By JEFF BAKERJAN Fox News Channel (FNC) — The former head of the Central Intelligence Agency’s clandestine services was accused Monday of having a sexual relationship with a woman who was the agency’s chief of operations, prompting a fresh wave of allegations against powerful men in the agency.
Former CIA director John Brennan was in Washington, D.C., for a conference of the United Nations General Assembly, where he was scheduled to give a speech.
But Brennan’s lawyer said the former CIA director has since resigned from his post.
He has not been charged with any crime.
The allegations came as Brennan’s wife, Kate, announced she was divorcing her husband.
Brennan, who has been the CIA director for 11 years, is one of the most powerful and powerful men on the planet, and is a close ally of President Donald Trump.
He also serves as the director of national intelligence, where his authority and authority as head of America’s spy agency is so enormous, it’s difficult to know what he’s going to say.
In his resignation letter, Brennan said he was resigning from the CIA in order to “focus on my family.”
He also acknowledged having sexual relations with a female colleague.
The CIA has been under intense scrutiny since the publication of “60 Minutes” last month, and more than 50 women have come forward with allegations against Brennan, most of them claiming he groped them.
Brennan denies the allegations, and has repeatedly defended himself against them.
The latest allegations against him came in a statement from the Senate Intelligence Committee, where Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Brennan had made it clear to her he would resign in the wake of the scandal.
“The allegation is categorically untrue, and I hope this evening’s news conference by Brennan will clarify why he felt the need to step down,” Feinstein said in a prepared statement.
“There are still many questions that need to be answered, including the scope and nature of his sexual relationship.”
The committee has said it has opened an investigation into the allegations.
In the statement, Brennan’s attorney, Robert Kelner, said Brennan was the subject of a congressional investigation into sexual misconduct and abuse by CIA officers.
Kelner said Brennan “had not been aware of the allegation” and “was not aware of any allegations of any wrongdoing by the CIA,” adding that Brennan had resigned from the agency in order “to focus on his family.”
The Senate Intelligence panel’s report, released Monday, found Brennan was a “serial offender” in his handling of classified information.
“While I understand that the Senate’s investigation is still ongoing, I can assure you that Mr. Brennan has been completely cooperative and transparent with all of the committee’s inquiries and the members of Congress who have called on him to resign,” Kelner wrote.
“His departure from the Agency will help the committee and the nation to move forward with a much-needed, independent and transparent investigation into what took place and the many troubling issues it raises.”
Kelner also said Brennan’s resignation from the spy agency would “help prevent a recurrence of the same mistakes” that led to the scandal, including those involving his handling in the CIA’s detention of an American Muslim cleric during the Vietnam War.
“I look forward to the full, independent, and timely review of the facts that the committee is conducting,” Kelmer wrote.
Brennan was one of three former CIA directors who were accused of misconduct by former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, D, Ill.
Hasterts is the current chair of the House Intelligence Committee.
The former intelligence chief, who resigned from a leadership role with the agency following a report from a Senate investigation, said he had a “sexual relationship” with a former staffer.
“In fact, I had consensual sexual contact with the woman in my office when she was my Deputy Director, and the sexual contact was not consensual, according to the testimony of the woman who made the allegations,” Hastertt said in his resignation statement.
The women who accused Brennan of misconduct are expected to testify Monday in a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing.
A third accuser who filed a complaint against Brennan said the alleged sexual contact took place after Brennan left his position.
“It was not in my nature to lie, and it was not my nature at the time to pursue it,” the woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said.
“But, as the case unfolded, I was told that Mr [Brennan] had done things in the past that were inappropriate, that he had not only been unfaithful to his wife, but to my children as well.
And I was afraid that, if he left the CIA, that it would not be for the right reasons, and that he would return to that role in a worse state.”
Brennan’s testimony comes as the Senate Judiciary Committee is investigating the sexual misconduct allegations against former CIA Director John Brennan.
In its report, the Senate panel found Brennan violated House ethics rules when he paid for