Former CIA Director Calls For A Coup If Trump Fires Mueller

Tyler Durden's picture

In the most vocal opposition to president Donald Trump yet, former CIA Director John Brennan said that if the White House tries to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, government officials should refuse to follow the president orders, as they would be - in his view - “inconsistent” with the duties of the executive branch.

"I think it's the obligation of some executive branch officials to refuse to carry that out. I would just hope that this is not going to be a partisan issue. That Republicans, Democrats are going to see that the future of this government is at stake and something needs to be done for the good of the future," Brennan told CNN's Wolf Blitzer at the Aspen Security Forum, effectively calling for a coup against the president should Trump give the order to fire Mueller.

The exchange is 43 minutes into the clip below:

(Full transcript here)

Brennan appeared alongside his former colleague, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and both men who served in the Obama administration, told Blitzer they have total confidence in Mueller. "Absolutely. It was an inspired choice- they don't come any better, " Brennan said adding that "If Mueller is fired, I hope our elected reps will stand up and say enough is enough." Some have responded with questions where Brennan's devotion to the Constitution was in the aftermath of the events in Benghazi.

Falling back on his neocon roots, James Clapper, who has waged a long-running vendetta with Trump, once again warned about Russian interference in US affairs. When asked about the June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort with a Russian lawyer and others, he responded: "I'm an old school, Cold War warrior and all that - so I have, there's truth in advertising, great suspicions about the Russians and what they do. A lot of this to me had kind of the standard textbook tradecraft long deployed by Russians. It would have been a really good idea maybe to have vetted whoever they were meeting with."

Clapper was also asked about Trump's comparison of the intelligence community to Nazi Germany. Clapper said he called the President-elect nine days before he left the Obama administration saying he "couldn't let that reference pass" and it was an insult to him, CIA Director John Brennan and the workforce. "That was a terrible, insulting affront, not just to me or John, we get paid the big bucks, but I'm talking about the rank and file, men and women, patriots and intelligence community -- that was completely inappropriate and over the top - I had to do something about it."

And so he did: on the call Clapper said Trump asked him to "to put out a statement rebutting the contents of the dossier which I couldn't and wouldn't do. It was kind of transactional" referring to a dossier that alleged ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. It was not clear if he wouldn't and couldn't do it because the contents were legitimate, in his view, or because the dossier is what started the whole "Russian collusion" narrative in the first place. Curiously, Clapper saw it as a favor to Trump not to issue a statement: Clapper was asked by Blitzer why he didn't put out a statement replying: "The whole point of the dossier by the way was we felt an obligation to warn him to alert him to the fact it was out there. That was the whole point."

It was not clear if James Comey, whose subsequent leak to the NYT led to the appointment of Mueller, would have applied the same reasoning when asked by Trump to rebut the dossier's contents.

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UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Hopefully, the hands and heads of the (((Deep state))) members that reach out will be chopped-off!

Ledfether's picture

No, what we need is a cleansing, of anyone who agrees with Brennan. Trump and co. needs to purge every single holdover from the Obama National Crime Syndicate...and the government employee versions that cant be easily fired to be treated as pariahs and assigned duties that keep them as far away from anything important as possible. I would create a special office space and put them all in it with no computers, no phones and no desks. They just sit there, doing nothing, which would be better than what they are doing now. They are welcome to resign if they have a problem with their new assignment.


One thing Trump is correct on for sure, is it doesn't look like Sessions is doing anything to nail these government criminals like Brennan. Maybe its behind the scenes, but from out here it certainly looks like there is nothing being done...and if Trump cant see it from the Oval Office...there' not likely much being done on the operatives in the Obama Crime Syndicate...or the Clinton Family Government Crime Organization.


And Trump is right, our intelligence services are similar to the German Stasi during the cold war or before that the Sicherheitsdienst and Gestapo, both of which were infiltrated by the S/S. In relativity, it is clear Bush and then Obama's version of America's S/S has infiltrated our security apparatus. Our "S/S" is what we are today referring to as "The Deep State". The Deep State is what is working to undermine Trump, along with the media and the overt security orgs. The military and the uniformed police are on Trumps side though...generally, so we are set up for quite the conflict. The police cant stand the feds (FBI) stepping on their toes and the military has a dubious relationship with "intelligence". So, it is entirely possible a coup could happen, the question is, does it turn in to civil war?

The One...'s picture

Happened a long time ago under operation paperclip... This is the fourth Reich 

aldol11's picture

Brennan is a Muslim.  Enough said

MythozDog's picture

You have to be unbelievably stupid to convert to Islam.

rosiescenario's picture

"James Clapper, and both men who served in the Obama administration, told Blitzer they have total confidence in Mueller. "Absolutely. It was an inspired choice- they don't come any better, ".....


