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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Downtoolong's picture

The louder they scream , the more you know you're getting to them.

For all his faults, Trump is exposing the existance and corruption of the deep state for all to see.

If you can't give him credit for that, then you're probably part of the problem.



GracchusBrothers's picture

The flak is always heaviest right over the target.

Faeriedust's picture

LOL.  Trump is an ass.  He's demonstrated that all of his campaign promises were lies; he has no idea how to control the levers of power in Washington, and he's clearly on the side of the Devil when it comes to environmental issues.  I WILL, HOWEVER, ENTIRELY SUPPORT HIM TO COMPLETE HIS FOUR-YEAR TERM.  Because anyone who makes the Neocons and Deep State this mad, is worth keeping around.  When the Almighty Mainstream suddenly decides that coups are all right, I know that this idiot has the power to lure the snakes out of the grass where we can shoot them.  At the very least, he's worth the price in entertainment value.

Baron von Bud's picture

Trump defeated Hillary and for that we are all in his debt. You are correct. He doesn't know how to run DC. But, he is the Prez and has vast power. Things will change. Already CNN is a laughing stock. As you say, wasn't that great entertainment?

Spitball's picture

He defeated the Clintonista's, and the Bush family in the same election.

Taking down 2 political dynasties in one election, PRICELESS

south40_dreams's picture

Brennan is the high priest of sick and twisted

UnShocked's picture

lying to Congress was done by Clapper I bleiieve.

qdone's picture

... and, , this cs needs to be dragged into the street and summarily executed.

Dr. Acula's picture

"stand up and say enough is enough."

Strange choice of words!

"The card, titled Enough is Enough, is thought to hold an image similar to an angry-looking Trump, 70, which was taken in 2011.

The card reads: "At any time, at any place, our snipers can drop you…have a nice day.""



historian40's picture

Maybe he was activating sublminal triggers in some sleeper cells....

VWAndy's picture

 Id get arrested for sayin that.

_SILENCER's picture

God damn you, Brennan.

You really are a useless traitor muslim wahabi shitstain goatfucker.

Suck a bag of dicks.

grunk's picture

The Deep State is worried, but it's gotten out of control.

MuffDiver69's picture

Yep....They shot their wad...Time to shoot them...

hooligan2009's picture

A revolt or an incitement to revolt against established authority, usually in the form of Treason or Defamation against government.

Sedition is the crime of revolting or inciting revolt against government. However, because of the broad protection of free speech under the First Amendment, prosecutions for sedition are rare. Nevertheless, sedition remains a crime in the United States under 18 U.S.C.A. § 2384 (2000), a federal statute that punishes seditious conspiracy, and 18 U.S.C.A. § 2385 (2000), which outlaws advocating the overthrow of the federal government by force. Generally, a person may be punished for sedition only when he or she makes statements that create a Clear and Present Danger to rights that the government may lawfully protect (schenck v. united states, 249 U.S. 47, 39 S. Ct. 247, 63 L. Ed. 470 [1919]).

hooligan2009's picture

The crime of seditious conspiracy is committed when two or more persons in any state or U.S. territory conspire to levy war against the U.S. government. A person commits the crime of advocating the violent overthrow of the federal government when she willfully advocates or teaches the overthrow of the government by force, publishes material that advocates the overthrow of the government by force, or organizes persons to overthrow the government by force. A person found guilty of seditious conspiracy or advocating the overthrow of the government may be fined and sentenced to up to 20 years in prison. States also maintain laws that punish similar advocacy and conspiracy against the state government.

crazyirishdad's picture

clapper is saying that it was ok that his translation was incorrect with north koreans and he did not know untill later. He was trained in intel and made this mistake, but he is judging people that were not trained in intel and still wants to convict them as conspiritors. Does he not realize what he is saying or does his politics override his judgement or is he just spupid?



24millionsharecertificate's picture

cut the crap and fully fund social security for the senior citizens and free healthcare for the working man..... there is so much more that needs to be fixed bring back cost of living increases... cut state and federal taxes till the cows come home.  and give back the tips to the waitresses... eom ty

GracchusBrothers's picture


The Tree of Liberty is sure looking thirsty.

blownawayin5's picture

Brennan's a muslim.  You had to know Jihad was going to come from his traitorous mouth.....

