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Watch John Brennan Desperately try to Set a Favorable Narrative, and Fail

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The cornered rats are really scurrying for cover this week, and ex-CIA Director Dar Adol, er, John Brennan provided today’s best example in an interview with MSNBC’s favorite pet fake Republican, former Jeb! Bush operative Nicolle Wallace. During the course of this brief interview, Brennan admits that the CIA was indeed “coordinating closely” with the FBI in its spying operation that targeted Trump Campaign officials, and continued to push the narrative that none of this obvious spying was in fact “spying.” *sigh*

Here’s the clip:

As a service to those of you who still like to read stuff, I spent 20 minutes of my life transcribing this clip verbatim. I’ve also inserted comments contained within [ ] noting Brennan’s body language, which clearly indicates he is lying throughout this clip and is very self-conscious and frankly transparent about it. Here you go.

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Nicolle Wallace: Who uses the word “spying” to describe lawful surveillance in a counterintelligence probe, other than Sean Hannity [snicker,snicker]?

Brennan: [clears throat] um,uh well William Barr, uh, clearly, and uh I think Donald Trump as well.

Wallace: Why?

Brennan: uh, well, [closed eyes, hunched shoulders] I think they’re clearly trying [smiling with corners of mouth turned down] to, uh, imply, and to really [hunched shoulders, tucked chin, wiggling in seat] you know, uh,uh, indicate that there was uh, misuse [nods head, affirming the misuse] of authorities…that was not the case [nods head again].

Does CIA ‘spy’? Yes. [nods head, affirming the spying] uh, do we spy against our foreign adversaries? Yes. [nods again] Do we spy against domestic individuals? No, we do not [nods head repeatedly during this, indicating deception]. We cuw…we worked very closely [hunched shoulders] with the FBI[he just admitted CIA coordinated with the FBI to spy on the Trump Campaign], and when the Russians were trying to interfere in that election, and to change the outcome of it in their favor, we, the CIA and FBI, worked very collaboratively so that we could have that ability to see what the Russians were doing and who they were working with.

So when William Barr said ‘spying’, it clearly indicated that there was something that was inappropriate, if not illegal [nods head]. Nobody used the term spying when they’re referring to legitimate, predicated, authorized investigative actions that were part of the FBI. [Note how he leaves out the CIA in that passage.]

Wallace: Why do you think he uses it? Is it taunting, does it signal to the intelligence community that he’s coming for you? Does it signal that he’s watched too much Sean Hannity? What does that word mean inside the intelligence community?

Brennan: Well I think he’s playing to Mr. Trump. I think throughout that testimony it was clear that what Mr. Barr was doing was try to say things and to try to characterize things [rapid eye-blinking throughout this] in a manner that was consistent with what Mr. Trump has said, but also very supportive of it. So, eh, and wh…and when he responded to Kamala Harris and others on these issues [looks down and to the left] he thought about it and they asked him, well, was there spying? Well, well yeah, there was.[!]

Well, to me that really suggests that he already is [hunches shoulders, wiggles in seat, looks down and to the left] looking at things that w..uh..[hunches shoulders, nods head] really did not happen. It was predicated, it was legal, it was authorized [oh, so it DID happen?]. So if they want to take a look at the FISA practices [shakes head throughout] look at other things? [hunches shoulders, shakes head] uh, that’s legitimate. There is a question about whether or not there’s gonna be all these competing investigations and how that’s gonna suck the air out of that whole environment [oh, like the past two years for example?] But it’s clear in my mind [looking down and to the left] that what Mr. Barr was suggesting was that the FBI [and the CIA?] was engaged in politically-motivated spying against one of the candidates.

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So, over the last 10 days or so, we have seen Sally Yates, James Comey, James Baker, James Clapper and now John Brennan making very public efforts to create a favorable narrative for their behavior during 2016. This is being done in advance of the pending public release of the Horowitz Report on FISA abuse, and amid news of the advance of AG William Barr’s own investigation into the origins of the spying operation against the Trump Campaign. We’ve also seen Comey and Rod Rosenstein sniping at one another in public, and Comey and Brennan pointing fingers at each other over which of them insisted upon including the Steele Dossier in their FISA applications.

This is clearly a coordinated effort among these likely suspects, and may well indicate that a draft of the final Horowitz report began circulating about two weeks ago, sending the people named in it into a panic.

It seems to me that someone really should remind all of these skunks that they have the right to remain silent.

That is all.

