Barack Obama Calls John Brennan ‘One of the Hardest-Working, Most Patriotic Public Servants’ He’s Ever Seen

In a tweet today, former president Barack Obama spoke highly about former CIA Director John Brennan, who served in his administration and who has recently been the target of investigation by Republicans seeking to get to the bottom of what President Trump has referred to as “Obamagate.”

Brennan has also focused most of his tweets so far this year on criticism of Trump. He has a new book out, that he has tweeted about a few times recently and Obama also touted it in his tweet.

“John Brennan is one of the hardest-working, most patriotic public servants I’ve ever seen, and our country is better off for it. As president, he was one of my closest advisors and a great friend. And in his memoir, Undaunted, you’ll see why. I hope you’ll read it,” Obama said.

Prior to that tweet, Brennan shared a tweet of his own about the former president and said, “President Obama & Vice President Biden were avid consumers of intelligence as well as strong admirers of intelligence professionals. President Obama insisted on daily briefings even during vacation, as shown in photo from my memoir Undaunted.”

He then appealed to voters regarding the upcoming election by encouraging them to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden: “A President Biden would do the same.”

In August, Brennan sat for an eight-hour interview at CIA headquarters with John Durham as part of the “Obamagate” investigation.

He was told that he was neither a subject nor a target of the criminal investigation into the origins of the Russia probe, according to a spokesman.