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Panetta: Trump Needs Some 'Grown-Ups Around Him'

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By    |   Tuesday, 16 May 2017 11:42 AM

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta slammed President Donald Trump saying he "cannot just say whatever the hell he wants."

Panetta's comments came during an interview with CNN after reports thatTrump had shared classified intelligence with Russian officials last week.

"This president needs to have some grown-ups around him that make very clear what the lines are here," Panetta said. "This president is a loose cannon. He's got to have some guardrails. The president of the United States cannot just do or say or speak whatever the hell he wants. That's just irresponsible.

"This is very serious business that related to the security of this country.

Trump had taken to Twitter on Tuesday to justify the information he gave the Russians.

Asked what he would tell Trump if he worked for him, Panetta answered: "You know what I'd say? I'd say Mr. President, you are president of the United States. You're not just a TV personality. You have a responsibility when you speak to speak clearly, with authority and speak in a way that doesn't hurt this country."

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