Filmmaker Oliver Stone on Thursday ripped former CIA Director John Brennan for his and the intelligence community's hostility toward Donald Trump during the presidential transition.
Stone, whose interviews with Russian President Vladimir Putin are airing on Showtime this week, accused Brennan of "creating a fear and paranoia without evidence in a time during the transition that we trust our leaders."
His comments came in an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News.
"Trump was, in a sense, slapped in the face," Stone said, adding Brennan was calling Trump "essentially a Manchurian Candidate.
"That's as hostile as it's ever been during a transition."
Before taking office Jan. 20, Trump repeatedly attacked the intelligence community, disparaging its findings Russia meddled in the election – even questioning whether Brennan himself was the "leaker of fake news."
Stone also bashed the spy agencies, telling Carlson they should be investigated because "the deep state" has its own views.
"I'm shocked at what the CIA did and what Brennan did," he said. "It seems like he was very hostile to Trump."
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