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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Dg4884's picture

I can come up with 40 names easily to bring up valid charges of sedition and treason. Yes this moolsim convert is one of them. Disgusting. If Julliani gets the nod, you can all will walk.

bunkers's picture

Stock up on food, drink, defense, offense, meds, supplies, alternate sources of heat and power, and, in general, CYA. We are an endangered species.

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Eat, drink and be merry. 

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Those days will soon be over. Prepare yourself for the coming conflagration!

truthalwayswinsout's picture

This only shows how desparate and dangerous they are. They will do or say anything or kill anyone to get their way.

BeepBeepRichie's picture

And this will work out good for them how exactly?

AKKadian's picture

Clapperov and Benneninski, both these commies should be arrested and put in Gitmo, for the rest of their miserable lives.!!!

Playtime's Over's picture

They are scared shitless if they think this two bit shit show Russian bs collusion investigation is going to stop the Trump.  That is exactly why they are sweating bullets.  Professional killers and liars. 

Haitian Snackout's picture

Gosh, Heinrich would have been so proud. 

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Kim Jong-un may nuke Trump.


Plausible denaibilty. 

Yars Revenge's picture

This is treason, plain and simple.

pizdowitz's picture

It should be very clear to all who listened to that seance, who the DS actually is -  a bunch of power hungry, psychopathic mercenaries. In the Roman Empire they were called the Praetorian Guard, making and unmaking the Caesars with a simple sway of the sword to the throat. Constantine disbanded them later with a simple FU Executive Order. They are again very scared that they may be losing the power to control the world affairs, now that their Commie cover has been destroyed, and the Commies themselves are looking for cover.

The Vatican Jesuits, another power hungry, if not even a sicker bunch, jumped at the opportunity to furnish that new cover. It is a very treacherous and a tenuous cover, to say the least, but in panic a drowning man will catch even an open blade. What the mercenaries have agreed to do is clearly very poorly advised, and will not stand the scrutiny of the fresh air.

Go Trump!


Harry Paranockus's picture

Mr. Brennan. If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, you'd be a snack. But, until then, you're just stupid.

tsuki's picture

Time to realize JFK's dream.  Break the CIA into a million pieces and cast it to the winds.

mabuhay1's picture

All these "Former" CIA and FBI directors are "Former" for a reason, incompetence, and outright treason against the United States.

grunk's picture

Dumbass tipped his hand.

People will start taking sides.

It's not about Trump; 

it's about the Republic.


Deep State is in the minority.

I don't think they have the military.

Rick Cerone's picture

They have special forces units who've been brainwashed to hate America.

Sizzurp's picture

Nonsense. The quiet professionals are with the POTUS, and thank God for all of them.

MrBoompi's picture

John Brennan is a proven liar.  Believe him at your own risk.  

uhland62's picture

And his words are treason, too. 

I wouldn't like such a coup; it is so much fun seeing the US swamp tearing itself apart. Please keep up the show!!!

flybye's picture

So true, I was surprised he was there.

galant's picture

           Trump’s struggles against the likes of Brennan and Clapper remind me of the brujo of Zuni described in Robert Pirsig’s novel Lila, which followed the author’s more-celebrated Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

           The story, told by an anthropologist in early New Mexico, is of a brujo (sharman) who challenges the authority of the establishment (priests) in a time of social unrest with the arrival of the white man.

           The priests torture him in an attempt to break his spirit because they fear the changes he heralds --  but the tribe see in him a leader who can confront the significant transition being forced upon them by fate.

           He eventually becomes their leader and a powerful influence on the tribe’s social evolution, despite personality traits which would have not been accepted in less turbulent times.

           Pirsig says that the kind of leadership exerted by the brujo was not a matter of him telling anyone to do this, or do that, but the brujo’s way of being and acting seemed of greater relevance, or, he says, of ‘higher Quality’ to his brothers and sisters than the blinkered polity of the priests.

           All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.- John Kenneth Galbraith




flybye's picture

Galant, it's coming soon. I smell it in the air.

PitBullsRule's picture

A coup is too expensive, just shoot that fucker.

just the tip's picture

a bullet is too expensive to waste on you.

