A retired Army intelligence officer dismissed the theory that the Russians hacked the election in favor of Donald Trump, instead putting forth his own theory — CIA Director John Brennan is playing political games.
Retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer told WMAL Radio on Monday that Brennan is trying to undermine the president-elect out of deference to his boss, President Barack Obama.
"This is purely political, and I believe that John Brennan is a political animal," Shaffer said. "Everything they are telling me is Brennan is doing this out of loyalty to President Obama. It's called information operations, information warfare, and that's what I believe is going on."
Further, Shaffer said there's "upside" for the Russians to have Trump as president.
"The Russians would not benefit from a President Trump," Shaffer told WMAL. "Why would you want to change running the table with Hillary Clinton in charge, picking up where President Obama" left off, implying that the Russians have had their way in Ukraine and Syria with impunity with Obama in charge.
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