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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voting machine's picture

Deep State uber alles...!

Ban KKiller's picture

Two TRAITORS....proven to lie to Congress. No big deal...

Mel Goodman book says both are idiots...

Deep Snorkeler's picture

Close to the End

Unable to self-regulate,

plagued by imaginary fire ants,

Trump is isolated and untouchable.

He's got political Zika and some Ebola.

Rolling downhill in Nero's dumpster,

there's a cosmic price to be paid.


_SILENCER's picture

These dirtbags NEVER get in trouble and NO ONE goes to jail.

The guy is a goddamn rug groveling MUSLIM.

The ENEMY of western civilization. What a sellout faggot this turd is.


I hate that fuckin' guy.

crazyirishdad's picture

The bias oozes from all three on this stage. John Kennedy thought we did not need a cia , I can see why after listening to this exchange.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

The CIA is a tool of NWO communist subversion.  The FBI used to be anti-communist/facsist...where the fuck are they now! Paid off by the mob?

Non-Corporate Entity's picture

This is treason and sedition. President Trump is turning it UP, they are going down, and Brennan knows it. Something big is about to take place soon...followed by the largest, most violent tantrum ever thrown. The adults will clean up the mess after the short lived chaos and get this train back on the right track.

Let's not forget about mid-terms coming up, also. Trump now has everyone scrutinizing the voting process, as does James O'Keefe and Alex Jones. It will be nearly impossible for them to garner fraudulent votes. The last wave of this populist movement should be the final blow.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Fire hoses will soon be needed to wash all of the commie blood off the streets. Support your local fire company!

geo_w's picture

How did Brennan ever get his job? 

libertyanyday's picture

if you dont have the balls to say what you really mean, stfu.  This guy is promoting outright sedition...........does anyone even care?

ToSoft4Truth's picture

No protests.  Trump hasn't tweeted for help.


It's all good. 

historian40's picture

Like a flash mob color revolution?  Careful.

Hammer of Light's picture

WATCH YOUR BACK MR. PRESIDENT - Brennan, Clapper and Hillary with the RINO'S MEAN TO KILL YOU SIR

Brennan and clapper MUST be directly targeted for apprehension. These guys are absolutely as dangerous as it gets to Mr. Trump and they are without a doubt going to try and kill him. Any FOOL can see this one coming.

When they go for Trump and and if they succeed in killing him, it's time to literally go to war on CNN, hunt, find and terminate all these seditious traitorous mass murdering fucks once and for all. If LEO's won't do it, the people will.

For all of you who don't know, I present to you the Battle of Athens.

It's time we start directly targeting agency's gone rogue, both Democrats and Republicans alike who are working to subvert and destroy this nation for their extreme criminal activities. They must be found, caged and or killed if they resist. Agency heads like these criminal mass murderers must be targeted and watch 24/7 permanently and they must be spied on to the CORE of these evil fucks. Every breath they take needs to be under close scrutiny from here on out along with those maggot Bushes and Clinton's. They're all in it to kill Trump.

What little unarmed Iceland can do to root out their evil, we true Americans can and must learn from their example.

We got your back Mr. Trump. I and my family will pray for you sir and hope like hell you don't have a Secret Service set of agents who will bugger you sir.

YOUR SECURITY SIR MUST MIRROR THEM AT ALL TIMES MR. PRESIDENT ~ They mean to kill you sir and Old Navy damn well knows it. The psycho neo-cons and Hillary are coming to kill you no question about it.

Clapper and Brennan must be neutralized as well as all of these Rino's and neo-cons. CNN - must be targeted and brought down hard for the evil they are doing openly.

Dear Wolf Blitzer... there is not enough security on the planet to protect you and your filth if Trump dies. We the people will target you and you will be dealt with harshly. We all gotta die Wolf! It's either a cage for you and your CNN cronies in the CIA or you will die on the street when we all come for you. Me personally, it would be better for CNN to be terminated as a fake news agency and simply have them deliver a shut off order to them. They need to be put out of work badly like today. A Civil war will break out, it will be a kinetic mind fuck of ugly in the US if or when they kill Trump.

I'm starting to truly think Pence was the setup go to guy all along. DO NOT TRUST HIM MR.TRUMP.. he's got a shiv for your spine sir, Old Navy can smell it sir.

These evil creatures in government must all be removed and neutralized. We have got to get an emergency amendment completed that not only takes them all out if they're still alive and without question put term limits and extreme measures into place that hamper these criminal fucks once and for all.


historian40's picture

"If you See Something, Say Something."


samsara's picture

"...That was a terrible, insulting affront, not just to me or John, we get paid the big bucks, "

Not one of us voted you two pukes into that position, you ain't speaking for us you fuckers.

Keep it up fucks and we WILL be voting you out with 308's

So, Chindit, are THESE your Heroes?

Peter41's picture

Brennan is such an outright fraud. He should be prosecuted for his violations of secrecy laws for his role in unmasking U.S. citizens without any reason to do so other than partisan politics. He is a cameo example of how dangerous the "resistance" movement is, willing to break any law, to trample on the rights of citizens in order to further their divisive, hyper-partisan agenda. Color him gone (or in jail).

