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.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Chupacabra-322's picture

@ swmnguy,

The Restructuring began back In 2008 when he real actual Bankruptcy occurred.

The Banking Emergency Act of 1933 put the Criminal Fraud UNITED STATES, CORP. INC. into receivership to the Central Bankers.

The Shock Dictrine & Confessions of an Economic Hit by John Perkins where my awakening.

Personally, we, & the entire World / Human Race for that matter is at or very fast approaching a pinnacle or explosive situation of some sort.

The more I see, the less I think that things will correct themselves. At this point I think that some form of upheaval is more likely than not. My goal through this is to keep the family safe and see where things come down.

Because what I think we are seeing is a Tyrannical Lawless Criminal corrupt Corp. UNITED STATES / state in it's death throws. The overwhelming debt, the debased currency, the political corruption, the loss of a free press, and the stupidification of the general populace is just too much for the system to bear.
Eventually reality needs to prevail... doesn't it?

Outside of a Sampson Option moment, mankind will continue.

Wherther God or Mankind for those Atheists out there are willing to defeat the out right Pure Evil Global Criminal Oligarch Cabal Bankster Intelligence Crime Syndicate still begs to question.

Raging Debate's picture

Chup - Good comment, just to add I think the Founders of the USA would be amazed this government lasted this long. 250 years is a long stretch especially nowadays when things move so much faster. 

Handful of Dust's picture

Brennan has to be one of the most arrogant SOB assholes in DC.

NotApplicable's picture

Any better way to succeed there?

Duc888's picture

 

 

ahhhh yes, the closet Muslim.  Who'da thunk it?  The man is mentally deranged.

Hyjinx's picture

Fuckers should be hung by the neck until dead.

swmnguy's picture

I agree.  Though the mental image "Hyjinx" called up is more horrifying still.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Knifed, shot, gassed, and guillotined as well...then burnt to ashes and disposed of in the sewer.

aqualech's picture

Partisan MIC toadies.  Just more evidence that Trump is on the right track.  You can judge a man by his enemies.

Cabreado's picture

Brennan neglects to mention there never should have been a Mueller playing around in the first place.

Brennan exposes himself -- they always do.

Swamp temperature rising; swamp creatures getting concerned.

HamFistedIdiot's picture

"Swamp temperature rising; swamp creatures getting concerned."

LOL!

God I hate Brennan, and he's a Wahabbist Muslim throwback, too, isn't he?

homebody's picture

Russia collusion is a nothing burger, so why fire him.  There will be no concrete evidence.  They are just wasting millions on this BS.

HamFistedIdiot's picture

The game that they can play, however, is to catch you in some peripheral matter, or obstruction of something, in the course of the investigation, and have your head served up that way, even if you are innocent of any and all "collusion." Got to shut this thing down.

pizdowitz's picture

I'll say this again: Mueller will recuse himself.

venturen's picture

these guys are really showing their poltical cards.  This is doing massive harm to the reputation of these organization...along with supplying terrorists groups.

Time to cut their budgets in 1/2!  

MonkeyKnutz's picture

BOOM!  Venturen drops the mic and walks off stage!

Jim in MN's picture

B-b-but with no stolen taxpayer money he'll have no friends!

 

BAAAAAHAWHAWHAWHAWHAW......

Redneck Makin-tosh's picture

I wonder which part of "The President of the United States administers the Executive Branch" they do not understand.

shimmy's picture

Yes, because Mueller can't be biased or have an agenda and should be untouchable.

Brilliant logic by this chump.

Cardinal Fang's picture

First: 3/4 of the Executive Branch is already in a soft coup state.

Second: Of course Brennan doesn't want the Mueller distraction ended. The whole point is to justify the aforementioned soft coup.

Trump's biggest mistake has been to wear kid gloves while draining the swamp, when he should have done a Blondie and used a fucking Panetella to light the fuse on a hundred sticks of dynamite.

Salzburg1756's picture

Please! Somebody shoot these guys!

S Spade's picture

You're right, they are in fact traitors.  Obama would not have favored him for the position were it not for his dishonest/corrupt character and enemy sympathies.

S Spade's picture

you're right, Brennan is in fact a traitor, obama would not have favored him for the position were it not for his dishonest/corrupt character and enemy sympathies.

medium giraffe's picture

They are clearly working with Russia to undermine the highest office in the land.  I mean, it's obvious.

iamerican4's picture

Prosecuting the BNL Scandal Robert "Truesdale" Mueller came upon his patron David Rockefeller, and pederast Henry Kissinger, on the board of directors of Italy's largest bank, having made the U.S. Taxpayer-guaranteed loan to Saddam Hussein.

Caught red-handed he let them slip away and falsely charged a yuppie working at the BNL branch in Atlanta, sending the Belgian-American to an early grave.

The prosecution was so transparently spurious Judge Marvin Shoob refused to hear the case.

Mueller proved himself dirty, a corrupt Rockefeller stooge of the Knight of Malta-led Roman Catholic CIA's adjudicated JFK-assassinating, 9/11-committing Deep State satanic Beast Fifth Column ruling false-elite of the pedo homo Anti-Christ we came to America in express covenant with God to escape.

He is without Honor: no man and no American. LBJ's Silver Star is likely as legitimate as Mueller's Bronze.

Were it not treason on the part of Brennan and Clapper, it would be laughable. 

