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  • Reince Priebus: Ex-CIA chief John Brennan is ‘bitter’ he wasn’t retained by President Trump

    01/22/2017 9:44:44 AM PST · by ColdOne · 79 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 1/22/17 | Bradford Richardson
    White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus chalked up the apparent rift between President Trump and the intelligence community to the fact that former CIA director John Brennan is “bitter” he wasn’t retained. “I find the whole thing despicable,” Mr. Priebus said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I think that it’s unprofessional, I think perhaps he’s bitter — you know, he was replaced the day before, he was not asked to hold over like [former director of national intelligence James] Clapper was. I don’t know what’s in his head.” He said Mr. Brennan has “a lot of things that he should...
  • Bigger Than Watergate?Legitimate Concerns That Anti-Clinton Faction Within FBI May Have Conspired To

    An Outline of What Increasingly Exhibits the Hallmarks of an Election Conspiracy Unlike the effect of Russian interference on the 2016 presidential campaign, the effect—in votes—of the now-infamous “Comey Letter” is knowable. While various media outlets downplayed the effect at the time, the hard data is unmistakable: according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll taken immediately after FBI Director Comey’s end-of-October announcement that the FBI would be reviewing additional evidence in the Clinton email-server case, one-third of likely voters reported that the revelation made them “much less likely” to vote for Clinton. In an election Clinton lost by just 77,143 combined...
  • Departing CIA chief John Brennan wants his legacy to be the work he did for LGBTQ community

    01/18/2017 6:51:35 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 87 replies
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: When Sen. Kamala Harris grilled President Elect Donald Trump’s pick for CIA Director Mike Pompeo last week, she demanded to know his personal views on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement. Never mind, the growing jihadist threat, how the agency missed Russia’s invasion of Crimea, the potential of a nuclear-enabled North Korea, and the growing expansion of China in the South China Sea. Altogether, it was a bizarre exchange. But apparently, she was onto something. In a wide-ranging interview with the Wall Street Journal, departing CIA Director John Brennan said he wants his legacy to be the work...
  • Islam ‘Helped to Shape’ CIA nominee John Brennan’s World View (Practicing Taqiyya)

    01/16/2017 12:54:15 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 59 replies
    CNS news ^ | January 9, 2013 (4 yrs ago) | Patrick Goodenough
    Addressing an audience at the Islamic Center at NYU, ... 2010, White House counterterrorism advisor John Brennan said U.S. government actions and policies had contributed to the problem of negative stereotyping of Muslims. -snip- ... speaking in Arabic..., Brennan used terms .. to appeal to his audience, such as “Al-Quds” for Jerusalem, “Palestine” and “as the Qur’an reveals”... -snip- “Ignorance is a threat to our national security, prejudice is a threat to our national security, discrimination is a threat to our national security... and it must stop,” he said. “Violations of the Patriot Act; surveillance that has been excessive; policies...
  • *Updated* CIA Director John Brennan Attempts To Justify His Agency Leaks To Media – “Duping Delight”

    01/16/2017 9:13:03 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan 15 2017 | Sundance
    Politically engaged Americans (writ large) will, most likely, soon discover why it became so intensely important –LAST YEAR– to outline the internal fight between ‘black hat‘ and ‘white hat‘ operatives within the intelligence community as it related to the 2016 U.S. election. One example of the “shadow fight” within the administration is outlined here. A Fox News Sunday interview with CIA Director John Brennan highlights the scope of professional obfuscation needed when intelligence agents decide to politicize intelligence. The Obama administration is in the process of attempting to re-write their own history. Some key points: ♦ The Segment leading up...
  • John Brennan: Trump's 'Nazi Germany' tweet to US agencies was 'outrageous'

    01/16/2017 7:14:52 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 115 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1-15-2017 | Staff
    The outgoing CIA director admonished the president-elect for ‘talking and tweeting’ without fully understanding Russia’s threat to national security “I think he has to be mindful that he does not have a full appreciation and understanding of what the implications are of going down that road.” Brennan also said he took “great umbrage” at Trump’s suggestion that agencies biased against him were behaving as if the US were “Nazi Germany”.
  • Fire Brennan -- or Abolish the CIA?

