John Brennan compares Trump declassification order with … pushing the nuke button

· September 20, 2018  
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John Brennan, the radical-left CIA chief under President Obama, continues his campaign to encourage mutiny against President Trump.

Appearing on MSNBC Thursday morning, Brennan told host Hallie Jackson that he was “very concerned” about President Trump’s order earlier this week to declassify a large amount of material related to the Russia investigation and FISA applications.

Brennan said he is concerned about “exposing intelligence sources and methods as well doing anything that might compromise an ongoing criminal investigation,” referring to the Mueller probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, which has yet to find a single piece of evidence to substantiate Trump-Russia collusion.

Jackson then followed up:

“But the president is allowed to declassify materials. He does have that authority. So how do you square that?”

To which Brennan responded:

“Well, the president has the authority to do a lot of things. It doesn’t mean, if he does it, it’s the right thing to do. Such as going to war. Pushing a button that is going to launch missiles.”

The “button” Brennan is referring to is the president’s nuclear “football,” a briefcase that can be used by the president to authorize a nuclear strike.

Since President Trump entered the Oval Office, Brennan has dedicated his post-government career to undermining the duly elected president and encouraging rebellion within the federal government.

On Tuesday, Brennan appeared on MSNBC and told federal employees in the intelligence community that they have an “obligation” to reject against the president’s orders.

“This is something that I’m hoping that individuals of conscience are going to stop and prevent,” Brennan said of the declassification order, “because I’m concerned that this is just one indication that Mr. Trump is going to increasingly look for steps to take in order to further try to subvert the Mueller investigation.”

“I think that they should continue to push, push, push; if Mr. Trump and the White House does not relent, well, then I think they have some decisions to make, whether or not they’re going to just not follow that direction and be fired, or to resign, but if they really believe that this is going to have serious impact on our national security, law enforcement, and judicial process, they have an obligation, since they took an oath of office to the Constitution of the United States, not to Mr. Trump, to uphold their responsibilities and their agency and departments’ authorities,” he added.

Of course, Brennan does not mention that their “obligation” to the Constitution entails that these bureaucrats follow the orders of the commander in chief, who is the ultimate authority on matters of classification.

While leading the CIA, Brennan played an active role in the massive, unprecedented espionage operation against the Trump campaign and transition team. Given the evidence we already have of Brennan’s role in undermining Trump, it’s very possible that the declassification order could expose documents that further implicate Brennan and his cohorts in the FBI and elsewhere.

In August, the Trump administration revoked Brennan’s security clearance. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders explained that it was necessary to “protect classified information and who has access to it.”

 


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Author: Jordan Schachtel

Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review and editor of The Dossier for CRTV. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel.