Brennan: Imagine if we had a president 'who did not have to obstruct justice'
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Former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanThe curious timeline for taking down Trump Brennan: Russian election interference 'changed the mind of at least one voter' Brennan responds to Trump tweet with advice for diplomats, intelligence agents and 'other courageous patriots' MORE blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California Kavanaugh hailed by conservative gathering in first public speech since confirmation MORE on Twitter on Tuesday, wishing for a president "who did not have to obstruct justice to survive politically."

"Just imagine if we had a President who did not live in constant fear of being exposed as a fraud, who did not have to obstruct justice to survive politically, and who had the intelligence, integrity, and leadership skills to address America’s many important challenges," wrote Brennan, who ran the CIA under former President Obama. 

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The tweet comes after special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' MORE issued a report that said he found no evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. 

However, the report, which was released in redacted form by the Justice Department last week, said the special counsel could not determine whether Trump obstructed justice.

Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrGOP eager for report on alleged FBI surveillance abuse DOJ watchdog won't let witnesses submit written feedback on investigation into Russia probe: report Bill Clinton advises Trump to ignore impeachment: 'You got hired to do a job' MORE made the conclusion that the report did not provide enough evidence of obstruction of justice to prosecute. But some Democratic House members and 2020 presidential contenders have called for the start of impeachment proceedings against Trump. 

Brennan's tweet comes after he admitted that he had "suspected there was more than there actually was" from the report after Barr issued a four-page summary ahead of the release. 

"I don't know if I received bad information, but I think I suspected there was more than there actually was," he said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" last month after the summary was released. "I am relieved that it's been determined there was not a criminal conspiracy with the Russian government over our election."

Trump has strongly denied he obstructed justice and blasted the report as a partisan attack.