John Brennan: "Constitutional Crisis" If Trump Fires Mueller pic.twitter.com/rWdIWvr79I— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 5, 2018
Former CIA Director John Brennan offered a stern warning Monday, saying that — memo or no memo — President Trump would spark a constitutional crisis if he tried to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.
“I think we are going to be in a very serious Constitutional crisis,” said Brennan on “Morning Joe” Monday “I wonder when the Republican leadership in the Congress is going to come to their senses.”
Brennan expressed his disappointment in Paul Ryan and House Republicans, and warned that their actions could make them complicit in obstruction of justice.
“To me, that clearly would be obstruction of justice on an ongoing investigation that involves senior individuals in this government or previously affiliated with this administration,” he said. “This has to be brought to its conclusion.”
Brennan has made appearances on MSNBC and CNN as one of many anti-Trump government officials. Last week, he signed a deal with MSNBC and NBC to exclusively to appear as a contributor, and his Monday appearance on “Morning Joe” was his first time on that show in his new position.
Brennan’s comments on the program received a quick rebuttal by President Trump in a Monday morning tweet.
“Thank you to @Foxandfriends for exposing the truth,” said Trump shortly after Brennan’s segmented aired. “Perhaps that’s why your ratings are sooo much better than your untruthful competition!”
Thank you to @foxandfriends for exposing the truth. Perhaps that’s why your ratings are soooo much better than your untruthful competition!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2018
The “Morning Joe” team acknowledged the tweet on-air and urged the president not to watch the show.