Skip to comments.Ex-CIA Director Brennan's anti-Trump comments did 'damage' to intel community, Mullen says
Posted on 08/19/2018 1:03:19 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
Former CIA Director John Brennan risked damaging the intelligence community with his anti-Trump comments, retired Adm. Michael Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told "Fox News Sunday."
Mullen's comments came as several former intelligence officials appeared on Sunday talk shows, including Brennan -- who floated the possibility of taking legal action against the president.
"I think John's an extraordinary servant of the country, but I think he has been incredibly critical of the president, and I think that has put him in a political place which actually does more damage for the intelligence community -- which is apolitical," Mullen said.
Brennan had publicly accused President Trump of "treason" after his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin this summer in Helsinki, Finland, and he has repeatedly lambasted Trump with Twitter posts that critics have charged improperly hint at classified insider information about the ongoing Russia probe.
However, Mullen added, Trump's decision to revoke Brennan's security clearance last week raised significant concerns.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders read a statement on behalf of the president during the start of the press briefing, saying Brennan "has a history that calls his credibility into question."
Specifically, the president's statement criticized Brennan for falsely telling Congress that the CIA had not infiltrated Senate computers, and for claiming that the unverified Steele dossier was not a factor in 2016 intelligence assessments.
The statement also claimed Brennan had been "leveraging" the clearance to make "wild outbursts" and claims against the Trump administration in the media.
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First Clapper, now Mullen.
John Brennan is dirty and probably has committed serious crimes. Must be felonies.
Brennan is absolutely off-the-rails with his rants. Something is driving him.
He protesteth too much-eth.
He did not count on Hillary losing. None of them did.
And now Clapper is apparently embarrassed about Brennan’s rhetoric.
Clapper, of course, the proven liar about spying on Americans.
That is, committing seppuku/hara-kiri over Trump to bring some kind of misguided honor to himself and his treason against the Country.
After the mask is removed, we will realize that we are in an existential battle with these Marxists...and either they will die or we will.
Marxism/Post-Modernism/Communism/Socialism is a religion...and a powerful and deeply held one.
As Jordan Peterson has said, paraphrasing Jung...people don't have ideas, ideas have people.
In simpler terms, the Left is possessed by its ideology.
Soon we will see that they are willing to kill you for it.
This is already emerging in the antifa riots.
They are possessed of the spirit of Marxism/Post-Modernism.
They are not inclined toward it...they are possessed by it.
"In the case of former CIA Directors, the agency 'holds' their security clearance and renews it every five years for the rest of their lives, however, that requires former CIA Directors to behave like current CIA employees."
CBS News, July 23
Also, Brennan was Clinton and Obamas guy in charge and Muslim Brotherhood liaison for both the Libya adventure and the rest of the Obama Arab Spring
I think Brennan is a muslim and a jihadi (and a true believer in such crap). Clapper is just a hardcore Leftie.
Too bad about Intel.
Is AMD still OK?
Security clearances are apparently for sale to the media for trafficing in in leaked classified information.
Here’s how it works. Let’s say you have a clearance but no need to know. Someone on the inside can leak (i.e decide you have a NTK) and pass info to you. No crime has been committed, just a bad decision. On the other hand, no clearance means a crime has been committed by both people an are liable to 10 years in prison.
Lousy muzzlime traitor, found and hired by a traitor.
Brennan is a giant poop stain on our intelligence service. They should all be ashamed of him.
Service to WHICH country??
Brennan is giving his paymasters what they want, lots of wild-eyed accusations and conspiracy theories. He trades on the fact he was CIA director, and has a security clearance to make a huge salary, bigger than he ever had working for the government. Whether or not he really means or believes what he says is a different matter.
“which actually does more damage for the intelligence community — which is apolitical,” Mullen said.”
Use to be apolitical Adm. Mullen. 0bama and his regime weaponized the entire federal government.
We need indictments, trials, convictions and hangings.
Yep and CIA employees need to clear anything that goes into the press, even the obituaries of the agent once they pass. Did brennan get cleared by the agency to mouth off like that?
1. If we know who the Director of the CIA is, for any reason other than a brief story about that person’s confirmation, that person is the wrong person for the job.
2. Back when I had a security clearance (TS with assorted alphabet nonsense), normal people needed both a clearance and need-to-know in order to access classified material. If the Deep State still followed the rules that productive Americans used to follow, need-to-know would automatically terminate when employment ended. All of these has-beens, from Brennan to Hillary should be denied access to classified material, whether or not their clearance is terminated, because they no longer have a professional need to know.
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