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John Brennan, Enemy of the People

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John Brennan being sworn in as CIA Director, March 8, 2013.

The just-released Durham report confirmed that the FBI not only failed to corroborate the Steele dossier, Hillary Clinton’s oppo-doc against former President Donald Trump, but it regularly ignored existing, sometimes dispositive, evidence to keep the investigation alive. Some officials were credulous. Others were devious. But no one “stole” our democracy – other than perhaps intelligence officials and the journalists who helped feed the collective hysteria over Russia.

John Brennan, Hamas-loving authoritarian and partisan propagandist, almost surely knew it was a con from the start. Yet he spent four years on television sounding like a deranged subreddit commenter. Even after privately admitting he knew there was no collusion, Brennan kept lying and using his credentials to mislead the public.

From John Durham’s report:

“CIA Director John Brennan and Deputy Director David Cohen were interviewed by the Office and were asked about their knowledge of any actual evidence of members of the Trump campaign conspiring or colluding with Russian officials. When Brennan was provided with an overview of the origins of the Attorney General’s Review after Special Counsel Mueller finding a lack of evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian authorities, Brennan offered that ‘they found no conspiracy.'”

As Durham points out, even after Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered his report, and after Brennan admitted no one found a conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign, the former head of the CIA went on air with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, another all-star election “denier,” and claimed that he “suspected there was more” to collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian President Vladimir Putin than Mueller had let on.

Did I mention this was the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency?

Brennan must have been relying on that same gut instinct that led him to sign a letter asserting that the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop scoop, a journalistic effort with more corroboration than virtually anything connected to Trump’s alleged “collusion,” had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”

The House Judiciary Committee recently uncovered an Oct. 19, 2020, email from CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell, who was working with the Biden campaign to concoct “a talking point” to “push back on Trump” during the final presidential debates, asking Brennan to sign on to the “disinformation” letter. “Ok, Michael, add my name to the list. Good initiative. Thanks for asking me to sign on,” Brennan replied.

That’s all it takes for the former CIA director, a man who was given immense unchecked power — a man who oversaw secret kill lists and was the driving force behind drone strikes on civilians (including an American citizen) — to sign a letter he knew would obstruct the workings of “democracy” and the free press.

This is a man who still has access to classified documents. You might remember all the hand-wringing over broken norms when Trump allegedly barred intelligence agencies from sharing classified information with Brennan. The New York Times even gave him a column to argue that Trump’s claims of “no collusion” were “why the president revoked my security clearance,” which, again, he almost certainly knew was a lie.

Of course, Brennan should have been denied access to any classified material and driven into exile after he was caught overseeing an operation of illegal spying on staffers in the Senate. CIA officials broke into Senate computer files and viewed emails and drafts of a report on torture. All of it was illegal. Brennan covered up the agency’s actions (also illegal), blamed the Senate and pushed to fire at least one staffer who was tasked with investigating his agency.

All this happened when the tan-suited Obama was in charge, so most people probably missed it.

It wasn’t until the CIA’s inspector general confirmed this wrongdoing that Brennan began negotiating with the lily-livered senators about owning up to the spying. Even then, Brennan was lying. When asked about the CIA hacking into Senate computers at an appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations, Brennan responded by saying, “Nothing could be further from the truth.” Nothing? “I mean, we wouldn’t do that,” he went on. “I mean, that’s just beyond the – you know, the scope of reason in terms of what we would do.” Brennan went on to say: “Let me assure you the CIA was in no way spying on (the committee) or the Senate.”

The Obama administration backed Brennan fully, and the Senate moved on. No one put him under oath and grilled him about the specifics. As with the FBI interference in the 2016 election, not one person was held accountable for domestic spying, much less fired.

David Harsanyi is a senior editor at The Federalist. Harsanyi is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of five books – the most recent, “Eurotrash: Why America Must Reject the Failed Ideas of a Dying Continent.” His work has appeared in National Review, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Reason, New York Post and numerous other publications. Follow him on Twitter @davidharsanyi.

