Skip to comments.Chief of firm involved in breach is Obama adviser
Posted on 03/22/2008 2:10:04 PM PDT by tomnbeverly
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The CEO of a company whose employee is accused of improperly looking at the passport files of presidential candidates is a consultant to the Barack Obama campaign, a source said Saturday.
John Brennan, president of the Analysis Corp., advises the Illinois Democrat on foreign policy and intelligence issues, the source said.
Brennan briefed the media on behalf of the campaign this month.
The executive is a former senior CIA official and former interim director of the National Counterterrorism Center.
He contributed $2,300 to the Obama campaign in January.
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I gotta see how Rove/Bush/Cheney made him do this....
That’s all going to have one funny end.
I'll bet this was done to remove Jeremiah Wright off the news.
Dirty tricks by the Marxists
So Obama sends his own operative to look at his file so he can go nuts over it.
Classic “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” tactics. He knows jeremiah wright is killing him.
Rove just pushed the mind control button on the console of his flying saucer while buzzing Chicago.
To paraphrase J. Wright , it looks like Obama’s white half is indulging in dirty tricks against his black half.
advises Obama on intelligence matters? More likely lack of intelligence on his firms part led to this breach.
That such an official, who knows who Obama is and what his background is with the Weathermen Underground, Black Liberation Theology, and his Islamic ties, would support him tells me that we have severe mole problems and lack of judgement in our intelligence agencies.
Oh yes, the National Intelligence Estimate already told us that though, didn;t it?
“Typical Whitey” sounds like a screen name.
Liars and revisionists......all of them.
Obama is doubly-damned for this. Folks, it is truly time to put the screws to this screwhead and the corrupt jackals who are propping him up.
So how is this company’s CEO involved with the Pentagon, for god’s sake? Why didn’t he make amends with BHO, Hill, and McCain instead of Condi?
Obama supporters are proving what I have long suspected — that nearly half of all Americans are truly ignorant and dangerous to the survival of the Republic.
In addition to ignorant - they are far too dependent on politicians and government to “take care of them”....
The “Katrina Complex of Dependency” is widespread in some communities.
Folks — there’s only one thing we should demand from the government and that is National Security, and they are struggling there!
Why do some folks still expect government to improve their sorry lives — when they refuse to do for themselves?
Hillary should run with this...
"Idle curiosity"...yeah, yeah, that's the ticket.
IMO, Liberal loons think we’re morons and can’t ferret out the truth of their lies, antics, and all around traitorous BS.
And it just gets better!
Rove, you magnificent bastard!
The OTHER company involved STANLEY, the head guy has given HILLARY $1000.00!!
The OTHER company involved STANLEY, the head guy has given HILLARY $1000.00!!
He derailed the train that was investigating the Wright story.
His racist politics are safe for a little while at least.
The chaos continues!
McCain surely won’t.
5th column embedded.....like a Arkansas tick on a coon dawg !
Shocking how almost nobody knows that the Founding Fathers never had any intention of letting just anybody vote.
Every state had restrictions on voting and you had to own land to be able to do it.
Women, the landless, imbeciles, slaves, etc. were not allowed to vote.
Now that the vote has been given to all it is only a matter of time until the Republic falls.
... or a rock band.
It's easier for them to let someone else do it.
My my my.
John Brennan, former deputy executive director of the CIA; chief of staff to George Tenet; CIA station chief in the Middle East
Isn't Tenet at this same company, Analysis, as well?
“This whole thing looks like a nothing story. Some quizzical kid looked up Obamas passport info.............”
Yeah, seems that way. Lie detector test they are going to take may prove otherwise, though.
Would be interesting if the 3 breaches of Obama’s passport were attempts to add or subtract information without getting caught.
Yeah, good point. Maybe someone was going to put three fictitious scratch purple hearts onto Obama’s stellar record.
The Obama’s-folks-did-it narrative doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.
Let’s take a look at what we know:
Hillary’s file accessed once, by a trainee, as an obvious (if stupid) joke, caught and reprimanded on the spot.
McCain’s file accessed once by a contractor.
Obama’s file accessed three times by a contractor.
