Brennan: Trump ‘Is Brooding,’ Increasingly ‘Concerned’ About Mueller Probe

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan said President Donald Trump WAS “brooding and sulking, concerned and quite anxious” about the potential results of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Brennan said, “I think Mr. Trump realizes what he might have done in the past, what others around him might have done that could implicate them and some type of criminal activity or at least questions about the legality of it, and that’s why he’s been trying to delegitimatize the Department of Justice, try to delegitimize the press because I think he recognizes that there are vulnerabilities there. And so it looks like as we’re getting closer and closer to additional indictments as well as the Mueller report, I think that he’s getting increasingly nervous and concerned. That’s why putting someone like Matt Whitaker as the acting AG. I think it’s another blatant effort to try to control that which is underway in the Department of Justice.”

He added, “Now in particular, since the Democrats have taken over the House in January, there’s no way that that report that Mueller issues is going to be buried because it is subject to subpoena on the part of the committees of the House. So I feel as though that Mr. Trump and others are really now worried because there are a number of atmospheric changes that have taken place that make, I think, their life a little bit more difficult. I wonder whether or not what we’ve seen over the last couple days both if France as well as here in the United States, that Mr. Trump is brooding and sulking, concerned and quite anxious, who knows what’s going on behind the scenes, whether or not he’s withdrawing because of the result of the pressure that he’s feeling which is dangerous for someone who holds the office of the presidency to feel that they are under assault from the Department of Justice.”

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