Verbatim: Brennan's House Intelligence Testimony

Verbatim: Brennan's House Intelligence Testimony
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House investigators plan to look into whether former CIA Director John Brennan perjured himself in public testimony about the unverified Steele dossier on Donald Trump. Here is a key exchange before the House Intelligence Committee as Rep. Trey Gowdy questioned Brennan under oath on May 23, 2017.

Former CIA Director John Brennan.

GOWDY: Director Brennan, do you know who commissioned the Steele dossier?

BRENNAN: I don’t.

GOWDY: Do you know if the bureau [FBI] ever relied on the Steele dossier as part of any court filing, applications?

BRENNAN: I have no awareness.

GOWDY: Did the CIA rely on it?

BRENNAN: No.

GOWDY: Why not?

BRENNAN: Because we didn’t. It wasn’t part of the corpus of intelligence information that we had. It was not in any way used as a basis for the Intelligence Community Assessment that was done. Uh ... it was not.

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