(CNSNews.com) — House Speaker Paul Ryan (R.-Wisc.) today tersely rebutted the charge made by former CIA Director John Brennan–who served under President Barack Obama–that President Trump’s “performance” at his press conference yesterday with Russian President Vladimir Putin was “treasonous.”

At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, CNSNews.com asked Speaker Ryan: “Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan said that President Trump’s press conference in Helsinki ‘rises to & exceeds the threshold of high crimes & misdemeanors’ and ‘was nothing short of treasonous.’ Do you agree with Brennan that Tump’s actions were treasonous?”

Speaker Ryan replied: “I do not.”

Following President Trump’s July 16 press conference with Putin, John Brennan tweeted, “Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes & misdemeanors.’ It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???”