Okay, this is officially getting scary. If we were in charge of the Secret Service, we’d be sending agents out to have a talk with former CIA Director John Brennan, because some of his recent comments go well beyond threats to the president’s bodily safety and into the realm of insurrection. It’s one thing for some dumb liberal pundit on a blog somewhere to encourage Trump’s cabinet to revolt against him, it’s quite another for the former head of the CIA to do so. These are serious times and his is a serious threat that needs to be investigated. Brennan is not wont to spout off at the mouth, so when he says something seemingly reckless like this, you can bet your bottom dollar that he means to be heard by all the right people in all the right places.
In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer at the Aspen Security Forum, Brennan was asked what should happen if President Trump were to try to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. Instead of telling the truth – that it is fully within Trump’s privilege to fire the special counsel and that he is arguably justified in doing so, given Mueller’s obvious conflicts of interest – Brennan said that those under Trump should stage a mutiny.
“I think it’s the obligation of some executive branch officials to refuse to carry that out. I would just hope that this is not going to be a partisan issue. That Republicans, Democrats are going to see that the future of this government is at stake and something needs to be done for the good of the future,” Brennan said.
Wow, this guy thinks that a COUP AGAINST THE PRESIDENT should not be a partisan issue? It’s one thing to suggest that Congress should investigate. It’s one thing to suggest that it would be a political mistake for Trump to fire Mueller. Those are defensible, if incorrect, positions to take on the issue. But it’s quite another thing to say that Trump’s firing of Mueller should not BE ALLOWED to take place by way of executive branch revolt. That’s one of the most anti-democratic, unconstitutional things we’ve heard in a long time. In fact, it’s the very kind of extremist rhetoric that inspires left-wing loonies like that guy who shot Steve Scalise to take up arms.