John Brennan, the CIA Director, warns Trump when it comes to Russia. He warns him on loosening sanctions on Russia and told him to watch what he says.
CIA Director Warns Trump
Brennan rebuked the president-elect for comparing U.S. intelligence practices to Nazi Germany in comments that laid bare the friction between Trump and the intelligence community he has criticized and is on the verge of commanding.
In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Brennan questioned the message sent to the world if the president-elect broadcasts that he does not have confidence in the United States’ own intelligence agencies.
“What I do find outrageous is equating intelligence community with Nazi Germany,” Brennan said. “I do take great umbrage at that.”
While improving relations with Russia is something to look into, it is important that Russia is not absolved of all of their actions in past years. It is important to be very careful when it comes to advancing the relationship between the United States and Russia.
Recently Trump suggested that he may do away with sanctions that the Obama administration put in place against Russia. These were put in place as a response to the alleged cyber attacks. They would be removed in response to helping the United States battle terrorists. While these are actions that would benefit the United States, Russia cannot be completely absolved of their past action.