Former CIA Director John Brennan said he is "aghast" about intelligence and law enforcement leaders in the Trump administration who are revealing secrets about the Russia investigation.
One top official he named as a person he hopes could counter "this type of abominable abuse of authority" is FBI Director Christopher Wray, someone who President Trump has signaled could soon be forced out of the job.
During an appearance on MSNBC, Brennan talked about how the United States could be setting itself up for the Russians to interfere in the 2020 election as they did in 2016. He said acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell and others appear to be focused on fulfilling the political wishes of the White House to protect the president when they should be prioritizing national security.
"I just think that what Richard Grenell and others are doing now raises some serious questions about the ongoing capabilities, focus of the intelligence and law enforcement community," Brennan said. "If they are being manipulated at the very top for political purposes, who knows what is happening as far as our defenses against these determined efforts on the part of our enemies."