Txpl9421's picture

It would be great for all of those guys to gather on the steps of the Capital. Then we will know who they are. You know when they are hanging from meat hooks like Mussolini.

bcking's picture

Can someone please put a bullet through Brennan's empty skull? Thanks

Reaper's picture

A coup is a felonious seditious conspiracy to overthrow the duly elected President in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 2384, "Seditious conspiracy -If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States,"

The Secret service is authorized to make an arrest without warrant under 18 U.S. Code § 3056 - Powers, authorities, and duties of United States Secret Service: "(C) make arrests without warrant for any offense against the United States committed in their presence, or for any felony cognizable under the laws of the United States if they have reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing such felony."

Action before the fact is required safety.

44_shooter's picture

Is this not the classic defenition of sedition?


Lock him up.

SweetDoug's picture




These pricks at CNN just can't stand the idea of Trump and are doing everything they possibly can to delegitmize his presidency.

This is what the outsider winning, Mr. Smith going to Washington, looks like, when it ain't their guy.

At some point, Trump is going to become so enraged, as well he should be, very understandably, that he will do something to put an end to this yellow journalism and then we'll be in a pickle.

Think asymmetric warfare in the form of civil war. Because if you think millions of folks who voted for Trump are going to sit by and let the other side screw them over, and then when the Dem's get their guy in, it's back to silent smirks, fawning smiles, and nodding agreement, like the last 8 years?


Get. The. Guns.


The left better take a huge chill pill right now.




trailer park boys's picture

I don't believe those working to take down the constitutionally elected President of the United States have really thought through their plan. Like - what happens if they succeed? Everything will be hunky-dory? Sorry, 63 million Americans will have a slight problem with that. Can you say Smith & Wesson?

B1G mNy's picture

Just keep it up. This is going to blow up in the face of the deep state.

THORAX's picture

Brennan Clapper sitting in a tree...T.  R. E..A..S..O..N...

THORAX's picture

They huffed and puffed and blew each other down! 

TeraByte's picture

US has its own self elected Juncker, whom nobody voted for and believes he is God´s chosen and so does not have take a notice people´s will expressed in the elections. Lock him up an charge for treason.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Hang him and his ilk for subversion and treason!

kevindow's picture

Reality Check: The Coup against Trump has been underway since he became the POTUS, brought by the circle-the-wagon Dems and the Never-Trumper RINOs. Nothing new here. Move on.



Twee Surgeon's picture

That might be a good sign. "In a coversation with Wolf Blitzer" is what worried me most though. They could have got Oprah Winfrey or Jerry Springer to do the interview. all they could get was Wolf Blitzer who sells shoes at the Mall as his other job. Oprah would have certainly asked Brennan about his self esteem and where he bought it from. Jerry would have taken a DNA test to see if he has the Uglies to back up the Hibernian monika.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Blitzer is a Bolshevik Jew agent...a wolf in American clothing.

Thom Paine's picture

John Brennan just committed a criminal offence.

Sedition is one of them.

Twee Surgeon's picture

Prove it. I do not disagree.

artvandalai's picture

More BS fodder for them to talk about for days on end. This thing is totally orchestrated with a new russian "issue" to be released every few days. It will never end and will be kjust like it is now at least into next year.

loveyajimbo's picture

Maybe switch Mattis to AG for a year... and Sessions to WH gardener, where he can hang with the other pansys.

Problems solved.

Thom Paine's picture

Deep State, Obama's Brown Shirts, MSM and Democrats in a great panic.

Their recent ranting and tantrums over Meuller mean that they are petrified Trump is going to stop their major set up to get him.

If anything should warn Trump to end the Special Counsel it is this frantic reaction from the Swamp.

Trump should stop being on the defensive and go hard offensive, otherwise he is just a sitting target for the swamp. End the Special Counsel, replace sessions if he refuses to do his job and sack Rosenstein.

Wtf are the swamp going to do if he does that? They got nothing except whining and their hated MSM.

The public will respect Trump if he goes in hard against these sewer creatures.

mpcascio's picture

Fuck you all you scum bastards.

Thom Paine's picture

Trump should stop trying to be fair, and become a mean arsehole to all the sewer creatures. Bring down the hammer hard.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Tick, Tock... Tick, Tock... It's one minute to mid-night

Do you know which side you're on?