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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cstu7011's picture

Breathtaking arrogance coming from these psychopaths. 

oldguyonBMXbike's picture

Hang Brennan for treason.

Last of the Middle Class's picture

Umm, threre's the little thing about Trump being the elected head of the executive branch of government, but I wouldn't let that bother me too much. /s Trump should call in the military.

joego1's picture

Brennan and Clapper on the top of my list of swamp bitches with the maximum stench. Their unaccountable illegal agencies are the enemy of American freedom as far as I am concerned. If they are calling for an insurrection at the top then why not call one from the bottom?

jughead's picture

Hang Clapper and Brennan like the traitor scum they are

artichoke's picture

Don't forget the fair trial first.  That'll be FUN.

John C Durham's picture

I hope it won't come to that. But, if these ilk won't let up and if real Patriots from both Parties of Americans can keep from fighting each other, then the chances of getting some Justice with these two will be possible.

Baron von Bud's picture

Whether Trump lasts 4 yrs or not; the outcomes will be good. He has changed the dialogue in the country. He proved to the world that the msm is totally fake, biased, and on the deep state payroll. That was huge. We now have an opening to discuss 911 and get the truth out about that mass murder by the Bush crew. Trump has shaken up Euroland, he's made pepole listen to Russia and other nations in the east. Mueller can be castrated. Just refuse to let him expand outside of the Russia probe. Slap him down on his fishing expeditions. Trump should do what he does best. Taunt Mueller and diminish him publicly. A beautiful thing and nobody can smell weakness like Trump.

artichoke's picture

Brennan is mistaken as to what this country is all about.  We changed it last November.   The hubris of these scum is amazing, what actors they are.  Brennan is a Muslim so he probably thinks the country is about allah snackbar.

Dumpster Elite's picture

Well, at least they're up-front and honest about their viewpoints. To paraphrase, "We run this country, and this motherfucker comes in here, and thinks he's gonna 'shake things up???' We, the Deep State Globalists, will END him, one way or another! These peons need to learn a valuable lesson...shut up, submit, and heel before us, your Overlords. Elections mean nothing to us. Nor does that ratty piece of paper called the Constitution."

Baron von Bud's picture

You get a big up vote from me. Exactly right.

Big Twinkie's picture

The fact that they're talking about it means they probably can't do it.  Do you think Brennan can't keep a secret?  Their time is over, their power is waning, their end is near.

Redneck Makin-tosh's picture

 @53.30 Bush era parallel intelligence network outside of normal oversight, outside of normal legal framework for intelligence community.

Bush 1 or 2 & how many convicted felons as a consequence?


Bill of Rights's picture

When does the time come when Americans with balls start offing these fuckers? All it takes is one hero and others may follow suit.

historian40's picture

Nah.  Those are called "terrorists, lone wolves, crazies...".  Just like in foreign countries the US invades, anyone and everyone who resists are thrown into the terrorist bin.

Obsidian Samctum's picture

Anybody who tries will be demonized to death bu the deep state media. It has to be a concerted effort by citizens accross the country. We dont even need guns. Storm langly.

Obsidian Samctum's picture

Why is trump, supposedly the most powerful man in the world, is so powerless? His AG doesnt do what trump wants him to do, then he goes on twitter and cry about it. His subordinates thrash him like a piece of shit. Trump is powerless.

south40_dreams's picture

Because the coup has already taken place

Obsidian Samctum's picture

Then we as citizens need to do something. I dislike the guy but he is still our democratically elected president. We cant allow our country to be taken over by the intelligence community and corporations.

We need to seize the assets of all those involved. Especially that circus midget jeff sessions.

JB Say's picture

The coup is already well underway.

Rick Cerone's picture

Herr Mueller, III, Nazi sob.

Bring it.

Your Muslim army will fall.

jamesmmu's picture
Repeat After Me: The Firm Fusion GPS Hired By Clinton Campaign To Dig Up Dirt On Trump Created A Fake Dossier That Was Actually Used Against Trump Without Validity!

redmudhooch's picture

Really, theres been a coup-in-progress since before Trump took office.

Brang It On spooks

historian40's picture

Does Trump have the authority to have Mueller fired?  If so, then those who decide they can no longer do their jobs under Trump need to quit.  When I say authority, I don't mean the power to do it, as they do all sorts of unconstitutional things without authority, simply because they have the finance and force.

If he doesn't have the authority and is just making what amounts to a dictatorial edict, then good for those who refuse.  I would just have to ask, why is this procedure not applied already and before Trump?  Consider the military alone.  If they refused orders to deploy and engage in warfare without a proper declaration of war from the Legislature, the empire wouldn't exist.  If these prosecutors and Senators and intelligence chiefs so-called simply followed their oath.

