Skip to comments.John Brennan’s ‘Exceptionally Sensitive’ Issue
Posted on 05/16/2018 4:06:07 AM PDT by mairdie
... Brennan dimly understood that there would be hell to pay if it came out that Hillary partisans in the U.S. government were spying on her opponents campaign, making use of opposition research that she had purchased. But Brennan, who was auditioning to be Hillarys CIA director and choking on his anger at the thought of Trump as president, couldnt help himself apparently. From April 2016 to July 2016, according to leaked stories in the British press, he assembled a multi-agency taskforce that served as the beginnings of a counterintelligence probe into the Trump campaign. During these months, he was personally briefing Obama on Russian interference Brennans euphemism for spying on the Trump campaign and was practically camped out at the White House. So in all likelihood Obama knew about and had given his blessing to Brennans dirt-digging.
The FBIs liaison to Brennan was Peter Strzok, whose hatred for Trump equaled Brennans. But even Strzok knew that Brennan was blowing smoke about Trump-Russian collusion. Strzok would later tell his mistress that he sensed the probe would prove a crock that theres no big there there.
Whats valuable about the Corn/Isikoff account is that it inadvertently provides a picture of Brennan running an anti-Trump spying operation right out of Langley. Even after the FBI probe formally began in July 2016, Brennan was bringing CIA agents, FBI officials, and NSA officials into the same room at CIA headquarters to pool their anti-Trump hunches. To give these outrageous meetings a patina of respectability, Brennan invoked the post-9/11 rationale of interagency cooperation. Corn and Isikoff, obviously supportive of Brennans operation, use absurdly sanitized language to describe these meetings, but the shocking political import of them is still unmistakable: ...
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
Wish we had an AG...
"Brennan, notorious for his Islamophilia, had refused to take his oath as CIA director on the Bible, regarding that practice as the disgusting relic of a once-Christian America. He had played a leading role in Obamas outreach to the Islamic world and saw Flynn as an odious threat to that work. What Brennans working group at Langley couldnt achieve in nailing Flynn was accomplished later by Sally Yates and Comey through entrapment and Muellers leveraged prosecution in which he got Flynn to confess to a crime he didnt commit."
very good analysis putting Brennan as the driving force, with Obama’s complicity
Brennan must be made to pay for these shocking tactics that one expects to see in the corrupt Third World executed by tinpot dictators.......not in the US f A...........
Scared ****less, Obama did a fast CYA.
With mere days left before President-elect Donald Trump took office, Obama finalized rules to make it easier for the nations intelligence agencies to share unfiltered information about innocent people. ...in effect, retroactively sanctioning the outrages of Brennan's inter-agency intel sharing.
It is amazing to me that of all the crimes we are AWARE of these people have committed NOT ONE is in the dock. Not one.
Brennan’s a traitor and he’s ugly on top of it. However, he’ll look marvelous in the mother of all perp-walks.
I’m almost convinced that Brennan may be close to getting a badly needed proctological. I still consider he and ValJar to be entrenched and very, very dangerous.
Thanks for this. God controls. The incompetence of our enemies is, frankly, over-the-top.
I only say this because i’d previously given up all hope. VSG, indeed.
Corn and Isikoff, two front of the line Obama jock sniffers to be sure. Corn is a particularly vile, slimy leftist.
Another piece in the Obama “Get Trump” jihad.
Susan Rice wrote a memo to herself and confessed to a series of crimes that added the time line and inferences about what the outgoing Obama administration illegally concealed from incoming President Trump and his aides.
CYA memos are rarely a good idea. Most often, they reveal things the author never intended——ala Susan Rices now-infamous email to herself.
WHY SUSAN RICE WROTE AN EMAIL TO HERSELF........the extraordinary email Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice wrote to herself at 12:15 on January 20, 2017........within minutes of President Trump’s inauguration must have been her last act, more or less, before she vacated the White House. So obviously the email was important to her. But why would it be important to send an email to herself (the only person copied was one of her aides)?
If you read the email, along with Senator Grassleys letter to Rice, it is obvious that it is a CYA memo. But the question is, whose A is being Cd?
