Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson laid out a case against former CIA director John Brennan for lying, with quest Mollie Hemingway saying that Brennan has “a history” of not being honest “about spying on Americans.”
Pointing to Brennan’s testimony before Congress that the unverified Trump dossier paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign had no influence on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election, Tucker detailed how Mike Rogers, the former head of the National Security Agency, and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have now admitted that it did have influence.
“We have a problem with multiple heads of intelligence agencies and that does include Brennan, who has a history of lying, specifically about spying on American citizens,” Hemingway said.
(Think back to Clapper telling Congress the NSA does not collect data on millions of Americans.)
But the senior editor of The Federalist stressed that it’s not just Brennan, who is now a paid MSNBC contributor, who has had problems with falsehoods.
“It’s difficult to hold him, take him seriously,” Hemingway said. “But we have also had problems with falsehoods being said also by James Clapper, who gave inconsistent testimony about his leaking to the media.”
“We’ve also had problems with [fired FBI Director] James Comey himself, whether he understands what a leak is and how he has been involved in it,” she said.
Hemingway said Comey and Clapper “have been so much a part of this story,” but noted that Brennan “has been able to kind of stay out of the limelight until recently where people are starting to piece together just how integral he was to the entire Russian narrative.”
All of which adds to the growing believe that the Obama administration weaponized the FBI and CIA to rig the 2016 election for Hillary Clinton, as seen in the reported planting of a spy inside the 2016 Trump campaign and illegally surveilling his aides.
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Carlson would offer a telling summary of the questionable activities of the various Obama administration officials.
“It’s becoming clear that a lot of the secrecy surrounding these activities is designed not to protect the United States from foreign threats, but to protect the misdeeds of the people gathering the intelligence,” he concluded.
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