CIA director warns Trump to watch what he says, be careful on Russia

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 15, 2017 10:29 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday issued a stern parting rebuke to President-elect Donald Trump on the week he assumes the U.S. presidency, warning him against absolving Russia for recent actions and to watch what he says.

"Spontaneity is not something that protects national security interests and so therefore when he speaks or when he reacts, just make sure he understands that the implications and impact on the United States could be profound," Brennan said on "Fox News Sunday."

"It's more than just about Mr. Trump. It's about the United States of America."

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)