WATCH: Former CIA Director Panetta: ‘Clear Signals That The Russians Have Something On Trump’


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On Tuesday night, former CIA Director Leon Panetta weighed in on President Donald Trump‘s remarks he made at the Helsinki summit alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin.

MSNBC anchor Brian Williams told Panetta that it was hard to watch the Helsinki press conference and “not think” that Russia doesn’t have something on Trump.

“What do you think, at long last, it might be?” Williams asked the former Obama official.

“Well, there is no question that there is something here that intimidates the president of the United States,” Panetta responded. “This president basically coddled Mr. Putin and it was clear that he was intimidated by that situation. Whether the Russians have something on this president or not, no one really knows, but the way he behaves, there is a clear signal that the Russians have something on him.”

And when asked if he agrees with former CIA Director John Brennan that Trump’s remarks were “treasonous,” Panetta suggested that it was more “incompetence” since no laws were broken at the press conference.


  1. Yes, tax returns! If he hasn’t got anything to hide, why isn’t he making them public the way all other presidents have?

    Or is he just embarrassed to admit that he isn’t super-rich after all?

    And the description of him as incompetent? Spot on. The guy can’t even keep track of what he says/tweets from one minute to the next. If he hadn’t been born into money he’d be driving a truck, not president of the country. And this generation of Republicans doesn’t even have the guts to call him out. The party of Eisenhower is long past, and it’s possible the Republican party of today will soon be past too, when conservatives get tired of it all and withdraw to start a new, non-Trump handicapped, party.

  2. Is this the same Panetta who was Obama’s defense secretary, who during Benghazi attack against US Consulate did nothing to save US personnel and then participated in cover up and knowingly lied about the video? Only low IQ “village idiots” will believe anything that comes our off Penneta’s lying mouth.