You know the drill, folks: a fair trial, followed by a first-class hanging.
Gowdy asked Brennan directly whether the CIA had relied on the (fraudulent, phony, nothing but lies Steele) dossier.
“No,” Brennan answered. “It wasn’t part of the corpus of intelligence information that we had. It was not in any way used as a basis for the intelligence community’s assessment that was done. Uh, it was, it was not.”
Just the first of many, many lies from lying liar Brennan.
Now, there are questions about Brennan’s truthfulness in that testimony.
GEE, YA THINK?
On Wednesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tweeted that “a high-level source tells me it was Brennan who insisted that the unverified and fake Steele dossier be included in the Intelligence Report…Brennan should be asked to testify under oath in Congress ASAP.”
For what, pray tell? He’s lied to you already, and plenty; it is unequivocally clear exactly what kind of “man” he is, what his word might be worth. Is there any reason whatsoever to think he’ll turn on a dime, break character completely, and start telling the truth NOW?
Balderdash, and to hell with all this pussyfooting around. If you want more testimony from this contemptible blackguard, fine. Swear him in not before some tail-chasing Congressional “blue ribbon panel,” but on the stand in front of a judge and jury in federal court. Let a prosecutor ask the questions, not some oleaginous, preening Congresscritter. Indict the bastard and arrest him via massive FBI commando raid at 3 AM, complete with assault rifles, helicopters, and at least one tank; require CNN to provide full multiple-camera live footage, under threat of grievous bodily harm if necessary, the resultant footage to be rebroadcast hourly for the enjoyment of Real Americans. Investigate Brenner’s seditious activities, try him for them—and, should we lack the fortitude and national self-respect to see him swing after conviction, then let him spend the rest of his miserable life rockin’ orange, along with his co-conspirators. ALL of them.
And I do NOT mean some swank-ass country-club lockup with tennis courts, jacuzzis, surf-n-turf for dinner prepared by professional chefs, and daily massage therapy, either. I mean fucking Marion, Sing Sing, or ADX. I mean the kind of hard-ass joint where he has to keep his baggy white ass pressed against the shower wall purely in self-defense. The kind where you get a half-hour each day to trudge a circle around the yard in manacles and leg irons, then bunged back into your cage with your psychopathic housemate for the other twenty-three and a half. Lock ’em up, throw away the key. No parole, not even a hearing. Ever. Just three hots and a cot and all the sex you can handle, forever.
Brennan’s “oops, my bad” routine doesn’t exactly square with his behavior over the past three years. He was not a bit player in the Trump-Russia collusion hoax—some suspect Brennan was one of the masterminds behind the entire operation from the start, sowing the groundwork for Russian election interference claims.
For two years, Brennan has tried to finish what he failed to do while in office: Doom the presidency of Donald J. Trump. Senator Paul should follow through on his threat to have Brennan appear before a public congressional committee as soon as possible. President Trump should authorize the immediate declassification of Brennan’s January 2017 Intelligence Community report to determine whether any of the evidence included political opposition research authored by a British operative and paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Then the American people can decide who is the real traitor.
Hell with that too. Let a jury decide. And then let true justice be visited upon Benedict Brennan & his merry malefactors at long last. Questions, Rand Paul has ’em:
Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke on the U.S. Senate floor to offer an amendment to the House-passed resolution on releasing the Mueller Report that demands more information on the origins of the Obama Administration’s decisions concerning the investigation of Donald Trump and his campaign, particularly the use of the unverified and patently false Steele dossier.
“What we need to discover, and we do not yet know, was President Obama involved? Was this done for partisan purposes? Was this done to try to elect Hillary Clinton?” Sen. Paul asked on the Senate floor.
OH, I think we all know well enough, and the answer to all of them is a flat, resounding “HELL YES.” Mo bettah:
Specifically, Dr. Paul’s amendment to H. Con. Res. 24:
- calls for the public release of all information and communications involving James Comey, John Brennan, James Clapper, Susan Rice, Barack Obama, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Loretta Lynch, Bruce Ohr, or anyone else in the Obama Administration concerning the Steele dossier or investigating Donald Trump and his campaign;
- calls for John Brennan, who allowed the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on computers of the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate, to testify under oath and provide to Congress all his records and communications regarding the 2016 election;
- calls for James Clapper, who lied to the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate about a secret surveillance program that was gathering all phone data of people in the United States, to testify under oath and provide to Congress all his records and communications regarding the 2016 election;
- calls for the public release of all of President Barack Obama’s communications concerning the decision to investigate the Trump Campaign; and
- calls for the public release of all communications or reports concerning the decision not to indict Hillary Clinton or the Clinton Foundation.
Yes indeed. Stick with it, Rand, and stick it to ’em. The crimes committed by these bilious pustules were gross, audacious, traitorous, and intolerable. They MUST NOT go unpunished. Period fucking DOT. Roger Kimball brings it on home:
The whole Russia-collusion fantasy, of which the Mueller investigation was only the desperate centerpiece, has cost the taxpayers untold millions ($30-$40 million for the Mueller investigation alone), it has destroyed the lives and careers of several people whose only “crime” was to have been in the orbit of Donald Trump, and it has gravely damaged public faith in the impartiality of our intelligence and security institutions to say nothing of what public faith remained about the media. It is imperative that people like John Brennan, James Clapper, Andrew McCabe, and James Comey are made to understand—and that the public can see that they have been made to understand—that the heads of the FBI or the CIA or the Office of National Intelligence do not have a veto over who gets to be the president of the United States.
John Brennan never missed an opportunity to say he regarded Donald Trump’s behavior as “treasonous.” James Comey cannot stand in a forest looking up at the sky without reminding us that he regards Donald Trump as someone who is “unfit” to be president.
But here is the catch: it doesn’t matter what they think. The awful truth is that they do not get to pick the president. We, the people, we “deplorables” and “irredeemables,” do. The president is right. There must be an accounting. Those public servants who broke the law must be investigated and, if warranted, indicted.
Those journalists who abandoned their responsibility to report the news in order to campaign for one side must be exposed and shamed. The fact that Chris Matthews fails to experience a gratifying frisson running up his leg when he contemplates Donald Trump does not relieve him of the elementary responsibility to report the news fairly and accurately. This he, along with so many of his peers, has failed to do, and they have failed spectacularly.
The president was right to call for an accounting last night. He has the power to make sure that it happens, that it happens quickly, and that it happens fairly. Now is not the time to “move on.” It is time to clean house. Then we can move on.
Damned skippy, Rog.