So, by that, we know this is a bunch of bullshit.

Herodotus's picture

At the appropriate time, the Army will make their move.

seek's picture

What's the legal threshold for sedition? Sure sounds like we're getting very close to it.

VisionQuest's picture

Brennan designed the bureaucratic "tools" to make it legally o.k. for Obama to drone U.S. citizens. He called it The Disposition Matrix:

Stud Duck's picture

Mueller was in charge of shoveling dirt on Ruby Ridge for the Clintons. He is just like Colin Powell who made his bones with the in crowd whitewashing My Lai! Calling for a Coup against a sitting president is pushing the envelope in my opinion. I am no Trump moonie, but am so embarrased to admit I was mostly alinged  with these Democripts inpolitical support,very embarrassed.

Harry Lightning's picture

I would arrest both of these clowns, try them in secret terrorist court, and then execute them...all within 24 hours. Never has the US had two more treasonous bastards who had anything to do with national security. Brennan is a fucking Muslim, yet was charged with overseeing the war on terror. Clapper is a joker living in the last war who would get us all killed if he was still in the intel community. All of their direct reports in the Deep State must be fired in order for the leaks to stop and the treasonous behavior to be choked of any new information.

robertocarlos's picture

I pray such a court exists. No more pussy footing around. Get the swamp cleaned up.

francis scott falseflag's picture

A soft coup is as worthless as a soft dick.


Brennen is a dick.  He was photographed in the Maidan

by the FSB a month before the coup in Kiev.  Paying

off the nazi snipers to kill the Ukrainian police.


And Mueller, when he took Obama's deal to stay 2

more years as Director of the FBI, ordered the murder

Todashev in his own home in Orlando by special FBI

agents and Mass. State Troopers.


Villainy is the only requirement for a high position in D.C.

Flounder's picture

Wolfie, the dick/pussy sucker, hopes this helps ratings.

redmudhooch's picture

In Other News: Rothschilds have acquired Bitcoin.

historian40's picture

Wasn't it just 210,000 worth of Bitcoin?  Yeah, to the Rotten-childs, that's like buying a 5 dollar lottery ticket at the gas station.

Klatschman's picture

Clapper/Brennan, two political  appointments without credentials that should be tried for treason!

grunk's picture

Save the last bullet for yourself, Brennan.

Albertarocks's picture

Brennan is calling for the overthrow of the US government.  He is an American.  Trump was voted into power legally.  Why can't the DOJ and even the general public of the USA recognize treason when it's staring them right in the face?

By all rights, and according to the law, Brennan should be arrested immediately.  Do people really not understand what he is saying?  This is sedition of the highest order and therefore treason beyond debate.

Inserenity's picture

You need to look up the definition of treason.

This is nothing but protected free speech as disgusting as it is.


Indelible Scars's picture

Correct. Luckily no one pays any attention to this piece of shit other than the choir he's always preaching to. I can imagine that his underlings while he was in the corporation feel he's a worthless political hack, too. He is a nobody and is doing anything to signal his im-po-tence. Asshole emeffer.

VladLenin's picture

Oh, sedition... ok asshat, we can play that game.

robertocarlos's picture

How about a civil war you piece of shit. Dems would be wiped out. Hitlery would get what's coming to her.

redmudhooch's picture

Not civil war. No No. Its just an Economic Cleansing. We know who the fucking enemy is this time.

tlnzz's picture

Brennan is a traitor to the Constitution. He outright lied under oath when Congressional Committees questioned him if the Government was spying on American citizens. He belongs in a Federal prison

HamFistedIdiot's picture

The PNAC (Project for a New American Century) neocon 9-11 traitors believe that it is okay to violate the Constitution when it's a matter of "National Security," with their defining in an ongoing capricious manner what does and does not constitute "national security." Of course, this is illegal, pure and simple, and nothing they are authorized to do. But in their minds they are serving a higher good (Lucifer) for whom the ends (bringing about a New World Order) always justifies the means (bloodshed, genocide, Satanic Ritual Abuse, goat fucking etc).

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Brennan is nothing less than the worst Satanic Leprechaun! And a very dangerous one at that.

Pompeo needs to get the motherfucker "whacked"!

NeedtoSecede's picture

I admit, I didnt even read the article.  What we are looking at here is a perfect example of " all enemies domestic."  This guy needs to be at the top of The List.

JerseyJoe's picture

He knows he has commited many crimes and is craping his pant that the DoJ will come knocking.    He should do us a favor and just cap himself.