Skip to comments.RETIRED CIA CHIEF OF STATION BRAD JOHNSON ON INTEL AGENCY POLITICIZATION
Posted on 11/02/2019 4:39:27 AM PDT by Travis McGee
On Thursday October 31, Halloween, a few hours after Nancy Pelosis sham House impeachment inquiry vote, I was able to interview retired CIA Chief of Station Bradley Johnson for the Alex Jones Show on Infowars. Here are some transcribed Johnson quotes of special importance, but I think the entire 20 minute interview should be watched.
On John Brennans continuing influence at the CIA:
I was going to say, I heard you talking about John Brennan still having influence in the CIA, and Ive got to reiterate that, and there is no question whatsoever about it, I can say as absolute fact that hes got tremendous pull still in the CIA. Lets not forget that the current director of the CIA, Gina Haspel, was a close associate of John Brennan. John Brennans clearance is still intact, that has not been pulled, thats an oversight that should be taken care of, so hes got access to them basically whenever he wants. And the three top lieutenants that are within the CIA operations end of things, running it, not like the HR or personnel sorts of people, those three individuals were also closely working for and associated with John Brennan. So the number one, number two, number three and number four people at the CIA right now, are close friends and associates that have worked closely in the past with John Brennan. So to suggest even for a moment that he isnt pulling strings whenever he desires to in the CIA is just poorly informed. He absolutely is connected.
Do you think the top floors of CIA still have a protect the Deep State agenda?
All of the agencies are that way, the FBI, the CIA, NSA, the State Department, they are all that way. The pipeline to leadership in all of the federal agencies that are in the intelligence community have been controlled by the left for a long time. The only people who make their way up through that pipeline and get into positions of leadership are the resist Deep State types of people. So theyre all that way, theres no exceptions to that. Its not what talking heads say, Oh, theres good people there, purely professional there That used to be that way, but thats no longer that way. That was all consolidated under Obama, and thats the way it stays, and unfortunately Trump hasnt had the chance to fix that yet.
On reforming the CIA and the other Intel agencies that have been co-opted by globalists and leftists:
Its a tough problem, and I would say that anyone Ive talked to that are retired agency and people like that, that I know, weve all concluded that essentially it cannot be fixed with whats there, and I think thats the bottom line.
Speaking about the bloated numbers of personnel at the Intel agencies, and how a RIF [Reduction In Force] might improve the situation, or instead, might be used by the dominant leftists to target the remaining conservatives for firing:
I would say theres no patriots left, certainly not at the leadership level. At the working level, yes, but those people essentially, you have to keep your head down and your mouth shut, because if it comes out that youre a conservative, youre destroyed, your career is over. Its not that you necessarily get fired on the spot, but youre never going to get a good job, and the only way to get promoted and move up is to have a good job that tics off all those things that are required to go to the next level, and thats how they control the pipeline. Theres a lot of laws controlling the promotion process, but theres no laws controlling how jobs are handed out, and thats the way that the liberals have taken it over inside all of these federal agencies. Many years ago at [the] State Department, and in recent decades at the rest of the agencies. So a RIF, especially at the higher levels, theres no conservatives to target, so it would only be to the good. It would be a net win to do a RIF of any sort at any of these agencies.
Please see the rest of my interview of Brad Johnson at:
Direct video link:
Finally someone says the obvious, the only way to fix it is clean house especially at the top. Bring back some retired patriots to keep it running then transition younger trustworthy people in to fill the positions.
Sure it will be a few years of rough seas but its the only way.
The CIA has been recruiting top students from liberal universities since its inception (and before). I’m not sure its the kind of thing (Leftism) that can be excised from an institution like the CIA.
How can that possibly happen? Even a new POTUS could not put a dent into the permanent deep state intel agency empire.
Instead, they keep successfully spying on and acting against Trump!
Trump ordered Brennan’s security clearance pulled, and it never happened. They just ignored him. “Screw you, who do you think you are? President? Hah!’
Put a dozen or so in jail for 20 years would send a pretty good message. I know its far fetched but needs to happen. They will be trying to set his family up from now till kingdom come if he doesnt do something.
Fire the generals and reach down to the lt.cols for new leaders.
During his short tenure as CIA director, James Schlesinger reduced the CIA staff by 7% and they hated him. He did not care.
We need his type again, desperately.
Put a dozen or so in jail for 20 years would send a pretty good message.
This should have been priority one for the incoming administration. A message should have been sent throughout the federal government. Instead we get perpetual harassment of the executive branch and a clown show impeachment.
Scene in Paton has him firing a colonel who could not advance. Replaced him with deputy telling him you get it done or I will fire you.
Politics can no longer fix this mess, Travis.
Yeah Brennans clearance retention is not an oversight
Its ignoring Trumps orders to pull it and giving POTUS an FU
Yes, and this is a major, major problem at all levels of federal government. It's quite stupid to limit your talent pool to specific universities, or to universities at all. It selects for elitism, mediocrity, and groupthink.
Agencies like the FBI and CIA should be recruiting, to a large extent, from law enforcement, not from universities.
Further, I don't think these agencies can be trusted to police themselves, ever. There has to be much, much better oversight - and a non-government/civilian component of this oversight. The penalties for abusing power from within an intelligence agency should be similar to the penalties for being a spy. Both are cases of subversion.
They are “woke” SJW commies all the way down to the new hires.
College output is agency input.
Brad Johnson agrees, but 7% might be too few, and it still leaves the agencies 99% stocked with woke SJW commies.
Yeah. It’ll have to be entirely rebuilt from the ashes after a terrible defeat or CW2.
With woke leftist globalist commies specifically excluded.
A big FU.
And the big FU over Brennan’s retained clearance also came from Admiral McRaven, who is VERY close to the Clintons.
McRaven is my dark horse candidate for “saving” the DemSocRat party at a deadlocked convention.
“Revoke my security clearance, too, Mr. President”
Yes, but my point was that mass RIFs have occurred in the past and should occur now with a vengeance.
The culture of Leftism is far too deeply embedded to fix.
Commies have been exclusively hiring and promoting commies for decades now.
Brennan voted for a Stalinist in 1976, when the Soviet Gulags were full, admitted it on his CIA intake polygraph, and he rose to become director of the CIA.
And it’s only gotten “progressively” worse since then.
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