Politicized Intelligence

Reacting to President Trump’s Helsinki Summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, former CIA Director John Brennan tweeted this:

“Why did Trump meet 1 on 1 with Putin? What might he be hiding from Bolton, Pompeo, Kelly, & the American public? How will Putin use whatever Trump could be hiding to advantage Russia & hurt America? Trump’s total lack of credibility renders spurious whatever explanation he gives.”

He followed that up with this attack on the Helsinki press conference:

“Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes & misdemeanors.’  It was nothing short of treasonous.”

Fired FBI Director James Comey chimed in with this partisan exhortation:

“This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design. . . All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall.  Policy differences don’t matter right now.  History has its eyes on us.”

Comey’s suggestion that the left best represents the country’s values or the Founders’ vision is laughable!   To suggest we should go back to the high tax, high unemployment days of the Democrats is absurd.  And it speaks volumes about James Comey.

In the history of the United States, it is unprecedented for former directors of the FBI and the CIA to engage in this kind of raw partisanship.

Brennan’s hysteria is beyond the pale.  George W. Bush met privately, one-on-one, numerous times with Vladimir Putin.  So did Barack Obama.  That’s what presidents do when discussing affairs of state with other world leaders.

And John Brennan is the last person who should be lecturing the public about truth and honesty.  Even liberals wanted Obama to fire Brennan for his dishonesty.

By the way, what exactly did Brennan and Comey do about the Russian meddling in our election?

They knew in 2014 that the Russians were interfering in our elections.  But the Obama White House ordered our cybersecurity experts to “stand down.”

Last week, we witnessed hours of snarling and unrepentant testimony by disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok, who seemingly believed that he had the power to decide who should be president of the United States.

There is a growing list of deep state operatives who have jumped ship or have been fired after their misdeeds were uncovered, but we still don’t know the full extent of what happened during the 2016 campaign.

And perhaps that explains the desperation in Brennan’s and Comey’s tweets.  They sound like men trying to hide something, and fearful that continued Republican-led investigations may uncover the truth.

—Gary Bauer
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