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Jailed Former Bush CIA Official Warns Trump: Mueller, Brennan 'Set Out to Ruin People'
Fox News ^ | May 22, 2018 | Tucker Carlson

Posted on 05/23/2018 6:24:37 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden

A former CIA officer who was imprisoned for leaking classified information to journalists said he was initially was cleared of charges until Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan got involved.

John Kiriakou said he had "no idea" he was under investigation in 2007 for sharing details of terrorists' interrogations to journalists.

Kiriakou said his story should be relevant to President Donald Trump, who is dealing with the same officials in his Russia probe as Kiriakou did.

"In 2007, the Bush administration investigated me and determined I hadn't committed a crime," he said.

However, Kiriakou said that once President Obama took power in 2009, a series of memos showed that Brennan asked Attorney General Eric Holder to reopen his case.

(Excerpt) Read more at insider.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agholder; brennan; classifiedinfo; corruptbrennan; halpergraphic; jamesclapper; jamescomey; johnbrennan; kiriakou; leakers; leonpanetta; lisapage; mueller; obamadm; peterstrzok; robertmueller; susanrice; trump
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"Kiriakou claimed Brennan sent the DOJ a memo asking the department to prosecute the officer for espionage.

The department said it had no evidence of such, but Brennan responded something to the effect of "charge him anyway and make him defend himself," according to Kiriakou."

This is what Kiriakou's lawyers found out during the discovery phase. Does it sound familiar??

1 posted on 05/23/2018 6:24:37 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Brennan abused his “power”...criminally.


2 posted on 05/23/2018 6:26:00 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro

Brennan in one horrible human being. I suspect that sooner or later, he and Ben Rhodes will be named as the ring leaders behind all the dirty tricks against trump.


3 posted on 05/23/2018 6:28:16 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

The entire federal apparatus does pretty much the same thing - political corruption and the legal/financial ruination of those who don’t play along.

Lois Lerner, for example, did essentially the same thing within the scope of her ability. And so do MILLIONS of other federal bureaucrats.


4 posted on 05/23/2018 6:28:25 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 0)
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To: 1Old Pro

Brennan needs to discover the irony that the world is round.


5 posted on 05/23/2018 6:29:02 AM PDT by henkster (Monsters from the Id.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
...that sooner or later, he and Ben Rhodes will be named as the ring leaders behind all the dirty tricks against trump.

that sooner or later, he and Ben Rhodes will be named as high-level operatives for the ring leaders behind all the dirty tricks against trump.

The sink-hole for the Zero-based research in the Kalorama neighborhood.

6 posted on 05/23/2018 6:35:20 AM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

There is “Woodward-Bernstein” type fame and fortune waiting for the enterprising journalist who finally blows the lid off the most outrageous political scandal in the history of this country. I wonder if any of them will be brave enough to claim the reward.


7 posted on 05/23/2018 6:36:45 AM PDT by KyCats
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To: thoughtomator
"Lois Lerner, for example, did essentially the same thing within the scope of her ability. And so do MILLIONS of other federal bureaucrats."

I was taught an embarassing number of decades ago that leftists are conspiratorial by nature. I've never experienced or observed anything in my entire life that could refute it. To me it is an axiom.

8 posted on 05/23/2018 6:44:16 AM PDT by VR-21
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To: 1Old Pro
Brennan abused his “power”...criminally.

"Yeah? So what? Whatcha gonna do about it?"


9 posted on 05/23/2018 6:47:21 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Marxism: Wonderful theory, wrong species)
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"A Communist, an Islamist and a traitor walk into a bar. Which one of us was it?"

Doesn't matter! We are interchangeable anti America Babbling thugs from the Tower of Babel aka the CIA/DOJ/FBI!

10 posted on 05/23/2018 6:48:22 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Democrats aare having trouble with their MAMA campaign, (Make America Mexico Again), versus MAGA!)
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but Brennan responded something to the effect of "charge him anyway and make him defend himself,"

"Show me the man, and I'll find you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria

11 posted on 05/23/2018 6:48:52 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: KyCats

“”There is “Woodward-Bernstein” type fame and fortune waiting for the enterprising journalist who finally blows the lid off the most outrageous political scandal in the history of this country. I wonder if any of them will be brave enough to claim the reward.””

There are a couple of women who could fill that job and hopefully they will. The gal who wrote the WSJ article last week whose name I forget and Sharyl Attkisson. There may be more but I’m not aware of any male who has stuck his neck out printing any expose’.


12 posted on 05/23/2018 6:50:42 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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The name you’re looking for from WSJ is Kimberley Strassel.


13 posted on 05/23/2018 6:55:35 AM PDT by ntnychik
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The gal who wrote the WSJ article

Kim Strassel.

14 posted on 05/23/2018 7:03:43 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: ntnychik

Sara Carter is also working hard to shine the light on these vermin.


15 posted on 05/23/2018 7:04:58 AM PDT by KyCats
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To: KyCats

There is “Woodward-Bernstein” type fame and fortune waiting for the enterprising journalist who finally blows the lid off the most outrageous political scandal in the history of this country. I wonder if any of them will be brave enough to claim the reward.

There are a few independent journalists out there, but they don’t work for the dinosaur media. The MSM long ago was housebroken by the Permanent State or the Deep State. The DS invited the press to a few parties and spoon fed them leaks. The leaks made the press lazy and also allowed the DS to shape the narrative.

