While appearing for an interview with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, former CIA Director John Brennan admitted mistakes were made by the FBI during the FISA process, but he suggested it happened because the FBI were trying their best to prevent Russia interference.
Brennan’s remarks came just two days after former FBI Director James Comey also admitted FBI’S handling of the FISA process was “not acceptable” in his reaction to Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report.
“Well clearly, there were mistakes made based on the inspector general’s reports,” Brennan is heard saying in a video clip of his interview that was posted to Twitter.
Fox News transcribed remarks from Brennan that proceeded.
“And I know that a lot of people attribute [mistakes made] to either to incompetence or politicization. Well, I might just attribute it to, these were FBI agents who were doing their level best to try to prevent Russia interference in the election,” Brennan is quoted as saying as per Fox News.
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“They were probably overly aggressive, they didn’t pay careful enough attention to some of the details, they may have ignored some aspects of the work that was uncovered,” Brennan said.
“But I think the IG was very clear that politicization did not seem to creep into any aspect of their work either at the initiation of the investigation or throughout,” he declared. Video Below
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— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) December 18, 2019