Most attention, so far, has focused on the first two paragraphs of the email, which describe a meeting that occurred around two weeks earlier.
The participants included
<><> Sally Yateswho turns up like a bad penny whenever skulduggery is afoot
Rice made sure to underscore that Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the Intelligence and law enforcement communities by the book. Rice writes Obama stressed that he is not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective. He reiterated that our law enforcement team needs to proceed as it normally would by the book.
This is pure boilerplate.
It represents, obviously, the company line. But Rice did not write her email to cover Barack Obamas rear end. If she or anyone else had wanted to document the claim that Obama said to proceed by the book, the appropriate course would have been an official memo that copied others who were present and would have gone into the file. (My guess is that such a memo was written, but we havent seen it.)
The important part of the email is not the paragraph that purports to exonerate Obama, but the paragraphs that follow: “From a national security perspective, however, President Obama said he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.”
The next paragraph of the email remains classified and has been redacted. The email concludes:
The President asked Comey to inform him if anything changes in the next few weeks that should affect how we share classified information with the incoming team. Comey said he would.
CONCLUSION Why did Susan Rice send herself an email purporting to document this part of the meeting? Because she was Cing her own A. Rice was nervous about the fact that, at the presidents direction, she had failed to share information fully as it relates to Russia with President Trumps incoming national security team.
Her actions violated longstanding American tradition. Outgoing administrations have always cooperated in the transition to a new administration, whether of the same or the opposing party, especially on matters relating to national security.
Susan Rice is far from the brightest bulb on the tree, but she was well aware that by concealing facts ostensibly relating to national security from her counterpart in the new administrationGeneral Michael Flynnshe was, at a minimum, violating longstanding civic norms.
If she actually lied to Flynn, she could have been accused of much worse. So Rice wanted to be able to retrieve her email, if she found herself in a sticky situation, and tell the world that she hid relevant facts about Russia from the new administration on Barack Obamas orders.
What were the secrets that Obama wanted to keep from the new administration? We can easily surmise that the fact that the Steele memo was paid for by the Democratic Party; that the FBI had to some degree collaborated with Steele; that the Clinton campaign had fed some of the fake news in the dossier to Steele; and that Comeys FBI had used Steeles fabrications as the basis for FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign were among the facts that Obama and his minions didnt want Michael Flynn and Donald Trump to know. Susan Rice, we can infer, was told to keep these secrets, and if anyone ever asked why she had failed to disclose them to Michael Flynn and others on Trumps team, or even lied to those people, she would have the defense that President Obama ordered her to do it.
There may be more to it than this. The redacted paragraph likely contains more information about what it was that Rice wasnt supposed to tell the Trump team. One of these days, we will learn what was blacked out.
The fact that Michael Flynn was Susan Rices counterpart in the incoming administration may also be significant. We know that the FBI agents who interviewed General Flynneven Peter Strzok!reported that they didnt think he had lied about anything. And yet, Obamas DOJ and Bob Muellers investigationbasically a continuation of Obamas corrupt Department of Justice under another, less accountable namepersecuted Flynn to the point where he finally pled guilty to a single count of lying to the FBI in order, as he says, to end the madness and the financial drain.
Why were the Democrats so determined to discredit General Flynn? Perhaps because they wanted to pre-empt any outrage that may otherwise have followed on revelations that the Obama administrations National Security Advisor hid important facts from her successor during the transition, and may have lied to him about those facts, in violation of all American tradition.
Great point. But in doing so Obama showed his hand, he was complicit in the treason.
You can thank our worthless AG for that. Laws, evidently, are for little people not powerful DC players. Right Jeff?
Hope you appreciate how much we appreciate you. Thank you, Liz.
Our enemies. Typically transparent.
I believe one day, President Trump is going to bring hell down on Brennan. I would think Brennan got where he is from his steely face that would appear to be the result of incest in his parent’s generation, or fetal alcohol syndrome. He is a lot on the creepy side.
Maybe President Trump will get around to appointing an AG at some point in time.
From day one, I have thought Brennan was playing a major role in all of this.
Brennan was behind it ALL!
Where is Sessions?!?
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