The legacy and outspokenness of John Brennan.

The Good and the Bad of John Brennan

The Good and the Bad of John Brennan

Getting to know the real Donald Trump.
Aug. 20 2018 11:44 AM

The Outspoken John Brennan and What He Left Behind

The ex–CIA director goes further than most intelligence officials in his criticisms of the president, but is it too much?


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Virginia Heffernan talks to Mattathias Schwartz about Trump revoking John Brennan’s security clearance. Also, what are we to make of Brennan’s outspokenness? What about his legacy? And what did he leave in Trump’s hands?

Plus, the White House tries to clearly definite NDAs.

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Virginia Heffernan is a contributing editor at Politico. Follow her on Twitter.