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-Short Attention Span Theater-
John Brennan condemns Trump for stripping him of security clearance
Of course he does.
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders read a statement from the president canceling former CIA chief's security clearance

  • Brennan is a longtime agent who ran the Puzzle Palace under President Obama and was at the helm during the Osama bin Laden raid

  • He served under Republican and Democratic presidents and has become a fierce Trump critic on Twitter; was a key figure in the launch of the Russia probe

  • Sanders read a list of other critics whose clearances are under review

  • They include James Clapper, James Comey, Michael Hayden, Sally Yates, Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Bruce Ohr

  • Brennan tweeted in July that Trump's summit with Vladimir Putin was 'treasonous'

  • Trump's statement cited Brennan's 'increasingly frenzied commentary'

  • Clapper said Trump was being handled 'like an asset' of Russia

  • Ohr is a current high level Justice Department official whose wife worked for Fusion GPS political intel firm

  • Wednesday's stunning decision immediately moved the conversation away from Omarosa Manigault-Newman's book in which she calls Trump a 'racist'

  • The statement originally carried a July 26 date – indicating it was rushed from the shelf
Posted by: Fred || 08/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Women, minorities, and his Soviet Russian handlers hardest hit."
Posted by: PBMcL || 08/16/2018 0:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Where does Brennan fit into this mesh? MESH
Posted by: 3dc || 08/16/2018 0:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Thanks for the MESH link 3dc. Very interesting indeed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/16/2018 0:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Brennan, the Communist and Muslim, doesn't like when others play rough?
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/16/2018 6:36 Comments || Top||

#6  Ref #5: “It was a topic of conversation within the office,” Mr. Bigley told The Times. “What is Halper doing, and why is he being paid astronomically more than others similarly situated?”

Halper's 'job' was very likely a cover for action (vehicle for payment) for other services not mentioned.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/16/2018 8:22 Comments || Top||

#7  @#2: Excellent post.

Now, if only its essence could be brought to a 5th grade level so the USA GenPop could understand it.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 08/16/2018 8:57 Comments || Top||

#8  You're aiming too high there, VRWC.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/16/2018 9:04 Comments || Top||

#9  That MESH link is great. Nausea-inducing, but great. I get the feeling I am looking at an op, but not a home-grown op.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 08/16/2018 9:59 Comments || Top||

#10  I don't like MI-6, Russians and Ukrainians all over the MESH op. I suspect Brennan and O and Hill are owned by those 3. Clinton's old witch All-Dim is all through the conspiracy too.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/16/2018 11:06 Comments || Top||

#11  MESH - sounds like a bunch of low level crooks, hacks, sleazoids, frauds, bullshit artists and con artists got together and call themselves a "high–level source network with a sophisticated investigative capability".
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/16/2018 11:44 Comments || Top||

#12  Why did he still have a clearance? You leave the job, you get read off, and thats it, no more need to know = no more clerance. Thats how it worked after leaving the service, thats how it worked after leaving a contract job that required an SSBI type clearance. Why should he retain a clearance when he has NO NEED TO KNOW?
Posted by: Boss Spoper5850 || 08/16/2018 13:15 Comments || Top||

#13  Brennan as quarterback for the operation according to Rudy.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/16/2018 13:23 Comments || Top||

#14  As visceral as these guys are to Trump, what we are finding must only be scratching the surface...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 08/16/2018 15:10 Comments || Top||

#15  Why should he retain a clearance when he has NO NEED TO KNOW?

Once your 5 year PR (Periodic Re-Investigation) is completed, your clearance is good for another five years, unless it is suspended or revoked.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/16/2018 15:52 Comments || Top||

#16  But upon separation of federal service (retired big shots aside such as flag officers), your clearance is still "in scope" for two years if the investigation anniversary date has not passed. Two years ought to give people enough time to find a Beltway Bandit job.
Posted by: Clem || 08/16/2018 18:20 Comments || Top||

#17  Pretty obviously this asshole will NOT be consulted in the future by this Admin. He's a treasonous cancer with known Islamic/Commie links. Why ANYONE thought he should be in intel is beyond me
Posted by: Frank G || 08/16/2018 18:55 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Shocks Audience: America 'Was Never That Great'
[PJ] Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) "drew gasps from the crowd" on Wednesday when he belittled America in response to President Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan.

"We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great," Cuomo said during a speech in New York. He went on to argue that only when Democrat priorities like women's rights are realized will this dark, oppressive dystopia known as the U.S.A. ever become great.

"We have not reached greatness, we will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged, we will reach greatness when discrimination and stereotyping against women, 51 percent of our population, is gone and every woman’s full potential is realized and unleashed and every woman is making her full contribution," he said.

Cuomo, the son of former New York governor Mario Cuomo and older brother of CNN Anchor Chris "Fredo" Cuomo, is widely believed to be a contender for the Democratic nomination for the White House in 2020.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro called on Cuomo to apologize, saying, America "with its imperfections, has always been great."
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Cuomo was never that great!
Posted by: 3dc || 08/16/2018 0:13 Comments || Top||

#2  My guess would be that Andrew just set a new record for shortest time from original speech to Republican campaign ad. Sadly, it probably won't make much difference in this deep blue state.
Posted by: PBMcL || 08/16/2018 0:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Cuomo, ... is widely believed to be a contender for the Democratic nomination for the White House in 2020.

Please - nominate this man!
Posted by: Raj || 08/16/2018 0:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Trump lives rent free in Andrew's head
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/16/2018 6:18 Comments || Top||

#5  we will reach greatness when discrimination and stereotyping against women, 51 percent of our population, is gone and every woman’s full potential is realized and unleashed and every woman is making her full contribution,

Divide and rule.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/16/2018 6:32 Comments || Top||

#6  "America Was Never That Great!"

There's a surefire winner (sarc on). Cuomo is such a loser--a part of the I hate America movement. Maybe, he'll come up with his next slogan as "Make New York Suck Some More."
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/16/2018 6:34 Comments || Top||

#7  There are a hell of a lot of countries we can send you to slick that seem to be better than what you think the US is.

Venezuela comes to mind.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/16/2018 9:09 Comments || Top||

#8  Trump lives rent free in Andrew's head

There should be plenty of room, depending on how thick his skull is.
Posted by: gorb || 08/16/2018 12:12 Comments || Top||

#9  I've read articles that talk about folks leaving NY because Trumps tax cuts (and the bit that disallowed deducting your massive state taxes as a from federal taxes have really thrown a light on how highly taxed certain states are. NY is heading for a downward spiral if their leaders can't come up with more than blaming Trump.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/16/2018 12:13 Comments || Top||

#10  NY did elect Guiliani, every once in a while they seem to tire of the crime and taxes.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/16/2018 12:14 Comments || Top||

#11  we will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged,

Ok Michelle.
Posted by: Clem Kadiddlehopper 99 || 08/16/2018 14:45 Comments || Top||

#12  I guess he never listened to his dad's theme song.
Posted by: charger || 08/16/2018 16:05 Comments || Top||

#13  DJ, Giullani was "only" mayor of NYC, not governor of the state.

I had to live through all three terms of Mario Cuomo's reign. Andrew is a bigger POS than his father ever was.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 08/16/2018 16:36 Comments || Top||

#14  in 2010, Andrew Cuomo's campaign slogan was something like "let's make New York Great Again"

before that, in 1991, Bill Clinton had a MAGA slogan for a short time
Posted by: lord garth || 08/16/2018 17:14 Comments || Top||

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