Category Archives: John Brennan

On This Day — CIA Director John Brennan Defends Torture Methods (December 11 2014)

“In a limited number of cases, agency officers used interrogation techniques that had not been authorized, were abhorrent and rightly should be repudiated by all.” CIA Director John Brennan (December 11 2014) “No evidence that terror attacks were stopped, terrorists … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Former CIA Director John Brennan: “Trump Criticism Is A Badge of Honor.”

“CIA Director John Brennan seems to have concluded that with his patron/president gone, he (Brennan) will be “thrown under the bus,” as smart people say – and do – in Washington.  If the Trump administration folks are as vindictive as Brennan … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Rachel A. Dean (April 10 1981 – September 30 2006)

“Rachel was a warm and compassionate young woman, and an officer of unbounded potential. We miss her still and will remember her always. She is our 87th star.” CIA Director General Michael V. Hayden — May 21 2007 The Memorial … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — TRUMP & the CIA Briefings

“There were so many things I did not know when I became President.” US President Harry Truman (1952) “By his words and his actions, Mr Trump is putting our national security and our collective futures at grave risk.” Former CIA … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Trump Revokes Former CIA Director Security Clearance

“It’s astounding how often you fail to live up to minimum standards of decency, civility, & probity. Seems like you will never understand what it means to be president, nor what it takes to be a good, decent, & honest … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Molly C. H. Hardy [Dec. 15 1946 – Aug. 7 1998]

“For a small cadre of CIA veterans, the death of Osama bin Laden was more than just a national moment of relief and closure. It was also a measure of payback, a settling of a score for a pair of … Continue reading

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On This Day — CIA Jacqueline K. Van Landingham (1962 – March 8 1995)

“African Americans have long made critical contributions to our Agency’s mission, taking the risks and bearing the sacrifices that intelligence work often demands. We at CIA join our fellow citizens in remembering the immeasurable sacrifice, strength, and courage of African … Continue reading

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Former CIA Director John Brennan: “Trump comes off ‘small, petty, banal’ by constantly tweeting”

It never ceases to amaze me how successful you have been making yourself so small, petty, and banal with your tweets. Your insecurity is well deserved, as is your concern over Russia investigation. Thomas Paine was right when he said, … Continue reading

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Spooks & The Media — How The Spooks Take Over The News

“Standard journalistic contributors—reporters, anchors, editors, producers—pursue the news wherever it goes without fear or favor, as the famous motto puts it. But almost to a one, the TV spooks still identify with their former employers at the CIA, FBI, DEA, … Continue reading

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Former CIA Director : “Fair Amount Of Naivety On Russian Ops In Trump Campaign”

“I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals.” John … Continue reading

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