Fmr CIA Director Brennan: I Hope We Won’t ‘See a Wag the Dog Scenario’ Where Trump Tries to ‘Distract’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” NBC News Senior National Security and Intelligence Analyst and former CIA Director John Brennan said he hopes “we’re not going to see a wag the dog scenario” where President Trump does something internationally to deflect attention from domestic issues.

Brennan stated that he doesn’t know what the president will do with North Korea, but that Trump isn’t studying issues the way he should and is “mishandling” foreign policy issues.

Later on, Brennan stated, “Well, I think you have concerns on the international front as well as on the domestic front. On the international front, I’m hoping we’re not going to see a wag the dog scenario, whereby he is going to try to distract the attention here domestically and politically on him and engage in some type of international initiative that is going to really put our nation at risk, military action against North Korea, maybe doing something vis-a-vis Iran, tearing up the Iranian nuclear agreement and provoking and pushing for some type of confrontation in the Gulf. On the domestic front, if he sacks Rod Rosenstein or Bob Mueller, I think that really is going to bring this country to the brink of crisis. And that’s when I think the members of Congress, particularly the Republicans in Congress, are going to step up and do what is necessary in order to protect this country.”

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