George W. Bush's CIA chief Michael Hayden dismissed Donald Trump's "Spygate" tale of Sunday's Russian collusion investigation and accused the president of undermining everything to undermine the probe.
The investigative activity described so far is "surprisingly normal," Hayden said on ABC's "This Week." From "everything I know, everyone did it," he added.
The President "just tries He's ready to de-legitimize the Mueller investigation … and he's ready to throw nearly everything against the wall, "Hayden said, pointing out that a previous Trump allegation against investigators ̵
Trump has insisted that the FBI incorporate a "spy" into his presidential election team Barack Obama In fact, a standard-form informant contacted two members of Trump's campaign to investigate the legitimate suspicion that members of Russian Spies could have been compromised, the New York Times reported
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) Also said on "This Week" that he has not seen any information who are somewhat problematic about actions by US law enforcement agencies and intelligence agencies. "What I've seen is proof that they were investigating people with a history of connections to Russia who were related to the situation," said Rubio.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), The highest-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Trump's strategy was to "spread a completely misleading story" and then demand an investigation. He said the broader theme is "How do you counter a president who repeats falsehood after falsehood and has the office of the presidency, and who has allies in Congress who are willing to support that?" His answer? "Throw the bums out."
Hayden said he was convinced that the Russians "influenced" the presidential election. But "how much they influenced it is not only unknown, it's also unknowable," he added.
Hayden also discussed his concerns over possible forthcoming US talks with North Korea and said he was worried that the president had not done his "homework." Hayden said he knows that one of the men in the talks will be "very, very prepared" – Kim Jong Un.
"These people will not get rid of all their nuclear weapons, and if President Trump's brand – and that's the right word here – going to this meeting demands it, it'll end up in a very bad place," Hayden said. The "realistic expectation" at such a summit was "not to solve the Korean problem," he added.
Take a look at the rest of the above interview. Hayden talks about the Mueller investigation from 6:11