Former CIA Chief Questions US 'stability' Under Trump

Washington, United States

Former CIA director John Brennan, a tough critic of Donald Trump, questioned on Sunday the "stability" of the United States under his presidency, accusing the president of corrupting the country's institutions.

Brennan, who led the intelligence agency in the Barack Obama administration, warned in an interview with the NBC network that "the democratic principles on which this country was founded are being eroded."


Asked about how the CIA could assess the stability of the United States, Brennan said: "We would see it as a very corrupt government that is under the control, right now, of this powerful individual who has been able to corrupt institutions and laws. of that country. "

"I think it is not a democracy if an autocrat has it in his hands," he added.

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He accused Republican lawmakers of being "malleable" by Trump and considered that "given the polarization in the country, there is enormous political instability here that consumes the government right now."

"So yes, I think there is a real question about stability," he said.

Brennan's statements are given as threats of a impeachment process against Trump are increasing because he asked his Ukrainian counterpart Volodimir Zelenski, during a phone call on July 25, to help him get compromising information from Democrat Joe Biden, one of the favorites to face it in the presidential elections of 2020.

Trump had revoked Brennan's security authorizations last year, whom he called the "worst CIA director in history."



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