Former Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne rekindled Trump-era theories about the deep-state by suggesting former CIA director John Brennan was behind the current wave of corruption—and may have blackmailed former President Barack Obama.
At a stop on the Reawaken America Tour in Dallas, Byrne—now a high-profile victim of leftist cancel-culture—gave a presentation discussing his fight against global corruption.
Though he didn’t go into an in-depth explanation as to why, Byrne said that he believes Brennan was behind a great deal of the corruption currently taking root in America.
He recounted years of being used by the government to perform certain tasks around the world, which allowed him insight into clandestine operations of the US government.
Byrne, who was involved with accused Russian spy Maria Butina, said he was asked to get information from her as part of ta CIA set-up, though he was under the impression that he was just doing national security work.
In a calculated move, Byrne lied to the federal officials he was working with, saying that he had raped Butina and would be willing to kill her if necessary, he claimed.
The officials Byrne worked with directly attempted requested the mission be disbanded, but one of their superiors overruled them and had them sign a gag order.
“Someone signed a piece of paper directing three federal agents to turn a blind eye to rape and murder to keep cooking a Russian collusion delusion,” Byrne explained. “There’s a piece of paper… in the federal files, where someone signed off telling three federal agents to turn a blind eye to rape and murder.”