Former Obama CIA Head Admits: Anti-Trump Leaking Endangers National Security, Must Be Stopped

by BEN SHAPIRO May 24, 2017

On Tuesday, former CIA Director John Brennan dropped multiple bombshells on Democrats hoping to squeeze information from him that would confirm any collusion or attempted obstruction of justice by the Trump administration with regard to Russian manipulation in the 2016 election. Democrats failed signally in their goal.

First, Brennan told House lawmakers that the plethora of leaks coming from the Trump intelligence community "hurts our national security, compromises our intelligence capabilities, and needs to be investigated, needs to stop." The statement throws a wrench into the gears of Democratic conspiracy-mongering - Democrats say that leaks are just a way of keeping the Trump administration honest.

Brennan also stated that he had seen no evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia. He said that he investigated intelligence, not evidence, and that the FBI would head any such investigation into collusion. He stated, "I don't know whether or not such collusion - and that's your term, such collusion existed."

The left is latching onto this comment from Brennan, however:

I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and US persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals. And it raised questions in my mind again whether or not the Russians were able to gain the cooperation of those individuals...I had unresolved questions in my mind about whether or not the Russians had been successful in getting US persons, involved in the campaign or not, to work on their behalf, again, either in a witting or unwitting fashion.

Brennan also stated that he was unaware of any efforts by the Trump administration to quash any investigation into Trump-Russia connections.

So, in essence, Brennan acknowledged that there is no fire he has seen as of yet. Just another bucket of cold water on the hyperventilation taking place on the left.

 

Benjamin Shapiro is the editor-in-chief at The Daily Wire. He was born in 1984. He entered UCLA at the age of 16 and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in June 2004 with a BA in Political Science. He graduated Harvard Law School cum laude in June 2007. Shapiro was hired by Creators Syndicate at age 17 to become the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the U.S.  His columns are printed in major newspapers and websites including Townhall, ABCNews, WorldNet Daily, Human Events, FrontPage Mag, Family Security Matters, the Riverside Press-Enterprise and the Conservative Chronicle. The author of the national bestsellers, Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth (WND Books, May 2004), Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future (Regnery, June 2005), and Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House (Thomas Nelson, 2008),


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