Former CIA Directors John Brennan and former acting CIA Director John McLaughlin were being questioned on a panel by Face the Nation’s Margaret Brennan. The panel was at George Mason University and also had former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe in attendance.
Margaret Brennan asked about the concern that many have, including President Donald Trump, that there is an effort to take him out including by some in the intelligence community, which some have termed the “deep state.” She noted the fact that the ‘impeachment’ proceedings started with a CIA person, the Ukraine whistleblower, with connections to both Brennan and Joe Biden, feeds into this sense.
Former CIA director John McLaughlin on Trump’s impeachment: “Thank God for the deep state” pic.twitter.com/t4pQhFOBuj
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 31, 2019
From Fox News:
“There is something unique you have to agree that now that the impeachment inquiry is underway, sparked by a complaint from someone within the intelligence community, it feeds the president’s concern, an often-used term about a ‘deep state’ being there to take him out,” she said.
McLaughlin’s response was more than a little disturbing as he in fact confirmed that yes, indeed there was a cadre of folks doing exactly that. “Thank God for the ‘Deep State,’” he said to cheers in the liberal friendly audience.
What he said was truly stunning. Because they didn’t like what Trump was doing, they were going to try to take him out.
“With all of the people who knew what was going on here, it took an intelligence officer to step forward and say something about it, which was the trigger that then unleashed everything else,” McLaughlin said.
He went on to praise the intelligence community. “This is the institution within the U.S. government — that with all of its flaws, and it makes mistakes — is institutionally committed to objectivity and telling the truth,” he said.
“It is one of the few institutions in Washington that is not in a chain of command that makes or implements policy. Its whole job is to speak the truth — it’s engraved in marble in the lobby.”
Brennan repeated this claim that they were about telling the truth and he also praised the effort to take out Trump. “Thank goodness for the women and men who are in the intelligence community and the law enforcement community who are standing up and carrying out their responsibilities for their fellow citizens.”
.@JohnBrennan on the whistleblower coming from the intel community: They’re “fighting in the trenches here and overseas … I’m just pleased every day that my former colleagues in the intelligence community continue to do their duties.” pic.twitter.com/7YW9lkQMj0
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 31, 2019
So they’re basically admitting a “deep state” effort to take out Trump. Do they understand that they don’t have the right to take out a duly-elected president out just because they are unhappy with him? That’s the scary stuff of banana republics, not the United States. And they’re so far gone, they don’t even seem to understand how wrong what they’re admitting is.
Can we say what a crock of bull they are spreading here about pretending to be objective guardians of truth?
First, we’ve already seen from the Strzok/Page texts and Brennan’s rants on Twitter what “objectivity” they have.
Second, we’ve already seen a festival of lying from this group that is “committed to telling the truth.”
There is no greater example of vile dishonesty than John Brennan. He spied on Congress, then actually lied publicly and to Congress, saying he didn’t. He then was caught and had to admit he did spy on them. All he got was a pat on the head from Obama.
The whistleblower who kicked this off, not only is he reportedly connected to both Brennan and Biden, but he was so ‘honest,’ he failed to inform the ICIG about his prior contacts with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) or his congressional aide. Not to mention that some of the whistleblower’s claims about the call which he didn’t even hear have already been shown not to be true.
Funny how all this suddenly came to a head as the IG probe and the Durham investigation of the Russia probe has heated up. Durham’s probe is now a criminal investigation and he’s reportedly very desirous of questioning John Brennan and former DNI James Clapper.
Brennan’s group is doing everything they can to spin the situation, painting their actions as “noble” and hoping to take out Trump with the side benefit of also taking out Durham. But if reports are accurate, the facts are coming and the deep state guys are not going to like them.