    01/16/2017 6:07:09 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 82 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 August 2014 | Jack Kenny
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called for the firing of CIA Director John Brennan after an internal investigation by the agency confirmed that some CIA officials electronically spied on Senate committee work on an investigation into the agency's interrogation techniques. Paul was sharply critical of the agency for violating the security of a Senate committee's database and of Brennan for his earlier denial that it happened. "It is illegal for the CIA to spy on Americans and an affront to our republic to spy on the Senate," Sen. Paul said in statement released on Friday. He added, "Brennan told the American...
  • Socialism USA

    04/13/2002 2:10:47 PM PDT · by rapsux · 91 replies · 1,050+ views
    Communist Party USA ^ | January 1, 1996 | Gus Hall
    Socialism USA Author: Gus Hall (1910-2000), former National Chair First published: Jan 1, 1996 by the Communist Party, USA We Communists believe that socialism is the very best replacement for a capitalist system that has served its purpose, but no longer meets the needs and requirements of the great majority of our people. We believe that socialism USA will be built according to the traditions, history, culture and conditions of the United States. Thus, it will be different from any other socialist society in the world. It will be uniquely American.What will be the goals of our socialist society? A...
  • Was CIA Director Brennan's 1976 Vote for a Communist Just a Youthful Indiscretion?

    01/15/2017 10:00:32 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 42 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 September 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    During a panel discussion Thursday at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference, CIA Director John Brennan was trying to make the point that just because an individual has an “activist” background, that wouldn’t, or shouldn’t, keep him from working for the federal government in sensitive positions. After all, he said, the CIA hired him even after he admitted voting for a communist in the 1976 presidential elections.In 1980, Brennan was trying to obtain a top security clearance for the Central Intelligence Agency, and part of the process involved taking a lie detector test. He was asked: “Have you ever...
  • CIA Director John Brennan takes aim at Donald Trump for his criticism of the intelligence community

    Adding another chapter to the intense conflict between Donald Trump and the intelligence community, CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday sharply criticized the incoming president for equating spy agencies to Nazi Germany and suggested that he needed to focus more seriously on the security issues facing the nation. “What I think Mr. Trump has to understand is that this is more than being about him, and it's about the United States and our national security,” Brennan said in an interview with “Fox News Sunday." “And he has to make sure that now he's going to have the opportunity to do...
  • Why is the CIA attacking Trump?

    01/15/2017 8:12:42 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 73 replies
    Headline of the Day Poll Why is the CIA attacking Trump? They are concerned about Russian influence They are an arm of the Democrat Party
  • CIA's Brennan warns Trump, says he doesn't 'fully understand' Russia threat

    01/15/2017 12:41:41 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 92 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 15, 2017
    Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan had some sharp criticism and warnings Sunday for Donald Trump, saying the incoming president doesn’t have a “full understanding” of Russia’s power and threat to the world. “I don’t think he has a full understanding of Russian capabilities and the actions they are taking on the world,” Brennan told “Fox News Sunday.” He also suggested that Trump lacks “full appreciation” of Russia’s aggression or about why President Obama imposed sanctions on the Kremlin for meddling in the 2016 presidential election. “Mr. Trump has to understand that absolving Russia is a road that he needs to...
  • CIA director rips into Donald Trump over tweets, Russia

    01/15/2017 10:26:13 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 107 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 2017-01-15 | Tribune news services - Contact Reporter
    Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan ripped into Donald Trump on Sunday for "talking and tweeting" about possibly easing sanctions against Russia, saying the president-elect lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States. "I think he has to be mindful that he does not have a full appreciation and understanding of what the implications are of going down that road," Brennan said on "Fox News Sunday," a show Trump routinely watches. "Now that he's going to have an opportunity to do something for our national security as opposed to talking and tweeting, he's going to have...
  • Trump conducts his own sting operation to ensnare intelligence briefers – and says he caught them

    01/11/2017 5:53:13 PM PST · by Mariner · 89 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 11th, 2017 | By Geoff Earle
    President-elect Donald Trump, after growing suspicious that intelligence officials were leaking news about their classified briefings with him, says he conducted a sting operation to try to prove top spies were behind the leaks. Trump revealed the extraordinary scheme to try to entrap the senior spies in a furious press conference where he suggested the intelligence community had been behind salacious and totally unproven allegations against him. ‘I think it’s pretty sad when intelligence reports get leaked out to the press. First of all, it’s illegal. These are classified and certified meetings and reports,’ Trump said during a press conference...
  • 'Trust Me' Doesn’t Cut it on Russian Hacking

