Former President Barack Obama’s Director of Central Intelligence John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper mega-blasted on TV and radio news and talk shows President Donald Trump during the Memorial Day weekend for his ordering the release by the U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr declassified material regarding the surreptitious surveillance of the Trump presidential campaign in 2016.
Both Clapper and Brennan are contracted to ratings-deficient cable-news networks MSNBC and CNN respectively as intelligence analysts, but most of their appearances are merely opportunities for them and the hosts to bash the President.
“I see it as a very, very serious and outrageous move on the part of Mr. Trump, once again, trampling on the statutory authorities of the Director of National Intelligence and the heads of the independent intelligence agencies,” Brennan said during an MSNBC show hosted by Chris Hayes, someone who has no love for Republican President Trump.
Brennan also slammed the Attorney General. “And it’s unclear to me what Mr. Barr is actually going to do. Is he investigating a crime? Well, what’s the predication of that crime? Or he is just going to be looking for information… that Mr. Trump can just give to his defenders on the right and cherry-pick information that could be taken out of context?” he claimed.
“When I heard that political hack make those statements, it occurred to me that the news media and their political-masters, the Democrats, only want all documents released that either accuse Trump or can be used to embarrass the Republicans,” said former criminal investigator Jose “Joey” Segarra. “These people are ‘all in’ when it comes to bringing down Trump, no matter how successful he is or how well-liked he is.”
Brennan expressed concern about exposing “sources and methods” as well as the intelligence of “partners abroad.” The actual Trump dossier used to get FISA surveillance warrants originated with the hiring of a British intelligence consultant and from MI6 (military foreign intelligence).
“This is very serious and I know that my former colleagues in the intelligence agencies are looking upon this with great concern and worry,” Brennan claimed.
“This sounds to me like Brennan panicking over being discovered as a Deep State operative who turned the CIA into a Democratic Party offshoot to spy on the opposing presidential nominee. He’s also not well-liked by the intelligence agents who put country ahead of political party.” said former military intelligence officer and retired police inspector Daniel Pertino.
Brennan also said he hoped that DNI Dan Coats and CIA Director Gina Haspel will “stand up” to President Trump’s “unprecedented act.” For the record, when Obama began having his intelligence reports rewritten in order to coincide with his claims about U.S. military operations in the Middle East, up to 50 intelligence agents complained to the Inspector General of the Defense Department.
“I didn’t hear about Brennan and Clapper — with his nervous twitches and erratic eye contact — complain about the politicalization of the intelligence community,” said Joey Segarra.
Brennan criticized Trump on social media after the president shared a political cartoon on Twitter making fun of the former CIA Director, former DNI Clapper, and FBI Director James Comey.
“Young people everywhere: Please do not emulate Mr. Trump’s very immature behavior. Find others of honesty, integrity, & decency to be your role models,” the MSNBC analyst tweeted. “And always try to do what you know is the right thing, even when doing what is right is both unpopular & difficult.”
Clapper, now a CNN analyst, insisted that the infamous Steele dossier was not used as sourcing for the intelligence community assessment in January 2017. However, evidence that the FISA warrant was obtained using a dossier that is highly questionable with experts saying it was completely false in its accusations.
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Former top FBI Islam expert Special Agent John Guandolo claims that Brennan converted to Islam years ago while station chief in Saudi Arabia and remains a closeted Muslim who was recruited by the Saudis as part of a counter-intelligence operation. Brennan hated candidate Trump for what Democrats characterized as the president’s “Muslim ban.” He is also on record voting for Communist Party presidential candidate Gus Hall in 1976.
According to Trump campaign consultant Roger Stone, Brennan’s history of dubious or even outright anti-American proclivities: “Brennan was not sworn into office on a Bible, as the tradition goes in America, but on an original draft of the Constitution WITHOUT the Bill of Rights. Clearly, this was a purposeful signal that Brennan has no regard for the limits on the powers of the state enshrined in these amendments.”
Stone also wrote: “In 2018, this constitutional quisling called on Congress to ban semi-automatic firearms altogether, a radical infringement on the right to keep and bear arms, so radical that even most Democrats do not support Brennan’s radical point of view.”