis.” 
 
 
 
Schiff, on Twitter, accused Nunes of violating committee protocol and giving Trump a “secretly altered” version of the memo. 
 
 
The FBI took the unusual step Wednesday of publicly voicing “grave concerns” about the memo being released, raising flags about inaccuracies. The memo purports to show surveillance abuses committed by the FBI. 
 
Brennan served in the CIA under both the Bush and Obama administrations and has defended the FBI against attacks from Trump before.