"Truth Was Irrelevant" WSJ Asks: Was Brennan's Action The Real "Treason"?

The Wall Street Journal continues to counter  the  liberal mainstream media's Trump Derangement Syndrome, dropping uncomfortable truth-bombs and refusing to back off its intense pressure to get to the truth and hold those responsible, accountable (in a forum that is hard for the establishment to shrug off as 'Alt-Right' or 'Nazi' or be 'punished' by search- and social-media-giants).

And once again Kimberley Strassel - who by now has become the focus of social media attacks for her truth-seeking reporting - does it again this morning, as she points out - after his 'treasonous' outbursts, that Obama's CIA Director John Brennan acknowledges that it was him egging on the FBI's probe of Trump and Russia.

Via The Wall Street Journal,

The Trump-Russia sleuthers have been back in the news, again giving Americans cause to doubt their claims of nonpartisanship. Last week it was Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok testifying to Congress that he harbored no bias against a president he still describes as “horrible” and “disgusting.” This week it was former FBI Director Jim Comey tweet-lecturing Americans on their duty to vote Democratic in November.

But the man who deserves a belated bit of scrutiny is former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan. He’s accused President Trump of “venality, moral turpitude and political corruption,” and berated GOP investigations of the FBI. This week he claimed on Twitter that Mr. Trump’s press conference in Helsinki was “nothing short of treasonous.” This is rough stuff, even for an Obama partisan.

That’s what Mr. Brennan is—a partisan—and it is why his role in the 2016 scandal is in some ways more concerning than the FBI’s. Mr. Comey stands accused of flouting the rules, breaking the chain of command, abusing investigatory powers. Yet it seems far likelier that the FBI’s Trump investigation was a function of arrogance and overconfidence than some partisan plot. No such case can be made for Mr. Brennan. Before his nomination as CIA director, he served as a close Obama adviser. And the record shows he went on to use his position—as head of the most powerful spy agency in the world—to assist Hillary Clinton’s campaign (and keep his job).

Mr. Brennan has taken credit for launching the Trump investigation. At a House Intelligence Committee hearing in May 2017, he explained that he became “aware of intelligence and information about contacts between Russian officials and U.S. persons.” The CIA can’t investigate U.S. citizens, but he made sure that “every information and bit of intelligence” was “shared with the bureau,” meaning the FBI. This information, he said, “served as the basis for the FBI investigation.” My sources suggest Mr. Brennan was overstating his initial role, but either way, by his own testimony, he was an Obama-Clinton partisan was pushing information to the FBI and pressuring it to act.

More notable, Mr. Brennan then took the lead on shaping the narrative that Russia was interfering in the election specifically to help Mr. Trump - which quickly evolved into the Trump-collusion narrative. Team Clinton was eager to make the claim, especially in light of the Democratic National Committee server hack. Numerous reports show Mr. Brennan aggressively pushing the same line internally. Their problem was that as of July 2016 even then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper didn’t buy it. He publicly refused to say who was responsible for the hack, or ascribe motivation. Mr. Brennan also couldn’t get the FBI to sign on to the view; the bureau continued to believe Russian cyberattacks were aimed at disrupting the U.S. political system generally, not aiding Mr. Trump.

The CIA director couldn’t himself go public with his Clinton spin—he lacked the support of the intelligence community and had to be careful not to be seen interfering in U.S. politics. So what to do? He called Harry Reid. In a late August briefing, he told the Senate minority leader that Russia was trying to help Mr. Trump win the election, and that Trump advisers might be colluding with Russia. (Two years later, no public evidence has emerged to support such a claim.)

But the truth was irrelevant. On cue, within a few days of the briefing, Mr. Reid wrote a letter to Mr. Comey, which of course immediately became public. “The evidence of a direct connection between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign continues to mount,” wrote Mr. Reid, going on to float Team Clinton’s Russians-are-helping-Trump theory. Mr. Reid publicly divulged at least one of the allegations contained in the infamous Steele dossier, insisting that the FBI use “every resource available to investigate this matter.”

