Ex-CIA Chief Lashes Out At Nunes: "He Abused His Office"

Former CIA Director John Brennan had harsh words for House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes on Sunday morning, calling the controversial four-page "FISA memo" created by Nunes' staffers "exceptionally partisan" and that Nunes has "abused the office" by refusing to allow Democrats on his committee to make their own rebuttal document public. 

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"That Devin Nunes and Republicans denied the ability of the minority, the Democratic members of that committee, to put out its report is just appalling. I think it, it really underscores just how partisan Mr. Nunes has been. He has abused the office of the chairmanship of HPSCI. And I don't say that lightly," said Brennan on NBC's Meet the Press

The ex-CIA chief, who last June called for a coup if Trump fires Mueller, defended the controversial "Trump-Russia" dossier assembled by former UK spy Christopher Steele which the FBI used to secure a FISA warrant to surveil one-time Trump advisor Carter Page - saying that the dossier did "not play any role whatsoever in the intelligence community assessment" presented to President Obama and President-elect Trump.

The Steele-authored dossier created by opposition research firm Fusion GPS (and which relies on senior Russian officials) was funded in part by Hillary Clinton and the DNC. While Nunes and the House Intel GOP claim in their memo that the dossier was used to obtain the FISA warrant on Carter Page, other Congressional Republicans have suggested that the Steele document was used to justify the FBI's larger counterintelligence operation against Trump and his associates. 

Watch the full interview here:

Comments

NoDebt WTFRLY Sun, 02/04/2018 - 21:05 Permalink

Aren't you glad this motherfucker isn't running things any more?  He's OLD SCHOOL and believes in CIA supremacy.  In his mind, they are NOT to be questioned.  Ever.  Certainly not by somebody as lowly as the house intelligence committee.  If they want to depose a president, they should be allowed to do it.

 

 

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Theosebes Goodfellow nidaar Sun, 02/04/2018 - 21:17 Permalink

Bearing in mind that this is the guy who was in charge of the CIA, which oversees espionage acts against this country, while Hillary was doing the Uranium One deal. With that in mind, ask yourself this:

How dirty is John Brennan?

Now if you think he just might be dirty, exactly how much credence do you give anything he says?

That tells you where to file his opinion about Mr. Devin Nunes.

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Mr. Universe MagicHandPuppet Sun, 02/04/2018 - 21:32 Permalink

It's working. I asked a lib friend of over 40 years to explain to me what happened with the memo release. He is literate, if misinformed. Had not read the memo itself, but relied on the media to inform him. It's a big nothing burger as far as he is concerned. Yet he had zero idea of what was actually going on, the real details. We need a full court press on this or they are going to scurry away unscathed yet again.

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Implied Violins Buckaroo Banzai Sun, 02/04/2018 - 23:20 Permalink

How about, "where was Brennan back in December when congress bent over backwards to keep FISA going?"  Or Trump, for that matter?

Is all of this a veiled psy-op to guide people to validate the use of this horrid act to win their side of the Trump/Dem war, thus assuring the continued existence of FISA and the denial of rights to the people - instead of fighting the REAL war, which should be ENDING that fucking abomination of an act?

Just a thought.

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lew1024 Dolar in a vortex Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:40 Permalink

The Muslims dancing were dancing for other reasons, it had nothing to do with 9/11.

OTOH, the guys dancing in the parking lot across the river from the WTCs, taking pictures, high-fiving and flicking their lighters, and who had set up before the first airplane, were all Israelis. The only people arrested on 9-11 were Israelis, Mossad, in fact. Later on Israeli TV, they acknowledged being Mossad and claimed they were there 'to record the event'. There was no explanation wrt how they knew to set up cameras before the first airplane hit the tower.

Chertoff prevented their interrogation and released them after 76 days, as I recall.

This incident is never mentioned in any legacy media article on 9-11, of course.

 

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Winston Churchill Theosebes Goodfellow Sun, 02/04/2018 - 22:49 Permalink

Perhaps those questions could best be asked in Kiev,Brennan must have racked up millions of

air miles visiting his tame Ukrainian IC subordinates.

