Ex-CIA chief blasts Trump: Your 'incompetence' is 'seriously damaging our Nation'

Former CIA chief John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanEx-CIA chief calls Trump intel shakeup a 'virtual decapitation' of the intelligence community DOJ attorney looking into whether CIA withheld info during start of Russia probe: NYT Federal prosecutor looking into Brennan's role in Russian interference findings: report MORE on Saturday blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Congress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirus Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary MORE for again criticizing the Russia probe as a “witch hunt.”

Brennan, a frequent and harsh critic of the president, responded on Twitter to Trump’s previous tweet highlighting a poll that shows declining support for the special counsel investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

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“Your fear of exposure is palpable,” Brennan wrote. “Your desperation even more so. When will those of conscience among your Cabinet, inner circle, and Republican leadership realize that your unprincipled and unethical behavior as well as your incompetence are seriously damaging our Nation.”

Trump has repeatedly attacked the investigation as a “hoax” and “witch hunt.”

His Saturday morning tweet referred to it as a “scam.”

“With all of the bias, lying and hate by the investigators, people want the investigators investigated,” Trump tweeted. “Much more will come out. A total scam and excuse for the Dems losing the Election!”

The investigation has resulted in the indictments of multiple former Trump campaign figures and a number of Russian nationals.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortStone judge under pressure over calls for new trial President Trump's assault on checks and balances: Five acts in four weeks Free Roger Stone MORE, who is indicted on a series of criminal financial and obstruction of justice charges, was sent to jail earlier this month pending trial, after special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE accused him of witness tampering.