John Brennan: "Nothing At All Illegal" About Clinton Effort To Hype Trump-Russia Scandal

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified certain notes written in 2016 by then-CIA Director John Brennan during a meeting with President Obama and his national security advisers about Russia’s election meddling. In the document, Brennan writes that the Russians allege Hillary Clinton tried to stir up a scandal between Russia and the Trump campaign as "a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server." "These were my notes from the 2016 period when I briefed President Obama and the rest of the national security council team about what the Russians were up to and I was giving examples of the type of access that the US intelligence community had to Russian information and what the Russians were talking about and alleging," he explained Tuesday night on CNN. "If, in fact, what the Russians were alleging that Hillary was trying to highlight the reported connections between Trump and the Russians, if that was accurate and a big if, there is nothing at all illegal about that," Brennan said.