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spitfire1940
spitfire1940
1 year ago

The reason Obama picked Brennan to head the CIA was precisely because, like Obama himself,Brennan was and is,a total communist.Both he and BHO have worked hand in glove to turn this great country into a communist state. THAT IS WHY ,UNDER ORDERS FROM OBAMA,THE CORRUPT SIMPLETON IN THE WHITE HOUSE IS ATTEMPTING TO ERADICATE THE CONSTITUTION, STARTING WITH THE 2ND AMNDMNT.

Don
Don
1 year ago

Like any REAL American, I am totally disgusted and fed up with the state of our government today. I wish the GOP would quit tippytoeing around all of this corruption and go ballistic on the left

spitfire1940
spitfire1940
1 year ago

Have I been blackmailed again by Amac?

Hal-
Hal-
1 year ago

I ‘ve always believed the FBI and CIA have both been a bit off of what their objectives should be … and always have tended to fit in more so with the propaganda of the DemocRat party. And I don’t really have a suggestion to stimulate them from getting too cozy with the politicians and particularly with the DemocRat partisans. I do strongly believe that Constitutional term limits should apply to the heads of the FBI and the CIA (as well as cabinet members).

BEA
BEA
1 year ago

John Brennan is a disgrace to the nation. He is full of dishonor.

kim bowen
kim bowen
1 year ago

I think the people want to see those who lied, misrepresented or circumvented the truth to be made accountable and not with a slap on the wrist. Those who would mislead and lie to the people to serve their own interests need to face justice.

PaulE
PaulE
1 year ago

Yet despite all this from Brennan, not only doesn’t he face any potential criminal prosecution for all the federal laws he violated all along the way, but he is still making money hand over fist by being a political commentor on TV. So once again, nothing will happen to Brennan or any other high-ranking member of the federal government that participated in this soft coup that cost the American people dearly.

Ryans Dad
Ryans Dad
1 year ago

It makes you wonder what in the world it would take to make American Patriots rise up and restore our democratic republic?

Today’s situation is far worse than in 1776, as the threat is right here, internal to what once was our republic!

Donna
Donna
1 year ago

So… What are we waiting for to take back our country? This has become a laughingstock to the entire world. We have a criminal inserted into a position of power, to allow him and the rest of this corrupt regime to continue to destroy America. Time to do what has to be done… and Let God Sort It Out!!

anna hubert
anna hubert
1 year ago

Hitler’s bunker was not as strong as this house of cards

J. Farley
J. Farley
1 year ago

Weasel, John Brennan, and dozens more and all the left-wing News Media, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and MSDNC should be facing TREASON charges for the damage they have done this country, what is the penalty for TREASON!
God Bless and Save America!

Paul W.
Paul W.
1 year ago

Well stated article, David.
One word…TRAITOR…and that is in no way hyperbolic. These scumbags have put us in arguably the worst constitutional crisis. in history, and still, no arrests or even charges of any significance. Pathetic and nauseating.

porterv
porterv
1 year ago

As long as these “patriots” have Monday Night Football and non-Woke beer, they will do nothing to rock the boat.

Garyk
Garyk
1 year ago

Brennan is a traitor and should be prosecuted and imprisoned.

Larry G
Larry G
1 year ago

It always amazes and highly frustrates me when we see/hear of these underhanded, backstabbing accounts, and their documentation, well after when the obvious events occurred. So far after, unfortunately, that little, if anything can be done about them and to punish the guilty (even if that were to happen to “insiders”.

Roy
Roy
1 year ago

Just another case of a government retard, who will collect his retirement and say screw the rest of society

Pete from St Pete
Pete from St Pete
1 year ago

When I first read the letter signed by 51 CIA, FBI and other intelligence officials, it made me really think hard about who I should be voting for. In the long run, I knew I couldn’t vote for an obviously mentally bankrupt Joe Biden and went ahead and voted for Trump. But it shows how these 51 liars could have affected the votes of many people.

