Corrupt Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan complained in his upcoming memoir that President Donald Trump successfully blocked him from accessing classified records while he was writing the book.
Intelligence agency employees are typically granted access to classified material they worked on while the federal government reviews their manuscripts.
The Trump administration, however, denied Brennan that access, which was “unprecedented,” according to Mark Zaid, an attorney who represented the anonymous Ukraine whistleblower.
Zaid claimed that denying Brennan access is “demonstrative, once again, of a vindictive, political president whose actions have nothing to do with national security decisions.”
But the White House argued that Trump’s decision to block Brennan’s access had everything to do with national security, since Brennan’s “erratic behavior” is a legitimate concern to the administration.
Moreover, “classified information should be solely for the benefit of the government and the American people,” said a White House spokesperson, and not for the benefit of a corrupt official who tried to undermine Trump’s campaign and discredit his election.
Brennan, who was CIA Director from 2013 to 2017, was a key figure in the Democrats’ Russia-Gate hoax.
He irresponsibly and loudly pushed the theory that Trump had colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election despite the lack of evidence supporting such an accusation.
And according to Real Clear Investigations, Brennan pushed the conspiracy knowing full well that he didn’t have the evidence to back it up.
It was Brennan who pushed the Russia-Gate hoax to the FBI for investigation, breaking with CIA tradition by intruding into domestic politics.
He also made it seem like the hoax was more legitimate than it really was, providing the FBI with false information so that the agency would take up the case.
Even when some FBI officials began to question the veracity of his claims, Brennan insisted to everyone—even to then-President Barack Obama—that the hoax was true.
Brennan has also tried to discredit U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Russia-Gate hoax, likely because he was at its forefront.
But Attorney General William Barr has insisted that no one and nothing will hamper Durham’s progress—not even the 2020 presidential election.
“I’ve made it clear that we’re not going to tolerate interference,” Barr told the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.