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Trump Sides With Putin: Labels Former FBI Chief, Former CIA and Intel Directors "Political Hacks"

Trump came out swinging against former intelligence chiefs at the FBI, the CIA, and the National Intelligence office. Trump was heading to Hanoi, Vietnam after Friday’s Asia-Pacific Summit meeting, where he and Putin spoke informally.

“They’re political hacks,” Trump said of the former CIA director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former FBI chief James Comey, who have said that the evidence of Russian meddling is clear.

“You have Brennan, you have Clapper and you have Comey. Comey’s proven now to be a liar and he’s proven to be a leaker. So you look at that,” Trump said. “And you have President Putin very strongly, vehemently says he had nothing to do with that.”

“Well, look, I can’t stand there and argue with him,” Trump said. “I would rather have him get out of Syria, to be honest with you. I would rather … get to work with him on the Ukraine rather than standing and arguing about whether or not— because that whole thing was set up by the Democrats.”

“Having a relationship with Russia would be a great thing—not a good thing, it would be a great thing,” he said.

Add Hillary to the list and here's the question of the day: Is there any particular reason to believe any of them?

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

At the end of the day, do you really believe that the Clinton Foundation receipt of $145 Million from the Uranium One directors wasn't completely corrupt? Do you believe it was such a small amount of money that no one in the Obama administration noticed it? Of course it was corrupt, as much so as Bill's speech in Moscow (for $500,000) given at the same time. What does it mean? Well, no one either investigated or prosecuted these obvious political crimes. The reason is that the Washington Swamp is as deep and corrupt as any banana republic, but much more powerful. I'm going with Trump on this. Picking a nuclear fight with N. Korea may be messy,....but with Russia, "insane" would be the only rational description. Amazing that the media, the Republican establishment, and an enormous swath of American citizens are confused in the face of all the information at our disposal.

Putin is dumbstruck, struck by the Dumb

@ El_Tedo. Is that's an argument that u.s. intelligence agencies are lying about Russian involvement? I don't follow your argument.

Clapper lied under Oath to Congress.. He's a proven liar. Brennan lied and also totally untrustworthy. Comey, well everyone knows now what kind of a snake he is. Personally, I believe Canakya Pandit, who advised everyone to NEVER trust a politician.

Clapper lied under Oath to Congress.. He's a proven liar. Brennan lied and also totally untrustworthy. Comey, well everyone knows now what kind of a snake he is. Personally, I believe Canakya Pandit, who advised everyone to NEVER trust a politician.

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