    01/08/2017 10:59:09 PM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    Frontpage ^ | January 9, 2017 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Here’s the real problem with the joint intelligence report on alleged Russian hacking: without the classified details, we ordinary citizens are supposed to take the breathless allegations, presented as “high confidence” intelligence judgments, on faith. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and CIA Director John Brennan are crossing their fingers and saying, “Trust us.” Since both are political appointees – Brennan in particular came directly out of the Obama White House, where he is believed to have orchestrated secret arms smuggling through Libya to Syrian rebels that led directly to the Benghazi disaster – excuse me if I remain skeptical....
  • Declassified DNI Report (pdf) – Clapper’s Latest Claim Blames Russian Media, Not Hackers

    01/06/2017 7:11:36 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 32 replies
    <p>The intensely political James Clapper and John Brennan intelligence claim, outlining the “Vast Russian Conspiracy” against Hillary Clinton, was taken to new levels of absurdity today with the release of a 25 page report (full pdf below) which downplays the previous Russian hacking claim and instead focuses “enhanced intervention techniques” by, …wait for it…. yup, Russian media.</p>
  • This Should Be Interesting – Donald Trump to Meet with Brennan and Clapper on Friday…

    01/05/2017 5:00:31 AM PST · by Bratch · 71 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | January 4, 2017 | sundance
    This Should Be Interesting – Donald Trump to Meet with Brennan and Clapper on Friday… Posted on January 4, 2017 by sundance As anticipated, the propaganda amid the MSM narrative surrounding the intelligence fracture is thick this week.  Perhaps it’s time we really call the baby ugly. Before getting into that, it appears President-Elect Trump is scheduled to meet with the primary intelligence community propagandists, CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper:   It’s doubtful there could ever be a more swampy couple of political intel operatives present in Washington DC than these two professional deceivers. Office of Director of National Intelligence...
  • Peter King Accuses CIA Director John Brennan Of ‘Hit Job’ On Trump

    12/19/2016 7:26:19 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 19, 2016 | By Jonah Bennett
    GOP Rep. Peter King accused CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday of orchestrating a “hit job” against GOP President-elect Donald Trump. In an interview Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” King, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said while he agrees there should be an investigation into Russian involvement in the election, there should also be an investigation into Brennan for the “hit job he seems to be orchestrating against the president-elect,” Politico reports. This hit job, according to King, has taken the form of Brennan allegedly leaking intelligence assessments to the press and circumventing Congress, in...
  • Brilliant – Congressman King Calls for Investigation of CIA Head John Brennan

    12/19/2016 3:45:03 AM PST · by detective · 38 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 18, 2016 | Sundance
    It is remarkable how disingenuous, and hypocritical, partisan democrats (and media) become with the issue of manipulation and intents of CIA Chief John Brennan… Everyone reading here is old enough to remember Democrat Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Diane Feinstein, accusing Brennan of lying to her and congress; and worse yet, accusing Brennan of illegally hacking into, and spying on, her staff and congressional oversight personnel. Now, however, all of a sudden, John Brennan is the bastion of intelligence integrity…. Ridiculous.
  • EXCLUSIVE: CIA Agents Predicted Four Days Ago CIA Director Brennan Would Lie

    12/16/2016 3:11:01 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 18 replies
    True Pundit ^ | Dec. 16, 2016 | Admin.
    The Washington Post is back today, digging themselves a bigger fake news hole, this time with the help of shovel-ready CIA Director John Brennan. In a new fable today, the Post quoted Brennan who said The CIA believes the Russians hacked the 2016 election to benefit Donald Trump.
  • CIA and FBI agree Russia intervened in US presidential election [Gefälschte Nachrichten]

    12/16/2016 9:22:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.16.2016 | kbd/rc (AP, AFP, Reuters, dpa)
    The FBI is supporting the CIA’s belief that Russia interfered with the United States presidential election in order to support the Republican candidate, and eventual winner, Donald Trump. CIA Director John Brennan sent an email to his employees that he spoke with FBI Director James Comey and director of national intelligence James Clapper about their agreement in Russia’s involvement. “I met separately with FBI (Director) James Comey and DNI Jim Clapper, and there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election,” said Brennan in the email, according to the Washington...
  • RCIA Director John Brennan is Behind Anti-Russian Rumors, Takes Marching Orders from Obama

