Brennan was the CIA station chief in Riyadh in the 1990s and today holds the official title of Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.
On Jan. 7, Obama nominated Brennan as the next director of the CIA, though he has yet to be confirmed.
"Are you kidding me?" Trento asked. "The head of the CIA is a Muslim? For real?... Are you sure?”
"Yes I am," said Guandolo. "The facts of the matter are confirmed by U.S. government officials who were also in Saudi Arabia at the time that John Brennan was serving there and have direct knowledge. These are men who work in very trusted positions, they were direct witnesses to his growing relationship with the individuals who worked for the Saudi government and others and they witnessed his conversion to Islam."
"My contention is that [Brennan] is wholly unfit for government service in any national security capacity, and that would specifically make him unfit to be the director of Central Intelligence," Guandolo told Trento.
"[Brennan] has interwoven his life professionally and personally with individuals that we know are terrorists," Guandolo said. "He has overseen and approved and encouraged others to bring known leaders of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood into the government in positions to advise the U.S. government on counterterrorism strategy as well as the overall 'war on terror.'"
"...Mr. Brennan did convert to Islam,” Guandolo said, "I think the [larger] news is that that conversion is the culmination of the work of people in Saudi Arabia who worked for the Saudi Government -- and that makes John Brennan just naive, foolish, dangerously ignorant and totally unfit for this position."