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In his new book “Fear,” veteran journalist Bob Woodward reports that former CIA Director John Brennan told him the information in the infamous Trump-Russia dossier “was in line” with the agency’s “own sources.”

Fox News’ Ed Henry pointed out the claim Tuesday, noting that despite the Trump administration’s relentless attacks on Woodward’s new book, the veteran reporter actually raises “sharp questions” about the dossier compiled by former Secret Intelligence Service MI6 officer Christopher Steele.

For one, Woodward explains “the sources that Steele used for his dossier had not been polygraphed, which made their information uncorroborated, and potentially suspect.”

Still, Woodward reports Brennan “said the information was in line with their own sources [at CIA], in which he had great confidence.”

Trump last month revoked Brennan’s security clearance, accusing him of “lying and recent conduct characterized by increasingly frenzied commentary is wholly inconsistent with access to the nation’s most closely held secrets.”

Brennan said Trump’s “action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech [and] punish critics.”

Trump’s move to strip Brennan of his security clearance sparked outcry among current and former members of the intelligence community.

Elizabeth Preza is the Managing Editor of AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @lizacisms.

 

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