    12/15/2016 7:46:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/15/16 | Jim Hoft
    Author Ed Klein says the rumors of Russian interference in the US election came from John Brennan who is receiving his marching orders from Obama. Edward Klein reported: In telephone conversations with Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey assured the president-elect there was no credible evidence that Russia influenced the outcome of the recent U.S. presidential election by hacking the Democratic National Committee and the e-mails of John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. What’s more, Comey told Trump that James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, agreed with this FBI assessment. The only member of the U.S....
  • Obama Intelligence Officials Refuse To Brief Congress on Promoted “Russian Hacking Conspiracy”…

    12/14/2016 5:34:02 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 64 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec 14, 2016 | Sundance
    It’s been more than a few months since we first began discussing the obvious internal conflict between White Hats and Black Hats within the Obama intelligence and national security agencies. Today, we see exactly how bad the fracture has become. As further evidence of the politicization of the CIA (Central Intelligence), headed by John Brennan; and DNI (Director of National Intelligence) James Clapper, the agencies are refusing to brief congress on their claim the “Russians Hacked the U.S. Election”.
  • 11 REASONS NOT TO TRUST OBAMA'S CIA

    12/13/2016 7:10:28 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    WND ^ | 12/12/16 | JOSEPH FARAH
    I’m glad someone as distinguished as former U.N Ambassador John Bolton said it first and not me. On Fox News Sunday, he said he doesn’t trust Barack Obama’s heavily politicized intelligence agencies to make a clear, objective conclusion that the Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee and released tens of thousands of emails to WikiLeaks to help Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton for the presidency last month. “It is not at all clear to me, just viewing this from the outside, that this hacking into the DNC and the RNC was not a false flag operation,” he said. “We just...
  • Is CIA Director John Brennan a Muslim Convert?

    12/12/2016 10:17:46 PM PST · by hapnHal · 22 replies
    StMA August 27, 2015 ^ | 12 Dec 16 | hapnHal
    Russian Hacking…Fake News Obama orders an Investigation Secret CIA Report FBI isn’t buying it WHY,WHY,WHY……Is everyone asleep? ———————————————————————————- CIA director John Brennan is a Muslim convert? Before John Owen Brennan became Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on March 8, 2013, he had spent 25 years with the CIA in a succession of positions, including as a Near East and South Asia analyst, station chief in Saudi Arabia, chief of staff to CIA director George Tenet, and director of the National Counterterrorism Center. After leaving government service in 2005, Brennan was CEO of The Analysis Corporation, a security consulting...
  • Former Army Intel Officer: CIA Director John Brennan Is Playing Political Games

    12/12/2016 8:05:41 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12-12-2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Retired Army intelligence officer Tony Shaffer alleged Monday that CIA Director John Brennan is playing political games via a secret CIA assessment stating Russia interfered with the election to support GOP President-elect Donald Trump......Shaffer claimed that the secret CIA assessment, obtained by The Washington Post.... is a product of Brennan’s loyalty to President Barack Obama, The Washington Examiner reports. “This is purely political, and I believe that John Brennan is a political animal,” Shaffer said. He added he has been talking with former CIA officials about the report. “Everything they are telling me is Brennan is doing this out of...
  • Former Army Intel Officer: CIA Director John Brennan Is Playing Political Games

    12/12/2016 5:50:42 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 12/12/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Retired Army intelligence officer Tony Shaffer alleged Monday that CIA Director John Brennan is playing political games via a secret CIA assessment stating Russia interfered with the election to support GOP President-elect Donald Trump. ... This is purely political, and I believe that John Brennan is a political animal,” Shaffer said. He added he has been talking with former CIA officials about the report. “Everything they are telling me is Brennan is doing this out of loyalty to resident Obama.” “It’s about undermining Trump, that’s what it is,” Shaffer said. “It’s called information operations, information warfare, and that’s what I...
  • FLASHBACK 2015: Teen says he hacked CIA director’s AOL account

    12/12/2016 5:12:33 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 18, 2015 | Phillip Messing, Jamie Schram and Bruce Goldring
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email scandal didn’t stop the head of the CIA from using his own personal AOL account to stash work-related documents, according to a high school student who claims to have hacked into them. -snip- “I can’t believe he did this to the head of the CIA,’’ the source added. “[The] problem with these older-generation guys is that they don’t know anything about cybersecurity, and as you can see, it can be problematic.” In a series of phone conversations with The Post, the hacker described himself as an American high school student who is not Muslim and was...
  • FBI Disagrees With CIA On Russian Influence In The Presidential Election

