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John Brennan Tag

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified more documents related to failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's alleged plan to stir-up a scandal between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia. It turns out former CIA Director John Brennan told President Barack Obama about the idea before the 2016 election as “a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server.” Brennan's notes indicate Hillary approved of the plan on July 26, 2016. Trump also authorized the "declassification of any & all documents" related to the "Russia Hoax."

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified three items in regard to the FBI's investigation into Hurricane Crossfire to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham. One item included the CIA asked the FBI to investigate Hillary Clinton's campaign over alleged plans to "stir up" a scandal against then-candidate Donald Trump.

Who is going to cop a plea first? That might be the question lawyers are asking as the probe by John Durham, a U.S. attorney in Connecticut, into the origins of the spying-not-spying on the Trump campaign moves forward.

Last week as the Mueller Report was about to drop, Victor Davis Hanson of the Hoover Institution and the National Review Institute was interviewed by The Epoch Times as part of their American Thought Leaders series. He offered his thoughts on the Mueller investigation, the Trump presidency, and much more.

After Russiagate came crashing down, Trump's re-election campaign is targeting six high profile Democrats who, they claim, “made outlandish, false claims, without evidence." Six Democrats were mentioned in a memo sent by the re-election campaign to networks: Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rep. Jerry Nadler, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Eric Swalwell, DNC Chair Tom Perez,  and John Brennan, former CIA director.

For the past two years, the MSM and Democrats screamed about President Donald Trump colluding with Russia to defeat failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Some even claimed they had hard and direct evidence of the collusion. Well, their hopes and dreams collapsed on Sunday when Attorney General Bill Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein released their summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report. He declared no collusion or obstruction of justice. With egg on their face, let's explore the times the Democrats and media screamed collusion.

The US Secret Service intercepted packages sent to the homes of the Clintons in New York and President Barack Obama in Washington that contain "possible explosive devices." The Clintons and Obama didn't receive the packages "because of screening procedures." CNN then reported the NYPD has responded to a suspicious package outside at Time Warner Center in New York, the home of the network. Law enforcement also intercepted a package meant for the White House at Joint Base Bolling in DC, but now reports say "that there was no suspicious package addressed to the White House."

Robert Reich, who served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, has taken on a new role as a leader of the progressive resistance movement. Like many others on the left, Reich is taking unhinged rhetoric to new levels.

President Donald Trump's meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki received some sharp criticism from the mainstream European media. Following Monday's summit, newspapers and news outlets on this side of the Atlantic made hay about the critical remarks coming from Arizona Republican senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and former CIA Director John Brennan. "Trump's behavior [at the summit] was catastrophic," said the German newspaper Die Welt. "He made too many concessions to Putin. Many Republicans were shocked. And the former CIA chief even spoke of treason," referring Brennan's tweet that Trump's "press conference performance in Helsinki" was "nothing short of treasonous."

As we've been covering here at LI, Gina Haspel is President Trump's pick to head the CIA.  She has been blasted for her role in overseeing then-legal and -authorized enhanced interrogation techniques against Islamist terrorists. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has issued a statement in which he urges the Senate not to confirm Haspel due to her role in enhanced interrogation.  The problem with this, however, is that he voted to confirm John Brennan to the CIA's top spot, knowing full-well Brennan's role in enhanced interrogation.

I have been highly critical of Loretta Lynch. I didn't support her nomination to be Attorney General. I've argued that the tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton smelled like a signal to the Clintons not to worry about the DOJ/FBI investigation of Hillary's server. Yet now I come to her defense because of James Comey's attack on her.