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12 thoughts on “Watch John Brennan Desperately try to Set a Favorable Narrative, and Fail

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    Carlos Dangler - May 15, 2019

    David,
    I’m not able to watch the video. Thanks again for taking the time to write down the comments and body language from this POS. That had to be a mind numbing chore.

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    luvdoowop - May 15, 2019

    I guess we can assume Nicole Wallace doesn’t like Hannity…..

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    Don McCoy - May 15, 2019

    It amazes me that a guy who voted for communist candidates and converted to Islam could EVER be a CIA agent let alone LEAD the organization–especially at the point in history that he did. He represents both of America’s worst enemies! No wonder he’s still plaguing us after years of undermining American interests.

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      Newt Love - May 15, 2019

      Brennan lied to Wallace. He said “Do we spy against domestic individuals? No, we do not…”

      Here is a good reference: “Jul 31, 2014 · CIA admits to spying on Senate staffers. John Brennan: under fire. The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, issued an extraordinary apology to leaders of the US Senate intelligence committee on Thursday, conceding that the agency employees spied on committee staff and reversing months of furious and public denials.”
      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/31/cia-admits-spying-senate-staffers

      I guess that Brennan believes that the US Senate staffers are not Americans on American soil.
      F-ing LIAR!

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    snidely70448 - May 15, 2019

    Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
    John F. Kennedy

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    Peelbackthe onion - May 15, 2019

    Why does this video make you feel he is lying and a double agent to a political party or foreign interest?

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    william chandler - May 15, 2019

    Brennan’s prime reason on why Trump is treasonous: “Trump said the Russians should find HRC’s emails.” Brennan either has no humor, or he is a dingbat moron. Actuality: He is both.
    Brennan, who says his “freedom of speech is being destroyed” – the Brennan who forced, three times, the Benghazi survivors to sign NDAs, so their freedom of speech could not be used to tell of their experiences that night (while Obama and HRC were likely engaged somewhere in pedophile fun.)
    Just enter “CIA incompetency” or “CIA corruption” into a search engine.
    https://russia-insider.com/en/swamp-psychopath-brennan-running-scared/ri22840
    John Brennan’s JOB was to inform the country about foreign threats—
    John Brennan is the puppet master behind the Trump-Russia collusion narrative and he helped promote Hillary’s garbage Russia dossier.
    Russian hypermissiles were a TOTAL SURPRISE,
    ISIS was a TOTAL SURPRISE.
    Ukraine/Crimea was a surprise.
    Bengahzi was a surprise.
    Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syrian, Ukraine outcomes were ALL TOTAL SURPRISES.
    The fact the USSR was dead on it’s feet was a TOTAL SURPRISE so we “just had” to squander Trillion$ arming against it and enriching the MIC. —-
    The CIA that was going to kill Castro with exploding cigars and make his beard fall out.
    The CIA that cannot beat the Drug Cartels, AlQueda, Taliban, ISIS …
    The CLUELESS CIA that is ALWAYS surprised and UNAWARE.
    All because Brennan and the CIA was too busy spying on YOU and undermining Your Rights —- to do his job.
    Everything is a TOTAL SURPRISE to the CIA — except for what your child is saying to his/her BFF and what You had for dinner.
    Brennan approved the 9/11 hijacker’s visas to come into America. Brennan was station chief in Saudi Arabia from 1996 through 1999, and then promoted to CIA leadership (Wikipedia) “This is a systemic problem,” said Nikolai Wenzel, a former U.S. consular officer. “It’s a problem of sloppiness, it’s a problem of negligence which I would call criminal negligence because obviously, having reviewed all these applications, there is a pattern here.” The pattern? None of the 15 applications reviewed was filled out properly.

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    […] MSNBC on Wednesday, where Brennan is a paid commentator, he denied that the CIA “spies” on American citizens, with anchor Nicolle Wallace nodding in […]

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    rufusvondufus - May 16, 2019

    That chick wears yellow cuzz she is dumn as a Dodo bird! Always has been always will be. After all, just remember who she works for!

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    rufusvondufus - May 16, 2019

    How dumb is dirt? Nicole Wallace dumb!

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    Jonesy - May 16, 2019

    One of the things that baffles me is how Brennan could have made it through the ranks to the top of the CIA after voting for the communist party back in the 70s. The CIA was created in part to counter communism – so how does a guy like this get through one of the most thorough vetting processes on the planet? His political leanings are not a red flag?

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    Bill Brooks - May 17, 2019

    After Brennan said that the investigation was about the Russians trying to interfere with our election, a real journalist would have asked, ” did you alert the Trump team of this?”. Well of course they didn’t because that is not what it was about at all.

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