It appears the noose is beginning to tighten around the throat of former CIA Director John Brennan. He exclaimed during an interview on Wednesday that he was “concerned” about Attorney General Barr investigating the origin behind the Russian collusion hoax.
Brennan’s half-hearted joke feigning concern regarding the ongoing investigation actually belies his true feelings — in that Barr’s expansive role in traveling to Europe twice, pressing foreign leaders to cooperate with the Department of Justice, may indeed be of “concern” to the former CIA Director who was in the mix when this scheme was hatched to frame the President.
During the interview, a seemingly self-confident and brash Brennan acknowledged that he is “supposedly” going to be interviewed by John Durham, the U.S. attorney tasked with leading the review. Brennan said by all accounts Durham is a man of “integrity” but added Barr has proven himself to be the “President’s attorney.”
“Given that Barr is now accompanying Durham on these things, it really makes me think that the hand of politics and of Trump are now being used to massage what this ongoing review quasi-investigation is. So I am concerned,” Brennan said on MSNBC.
Moreover, Barr’s contention that “spying did occur” against the Trump campaign, sent shock-waves throughout the INTEL Community, signaling to Brennan and others within the deep-state that he’s seriously investigating the silent coup against the President.
The former CIA Director had no doubt anticipated after the Mueller probe blew-up that he would at some point need to explain his role regarding the attempted coup against President Trump, which was perhaps the reason why he took a defensive position earlier this year on MSNBC, telling the host; “Does the CIA spy? Yes!”
Brennan continued, “Do we spy against our foreign adversaries? Yes. Do we spy against domestic individuals? No, we do not. We work very closely with the FBI. And when the Russians were trying to interfere in that election and to change the outcome of it in their favor, the CIA and the FBI worked very collaboratively to see what the Russians were doing and who they were working with.”
The former CIA Director seems to be testing his defense strategy, in light of what may prove to be his direct involvement in framing the President. Moreover, impending declassification of Russia investigation documents may show an email exchange between Brennan and former FBI Director James Comey actually discussing the phony dossier authored by British ex-spy Christopher Steele and how to best use the unverified document in the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Former congressman Trey Gowdy, who has apparently seen the classified material, said this puts Brennan in both legal and perhaps criminal jeopardy more than it does the former FBI Director.
Point-man for the President, Senator Lindsey Graham is urging foreign leaders in the United Kingdom, Italy, and Australia to help the Justice Department in their investigation and share any information that they may have uncovered or perhaps suspect a link to the Trump-Russia hoax.
Calling it an “important” inquiry that is “well within the bounds of his normal activities,” Graham urged British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to “continue cooperating with the U.S. Attorney General” and highlighted how their countries “routinely exchange law enforcement information with each other to assist in the course of investigations.”
“He is simply doing his job,” Graham said.
This is perhaps the reason why former CIA Director John Brennan along with his cohorts within the Obama Administration should be “concerned.”