He said he provided then-FBI Director James B. Comey with the names of any Russian believed to have had contact with any Trump associate.
"But it's not necessarily a bad thing," he said. "People who get security clearances have earned them. ... The challenge we have right now, however, is that there are some former Obama administration officials, including Brennan, who seem to be using information they have access to for partisan political purposes and to carry out score-settling."