Cia warns trump be very very careful

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OUTGOING CIA Director John Brennan had some sharp criticism and warnings overnight for Donald Trump, saying the incoming president doesn’t have a “full understanding” of Russia’s power and threat to the world.

I dont think he has a full understanding of Russian capabilities and the actions they are taking on the world, Brennan told Fox News Sunday.

He also suggested that Trump lacks full appreciation of Russias aggression or about why President Obama imposed sanctions on the Kremlin for meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Mr. Trump has to understand that absolving Russia is a road that he needs to be very, very careful about moving down, Brennan said.

Brennan was appointed by President Obama in 2013 to run the countrys premier spy agency.

Trump has repeatedly suggested better US ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin. And he has been particularly suspect of the entire US intelligence community since it concluded Russia and Putin tried to influence the elections, in an apparent effort to help Trump defeat Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Brennan said Trump likening the US intelligence community to Nazi Germany for presumably leaking the content of an opposition-research dossier on him is outrageous.

There is no interest in undermining the president-elect, he said.

Our responsibility is to understand dangers on the world stage so (Trump and his Republican administration) have the intel we have so they can make best decision.

However, he said Trump needs to be disciplined and that hell face numerous challenges in his presidency that begins Friday with terrorism, cybersecurity, North Korea and Middle East instability among those at the top.

So many issues on Day One, Brennan said.

This story originally appeared on Fox News and was republished with permission.