Steele lied about his sources for his salacious gossip.I'd bet a penny to a dollar it came from Ukraine,

Huge motives, huge CF donors,huge state dept. grant recipients.They could speak Russian, close enough

for govt. work.It also reeked of CIA tradecraft, no finesse, as subtle as a brick,put together in a hurry.

Only thing missing was the bad phony beard,nose and glasses.Steele looks like he came from central casting

but doesn't have a 'right" old school tie.I do have one, so I'd recognize a 'right' one.MI6 agents only look like that

in Hollywood movies,common mistake, but Americans think Hollywood is real so he was cast for his role for an

American audience is my guess.The real Steele probably looks like a dishevelled bookkeeper, but with the 'right'

tie.That's the type they've recruited for many decades now, no flash,merge into the woodwork,never get a second glance.

They look like civil servants at the Ministry of Agriculture in other words,right at home.

Anybody have Brennan's travel history around these times ?

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thisguyoverhere Winston Churchill Mon, 02/05/2018 - 02:22 Permalink

Lets not forget the recent sloppy trade craft.  Bloody dump truck on train tracks, who the phuk are they kidding?

 

Its as if all this is simply spectacle, meanwhile some higher ups are looking at a MUCH, MUCH bigger threat.

 

Distraction, perception management and then . . . BAM.

 

Something about a helium cone, 760 nanometer imagery and coming food scarcity.

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Winston Churchill Theosebes Goodfellow Sun, 02/04/2018 - 22:49 Permalink

Perhaps those questions could best be asked in Kiev,Brennan must have racked up millions of

air miles visiting his tame Ukrainian IC subordinates.

Steele lied about his sources for his salacious gossip.I'd bet a penny to a dollar it came from Ukraine,

Huge motives, huge CF donors,huge state dept. grant recipients.They could speak Russian, close enough

for govt. work.It also reeked of CIA tradecraft, no finesse, as subtle as a brick,put together in a hurry.

Only thing missing was the bad phony beard,nose and glasses.Steele looks like he came from central casting

but doesn't have a 'right" old school tie.I do have one, so I'd recognize a 'right' one.MI6 agents only look like that

in Hollywood movies,common mistake, but Americans think Hollywood is real so he was cast for his role for an

American audience is my guess.The real Steele probably looks like a dishevelled bookkeeper, but with the 'right'

tie.That's the type they've recruited for many decades now, no flash,merge into the woodwork,never get a second glance.

They look like civil servants at the Ministry of Agriculture in other words,right at home.

Anybody have Brennan's travel history around these times ?

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P4K nidaar Sun, 02/04/2018 - 21:33 Permalink

This guy is a menace. Same with Clapper. Guys like them (Hoover, Angleton, Dulles, et al.) think the intelligence community is a separate and equal branch of the government and that they (without the consent of the President) decide when we go to war and who gets to run the country. It is not supposed to work that way according to the Constitution, and Trump is the only President since JFK to challenge these fascist assholes. The DOJ (FBI) and CIA exist because Congress are huge pussies who get tricked into authorizing fascist bullshit like the DOJ and CIA in times of crisis/war/cold war.

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Chupacabra-322 MozartIII Sun, 02/04/2018 - 22:52 Permalink

This Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopath best keep watching his six for the rest of his miserable life.  This War Criminal Illegally spied on CONgress, deserves no less to be Executed for High Crimes, Treason, Sedition, Crimes Against the American People & Crimes Against Humanity.

 

Tick, tock Mother Fuckers

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TBT or not TBT Pairadimes Sun, 02/04/2018 - 22:16 Permalink

Gayest supreme court decision ever.   Whose idea was it to make it a right to be read out loud this phrase, never written in law (by a legislature) =encouraging= probable criminals not to encriminate themselves?     For every other bit of law, 10 zillion pages of it, ignorance of the law is no defense.   But for a right that's Explicit in the text of the fundamental law of the land, the short sweet and easily understood Constitution of the United States, it's required that it be stated out loud.  Incredibly stupid. 

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