Barack Obamas CIA chief, John Brennan, told the Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus, on 15 September 2016, in Washington DC, that when he had applied in 1980 to join the CIA, he admitted to them that in the 1976 Presidential election, when Jimmy Carter was running against Gerald Ford, Brennan had voted instead for the candidate of the U.S. Communist Party, Gus Hall, and that he was then greatly relieved to find that this information didnt cause rejection of his CIA-application.
This had happened 11 years before the 1991 end of the Cold War...
"During the Cold War the CPUSA [Communist Party, USA] had a parallel underground structure, and a small number of people spied for Moscow.
Until the 1980s the party was receiving substantial amounts of Soviet funding, says Klehr, money that the FBI knew about and tracked."
Can you imagine entering a time machine and going back to,say,the early 1950s and telling politicians and intelligence professionals that some day, a guy who voted for the communist ticket would later become CIA Director?
They would probably call the local psychiatric ward and ask for an ambulance or laugh themselves silly.
That’s an HR problem
How to blame him for stupid conduct when the people who overlooked it and hired him ANYWAY-are ALSO to blame
Lots of blame to go around there-Tells you all about the DC culture