    12/11/2016 8:55:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2016 | Russ Read
    The FBI did not corroborate the CIA’s claim that Russia had a hand in the election of President-elect Donald Trump in a meeting with lawmakers last week. A senior FBI counterintelligence official met with Republican and Democrat members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in order to give the bureau’s view of a recent CIA report. The official did not concur with the CIA, frustrating Democrats. The CIA believes Russia “quite” clearly intended to send Trump to the White House. The claim is a bold one, and concerned Democrats and some Republicans who are worried about Trump’s desire...
  • CIA concludes Russia interfered to help Trump win election, say reports

    12/10/2016 8:55:24 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 93 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 10, 2016 | By Damien Gayle and agencies
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------snip------------------------------- Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, who is a close associate of (Julian) Assange, called the CIA claims “bullshit”, adding: “They are absolutely making it up.” “I know who leaked them,” Murray said. “I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things. “If what the CIA are saying is true, and the CIA’s statement refers to people who are known to be linked to the Russian state, they would have arrested someone if it was someone inside the...
  • CIA finds Russia intervened to help Donald Trump win US election: report

    12/09/2016 7:42:51 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 103 replies
    REUTERS 9news.com.au ^ | December 10, 2016 | REUTERSN/A
    The CIA has reportedly concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the US electoral system.
  • CIA chief warns Trump: Scrapping Iran deal 'height of folly'

    11/30/2016 3:40:37 PM PST · by canalabamian · 84 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/30/2016 | Gordon Corera
    The director of the CIA has warned US President-elect Donald Trump that ending the Iran nuclear deal would be "disastrous" and "the height of folly". In a BBC interview, John Brennan also advised the new president to be wary of Russia's promises, blaming Moscow for much of the suffering in Syria. In his campaign, Mr Trump threatened to scrap the Iran deal and also hinted at working more closely with Russia. Mr Brennan will step down in January after four years leading the CIA. In the first interview by a CIA director with the British media, John Brennan outlined a...
  • FBI: Islamic State group might have inspired OSU attacker

    11/30/2016 2:22:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 30, 2016 5:03 PM EST | Mike Householder and Andrew Welsh-Huggins
    A Somali-born student who carried out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University might have been inspired by the Islamic State group and a former al-Qaida leader, investigators said Wednesday. Law enforcement officials said that it’s too soon to say the rampage that hurt 11 people on Monday was terrorism. They said they aren’t aware of any direct contact between the Islamic State group and the attacker, Ohio State student Abdul Razak Ali Artan. “We only believe he may have been inspired” by the group, said Angela Byers, the top FBI agent overseeing federal investigations in the southern half of...
  • John Brennan is completely unqualified to be Director of Central Intelligence

    10/26/2016 6:29:10 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | OCTOBER 26, 2016 | MICHAEL J. DEL ROSSO
    Allegations that Brennan is a convert to Islam are based upon firsthand reports of those who served with him in Saudi Arabia. 1. Those allegations include that Brennan was the target of a Saudi intelligence influence operation, one outcome of which was Brennan’s conversion to Islam. 2. At that time, Brennan was chief of station, a billet that is designed for an operationally trained officer with experience in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, which Brennan was not. Brennan’s background is that of an analyst, which may explain why he lacked the sophistication and experience to understand that he was being...
  • Teen stoner says he hacked CIA director’s AOL account

    10/19/2015 10:23:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-18-15 | Philip Messing, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email scandal didn’t stop the head of the CIA from using his own personal AOL account to stash work-related documents, according to a stoner high school student who claims to have hacked into them. CIA Director John Brennan’s private account held sensitive files — including his 47-page application for top-secret security clearance — until he recently learned that it had been infiltrated, the hacker told The Post. Other emails stored in Brennan’s non-government account contained the Social Security numbers and personal information of more than a dozen top American intelligence officials, as well as a government letter...
  • Kit Bond: John Brennan 'needs to go'

