Conservative commentator and radio show host Dan Bongino blasted former CIA Director John Brennan who he claimed is “freaking out” over the latest developments in the Justice Department’s probe of the Russia investigation.
The former Secret Service Agent joined Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday to weigh in on reports of the transition of U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review into the origins of the Russia probe into a criminal investigation.
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That shift allows the prosecutor to subpoena witnesses for testimony and documents, to file criminal charges and to impanel a grand jury if needed.
The initial investigation into potential FBI and Justice Department misconduct related to the Trump 2016 presidential campaign has been expanding, with reports indicating that Durham has been interested in interviewing Brennan, along with former national security adviser James Clapper and other former Obama administration intelligence officials.
The report on Durham’s investigation status comes as anticipation also builds for the release of DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on his investigation into alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Two sources now confirm this to @FoxNews – one telling our @edhenry – “the long-awaited Justice Dept IG report will shed light on why the John Durham-led investigation is now officially a criminal probe”
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) October 25, 2019
Bongino believes Brennan is joining the Deep State panic.
“They need this impeachment right now because John Brennan is wearing a pair of adult Depends right now,” he said on “Hannity” Thursday.
“John Brennan is on tape, Sean, on tape on video, you can all see it, acknowledging publicly he hadn’t seen the dossier until December. Remember that?” he continued, adding that “that’s not possible.”
“Because in August, John Brennan briefs [former Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid and the Democrats up on the Hill and the information he briefs them on, Sean, mysteriously – for the liberals listening – August, December. August is before December, right?” Bongino recounted.
“That information in Harry Reid’s letter pursuant to his briefing by Brennan, that Harry Reid sends to the FBI, where is it from?” he continued.
“That’s right, it’s only in the dossier that Brennan claims he hadn’t seen ’til December. For the liberals watching again, August is before December and that’s why Brennan is freaking out with his adult Depends right now because he realizes he is on record lying the entire time,” Bongino explained.
“I think he even lied to FBI agents about where he was getting this information from. He constructed a parallel construction operation to get the FBI to investigate a guy he had no law enforcement powers to operate against,” Bongino argued. “The facts are clear as day on this. Even the FBI…seems floored at the idea that Brennan and his CIA may have been talking to Steele before that. They are freaking out right now.”
Bongino’s view of that panic was echoed by Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera earlier as he weighed in on the shift in Durham’s investigation.
“You can see hands shaking in D.C. and night sweats pouring. I think there are a lot of people in the media establishment and in their allies in the Department of Justice who are trembling this night,” he said, adding that “what goes around comes around.”
“They savaged this president in a very unfair process. They started from even before he assumed office. They ravaged his inner circle, they made everybody in the West Wing paranoid and made snitches of all of them,” Rivera added.
“He has defied them all. He has survived in office,” he said of the president. “It’s time for those who falsely accused him to pay the piper, Sean. This is a gigantic development. This is the beginning of a sea change, I believe.”
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