Comey Politicized the FBI, Brennan the CIA
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey (L) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan speak at the 2016 Intelligence and National Security Summit in Washington, DC, September 8, 2016. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
FBI Director James Comey's abject submission to the powers that be likely destroyed the final pillar in traditional America, where we were Americans first, and political partisans second.
Sadly, the FBI's political whitewash of Hillary Clinton's apparent crimes illustrates the bureau's descent into the same politicization of the CIA under John Brennan and Obama.
From its first days, the Obama administration has poisoned the well of American interests in favor of its own political interests. Since Obama unveiled John Brennan as his preferred intelligence expert during the 2008 presidential campaign, non-partisan American interests have been sacrificed for the interests of Politically Correct Progressivism.
Brennan, the first director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) from 2004-2005, was rewarded with the counterterrorism czar throne, Homeland Security Advisor, after being rejected as the Director of the CIA in early 2009. After his appointment, Brennan came to effectively rule the intelligence community from his office in the White House.
The 2009 underwear bomber case provided clear evidence of Brennan's absolute power over the wider intelligence community, as well as how he politicized it. A Nigerian terrorist, already in Brennan’s databases, boarded a plane bound for Chicago. His underwear was full of bomb material. In U.S. airspace the terrorist attempted to light the bomb. The plot was only foiled because the Nigerian had worn the shorts for two weeks.
Even though Brennan had sold the "connect-the-dots" analytical software to the center after he left government employment in 2005, Obama appointed Brennan-the-czar to lead the investigation into the reasons that NCTC failed to connect the dots in the underwear case. In short, after Brennan conducted an investigation into Brennan’s agency’s use of Brennan’s company’s counterterrorism software, Brennan announced that he would take care of the issues. Pretty sweet work, if you can get it!
As Obama and Brennan's vision for iron-fisted rule of the intelligence community was further developed, the czar cooperated with a political witch-hunt, led by the attorney general, to punish CIA officers for their roles in harsh interrogation carried out during the Bush administration. Even though Brennan was the Deputy Director of the CIA during the Bush administration's use of harsh interrogation, he sat next to Obama as the administration pushed for prosecutions of CIA officers.
Later, when Congress conducted an investigation into the internal machinations at the CIA, the CIA dipped into the congressional investigators' computers.
Brennan, quietly, and behind the scenes, appeared to be the evil genius behind Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unprecedented meddling, including the destruction of America's stable partner in counterterrorism in North Africa, Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi.
Comey’s brazen and public refusal to do his Constitutional duty and Brennan’s quiet politicization of the intelligence community are unprecedented in modern history.
The result has been an eight-year purge of the intelligence community — with any political dissenters either banished or silenced. A reign of quiet terror now blankets the IC. Dissent means losing jobs, retirements, and perks. Go-along-to-get-along is now standard operating practice.
Kent Clizbe is a former CIA ops officer, and expert in counter-terrorism and Islamic extremism, credibility assessment, and fraud detection. He is an historian of anti-American espionage operations, and author of "Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Ops Created Political Correctness." His website is KentClizbe.com. Read more of his reports — Go Here Now.