MEFOBILLS's picture

It's Cabala, Talmudic Judaism Freemasons and only lately the CIA.   Roman Catholics were infiltrated and subverted later in history by the aformentioned groups, and hence RC are not the prime movers.  CAtholic original doctrine was against usury and the mystery religions.  You have an agenda.  All of them are now illuminst/Luciferian, but it is important to get cause and effect correct.   One group has a core doctrine that is stated, the other group has to hide their agenda.

 

artichoke's picture

Any religion that says you cannot have a personal relationship with God is pretty f'ed  up.  But at least it was better than Islam, and the Crusades pushed back Islam.

iamerican4's picture

America is credal civil religion, each sovereign under God alone. The three tenets are yet openly enshrined on The Great Seal of the Covenant pedo homo Rome seeks to break.

iamerican4's picture

See Thomas Jefferson's "Homage to Reason" letter. Crucifixion (Latin for "impalement") was the unique and specific punishment for only one "crime" under codified Roman law: the second conviction for "sedition" - to deny Caesar was the Creator of the universe, God Almighty. This punishment was administered for gold by sub-contract cult impalers hired to Rome and Constantinople from the Khazar capitals of Gog and Magog - Rosenstein's exclusionist false-Jew bloodline.

In addition to Christ Immanuel - whose witnessed Resurrection proved Caesar wasn't God, fulfilled Hebrew prophecy of Messiah, and forced the move from "Empire" to "Church," in an attempt to coopt God - "tens of thousands" of other Christs were so executed. Their executioners' pay was a function of the length of time the victim remained alive on the stake - to maximize mass terror - before expiring.

The same families who ran the Caesars yet run Rome, sitting on the same hills of Europe in the same castles, now hiding behind the papacy, "EU" ("ten horns of the seventh head of the Beast") and Bilderberg.

The Lord works in mysterious ways.

We came to America fleeing king and pope, and their concomitant pedophile homosexual "European effeminacy."

Many of us from Roman Catholic lines know much good - and American Patriotism - of those duped into serving "the real Anti-Christ" "engine for enslaving mankind."

Edward Stack, an Irishman from a Norman-Irish family dispossessed by Cromwell, in proof of our America-founding "whig" consciousness, is recognized as having personally won the War for American Independence in mortal combat commanding the topmast detachment of Marines on the Bonhomme Richard.

We are One People under the One Creator, God Almighty, with One Creed: we serve only God, ruled only by Truth and Justice.

Any force which seeks to come between God and a true American - as traitors Brennan and Clapper are now - is an "enemy, foreign or domestic" and must be addressed as such.

OverTheHedge's picture

According to Wikipedia, (yes, I know), crucifixion was only in its very earliest, pre-Roman sense, implement. By the time of Christ, it meant hanging off a cross, or similar.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crucifixion

Decimation of the legions was done by crucifixion: One in ten soldiers would be crucified by the remaining 9 in their "platoon": an encouragement for the others, supposedly. You would think it more likely to cause outright mutiny, but they knew best, allegedly.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

"He" is a NWO disinfo agent specializing in propagation of half-truths in order to cause confusion and further an undisclosed agenda. Read his posts carefully...he exposes himself numerous times.

iamerican4's picture

Muzzie traitor Brennan your satanic jig is up. Get out of Our Country while you can.

gilhgvc's picture

All I can say is Brennan and Clapper best be manning the front lines when the ciivil was kicks off...cause they won't be able to hide forever.

Lostinfortwalton's picture

John Brennan converted to being a Muslim some time ago. Dead serious about that. He even took his oath of office as CIA head on a copy of the Constitution, the bible being so offensive to him. There is a photo of Joe Biden administering the oath in the weird ceremony. He should NEVER have been CIA head.

mc888's picture

took his oath of office as CIA head on a copy of the Constitution, the bible being so offensive to him.

Regardless of whether he found it offensive, that actually makes sense.

You're swearing to uphold the Constitution in a secular govt. Swearing on a bible signals religious bias.

artichoke's picture

It signals you're taking a religious oath.  Swearing on the constitution makes it just a legal oath.  God is not mentioned there.

Likstane's picture

Swearing to a thing, as opposed to a Person, is ridiculous.

MsCreant's picture

You guys say some bad shit about women on here sometimes.

These guys are worse than any girl you would meet on the play ground.

"You hurt my best friend."

"I can't believe what he said about him."

"Just you wait and see, we don't like you, we will get all the other guys to gang up against you."

Come. The. Fuck. On.

gilhgvc's picture

did someone hurt your feelings cupcake? you might want to slink back to the nail salon, they will PRETEND yo listen, just like us.

ebear's picture

Thelma and Louise, the director's cut.

Guy still got shot though.

Dancing Disraeli's picture

We say bad shit about EVERYONE here.  Fight Club, and all that.

MsCreant's picture

Interesting. I am good with Fight Club. Everyone should say what they please, I don't want anything different. Hate censorship. I was pointing out what I see as missing from the analysis. Say what you will about women, but look at these "leaders." Wilted pricks.

These guys are hissier little bitches than any woman I know of. On TV, in public, crying all butthurt and shit. Women do this, but they know to be ashamed and do it when no one can see them-- in private-- unless they are paid to do it on reality TV.

My point got lost.

Edit: Said differently, why do they care so much what Trump thinks and says? If they were doing their jobs well, the public would take up for them and Trump would be stuck there holding his dick.