Former CIA Director John Brennan stepped forth this Sunday to state that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes “abused” his position by unveiling a controversial memo accusing the Justice Department of overruling it’s surveillance powers.
“That Devin Nunes and Republicans denied the ability of the minority, the Democrat members of that committee, to put out its report is just appalling. And I think it, it really underscores just how partisan Mr. Nunes has been,” Brennan said while appearing NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“He has abused the office of the chairmanship of HPSCI. And I don’t say that lightly. I think over the past year he has demonstrated he’s engaged in these tactics purely to defend and try to make excuses.”
Brennan, who spearheaded the CIA during former President Obama’s second term, claimed that Nunes could have went about organizing a hearing had he been concerned about the use of FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) warrants.
The former CIA chief’s remarks follow the House Intelligence Committee who last week released a controversial memo alleging surveillance abuses by the Justice Department.
The committee on Monday is hosting a meeting to open a dialogue about the possibility of releasing a Democratic counter-memo.