The man that the right-wing will ignore and denounce as part of the “Deep State”, John Brennan, the former CIA Director under President Obama, just issued a powerful accusation against the two top Republican leaders in Congress, placing the blame for any damage done to our democracy by the destructive tactics of President Trump squarely at their feet.
Senator McConnell & Speaker Ryan: If Mr. Trump continues along this disastrous path, you will bear major responsibility for the harm done to our democracy. You do a great disservice to our Nation & the Republican Party if you continue to enable Mr. Trump’s self-serving actions. https://t.co/uAhgL6wfIC
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) May 20, 2018
Brennan was responding to the latest in a veritable tornado of tweets vomited forth from the paranoid mentality of our Con-Man-der-in-Chief this morning after a week of further revelations about the depths of the collusion and obstruction that he doth protest too much against.
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I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes – and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2018
Trump’s attempts to discredit our nation’s law enforcement agencies to save his own ample, but poorly protected posterior, have Brennan’s blood boiling over the failure of the two mainstream Republican leaders, one already a lame duck, to even utter a peep of reproach to the President over his deceitful and hateful rants.
Of course, with the disclosure of Russian payments to the NRA which in turn donated copious amounts of campaign cash to multiple members of the GOP, the entire Republican party is implicated in the same collusion that the president is mired in now.
While the former CIA Director may be properly assigning the blame for the failure to reign in an out-of-control incipient autocrat, Brennan is likely to be disappointed to see his attempts to shame the Republican Congressional leadership into rising to defend our democracy end in failure.
The only thing that Speaker Ryan and Majority Leader McConnell will be defending at this point will be their own self-interests and that means trying to keep their control of Congress and their own butts out of prison for their own obstructions of justice as they put party over country again and again.
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