......and then, being a jounalist, Blitzer asked, "If that is so, why did he select an entirely biased group for the investigation?"

MythozDog's picture

I don't watch little Wolfie...What was their reply to that? 

White Oak's picture

OMG. Did Blitzer actually say that? This is a joke, right?

south40_dreams's picture

As part of this coup do we get to hang Brennan by the neck until he's dead?

MythozDog's picture

The Swamp is getting worried that Trump is not going to be manipulatable.

BigCumulusClouds's picture

Trump could easily clean house.  All he has to do is start arresting the people who did 911 and the people who've been covering it up.  He can do this now.  As a builder of tall buildings, he knows buildings 1, 2 and 7 were blown up.  Get a new AG in there who is not a Mason and who has some balls.  Get trusted generals in the military and trusted bureacrats in the FBI to protect him or her and start arresting the criminals.  Start with 911, then go to Sandy Hook, Charleston, Boston, San Bernadino etc.  And get the banks who've been manipulating the gold and silver markets.  Fry them all. 

And fire all of the Masons and Jesuits in the government overnight.  These people have taken oaths that override their oath to preserve and defend the Constitution of the USA.

The One...'s picture

There's no one left to trust. The entire government has been compromised. There is but one thing to be done... It involves lots of rope.   

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

Great. But you think this is going to be 'easy'?

KenKenKen's picture

Why did Trump say publicly that Hillary was a nice person and he wasn't going to put her in prison and then get mad at Sessions for not investigating her?

dktampa's picture

Maybe because of everything that's happened since with her fellow deep staters and the whole collusion narrative.

No Time for Fishing's picture

Trump was being the nice guy, the diplomat, the uniter. He hired Sessions to be the hit man and Sessions is being a wimp instead. 

Last Man Standing's picture

Mohammed John Brennan should be arrested for his perjury amongst his other crimes against America and the American people. Brennan, Clapper, Comey and Mueller are all anti-America scum and should be investigated, arrested and tried for their crimes against this nation and the laws of this nation. A corrupt administration like the Obama administration should never again be allowed to destroy this country again. If Brennan is pushing a coup to protect his fellow corrupt traitor Mueller he should be dealt with for his pushing the overthrow of the duly elected President of the United States of America.

ReZn8r's picture

Sounds to me like someone wants to die. I suggest President Trump help this lying thieving no good CIA cocksucker out and eliminate him from the land of the living.

White Oak's picture

IMO, if Brennen really said this, then he is guilty of either treason or sedition. Which I believe is punishable by death. 

dktampa's picture

Comey said last July while excusing Hillary that he wasn't surprised to see no signs of penetartion of her server because "sophisticated adversaries" get in and out of systems without leaving a trace.  Brennan and Clapper weren't surprised to see the Russian fingerprints on the DNC hack because they put them there.  They all expected Hillary to win.  This op was designed to damage Trump as a political force going forward.  Her surprising loss just caused them to shift gears.  The disclosures leaked to Wikileaks were small ball things that everyone knew anyway.  Nothing earth-shattering or imprison-inducing.  They've spun their way out of much, much worse and they were up by 20 points.

Pitchman's picture

What John Brennan is not telling you is the Coup is already underway, and he, the Muslim Brotherhood career criminal, is one of the Terrorist leading the charge.  He and his co-conspirators must be treated as enemies of the state, and be dispached as such. 

A lie is not a side of a story, it's just a lie!

As Inflection Point has been reporting since February it's a leak, not a hack!  Those selling the Russia, Russia, Russia narrative are those committing the crimes!

FBI Says 'Awan Brothers' Hard Drives Were Smashed After Confiscated As Law Enforcement Evidence



RepublicanDon's picture

If they try that, President Trump should call the militia to Washington.

White Oak's picture

Oh Dear God, then it would be on. 

LKG's picture

Anybody uthering those words are a threats to our democracy and should be treated as such.

No Time for Fishing's picture

It is time to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate and prosecute Bill and Hillary Clinton . A Special Prosecutor to investigate and prosecute Susan Rice, Obama, Holder and Lynch. The AG needs to get to work finding which Senators and Congressman have enriched themselves illegally while in office starting with Ryan, Pelosi, Waters, McConell and Reid. The establishment and deep state have put Mueller in place to ensure Trump is removed from office, he needs to get moving on draining the Swamp while he still can. 

