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Is Former CIA Director John Brennan the Leader of the Coup Against Trump?

Former CIA Director John Brennan (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Real Clear Investigations has published a report about the anti-Trump wheelings and dealings of John Brennan, former director of the CIA. The investigation makes me, and others, wonder whether Brennan is has led the anti-Trump coup from the start.

“Nearly three years later, as the public awaits answers from two Justice Department inquiries into the Trump-Russia probe’s origins, and as impeachment hearings catalyzed by a Brennan-hired anti-Trump CIA analyst unfold in Congress, it is clear that Brennan’s role in propagating the collusion narrative went far beyond his work on the ICA,” Real Clear Investigations reports. “A close review of facts that have slowly come to light reveals that he was a central architect and promoter of the conspiracy theory from its inception.”

Although many people believe that the FBI launched the Trump-Russia conspiracy probe, it was actually John Brennan who relentlessly pushed it on the Bureau. Note that he did this while the CIA is not supposed to intrude on domestic politics. That didn’t matter to him. He was anti-Trump, and so he made sure the FBI would do something against the man who’d end up winning the 2016 presidential election.

Not only did he push it to the Bureau, Real Clear Investigations says, “[h]e also supplied suggestive but ultimately false information to counterintelligence investigators and other U.S. officials.”

And there is more. Much more. For example, Brennan pretended he received information directly from a high-ranking source in the Russian government while his source was actually a mid-level official with very limited access to President Putin’s inner circle.

Then there is the fact that he “supplied then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid with incendiary Trump-Russia innuendo that Reid amplified in a pair of public letters late in the election campaign,” which he did by circumventing normal protocol for congressional briefings.

Furthermore, when Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, Brennan “oversaw the hasty production of the tenuous Intelligence Community Assessment.” And when he left his gig at the CIA, he started working as a prominent analyst for MSNBC, where he used his authority as a former CIA director to accuse President Trump of treason.

When Brennan isn’t active on MSNBC, he’s using Twitter to lash out at the president. See here two of his most recent tweets:

Lastly, as the Real Clear Investigations report points out, “a CIA ‘whistleblower’ hired and placed in the White House by Brennan has provided the impetus for the current Democrat-led impeachment effort against President Trump.”

All of this leads conservative radio talker Mark Levin to wonder whether Brennan is responsible for orchestrating the impeachment-coup against President Trump:

Indeed, that does seem to be the case.