Staber
Staber
1 year ago

Brennan makes me retch! I’ve described him as a man with nostrils that look like he’s smelling his own deuce. It is fitting both visually and behaviorally. This disgusting POS should be thrown in prison. The next P:OTUS should make sure of it.

Pcar
Pcar
1 year ago

Once a member of the Communist Party, always a member of the Communist Party.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 year ago

Whole Intel Estd is a Threat to America:

Movies:
3 Days of the Condor
Enemy of the People, Will Smith
Bourne movies

BEA
BEA
1 year ago

Yes, this man John Brennan should go to jail; he really should be in jail.
But he’ll get a big fat pension check every month paid for by the taxpayers for
many years to come. He should lose his pension or pay a BIG FINE. Something
should happen to John Brennan. Unbelievable!

Ann S
Ann S
1 year ago

Of course non of these so called intelligence people are guilty of anything. They have the full protection of O and B.
They have so much power for they control the media and the justice dept. Soros spent his money strategically.
No congressional committee nor Durham have any power and what they found is dismissed out of hand. The director of the FBI dares to say the FBI has put rules in place so that what happened in 2016 cannot happen again. It has already with Hunters laptop.
But the MSM reports this over and over again that the FBI has changed. But do not mention H’s laptop. Same with any news that comes out of the White House.
We are being gaslighted from all sides. Are you enjoying the ride?

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 year ago

WHY is obama, biden, and Brennan not being charged with Abuse of Power, Contempt of Congress, Espionage and Treason against the United States and American people?

Moses
Moses
1 year ago

The penalty for TREASON in the United States of America as far as I know is hanging by the neck until dead. I don’t understand where all you people think he should be in prison. After Hillary lost the 2016 election there was a meeting in the White House. The subject was what they could do to over throw the election and install Hillary as the President in spite of the fact that Trump had won the election. Here again, this is common knowledge that I have heard on news programs more than once. The group included Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Susan Rice, Brennan, Comey, and I believe Hillary. This is an act of treason. The group of 51 that signed the document that called Hunter Biden’s lap top Russian disinformation also would be guilty of treason. Interference in a Presidential election to alter the outcome is a serious matter that warrants not even a warning of impropriety to these folks. These are folks not worthy of trusting your lunch money to.

CLIFFORD F GERACI
CLIFFORD F GERACI
1 year ago

All of these facts about deceiving the American public and slandering a sitting President and hamstring his tenure and effectiveness and nobody is held accountable. They are still making movies about the Washington “Plumbers”, yet the Democratic party is above the law. Our Justice department, CIA, FBI and MEDIA, are all corrupt and NO ONE is held accountable. A very sad state of affairs and the end of democracy for America.

Jerry
Jerry
1 year ago

These traitors in the FBI,IRS, and CIA should be brought to justice. This includes Clapper, Brennan, Comey, Struck, Wray, etc. We have a military that defends and protects us from our world enemies, yet we have these domestic traitors undermining our Republic from within. Kruschev said that America would fall from within. Looking at these traitors, I believe it!

Dan young
Dan young
1 year ago

Maybe the 51 should be asked if they would withdraw their signing the letter. See if any do.

Samuel
Samuel
1 year ago

… the Clinton’s and the Obama’s gone berserk, together they corrupted the entire democrat party beyond recognition, and along with it, half America’s legislature, our judicial system, our United States Military, our FBI, our CIA, television and mainstream media. Such is the extent of white house corruption, the government in Washington DC no longer represents the United States of America –

Wayne Peterkin
Wayne Peterkin
1 year ago

As bad as Brennan is, James Clapper was his partner in crime and just as bad. I was appalled hearing Clapper lie under oath to Congress re. the FISA warrants, yet he was never held accountable.

