Fox & Friends applauds Trump's revocation of former CIA Dir. Brennan's security clearance: "Oh, it's payback"
Steve Doocy: "The president thinks that John Brennan launched the whole investigation, and now he's got a chance to do something. Boom, he did."
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From the August 16 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): It was back in the summer of 2016, that guy right there, who at the time was the CIA director, went to Harry Reid (D-NV) who was the top senator on the Democratic side with the dossier. And then he showed him the dossier. Harry Reid then wrote a letter to [former FBI Director] James Comey saying, "hey, the FBI's got to investigate this, and then the FBI did. So, in other words, it started with Brennan, then Harry Reid, and then James Comey, and that's how we got to where we are, a number of investigative reporters like Kimberley Strassel say.
BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Yes, he's an inflammatory pundit who has a rich history in intelligence, and it made the president concerned, and others concerned, that maybe he's going to use some of his intelligence access to go on and attack him with it. So the president took action.
KILMEADE: It's not so much what he said, it's the way he said it, the way he delivered it, and what he knows that had this administration extremely concerned.
KILMEADE: Is this really an example of freedom of speech? Or is it the president tired of hearing this CIA director sound off knowing that he has access to things at the highest level of intelligence.
DOOCY: Oh, it's payback. It's payback, I think because the president thinks that John Brennan launched the whole investigation, and now he's got a chance to do something. Boom, he did.