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

Former CIA chief John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanNew book: Putin tried to reinforce Trump’s belief in a ‘deep state’ undermining him Retired admiral resigned from Pentagon advisory committee after writing open letter to Trump Rand Paul ramps up his alliance with Trump MORE on Saturday blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Ben Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate 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.

ADVERTISEMENT

“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 ManafortFormer White House lawyer sought to pay Manafort, Gates legal fees: report Mueller investigating Russian payments made by Trump Tower meeting organizers: report Cohen questioned for hours in Mueller probe about Trump's dealings with Russia: report 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 Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE accused him of witness tampering.