The Reid letter marked the first official blast of the Brennan-Clinton collusion narrative into the open. Clinton opposition-research firm Fusion GPS followed up by briefing its media allies about the dossier it had dropped off at the FBI. On Sept. 23, Yahoo News’s Michael Isikoff ran the headline: “U.S. intel officials probe ties between Trump adviser and Kremlin.” Voilà. Not only was the collusion narrative out there, but so was evidence that the FBI was investigating.

In their recent book “Russian Roulette,” Mr. Isikoff and David Corn say even Mr. Reid believed Mr. Brennan had an “ulterior motive” with the briefing, and “concluded the CIA chief believed the public needed to know about the Russia operation, including the information about the possible links to the Trump campaign.” (Brennan allies have denied his aim was to leak damaging information.)

Clinton supporters have a plausible case that Mr. Comey’s late-October announcement that the FBI had reopened its investigation into the candidate affected the election. But Trump supporters have a claim that the public outing of the collusion narrative and FBI investigation took a toll on their candidate.

And as Strassel so poignantly concludes:

Politics was at the center of that outing, and Mr. Brennan was a ringmaster. Remember that when reading his next “treason” tweet.

Treason indeed.

 

 

 

Comments

erkme73 khnum Sat, 07/21/2018 - 15:26 Permalink

This all boils down to one simple thing:  A failed coup d'état.

I really is just that.  Once that very concept begins to take root in the populace, it'll counter the 'conspiracy theory' mumbo jumbo dismissals the MSM keeps pushing.

This was a power grab that failed, and as each day unfolds, we see that the very top of the power structure was attempting to subvert the will of the people, and destroy a duly elected President.   This is nothing short of sedition and treason.

I cannot wait until the tables turn on the pundits and powerful elites.  When the ground swell accepts this very simple fact, no amount of shit shoveling excuses and dismissals will be enough.

 

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PrayingMantis Yellow_Snow Sun, 07/22/2018 - 09:14 Permalink

 

   ... communist Brennan was hired, as a CIA operative, by Aldrich Ames, NY CIA chief, KGB mole and KGB recruiter. Ames is now serving a life sentence for treason, as a KGB spy, KGB recruiter and other crimes associated with it. His protege, John Brennan, was ripe for the picking as a KGB mole from the get-go for his diehard communist ideals. He also switched allegiance to the Islamic cause. How he rose to be a CIA Director is beyond any “intelligence” logic and might show the ineptness of that agency. And he still holds “top security clearance”? Go figure. 

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khnum erkme73 Sat, 07/21/2018 - 15:47 Permalink

Im not that confident in 1933 with the emergency banking act you lost your sovereignty and Americans,their possessions and their children became collateral for the Federal Reserve bank later for the same President you fought world war 2 after he forced the Japanese up against the wall,your history is full of contradictions MacArthur drove out ww1 veterans from a camp where they had legitimate greviences only to go on to be a national hero.

This isnt a bash America post the whole Western world has been hoodwinked for example I do not own my land the Queen does and I am an asset of a corporation registered in Delaware even though Im in Australia.

Its human nature not to rock the boat nor to particularly care as long as their not affected,with AI,5G and the internet of things we are headed for some Bladerunner style dystopian future Hitler could only dream of and instead of resisting it this generation will probably line up outside an apple store for a week to be the first on board.

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Expendable Container khnum Sat, 07/21/2018 - 17:45 Permalink

"we are headed for some Bladerunner style dystopian future Hitler could only dream of"

Good post, all true including Japan being forced to attack Pearl Harbour by Eisenhouwer's economic sanctions, EXCEPT you need to seriously question your information on Hitler's role in WWII.

Check out the amazing revisionist history series on WWII "HITLER: THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD" by Dennis Wise:

https://thegreateststorynevertold.tv/ (watch trailer then below it is the series - its free online)

and read articles:

HERE and HERE

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Big Creek Rising erkme73 Sat, 07/21/2018 - 15:47 Permalink

What does it take to get the general populace riled up?

what does it take to get neutral investigators or congress to get their hands on the servers (dnc, weiner, awan)?

why did the DOJ and fbi decide Not to investigate the tweets and emails from the personal devices of the adulterous Strzok and Page even after they admitted using personal accounts on agency time?

