Brennan is a weird guy. In many ways. But one of the strangest things about the former CIA Director was that in the 1970s he voted for Gus Hall, the Communist Party US presidential candidate.
Yes, yes, it was a very long time ago. But still. That the Director of the CIA once voted for Gus Hall is weird. It’s like finding out that the head of the Civil Rights Division at the DOJ had at one time voted for a grand wizard in the Klan to be president or something.
(From Real Clear Investigations)
In his May 2017 testimony before the intelligence panel, Brennan emphatically denied the dossier factored into the intelligence community’s publicly released conclusion last year that Russia meddled in the 2016 election “to help Trump’s chances of victory.”
Brennan also swore that he did not know who commissioned the anti-Trump research document (excerpt here), even though senior national security and counterintelligence officials at the Justice Department and FBI knew the previous year that the dossier was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign…
…The aide, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, said Nunes will focus on Brennan as well as President Obama’s first CIA director, Leon Panetta, along with the former president’s intelligence czar, James Clapper, and national security adviser, Susan Rice, and security adviser-turned U.N. ambassador Samantha Power, among other intelligence officials.
“John Brennan did more than anyone to promulgate the dirty dossier,” the investigator said. “He politicized and effectively weaponized what was false intelligence against Trump.”
And so the investigation reaches further back. No wonder these folks freaked out when Trump won. They are pretty exposed. (And “exposed” is a nice way of saying it.)