Speculation, Analysis and Opinion of KB| | Crooked former CIA Director and likely coup participant, John Brennan, issued a warning/threat to President Donald Trump this week that the “protective cocoon” he has “only temporary” in a tweet defending disgraced former FBI Director James Comey.
President Trump tweeted in response, “Perhaps never in the history of our Country has someone been more thoroughly disgraced and excoriated than James Comey in the just released Inspector General’s Report.”
Brennan issued a response claiming that the disgraced former FBI head “is far more decent, ethical, honest, competent, & patriotic than you could ever hope to be” and “It is only because Attorney General William Barr and Senate Republicans that he is not in a world of “trouble & hurt. But their protective cocoon is only temporary…”
Jim Comey is far more decent, ethical, honest, competent, & patriotic than you could ever hope to be. It is only because the AG & Republican Senators refuse to put country above party that you are not in a world of trouble & hurt. But their protective cocoon is only temporary… https://t.co/KWkEKQPxO0
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) August 29, 2019
According to the Washington Examiner it all started with the President’s original tweet, which was posted on Thursday, after the DOJ’s inspector general released his anticipated report in which he stated that “Comey’s notes memorializing his conversations with President Trump were disclosed without authorization ‘to achieve a personally desired outcome.'”
The report stated “no evidence that Comey or his attorneys released any of the classified information contained in any of the Memos to members of the media.”
According to the IG’s report, Comey “failed to live up to this responsibility. By not safeguarding sensitive information obtained during the course of his FBI employment, and by using it to create public pressure for official action, Comey set a dangerous example for the over 35,000 current FBI employees — and the many thousands more former FBI employees — who similarly have access to or knowledge of non-public information.”
I am not quite sure that I agree with the IG considering Comey’s own admission that he leaked one of his memos to a “friend”. The classification of the memo at the time is the subject of much debate, but apparently the IG says it was not classified at that time.