NSA could put this whole scandal to bed in an hour, then we could all enjoy the executions 

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Moving and Grooving erkme73 Sat, 07/21/2018 - 16:48 Permalink

'subvert the will of the people'

 

Mrs Clinton lost. That was the shot heard 'round the world. Everything before Nov 8 was maneuvering for position in her administration, or buying a seat at the table. Since then it's been outraged denial and maneuvering for an escape route.

 

Her not winning was the unspeakable thing. Bill knew though.

 

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Omen IV erkme73 Sat, 07/21/2018 - 17:01 Permalink

Bigger than sedition - it is massive conspiracy to use every branch of government & MSM to reach Brennan's goals - as Schumer said - these guys get what they want -

 

John Dulles had Intel Agencies control for JFK's murder but not every branch of government

Bobby was going to reopen the Warren Commission which Dulles was the defacto head and controlled the discovery, data and conclusions - The Martin Luther King Murder was used a diversion  - back to back - from the single purpose to get Bobby stopped

 

same may happen again

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Expendable Container Omen IV Sat, 07/21/2018 - 18:14 Permalink

Dr Martin Luther King was a communist fake controlled by them. He was not a doctor and his name was not M L K. His speeches were plagiarized, including "I have a dream...". His penchant for using donation monies for orgies with prostitutes was becoming a concern as it could be found out and create a scandal. He was more useful to the communist cause dead than alive as now he can be a 'martyr' for the people:

"The Real Martin Luther King" by Dr Peter Hammond on Andrew Carrington Hitchcock Show"

http://eurofolkradio.com/2018/02/08/andrew-carrington-hitchcock-show-56…

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EVOLUTION_ISN'T_FAIR erkme73 Sat, 07/21/2018 - 18:45 Permalink

 

I'm with you.

If the dems win back the house this fall all this shit gets buried. Gone forever, as in they get away with it.

We're fucked then.

The biggest concern about election tampering, collusion, rigging, is this fall by the deep state. I suspect they will stop at nothing, as in zero, zilch, nothing at all, to win in November.  

If they don't take the house then I feel everything will slowly come out leading to someone being held accountable, not a top tier guy like I want, but someone at least. I just don't see the DS doing what many of us want... that would be hangings.

So few Republicans with the balls to push this, it's a whisker away from  six feet under now never mind if the dems are in charge.

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new game erkme73 Sat, 07/21/2018 - 20:56 Permalink

wish, think and remember the 911 commission and such a great job they did uncovering the truth.

breathing normal and expecting a point in history when the republic officially ended...

shadow state is running the show with accomplices(turn coats) from R team part of the one party tyranny.

i wish i could agree with your sentiments erkme...

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Al Gophilia erkme73 Sun, 07/22/2018 - 04:58 Permalink

Trump needs to utilize the phrase: "coup d'état" , into one of his next tweets in association with the names Brennan, Comey, Rice, Clinton and Loretta Lynch and Schiff for brains

Get onto it, Mr. Trump..

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rosiescenario erkme73 Sun, 07/22/2018 - 13:41 Permalink

....and just who chose this guy? All roads lead back to Obummer and his political corruption of many agencies....CIA, DOJ, FBI, IRS, ATF, DHS, and most likely every other one.

Obummer was the Manchurian Candidate, except he was Kenyan.....

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cankles' server Super Sleuth Sat, 07/21/2018 - 15:28 Permalink

The louder they are the more desperate they are. 

Sealed Federal indictments are accumulating at 5,000 per month. 175% increase over last year.

The first step is draining the swamp as we've seen the FBI and DOJ are corrupt.

Sessions recused himself from Russiagate investigation but has been busy.

Sessions set up Huber in Utah in 2017.  He also has the IG's 470 strong staff helping.

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