It just doesn’t make sense. Why would Obama or his agents access Obama’s own file three times? There could hardly be much in there that he didn’t know about himself already.
What makes sense is that a candidate’s agents would look at the files to find dirt on the opposition. So if Obama’s agents did this, we should expect to find that Clinton and McCain’s files were accessed. But Clinton’s wasn’t, except in the meaningless training prank.
If McCain’s agents did it (or Bush’s, helping McCain), then we would expect to see both Obama’s and Clinton’s files accessed. But again, we have the issue that Clinton’s files weren’t accessed in any meaningful way. So it’s not Bush or McCain, either.
The only other option is that this comes from the Clinton camp. And it makes a lot of sense, since it fits with the evidence. The dates Obama’s file was accessed closely correlate with Clinton primary losses. A consistent narrative can be made, where Clinton agents accessed both Obama and McCain’s files digging for dirt, and went back to Obama’s file repeatedly after primary losses in an attempt to dredge up something to stem his momentum.
That the CEO of this firm is an Obama advisor is interesting but it doesn’t really tell us anything. Bush is the CEO of the government, but most of the civil service is still working for the Clintons.
“It just doesnt make sense. Why would Obama or his agents access Obamas own file three times?”
It would make sense if they were trying to add or subtract information!
example: contractor tries first time to add to the passport that Obama visited countries in Europe to cover the lie that he said he has been all over Europe, when in actuality he hasn’t...... but contractor’s attempt failed because system wouldn’t accept the change due to a security measure.
So the contractor tries again this time with a solution to get around the security system and succeeds. Later on they find out that the information placed won’t stand up to scrutiny so they decide to go in a third time to erase what they’ve put in so that it doesn’t turn into a scandal.
CIA connection no surprise
Mr. Brennan earned a BA in Political Science from Fordham University in 1977, including study at the American University of Cairo in 1975 to 1976. He received a MA in Government with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980.
Mr. Brennan began his career as an intelligence officer in 1980 with the Central Intelligence Agency's Directorate of Operations as a Career Trainee. After joining the Directorate of Intelligence in 1981, he served with the Department of State as a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 1982 to 1984. From 1984 to 1989, he served in a variety of analytic assignments in the Office of Near Eastern and South Asian Analysis in the Directorate of Intelligence. Mr. Brennan was in charge of terrorism analysis in the DCI's Counterterrorist Center between 1990 and 1992, including during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. After a management position in the Office of Near Eastern and South Asian Analysis, Mr. Brennan served as the CIA's daily intelligence briefer at the White House in 1994 and 1995. Mr. Brennan was the Executive Assistant to then-DDCI George Tenet from 1995 to 1996, and he served as Chief of Station in a major Middle East capital from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Brennan served as DCI Tenet's Chief of Staff from 1999 to 2001 and as Deputy Executive Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from March 2001 to March 2003.
That makes sense in isolation, but when combined with the dates of access there’s a motive problem. Obama was winning very strongly at the time and there was no mention of what countries he had been to. The Clinton campaign raised that topic, after the dates of access. How did she know what countries he had and had not been to?
Not to worry, liberal congresscritters are already on the case.
"The circumstances in this case may be different from the George H.W. Bush Administration's snooping into Bill Clinton's passport records during the 1992 presidential campaign. But it is worth noting that that earlier situation also was characterized as isolated and non-political when the news initially emerged. This time, as then, Congress will pay close attention to the depth of Executive Branch involvement in the rifling of presidential candidates' passport files."
Beyond parody. Wait, I see an opening in the MSM memory hole! The implication that Bush was behind the passport snooping is being sucked in... It's gone! Vanished without a trace! It - never - happened!
“Obama was winning very strongly at the time and there was no mention of what countries he had been to. The Clinton campaign raised that topic, after the dates of access.”
No, European nations were bringing this up last year because they were upset that he wasn’t doing his job, and they wanted to meet with him and other Senator’s on the committee because of big issues concerning things like NATO.
Hillary just ran with what the Europeans gave her- they are the ones saying he’s never been there............. and they would know if he visited Europe or not without needing to look at his passport information here in the States, they have the information on their end.