MuffDiver69's picture

Imagine this being the other way around...Obama wins an unexpected election and Bush CIA and DNI immediately start trashing Obama before he is sworn in and continue doing it through his first six months..Bush FBI director is taking notes to blackmail the same President at same time...Am i the only one that sees this shit for what it is...

iamerican4's picture

Pedo homo Bushes, Obamas, and Clintons are on the same satanic team with Robert "Truesdale" Mueller: the Rockefeller/Rothschild ruling false-elite Organized Crime FedScam faction JFK ended for a time.

esum's picture

so the mooselimb cocksucker thinks there shoud be a coup....

hey ... the man who pranced around langley wearing a gay lanyard ... mr diversity... priority one


Brennan the desk jockey never did an op in his dismal career and blew his way to head the agency as a yes man ass kisser...

He is part of the dedicated rabid libtard core undermining TRUMP and they will be flushed out with the rest of the swamp scum...



once the bs mueller/comey cabal is fired... DOJ can get on with HRC /OBAMA FELONIES AND TREASON




pc_babe's picture

Brennan, the muzzie, needs to be in jail

.... along with Rice, Clinton, Chocolate Jesus, Lerner, Lynch, Crapper, Shumer, Wasserman, Soros, Buffet, Gates, Zuckerberg, Slim, Bezos, Rothschild, Brock, Podesta, Comey, Holder, Schiff

trailer park boys's picture

It will all be sorted out. The Establishment wants a fight. Time to take names for the ass kicking to follow.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Already noted for the rodeo roundup.

GoldHermit's picture

The swamp creature commeth

GunnyG's picture

Brennan and Clapper need a couple of bullets in their gourds. 

trailer park boys's picture

Clapper and Brennan ARE the Deep State. You normally wouldn't see or hear them, because they much prefer to work in the shadows, but the advent of Trump - an entity they cannot control 100% - the 'Great Disrupter', as David Stockman calls him - has stirred up their vipers nest. A COUP?! Bring it on, Fuckers! 63 million Americans are armed and WILL BE DANGEROUS! Be VERY careful what you wish for.

Bernardo Gui's picture

Another day, another Democrat hack trying to reverse the election. Pretty much every totalitarian asshole in the government is a Democrat.

Organic Patriot's picture

Fuck Mueller.  Arrest Mueller.

Rebelrebel7's picture

Truth in advertising? Regarding Russia, where's the beef?!

Grandad Grumps's picture

Sticks and Stones doods, Sticks and stones ... too much ego. Too much arrogance.

lakecity55's picture

Uhh, the former cia director is now guilty of sedition.

What a fuckstick of a fag.

Feel it Reel it's picture

Brennan supports Mueller which means Mueller should be fired...Very simple to understand...

Horse Pizzle's picture

John Brennan supervised ISIS operations.  He is running scared of Trump.

chosen's picture

"His studies included a junior year abroad learning Arabic and taking Middle Eastern studies courses at the American University in Cairo.  In 1976, he voted for Communist Party USA candidate Gus Hall in the presidential election;"   He speaks Arabic fluently.   - Wikipedia

Brennan is a sandnigger-wannabe and a commie.  Only Obama would appoint such a fuckhead to run the CIA.

indio007's picture

Are you effin' kidding me that this guy actually told someone he voted communist and was the Director of CIA???

How the ell did he pass the background check?????

chosen's picture

Obama appointed him.  It should be no surprise he is a sandnigger sympathizer and a commie.

Bay Area Guy's picture

That's treason, plain and simple.

Dan'l's picture

This is treason, kill this bastard, Brennan with a bullet up his ass!

beijing expat's picture

Too quick. Marry him to Sam Powers and lock them in a tower for eternity.

Your Creator's picture

mule is hiring clintonistas to make the witch hunt even more dishonest

bugs_'s picture

looks like the CIA is ground zero for this crap

like Trump said they need a new buildings without columns

Rick Cerone's picture

Herr Cocksuckers.

Nazi filth.