Former CIA Director John Brennan may soon regret his outreach to anti-Trump whistleblowers.
And investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson is already looking forward to the clown show that will unfold if federal officials heed the invitation by Brennan to come forward as whistleblowers themselves.
Brennan lauded the anonymous person who filed a whistleblower complaint against President Trump as someone who “deserves our praise and gratitude” in a tweet earlier this week.
Whistleblower deserves our praise & gratitude.
Donald Trump getting very sloppy & careless in corrupt practices & cover up attempts.
Democrats & Republicans (those who have a conscience) need to work together to prevent desperate moves by Trump that could wreak further havoc.
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) September 26, 2019
A short time later, he called on other potential whistleblowers to come forward and join the dance of the anti-Trump Resistance.
“If you think you were involved in unlawful activity as a result of a directive from Mr. Trump or someone doing his bidding, now is the time to report it,” the MSNBC contributor, who provoked the president into an attempt to revoke his security clearance last year, tweeted.
A reminder to federal officials:
There is no limit on the number of individuals who can use the whistleblower statute.
If you think you were involved in unlawful activity as a result of a directive from Mr. Trump or someone doing his bidding, now is the time to report it.
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) September 28, 2019
The nine-page whistleblower complaint filed against Trump over a July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky alleged that the president pressured the foreign leader to investigate actions by former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
The allegations sparked a formal impeachment inquiry launched by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi even before the document was made public and despite questions about the whistleblower’s credibility as the complaint’s author admitted, “I was not a direct witness to most of the events described.”
A veteran CIA official slammed the “blatant politicization of intelligence by Trump haters” and found the complaint very suspicious.
“From my experience, such an extremely polished whistleblowing complaint is unheard of. This document looks as if this leaker had outside help, possibly from congressional members or staff,” Fred Fleitz wrote this week.
Brennan’s tone-deaf call for others to come forward — but only with dirt on Trump — elicited a hearty agreement from Attkisson.
— Sharyl Attkisson?️♂️ (@SharylAttkisson) September 28, 2019
The host of “Full Measure,” who has had her own share of whistleblowers amid allegations that her computer was hacked when she was a CBS News reporter, has leveled Brennan for his inane theatrics on other occasions as well.
The former CIA chief’s tweet sparked reactions from Twitter users amused at the many potential ways his request could backfire on Democrats.
Doesn’t that work both ways? What if there is a “whistleblower” that reports treasonous activity by Brennan based on media coverage?
— james (@james43325285) September 28, 2019
I just hope they cite gossip as their source, and news articles citing the same gossip from the same people as a different source.
— John Norcali (@JohnNorcali) September 28, 2019
And now it’s so easy, you can report 2nd hand info.
— Tony Diaz del Valle (@TDDV) September 28, 2019
I want to be a whistleblower against Biden, even though I don’t know anything. With the new standards it doesn’t matter.
— Anthony (@Antman52899) September 28, 2019
@JohnBrennan is the one who sounds like a mob boss here.
— Phillip May (@pharvey2001) September 28, 2019
This sanctimonious criminal makes me physically ill. One would think, given what we already know about him, he would lie low and shut his damn mouth, but he too suffers from the same thing that afflicts Hillary Clinton. Both of them need to take 1,000 seats!
— Dafney (@Flyingright1) September 28, 2019
Yes, Lets hear from all whistleblowers from all prior administrations. Speak up so the citizens can hear how corrupt the politicians really are. Its time for the people to take back our country!
— Elliebaby (@elliebaby314) September 28, 2019
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