John Brennan’s Abuse of Power

Having shot his free speech arrow at Trump, John Brennan now shoots other arrows. He questions Trump’s motives in denying him security clearance. He accuses Trump of abusing his powers.

Brennan abused his powers as CIA chief. That’s reason enough for his loss of security clearance, and that’s a matter neither of free speech nor of Trump’s being drunk on power. What did Brennan do? Brennan had no evidence upon which to launch an investigation of collusion with Russia by people in the Trump camp, an investigation that has produced no collusion indictments to date. That didn’t stop him from instigating an FBI investigation anyway. Why? He wanted to stop Trump. He hated Trump’s position on Russia and he hated Trump’s style, which he deems irresponsible. That motive has been apparent for a long time from public statements of his going back to 2016.

How did Brennan do his dirty work? Brennan used flimsy suspicions such as public sightings of people close to Trump who were having trivial chit-chat with Russians at conferences and gatherings. British intelligence provided some of this, but it was so questionable that it didn’t find its way through official channels to members of Congress who have access to such communications. Brennan convened a meeting with the FBI to get an investigation going. He leaked information to supporters in Congress and to State Department supporters. In a classic CIA-type of disinformation campaign, he succeeded in creating the appearance of something there (concerning Trumpian collusion) when there was actually nothing there.

“Seeking to retain his position as CIA director under Hillary, Brennan teamed up with British spies and Estonian spies to cripple Trump’s candidacy. He used their phony intelligence as a pretext for a multi-agency investigation into Trump, which led the FBI to probe a computer server connected to Trump Tower and gave cover to Susan Rice, among other Hillary supporters, to spy on Trump and his people.

“John Brennan’s CIA operated like a branch office of the Hillary campaign, leaking out mentions of this bogus investigation to the press in the hopes of inflicting maximum political damage on Trump. An official in the intelligence community tells TAS [The American Spectator] that Brennan’s retinue of political radicals didn’t even bother to hide their activism, decorating offices with ‘Hillary for president cups’ and other campaign paraphernalia.”

It makes no difference whether 60 or 75 or 175 former intel operators or other people accuse Trump of misusing his power against Brennan or whoever else is about to lose their security clearances. The free speech arrow is more disinformation (fake news). It’s not going to make disappear the fact that Brennan perpetrated a big lie and disinformation campaign for which there was no support in 2016 and 2017 and for which there is no support in 2018. This was the idea that Trump was a Russian puppet or subject to Russian blackmail. Brennan interfered with the 2016 election, and that was a major abuse of power on his part. He should be going down the same way as the anti-Trump FBI cohort is going down.


1:48 pm on August 18, 2018