JD59's picture

Brennan is a JIHADI who has pledge JIHAD.

whosyerdaddy's picture

The goal has been not to just politically neuter Trump and damage his presidency but to strangle him to the place he can't fight back. The Dims Hilly, Brennan, Clapper, Rice, and Power are waging an aggressive offensive war to prevent prosecution for myriad felonies. Sessions if he stays and Congress need to get the ball rolling and soon. I knew last summer that HILLY WAS LITERALLY RUNNING FOR HER LIFE. If each e-mail deleted was judged a separate count she would be eligible for parole in the year 332017. Brennan and Clapper are such serial liars why would you have them on for any reason save stirring the pot?

JamesinNM's picture

Prosecute Brennan and Clapper for war crimes.

Abaco's picture

At least thatr POS Clapper should be charged sith perjury since he admitted to lying under oath to congress.  Why any groupd would bring in an admitted perjurer to talk to them is a mystery.

One Eyed Jack's picture

I call for the former CIA Director to to be shot in the fucking face if he attempts a coup

beijing expat's picture

Have fun getting reamed in prison Brennon, you traitor. You douche.

GotAFriendInBen's picture

Why do Trumptards think Trump is looking to do anything other than fatten his ego and his wallet?

He talked the talk to convince Trumptards to vote for him

He won ONLY because so many could not vote for Hillary

Now he thinks he is the chosen one and above the law

And Trumptards continue to fall for it

sinbad2's picture

I guess voting for a guy who might be a crook, is better than voting for a known crook.

Personally a 3rd choice would have been better, but Americans reject 3rd choices, so it came down to the known crook, someone who has literally taken food from starving children, or somebody who is accused of being a Russian spy, with no evidence.

The lesser of 2 evils perhaps.

Jackagain's picture

Pitty the fool who voted for Hillary...

Non-Corporate Entity's picture

It's called being informed. I can't dumb it down for you, sorry.

Boca's picture

how is he fattening his wallet?  He sold all his stock holdings, probably lost 100's of millions in the run up since his election, his Trump name is trashed by 50% of the world, hotels are taking the name down.  He is working hard to fulfill his campaign promises, yet the libs and rinos keep standing in his way

jughead's picture

psst...fucking fool...Trump got with it and quit whining like a fucking little baby.  Do you have any idea how fucking pitiful, weak and stupid you sound.  Need a safe space, princess?

Westcoastliberal's picture

Isn't Brennan calling for the overthrow of the duly elected government of the U.S.? I thought that was the trigger for a sedition charge? 

And please, no Guiliani or other retread, to replace Sessions (who is about 30 years out of touch with reality) how 'bout Bill Black for AG? After all he's the last guy who put a whole passell of banksters in prison!

trailer park boys's picture

Bill Black? The politicians' Wall Street masters would'nt stand for that. Someone might actually go to jail.

Playtime's Over's picture

Rudy is a pit bull.  He would be great.




Hammer of Light's picture

Rudy was materially involved in 9/11 - he should be hunted and killed for his murderous criminal self. There is no question that sorry sack of shit was involved in the 9/11 conspiracy of traitors.

Zero-Hegemon's picture

These guys deserve nothing better than a deep dive into a wood chipper

WTFUD's picture

I recommend the death penalty for these treasonous slime, preferably by public hanging and then a posthumous trial.

VW Nerd's picture

I'm pretty sure if these two were going after Stalin or Hitler, they would be dead already.  Along with about  2000 other high stature political enemy subversives.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Patiently waiting for the new Night of the Long Knives...but please hurry, my coffee is getting cold!

VWAndy's picture

 Its all for show folks. Anything other than focusing on anything of any import.

 Seth Rich

 Pizza network



 All memory holed!

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Trump stopped Hillary.  

VWAndy's picture

 Big Brother won.

 Ask yourself how the two most hated people in the country ended up being our only choices.

historian40's picture

Ask yourself how we only imagine having 2 choices when there are more.

crazyirishdad's picture

with all the work and expertice that Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth have put forward how can these two say that there is still a threat for another 911 other than one lead by people in our very own country. Including themselves as if you cover it up you are just as guilty..

The Gray Man's picture

Brennan is a Muslim mole and a major player in the deep state shadow government run by 0bastard.

historian40's picture

You think Obama runs the deep state?  He doesn't even run his own house.  He doesn't even speak with his own words.

pparalegal's picture

Who voted for employee Brennan? No one. These swamp rats, like Clinton, are so used to running the place as a private club outside of law they are acting like it is an internal alpha-male mob boss power struggle. 

THORAX's picture

We the People are back! 

Bryan's picture

This is getting real.  These guys still have some power to push people around.  If they are coming out publicly about this, you know it's something that's even more prevalent in the deep state.

missionshk's picture

clapper should be in jail, and brennan should be hanged for treason