CIA Director (Brennan) Once Voted for Communist Presidential Candidate

John Brennan, Deputy National Security Advisor for Counter Terrorism and Homeland Security, as part of the commissioned officer portraits taken in the War Room Suite of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

I’m sorry but this is actually pretty crazy. Let’s take a moment to think about this. – The HEAD OF THE CIA voted for Gus Hall the Communist candidate for president in 1976. Please tell me how that isn’t completely nuts.

But hey, if you smoke the occasional joint on the weekend no security clearance for you. But voting for the Communist Party presidential candidate at the height of the Cold War? Oh, that’s cool. Hey maybe you’ll even become Director one day.

(From The Washington Free Beacon)

Brennan told a congressional panel last week that he “froze” while taking a CIA polygraph test four years later when the questioner asked him if he had ever worked with or for a group that was “dedicated to overthrowing the U.S.,” CNN reported.

“This was back in 1980, and I thought back to a previous election where I voted, and I voted for the Communist Party candidate,” Brennan said at a panel discussion regarding diversity in the intelligence community during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference.

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