Brennan shreds 'misleading & highly politicized' Barr memo

Brennan shreds 'misleading & highly politicized' Barr 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 ripped Attorney General William BarrBill BarrBoehner: Trump 'stepped all over their loyalty' by lying to followers Dominion: Ex-Michigan state senator 'sowing discord in our democracy' with election fraud claims Hunter Biden says he doesn't know if Delaware laptop was his 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 TrumpBiden administration still seizing land near border despite plans to stop building wall: report Illinois House passes bill that would mandate Asian-American history lessons in schools Overnight 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 MORE.


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."