James P.
James P.
1 year ago

Total scum of the earth.

Darrel
Darrel
1 year ago

Nothing the demoncrats do shows that they have an ounce of integrity and they stand for nothing but evil when it comes to any policies. It is time to divide. Secession is the answer.

Robin W Boyd
Robin W Boyd
1 year ago

Many co-conspirators of this deliberately devious conspiracy to rig a presidential election should be investigated and if found guilty, punished to the full extent of the law.

Denise
Denise
1 year ago

It’s all about control. It’s always been about control. Sadly there are “republicrats” who’ve signed on to this treason. When George Bush Sr. was elected president, I was just beginning to realize that what I was seeing, wasn’t what I was seeing. In Bush’s acceptance speech he said: “We must usher in the New World Order.” Interesting. I found no less than 4 videos on youtube with him ‘extolling the wonders” of the New World Order. This has been going on a very long time. For way to long citizens in general “voted” for representatives and then went about their business, not giving it a thought. Once upon a time there were term limits in congress; now it’s a life long, million dollar plus “career” selling out everything thing this nation was founded on; with precious few exceptions. We The People believed we could expect our elected representatives to adhere to the best Constitutional interests of our nation…and at that, went about our business. Democrats are bleeding from the eyes to shove a one party control down our collective throats. The 2020 election was as rigged as it gets, News Max interviewed a number of pole workers, many of whom were not Trump fans, who signed federal affidavits that they saw fraudulent actions in polling places. One trucker said he’d been tasked with taking thousands of ballots to another state! We watched video of pole workers being sent home and the remaining pulling out suit cases of blank ballots! If you sign a federal affidavit fraudulently you’re can be looking at 3 years in a federal prison…The leftist liars have their lap dogs laughingly called ‘media’. They are the propaganda machine. Our country is in a peril unlike ever before in it’s long and storied history…our Constitutional Republic has been under attack by the far left for a long time. They will do and say anything to bring it down.

Denise
Denise
1 year ago

Oh, a little history lesson. Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s right hand ‘man’ stated;” Repeat a lie often enough it becomes truth.” Can I get an amen?

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
1 year ago

How did Brennan, who admitted voting for a Communist at the height of the Cold War, get a security clearance to get ANY federal job?

PIDL
PIDL
1 year ago

And Nixon was driven from office over Watergate, which was not as bad as what Brennan, the CIA , the FBI, and the Democrats are doing now.

Satan is at work! God is giving us this information. We must use it to defeat Satan!

Brennan and the CIA are guilty of psychological manipulation using the internet using their lies! He is the one that was at the beginning of all of the manipulation.

PIDL
PIDL
1 year ago

Why am I not allowed to vote on a comment? What is wrong with AMAC? I have seen this many times before. I started 5 year membership about 3 years ago. And I also subscribed for notifications. But almost every time I get on AMAC I am asked to subscribe again. What is going on with this website? Are incompetents handling it?

spitfire1940
spitfire1940
1 year ago

“IBM Engineer’!? Your comments make you sound like you are a Brennan supporter.I don’t know how you got onto AMAC ,I think you have AMAC confused with AARP so I suggest you deliver your moronic comments to that organization where those of a similar I Q TO YOURS will appreciate them.

spitfire1940
spitfire1940
1 year ago

Does I B M in “I b m engineer” mean idiot big mouth?

GTPatriot
GTPatriot
1 year ago

Brennan is a bought and paid for Trump hater. More than that , he hates any influence from outside DC. This is a beauracracy lifer who fears any loss of control by the liberal communist movement in this country. The contest in DC is who is the greatest commie between Brennan and Schift. How does a person with no character rise to a position of prominence ? Thats how it works in DC. Momma’s don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys or federal govt employees.

1960s and 2020s; history repeats itself
Helena, Montana / November 3, 2020: Woman election official directing voter where to park and vote, man in vehicle holding ballot, voting from car outside polling station, poll worker
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