White Oak's picture

No Time for Fishing, Wouldn't he already be doing that unless he was a traitor? During his confirmation, I remember watching him being attacked by that joke from Minnesota and SNL, I cannot recall his name. I was deeply disappointed when Sessions acted/behaved (in my honest opinion) like a weak and timid old man. In my opinion, the man or woman that Trump needs in that position should be a true Lion, not a weak and pathetic old wimp.

Hans Auf Meistuff's picture


Eff that Wahabi POS.

BailoutBlues's picture

There already is a soft coup underway, conducted by Dems, RINOs and the colluding leftwing political activists formerly known as "the media."  And just yesterday a pastor claims he had a 3 hour meeting with a senior Republican congressman a few nights ago in which this congressman claimed that there are plans in the works to "take out" President Trump, as in assassinate, and soon.  He claims this congressman says the wheels have already been set in motion.  Take it for what it's worth.

Amazing these elitists are so enamored with their vast, corrupt gravy train of wealth and power they're more than willing to plunge this country into a civil war than concede it's time to play it straight with the American people (you know, those who they serve).

geo_w's picture

I call for John Brennan to answer to a room full of pissed off American citizens who blame him for wasting 7 months of valuable legislative time. It's pretty clear that the closer we get to finding out the truth the more the guilty squirm in the light.

The One...'s picture

Break out the wood chippers, the hogs are hungry and they love the taste of traitors!!!

Colonel Jessup's picture

I want to know why Brennan and others calling for this High Treason have not been arrested already. What area they waiting for? Even the sleepers who choose not to see the obvious now know what these guys are up to, the mask has fallen and the sheep can see the wolves.

Arrest Brennan, Comey, Clapper and all of their ilk immediately and have expedient trials. Failing that, as it seems they want a hot confrontation, mobilize the patriotic black ops forces and eliminate these guys along with Soros. That might be a wet dream of an ill informed pleb, but that option must be on the table.

These Treasonous vipers are ready to strike, and Trump must act. The people are with him and will stand with him if he acts and acts forcefully to cut off the head of the snake. He must - our survival as a nation and perhaps his, depend on aggressive and decisive action against these demonic forces. We know why they are capable of, and the average pleb is starting to get it. The question is what will Trump and the White Hats do?

skunzie's picture

Trump must be getting very close to outing the whole deep state including the Clintons and Obammy himself.  I believe in my heart that the "leaks" are done on purpose as a way to get these bastards to play their cards.  Also, keep in mind that leaks can go both ways.  I'm sure that there are many people in Mordor (aka Washington) who side with Trump and want to bring these deep staters down for the sake of the nation.  Useful information is being leaked into the Trump admin as much or more than the leaks coming out of Mordor.  I hope and pray we get to see this entire deep state brought down before they manage to get us into a world war with China or Russia.  May God watch over and protect you Donald.

Lynn Trainor's picture

I just read most of the comments here, just gotta say I love you guys - thrilling to see so many here in one spot who know what's going on!  You all made my day!  Thank you!!

No Apology's picture

Brennan is a known, professed converted Wahabbi Muslim.  He converted when he was, I think, on assignment in Saudi Arabia.  At least that is where he was reported to have converted.  He is a treasonous bastard.

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

And these traitors have no problem with America being run from Tel Aviv.

OldOllie's picture

If Trump fires Muller -- as well he should -- and there is a coup, I call for former CIA Director John Brennan to be hanged as a traitor for his roll in instigating it.

White Oak's picture

Sounds like Treason or Sedition, to me.

SmittyinLA's picture

Can we get a John Brennan watch going?

A 24-7-365 tracking in case anybody wants to serve him......some papers or stuff?

I'd really like to know when he's in LA

I'd like to interview him Jamie Gorelick style.

Gnosis_Carmot's picture

Text-book sedition.

jmfortz's picture

 His studies included a junior year abroad learning Arabic and taking Middle Eastern studies courses at the American University in Cairo.[4][6] In 1976, he voted for Communist Party USA candidate Gus Hall in the presidential election;

Also, very strong info he converted to being a Muslim.  A Muslim Communist, perfect fit for Obama the gay Communist Muslim

iamvictorious's picture

I am shocked that these traitors that are espousing treason are allowed to air their comments on the public waves.  Why haven't they be charged and locked up pending bail?  How come the Secret Service or the Attorney General not questioned them, charged them, or arrested them?

What does it take for them to be arrested?  Do they have to have to show up at the White House with weapons in hand before they are arrested?  Isn't treason/sedition enough?

President Trump, please keep your promise to us and Drain the Swamp now!  We must not allow this treasoneous behavior to continue without prosecution.  Please replace Sessions with someone who has balls!

I am pleased with Scaramucci.  Keep up your good works!