Ex-CIA chief slams GOP's 'reckless partisan behavior' over memo
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Former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanOvernight Defense: Capitol Police may ask National Guard to stay | Biden's Pentagon policy nominee faces criticism | Naval Academy midshipmen moved to hotels Republicans blast Pentagon policy nominee over tweets, Iran nuclear deal Online and frighteningly real: 'A Taste of Armageddon' MORE on Thursday accused House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesOvernight Defense: Administration says 'low to moderate confidence' Russia behind Afghanistan troop bounties | 'Low to medium risk' of Russia invading Ukraine in next few weeks | Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats he Hillicon Valley: Biden administration sanctions Russia for SolarWinds hack, election interference Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats hearing 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.