Reports that special counsel Robert Mueller is displeased with Attorney General William Barr's four-page summary of his report underscore he is "immune" to the "grievous sickness" in Washington that President Donald Trump is spreading, former CIA Director John Brennan, a frequent critic of the president, said Wednesday.
"[Trump] is infecting not just the people around him in the White House, but also those public officials who are entrusted with leading the institutions of government that are supposed to protect the American people and the rule of law," Brennan, now a senior analyst for NBC News, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
He added he finds what is being seen from Barr in recent months "appalling," as he had believed the attorney general would protect the rule of law and the Department of Justice, rather than "acting as Donald Trump's personal lawyer."
"I'm not surprised at all that politicians like Lindsey Graham continue to give Donald Trump a pass, but I am surprised not more Republicans are coming and speaking out," Brennan said. "Fortunately, we have somebody like Bob Mueller, who is immune to the sickness. This country, the future basically rests on Bob Mueller's ability to continue to speak truth to power and to maintain his integrity in a sea of this sickness."
However, Brennan said he does not know what Barr has to gain from his stance, other than trying to continue to reinforce his view the president is "almost immune" from prosecution.
Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics.
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