Now, instead of being an advocate for the people, the MSM advocates for the DS. Look at their latest sad defense of the FBI planting spies in a Presidential campaign. The political use of the FBI to undermine and spy on a major political party makes Watergate look like amateur hour.


16 posted on 05/23/2018 7:05:11 AM PDT by Flick Lives (Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

I hope PT pardons this guy.


17 posted on 05/23/2018 7:06:13 AM PDT by FES0844 (SGould the allow it. Hi call the shots. I’m sure Laura would have stayed Oman)
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To: ntnychik
The name you’re looking for from WSJ is Kimberley Strassel.

Kimberley is great. There are actually many others as well.. for example, Catherine Herridge, Sara Carter to name two.

18 posted on 05/23/2018 7:06:39 AM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Hollywood Myths vs. the Real CIA after Obama’s, Brennan’s, Clapper’s, Herr Mueller’s and their Deep State’s secret war against Candidate Trump, President Elect Trump and President Trump!

When you think about the CIA, does a famous British super spy come to mind? Are images of shootouts and high speed chases running through your head? Do you imagine CIA officers chasing terrorists through the American heartland, as seen on popular TV shows?

While the CIA may have cool spy tools that even James Bond would be proud to use, such as a robot fish that samples water and insect-sized listening devices, the CIA is a lot different than Hollywood portrays it to be. CIA.gov wants to share some of the facts with you.

Myth: Everyone at the CIA is a spy.
Reality: The case officers commonly depicted in Hollywood are just one specialized occupation in the CIA. These officers recruit people in foreign countries who have access to valuable information (spies), but the officers themselves are not spies.We hire thugs like Halper to be our spies/agents.

To carry out its mission of collecting and analyzing foreign intelligence, the Agency has a diverse workforce that includes analysts, case officers, support staff and technology experts. This breadth of expertise is one of many things that make the CIA unique.

We have used this breadth of experience to monitor and conduct the Deep State’s 2+ year open war against Candidate Trump, President Elect Trump, President Trump, his family and friends and his staff.

So far, we have not found anything illegal, but never fear. We will continue to look under every rock in America, the UK and the world. If we don’t find anything, we will continue to blame the Russians as collaborators with Trump. Our partners, the American media will support us 24/7 making sure our lies about Trump are headlines every day.

Myth: The CIA spies on US citizens.

Reality: The Federal Bureau of Investigation has the lead on intelligence matters in the United States, especially those directed against US citizens. So, the CIA and the DOJ/FBI worked together supposedly to protect the interests of US national security when it came to: Candidate Trump, President Elect Trump, President Trump, his family, friends and his staff.

Myth: The CIA does not collect information concerning the domestic activities of US citizens, except with Candidate Trump, President Elect Trump. President Trump his family, friends and anyone has been around him since he was 10 years old.

Clapper has been a great friend of the CIA/DOJ/FBI versus Trump in these issues. Clapper has not found anything yet that was illegal by Trump or his people. It did get him a great 6 figure gig with CNN’s fake news. Now, he has world wide coverage of his bs er info about President Trump on the Fake News from CNN.

As an agency of the Deep State, the CIA’s foreign intelligence collection mission was conducted every where in America and the world against Candidate Trump, President Elect Trump and President Trump, his family, friends and anyone has around or with him since he was 10 years old.

Myth: The CIA is above the law:

Reality: The National Security Act of 1947 and multiple Executive Orders provide the authority for CIA activities. The CIA reports to two Congressional oversight committees, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), which ensure that the Agency operates legally and within the scope of its charter.

However this oversight did not apply to any CIA/DOJ/FBI actions against Candidate Trump, President Elect Trump and President Trump and any of Trump’s family, friends or workers.

In addition, the CIA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) provides independent oversight of the CIA. The OIG performs independent audits, inspections, investigations and reviews of CIA programs and operations.

Again this does/did not apply to anything the CIA did/does against candidate Trump, President Elect Trump, President Trump, Trumps friends, staff or family. They are fair game to CIA/FBI operatives and any thugs like Halper, we hire to do our dirty work, er monitoring of the Trumps.

Myth: The CIA arrests people who break the law.
Reality:

The CIA, unlike the FBI, has no law enforcement authority. The Agency’s mission is foreign intelligence collection and analysis. If you have a law enforcement issue, contact your local police department or the US Department of Justice.

The reality: We would have arrested candidate Trump, President Elect Trump, President Trump, Trumps friends, staff or family if the damn internet wasn’t around. The Trumps are still fair game to CIA/DOJ/FBI operatives!

Myth: The CIA makes foreign policy.

Reality: The CIA forms/guides foreign policy. It works with other members of the Intelligence Community to produce objective analysis/BS on intelligence issues. The president and policymakers make all US policy decisions, not the CIA.

However, Candidate Trump, President Elect Trump and now President Trump should never make foreign policy. Only the Obama team can do that, or his flunkies like John Kerry working with Iran at this time.

For more of how your CIA works, go to the link below!

https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2012-featured-story-archive/myths-vs-real-cia.html


19 posted on 05/23/2018 7:10:36 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Democrats aare having trouble with their MAMA campaign, (Make America Mexico Again), versus MAGA!)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Tucker’s interview of Kiriakou was both infuriating that this happened to him and liberating to know that he can now get this story out when it matters so much to do so. I also liked what he had to say about how PT has used his ability to pardon to date. Here is the interview... starts at about the 33:45 mark...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E6Fw0Mkyuo


20 posted on 05/23/2018 7:11:58 AM PDT by hecticskeptic
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