Former CIA Director John Brennan has apparently devoted his post-Obama years solely to trolling President Trump on Twitter, and apparently, at long last, he has gotten what he wanted this whole time: The president’s attention. Now that he has it, though, he may wish he hadn’t asked for it.
Brennan came unhinged this weekend after Trump demanded that the Justice Department investigate reports that the Obama administration infiltrated his campaign with a spy, as multiple news outlets have confirmed. Brennan blasted Trump’s demand and called on Congress to put an end to the president’s reign of terror, as it were.
“Senator McConnell & Speaker Ryan: If Mr. Trump continues along this disastrous path, you will bear major responsibility for the harm done to our democracy,” Brennan tweeted. “You do a great disservice to our Nation & the Republican Party if you continue to enable Mr. Trump’s self-serving actions.”
In a follow-up tweet aimed at Trump, Brennan quoted Marcus Tullius Cicero: “Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.”
That quote hasn’t stopped Brennan and the rest of the Obama intelligence community from trying to remove a lawfully-elected President of the United States, though, and at some point, Trump apparently decided he’d heard enough from the former CIA director without responding. He quoted extensively from comments made by former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, who tore into Brennan on Fox & Friends.
“John Brennan is panicking,” Bongino said (and Trump quoted). “He has disgraced himself, he has disgraced the Country, he has disgraced the entire Intelligence Community. He is the one man who is largely responsible for the destruction of American’s faith in the Intelligence Community and in some people at the top of the FBI.
“Brennan started this entire debacle about President Trump,” he continued. “We now know that Brennan had detailed knowledge of the (phony) Dossier. He knows about the Dossier, he denies knowledge of the Dossier, he briefs the Gang of 8 on the Hill about the Dossier, which they then used to start an investigation about Trump. It is that simple. This guy is the genesis of this whole Debacle. This was a Political hit job, this was not an Intelligence Investigation. Brennan has disgraced himself, he’s worried about staying out of Jail.”
If that reaming isn’t enough to get Brennan off his phone and out of the house for an afternoon, perhaps he’ll take note of former CIA operative Bryan Dean Wright. As a Democrat, Wright was not playing politics when he came out Sunday with a forceful rebuke of his former boss.
“Once the #FBI #IGReport is public, the sword of justice will begin swinging,” he warned Brennan. “You & the people who dishonored our proud services will not escape. Your protests will then be seen for what they are: a PR campaign designed to incite panic & sow doubt.”
When someone on Twitter asked if he had personally worked with Brennan, Wright confirmed that he had. “Yes, I worked w/ @JohnBrennan. We viewed him as a political hack w/ the operational mind of an earthworm. (He once said the CIA “doesn’t steal secrets.” Sums up his intellect nicely) His day of judgment is coming. And he knows it. His high-road tweets are an act. Justice awaits.”
A more brutal denouncement we have not seen in some time. We would guess that Brennan is in too deep at this point to turn back, but if he’s to have any hope of rescuing his reputation, now would be a good time to repent, come clean, and admit what he did in the 2016 election.
Perhaps Trump will show mercy.