Here’s the chilling moment from today’s Russia hearing.
“Frequently individuals who go along a treasonous path do not even realize they are on that path until it gets to be a bit too late,” former director of the CIA John Brennan said while testifying at the House Intelligence hearing on the Russia investigation Tuesday.
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Explaining how the Russians work to turn people, Brennan said, “Frequently individuals who go along a treasonous path do not even realize they are on that path until it gets to be a bit too late and that’s why my radar goes up early when I see certain things that I know what the Russians are trying to do to and I don’t know whether the targets of their efforts are as mindful of the Russian intentions as they need to be.”
Brennan said that the Russians were moving on Trump’s campaign.
Brennan’s comments explain how the Russians could have turned people in the Trump campaign towards treason through a very subtle and deliberate process. His description also illustrates that the intelligence community knows what to look for and why red flags were raised based on what they may have seen coming from some people in the Trump campaign.
The Trump campaign landed on the CIA’s radar, and the question of what they were doing with Russia is why the country is in the midst of a scandal today.
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