Brennan shreds 'misleading & highly politicized' Barr memo

Brennan shreds 'misleading & highly politicized' Barr memo
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Former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen Brennan'Fox & Friends' co-host Kilmeade: Trump needs to 'clarify' comments on accepting foreign campaign intelligence Brennan slams Trump after ABC interview: Unfit to be president a 'gross understatement' Brennan slams Trump after ABC interview: Unfit to be president a 'gross understatement' MORE ripped Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrForeign interference is a threat to the 2020 elections — presidential interference is, too Foreign interference is a threat to the 2020 elections — presidential interference is, too America's crisis of compassion is a Constitutional crisis, too MORE's memo to Congress about special counsel Robert Mueller's report before the document was released as "misleading & highly politicized."

"I subsequently learned from the Mueller report that there was a lot more evidence of collusion and obstruction of justice than was indicated in the misleading & highly politicized Barr memo," Brennan tweeted on Wednesday.

"Your obvious fear of Congressional action is warranted & your dishonesty is appalling," he said in the message directed at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump tweets ICE will begin removing 'millions' of undocumented migrants MORE.

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Trump tweeted Tuesday quoting remarks the Obama-era CIA director and MSNBC commentator made in March following Barr's characterization of the Mueller investigation. 

"I don't know if I received bad information, but I think I suspected there was more than there actually was," Brennan said in March on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

In March, Barr sent a memo to Congress detailing the findings of the Mueller report before its release. He said that Mueller's team did not find evidence of conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign and that it did not provide enough evidence to pursue an obstruction of justice charge against the president. 

In April, the report was released and it detailed 10 "episodes" where the president may have obstructed justice. It was later revealed that Mueller wrote a letter to Barr slamming his summary of the report and saying that it caused "public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation."