Skip to comments.Brennan Praises 'Courageous' 'Active Insubordination' of Anonymous NYT Op-Ed
Posted on 09/06/2018 5:22:40 PM PDT by jazusamo
On NBCs Thursday morning broadcast of the Today show, former CIA director John Brennan repeatedly praised the unknown author of the New York Timess recent anti-Trump op-ed as a supreme example of courageous American patriotism. While admitting that the anonymous writer was committing active insubordination with the piece, Brennan justified his or her actions by claiming that because Trump is too unfit to be President, the writer is admirably trying to prevent disasters in the future.
I think there are two major takeaways, Brennan told Today co-host Savannah Guthrie in relation to the op-ed. One is, what the author wrote is wholly consistent with all the reports that we have seen over the last year, the reports within Bob Woodwards book, and other things about just how unfit, reckless, irresponsible Donald Trump is. But secondly, it shows the depth of concern within the administration, within the senior ranks of the administration, about what is happening and the extraordinary steps that individuals are willing to take, such as this op-ed, to prevent disasters.
At this point, the former CIA director openly admitted that the op-ed authors actions constituted active insubordination. However, Brennan then immediately praised the insubordination as being born out of loyalty to the country, not to Donald Trump.
When Today co-host Hoda Kotb directly asked Brennan whether he thought writing the op-ed was a courageous act or more of a betrayal, Brennan clearly leaned towards the former description [ transcript from NewsBusters]:
KOTB: So to put a fine point on that. I mean, it probably took somebody some courage to write this. But would you see this as a courageous act, or, if you had to describe it, would you describe it as more of a betrayal?
BRENNAN: Well, I guess its all in the eye of the beholder. Certainly the administration sees it as a betrayal. Its certainly courageous. Its risky. It is so unusual as to raise questions about its so abnormal, these times, that people are doing abnormal things. People have criticized me for speaking out as a former director, but I see all the warning signs of looming disaster, as does this person.
Kotb followed this up by challenging Brennans apparent assumption that the op-ed would definitely help to prevent the looming disaster of a continued Trump presidency: But do you think that this may just be counterproductive? You put all this in writing and President Trump, obviously he tweeted overnight saying hes going to drain the swamp. Do you think this will actually add to the problems?
Unfazed by Kotbs mild skepticism, Brennan steadfastly stuck to his position and insisted that he thought the op-ed would along with the Trump-bashing at John McCains funeral service and the Bob Woodward book have an impact in terms of a cumulative effect in undermining Trumps presidency. While the former CIA director did allow that he thinks things will get worse before they get better due to Trumps very dangerous status as a wounded lion, he expressed vague hope that the Mueller team would find something out there to take Trump down.
To see the full transcript of Brennans appearance on the Today show, check out the link from NewsBusters.
Was Mullah Brennan kneeling on his prayer rug with his smelly butt in the air when he said it?
At what point is this attempted coup going to be considered actionable?
This seditious commie bastard needs to serve some time.
This is the guy who admitted to voting for a Communist, isn’t it?
Really soon I hope, it should have already been.
It sure is and supposedly converted to Islam.
WTF is Brennan
Yes, that’s what I would like to know also. What are they going to start prosecuting people for treason?
Look at his face......
HE’S CONSTIPATED AGAIN!!!
QUICK, someone needs to find the Squatty Potty!!!
The Deep State wants Trump gone so they can continue to flood the country with foreigners in order to steal it from the citizens.
Do you not remember in Zero Dark Thirty, when an aide is running down the hall at the CIA, opens a door and there is a man on a prayer rug with his a** in the air? That was Brennan and he was made Head of the CIA AFTER that.
Hoping Brennan dies of lead poisoning.
Support Free Republic, Folks!
When oh when do we drop the curtain on all these criminal bastards
The cucked douchebag who got his national security clearance taken away from him.
Now he talks.
This story has some positive side as well...it has knocked off the Woodward book off front pages.
All the Nuts are jumping in on the nonsense
Im beginning to wonder of Brennan helped the 9/11 hijackers attack the WTC?
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