Tag Archives: CIA Director John Brennan

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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One Year Ago — Former CIA Director Leon Panetta: “President Must Build ‘Loyalty’ With Intel Community”

“Obviously, it’s not a good situation. Because there is a lack of trust between the president and the intelligence community, and between the intelligence community and the president. And, you know, every time he demeans the intelligence community or accuses … 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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Former CIA Robert Baer : “The Republican Memo is a Piece of Trash”

“The memo is going to do our institutions serious damage. I really worry about it.” Former CIA officer Baer “I had many fights with Congressional Dems over the years on national security matters. But I never witnessed the type of reckless … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Elizabeth Hanson (February 14 1979 – December 30 2009)

“Those who fell yesterday were far from home and close to the enemy, doing the hard work that must be done to protect our country from terrorism. We owe them our deepest gratitude, and we pledge to them and their … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Jennifer Matthews ( December 6 1964 – December 30 2009 )

“Those who fell yesterday were far from home and close to the enemy, doing the hard work that must be done to protect our country from terrorism. We owe them our deepest gratitude, and we pledge to them and their … Continue reading

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Former CIA Director : “I failed to fully think through the negative backlash generated by going political.”

“In everything one must consider the end.” Jean De la Fontaine — French poet (1621 – 1695) “In August of 2016, I became political, when I endorsed Hillary Clinton with an op-ed in The New York Times. (…) I was … Continue reading

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Ex-CIA Director John Brennan: “Trump criticism 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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