    02/10/2010 6:18:38 AM PST · by ricks_place · 9 replies · 464+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/9/10 | KASIE HUNT
    Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) called for the removal of the White House's top counterterrorism official Tuesday, intensifying Republican criticism of the administration's handling of the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day. Bond said John Brennan, a special assistant to the president for counterterrorism, needs to resign because of the politcal role he has played. Brennan "needs to go," Bond told the National Review Online, a position spokeswoman Shana Marchio confirmed. "Our problem now is that we have to wonder whether we can trust Brennan after he has been a mouthpiece for the political arm that I thought only came out...
  • CIA Director: Terrorist Groups ‘Are Driven by This Ideology That Is Not Rooted in Islam’

    09/30/2016 5:10:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 29, 2016 | 6:20 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday “words or comments that taint a religion as being the source of the problem” are “detrimental to our interests” in dealing with the Muslim world. Brennan argued incendiary remarks about Islam do not help “to arrest this cancer that has taken over so many of the communities because of a lot of the underlying conditions that exist within the Middle East and Africa, South Asia areas because of economic deprivation, political disenfranchisement, lack of opportunity.” He said that “fanatics, extremists and terrorists … are driven by this ideology that is not rooted in Islam.”...
  • Was CIA Director Brennan’s 1976 Vote for a Communist Just a Youthful Indiscretion?

    09/26/2016 10:08:01 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 42 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 September 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    During a panel discussion Thursday at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference, CIA Director John Brennan (shown) was trying to make the point that just because an individual has an “activist” background, that wouldn’t, or shouldn’t, keep him from working for the federal government in sensitive positions. After all, he said, the CIA hired him even after he admitted voting for a communist in the 1976 presidential elections.In 1980, Brennan was trying to obtain a top security clearance for the Central Intelligence Agency, and part of the process involved taking a lie detector test. He was asked: “Have you...
  • Polygraph panic: CIA director fretted his vote for communist

    09/21/2016 9:28:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 6:27 PM ET, Thu September 15, 2016 | Tal Kopan
    At his first polygraph test to enter the CIA, the future director had a secret. John Brennan on Thursday recalled being asked a standard question for a top security clearance at his early CIA lie detector test: Have you ever worked with or for a group that was dedicated to overthrowing the US?“I froze,” Brennan said during a panel discussion about diversity in the intelligence community at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference. “This was back in 1980, and I thought back to a previous election where I voted, and I voted for the Communist Party candidate.”Brennan was responding...
  • CIA chief Brennan looks at Turkish attack and sees a warning for Americans

    06/29/2016 6:34:23 AM PDT · by detective · 69 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 29, 2016 | Daniel Klaidman
    Four hours after three suicide bombers killed at least 41 people and wounded hundreds more at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, CIA Director John Brennan said the attacks bore the grim hallmarks of ISIS and warned that the fanatically violent Islamic terrorist group wants to conduct similar large-scale attacks in the United States. “I am worried from the standpoint of an intelligence professional who looks at the capabilities of Daesh … and their determination to kill as many as people as possible and to carry out attacks abroad,” Brennan said in an exclusive interview at CIA headquarters with Yahoo News. Brennan credited...
  • It Was John Brennan Himself Who Halted LEO Training on Islam, Jihad

    06/16/2016 10:47:34 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2016-06-16 | Robert Spencer
    While testifying in an open session of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, CIA director John Brennan admitted Thursday: Despite all our progress against ISIL on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not reduced the group’s terrorism capability and global reach. He added that a significant element of that global reach is because the Islamic State: … has a large cadre of Western fighters who could potentially serve as operatives for attacks in the West … [ISIS is] probably exploring a variety of means for infiltrating operatives into the West, including refugee flows, smuggling routes, and...
  • CIA Chief Contradicts Obama On ISIS Threat, Warns Of Intensified Terror Campaign

    06/17/2016 5:00:45 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/16/2016 | Staff
    Terrorism: Less than 48 hours after President Obama reassured the nation that his strategy against ISIS is working, Obama’s CIA director told the Senate the exact opposite. ISIS is, he said, as formidable a threat as it ever was.
  • CIA: No Proof Saudi Arabia Helped in 9/11 Attacks

    06/13/2016 10:50:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 12, 2016
    CIA Director John Brennan said there is no evidence that the Saudi government or senior Saudi officials supported the Sept. 11 attacks. Brennan’s remarks, in a weekend interview with al-Arabiya, addressed the still-secret 28 pages of a congressional inquiry into the 2001 attacks, in which 15 of the 19 hijackers were citizens of Saudi Arabia. President Barack Obama has promised to publicly release all or part of the 28 pages of the report, which could happen as early as this month. The rest of the report was released in December 2002.
  • CIA director: '28 pages' Contain Inaccurate Information

