On Sunday two former, and disgraced, members of the intelligence community decided to weigh in on President Trump’s comments regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin’s alleged meddling in the 2016 Presidential election. President Trump made the following comments while wrapping up his 12-day Asia tour:
“I believe that [Mr. Putin] feels that he and Russia did not meddle in the election. As to whether I believe it, I’m with our agencies. As currently led by fine people, I believe very much in our intelligence agencies.”
The Obama Administration’s disgraced CIA Director John Brennan would go onto make the following statement on CNN’s State of the Union:
“I think it demonstrates to Mr. Putin that Donald Trump can be played by foreign leaders who are going to appeal to his ego and try to play upon his insecurities, which is very, very worrisome from a national security standpoint.”
Former Director of DNI, James Clapper, would follow up with a similar smear of President Trump:
“Putin is committed to undermining our system, our democracy and our whole process. To try to paint it in any other way is, I think, astounding and poses a peril to this country.”
Both Brennan and Clapper were proven to have lied under oath before various Congressional committees and have lost much credibility among elected officials, and Americans for that matter. None the less, they continue to be the only intelligence officials that make such inane statements regarding President Trump.
In June of 2013, we found out James Clapper was not capable of telling the truth, even as he swears to do so under oath. James Clapper testified under oath on March 12, 2013 before the Senate Select Committee. In that testimony he swore the NSA does not collect metadata on millions of unsuspecting Americans, thus effectively stripping them of any and all privacy rights. Clapper was found to be blatantly lying.
On June 5 of 2013 documents Edward Snowden had stolen from the NSA began to be published in The Guardian Newspaper. The documents published by The Guardian proved, without reservation, that James Clapper knowingly lied under oath before the Senate committee. As a result of Clapper getting caught lying under oath numerous Senators had called for his ouster as they no longer found him to be credible. President Barack Obama ignored calls from the legislative branch and allowed Clapper to remain as Director of DNI, regardless of him being publicly disgraced.
John Brennan was caught lying on numerous occasions. Brennan swore the CIA did not spy on the Senate Intelligence Committee as it pertained to the torture he oversaw during the G.W. Bush era, “let me assure you the CIA was in no way spying on the committee or the Senate.” His exact words were proven to be an outright lie as the CIA inspector general’s report was published, ultimately stripping credibility from any John Brennan assurance. Senator Roy Weyden (D-OR) would go onto make the following statement regarding Brennan:
“But the director of the CIA – and the architect of America’s drone program, who will be all but defending torture for the next several weeks – Should do more than that. Apologies aren’t enough: John Brennan should resign.”
It was reported that Brennan had to privately apologize to the Senate Intelligence Committee for his abuse of power and blatant lies.
Brennan also made false claims regarding the drone program he oversaw. Brennan claimed there had not been “a single collateral death” that had taken place from any drone strikes due to their “exceptional proficiency and precision.” There would later be a leak of internal intelligence documents revealing Brennan to be have been lying yet again. The leaked intelligence documents coupled with numerous news reports of drone strikes resulting in collateral damage displayed John Brennan’s cavalier attitude towards lying and his insatiable desire to do so.
It stands to reason as to why CNN’ State of the Union would choose disgraced intelligence personnel to bash President Trump; both Brennan and Clapper have shown a propensity for lying, even under oath, and will do so in order to advance their political agenda. A political agenda that CNN shares with John Brennan, who admitted to voting for the 4-time Communist Party candidate for President, Gus Hall.