(Flashback to 2014 WP) Obama should fire John Brennan

Talk about the ultimate in hypocrisy. Now they’re defending everything he and his pals have done to destroy this country.

Obama should fire John Brennan
By James Downie
Opinions editor
July 31, 2014

In March, at the Council on Foreign Relations, CIA Director John Brennan was asked by NBC’s Andrea Mitchell whether the CIA had illegally accessed Senate Intelligence Committee staff computers “to thwart an investigation by the committee into” the agency’s past interrogation techniques. The accusation had been made earlier that day by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who said the CIA had “violated the separation-of-powers principles embodied in the United States Constitution.” Brennan answered:

As far as the allegations of, you know, CIA hacking into, you know, Senate computers, nothing could be further from the truth. I mean, we wouldn’t do that. I mean, that’s — that’s just beyond the — you know, the scope of reason in terms of what we would do. {…}

And, you know, when the facts come out on this, I think a lot of people who are claiming that there has been this tremendous sort of spying and monitoring and hacking will be proved wrong.…}

Now we know that the truth was far different. The Post’s Greg Miller reports:

CIA Director John O. Brennan has apologized to leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee after an agency investigation determined that its employees improperly searched computers used by committee staff to review classified files on interrogations of prisoners. {…}

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An apology and an internal review board might suffice if this were Brennan or intelligence leaders’ first offense, but the track record is far from spotless. In 2011, Brennan claimed that dozens of U.S. drone strikes on overseas targets had not killed a single civilian. This remarkable success rate was not only disputed at the time by news reports — even supporters of the drone program called it “absurd” — but as the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and the New York Times both reported later, President Obama received reports from the very beginning of his presidency about drone strikes killing numerous civilians. As Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser at the time, Brennan would have received these reports as well, so either Brennan knew that his claim was a lie, or he is secretly deaf. Similarly, Brennan denied snooping on Senate computers six weeks after Feinstein first made the accusation to the CIA in private, which means either that he was lying, or he had ignored a serious charge against his agency for six weeks, then spouted off about it without any real knowledge — hardly the behavior expected of an agency director.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2014/07/31/obama-s...

Hilarious, isn’t it? Until Obama/Clinton the WP was a pretty decent rag. Now it’s totally useless.

Those two sneaky liars have caused the biggest Constitutional mess maybe in our entire history as a nation. That’s Obama’s real ‘legacy’.

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The New York Slimes seemed to be always in the tank for the government, but it has gotten much worse since Her lost. Even MSDNC was critical of the Bush administration, but they too changed when Obama became president.

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not NYT. But anymore BOTH are just propaganda rags.

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@Amanda Matthews

Then I mentioned the NYS because I put both sites together as the PTBs mouthpiece. Sorry. My brain is taking a break and I'm not being clear on my connections. Plus I keep using my wording incorrectly. Hopefully people will see what I'm saying even though I'm not saying it right.

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I haven’t been hitting on all cylinders eithet.

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I went to KOS.

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