White House Defends CIA Director John Brennan


The Obama administration defended CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday against a call in Congress for his resignation, while refusing to say whether the president agreed with his contention that brutal interrogation methods save lives.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the president retains confidence in his CIA chief and rejected the suggestion by Democratic Senator Mark Udall that Obama “purge” his administration of anyone connected to the torture of prisoners, as outlined in the Senate report released Tuesday. Meanwhile, on the Hill, Congress is quickly approaching its Thursday deadline to keep the government funded after House and Senate negotiators reached a deal on a $1 trillion spending package.

ABC’s Mary Bruce joined us from Washington Thursday morning to discuss.

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