Brennan’s Ghost of Benghazi Past – This Ghost is Alive
by TLB Staff
John Brennan stepped in a ‘bear trap’ with one foot when he started crying foul about President Trump removing his Security Clearance. To hear Brennan tell it, you are born into this world with a Security Clearance as a Gift from God. Wrong John… The President giveth and the President taketh away Security Clearances.
With Brennan off on a series of tweets and media appearances, and blinded by the light of his rage, he stepped into the trap with his other foot. Just before the trap slammed shut Brennan was in the process of Canonizing the CIA (both past and present) along with all of the other ‘dark players’ of the Deep State. (Picture Comey with Angel Wings.)
With the pressure of Truth causing greater pain Brennan said the President was doing this “…”to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics.” He brought up the old stand by the Nothing Burger of Russia Gate. As media appearances stepped up and an op-ed in NYT hit the news stands, doubts were starting to be vocalized by some in the D.C. swamp and critics known as Mr. and Mrs. America.
Brennan Broadsided by Hypocrisy & Ghost of Benghazi
(ZeroHedge) On Saturday, Trump tweeted: “Has anyone looked at the mistakes that John Brennan made while serving as CIA Director? He will go down as easily the WORST in history & since getting out, he has become nothing less than a loudmouth, partisan, political hack who cannot be trusted with the secrets to our country!”
Meanwhile, Benghazi survivor and former Army ranger Kris Paronto – who lost his security clearance years ago after telling his account of the Benghazi attack – slammed Brennan in a Thursday tweet which reads: “My principles are greater than clearances too John, especially when you and the @CIA kool-aid drinkers punished us for not going along with the Benghazi cover-up story in order to protect you, @HillaryClinton ‘s & @BarackObama ‘s failures. You put your politics before us.”
John O. Brennan
This action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics. It should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out. My principles are worth far more than clearances. I will not relent. https://twitter.com/nbcnews/status/1029803310444892162 …
Of course the former @CIA and @ODNIgov directors sign a petition, because they want the continue to feel they are above the law and above us common folk….no more eltists, rules apply to you just like everyone else. @JohnBrennan #DeepState #crybabies
12 former CIA directors/deputy directors and 1 former DNI, sign letter to support Brennan,”[W]e all agree that the president’s action has nothing to do with who should and should not hold security clearances – and everything to do with an attempt to stifle free speech.”
Remember when two Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee called for Brennan’s resignation in 2014 when the CIA was busted spying on Congress?
Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) became the first senator to make the call when he issued a statement declaring that he had “no choice but to call for the resignation of CIA Director John Brennan.”
“The CIA unconstitutionally spied on Congress by hacking into Senate Intelligence Committee computers,” he said.
“This grave misconduct not only is illegal, but it violates the U.S. Constitution’s requirement of separation of powers,” Udall continued. “These offenses, along with other errors in judgment by some at the CIA, demonstrate a tremendous failure of leadership, and there must be consequences.”
Remember in 2013 when the New York Times published Glenn Greenwald’s op-ed entitled “By Nominating John Brennan, Obama Is Ignoring War Crimes” ?
Greenwald describes how Brennan’s support for Bush-admin-era “torture, rendition and warrantless eavesdropping” were criminal acts, and that:
“following Obama’s lead, the country has decided to ignore the fact that it committed grievous crimes as part of the “War on Terror.”Obama’s Orwellian decree that we must “look forward, not backward” has convinced huge numbers of citizens to sweep this all under the rug and pretend it never happened. That is what explains how Brennan went from radioactive and unconfirmable in 2008 to uncontroversial in 2013.” –Glenn Greenwald via NYT
And despite all that, Brennan is now a hero to the same people just a few years later (Greenwald excluded). What changed?
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