    05/02/2016 6:04:58 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 1, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday that releasing the 28 classified pages from the 9/11 Commission report would be a mistake because they contain inaccurate, un-vetted information that could be used to tie Saudi Arabia to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
  • CIA director: '28 pages' contain inaccurate information

    05/01/2016 4:10:43 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 37 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/1/2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    IA Director John Brennan said Sunday that releasing the 28 classified pages from the 9/11 Commission report would be a mistake because they contain inaccurate, un-vetted information that could be used to tie Saudi Arabia to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. "This chapter was kept out because of concerns about sensitive methods, investigative actions, and the investigation of 9/11 was still underway in 2002," Brennan said on NBC's "Meet the Press." He said information in the 28 pages hasn't been vetted or corroborated, adding that releasing the information would give ammunition to those who want to tie the terror...
  • Director Brennan: CIA Won't Waterboard Again — Even if Ordered by Future President

    04/10/2016 4:13:09 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 82 replies
    Nbc ^ | April 10, 2016 | RICHARD ENGEL and ROBERT WINDREM
    CIA Director John Brennan told NBC News in an exclusive interview that his agency will not engage in harsh "enhanced interrogation" practices, including waterboarding, which critics call torture — even if ordered to by a future president. "I will not agree to carry out some of these tactics and techniques I've heard bandied about because this institution needs to endure," Brennan said. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has said that if elected president, he'd authorize the use of waterboarding which was banned in 2009. Trump said the technique, considered torture under international law, and other methods he characterized as "a...
  • CIA director Brennan:ISIS was decimated under Bush, grew 4,400% under Obama

    03/27/2016 7:57:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/26/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Shavua tov, a good week to everyone. CIA Director John Brennan has admitted that ISIS was decimated under George W. Bush, but has grown by 4,400% under Obama. In a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies yesterday, CIA director John Brennan made a startling admission: The Islamic State was “decimated” under George W. Bush and had just “700-or-so adherents left” following the surge in Iraq. Said Brennan: [ISIS] was, you know, pretty much decimated when US forces were there in Iraq. It had maybe 700-or-so adherents left. And then it grew quite a bit in the...
  • The Feckless Mismanagement Of John Brennan, CIA’s Captain Unreality

    03/22/2016 2:54:43 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    AIM ^ | March 22, 1986 | Fred Fleitz
    Hotels.com has an amusing TV character called “Captain Obvious” who makes humorous commercials by saying clearly obvious things. The CIA has a director who is the exact opposite – a “Captain Un-Reality” – who constantly makes absurd claims contrary to facts and common sense. During an National Public Radio interview [1] last month, for example, CIA Director John Brennan made what may be the most bizarre statement ever by an U.S. intelligence official: “We don’t steal secrets,” he said. “Everything we do is consistent with U.S. law. We uncover, we discover, we reveal, we obtain, we elicit, we solicit.”
  • Hacker "Guccifer" Welcomes Extradition: Hillary Clinton e-mail probe

    02/03/2016 7:59:58 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 52 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | Feb 3, 2016
    The Romanian hacker whose illegal exploits first exposed Hillary Clinton’s use of a non-governmental e-mail system is set to waive extradition later this month so he can face trial in the United States on a nine-count felony indictment. Known as “Guccifer,” hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar, 43, is scheduled for a February 17 extradition hearing in Romania, where he has been jailed since his arrest in January 2014. Lazar is serving a four-year sentence for hacking into the e-mail accounts of several public figures in Romania, including the head of the country’s intelligence service. In a phone interview from a Bucharest...
  • McKeon Panel’s Subcommittee Hears Testimony on Benghazi

    06/26/2013 6:17:37 PM PDT · by haffast · 8 replies
    SCVNews ^ | Jun 26, 2013 | Press Release
    [HASC] - The Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations received testimony in a classified briefing from three key figures involved in the response to the attack on Americans in Benghazi. General Carter Ham (ret), former Commander, AFRICOM; Lieutenant Colonel S.E. Gibson, former commander of the site security team at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli; and Rear Admiral Brian Losey, former commander, Special Operations Command Africa, all offered accounts of U.S. force posture and planning ahead of the attack, and actions taken during and after the attack. While the subcommittee will continue to carry out appropriate oversight, today’s witnesses did...