By Jon Dougherty
Chief POTUS troll and ex-CIA head John Brennan took to Twitter again on Thursday to disparage President Trump with a warning that special counsel Robert Mueller’s soon-to-be-released report will “further complicate” his already complicated presidency.
Earlier this week, POTUS responded to even nastier-than-usual disparagement from George Conway, the co-chief presidential troll and husband of Trump’s chief political counselor Kellyanne Conway, calling him the “husband from hell.”
“George Conway, often referred to as Mr. Kellyanne Conway by those who know him, is VERY jealous of his wife’s success & angry that I, with her help, didn’t give him the job he so desperately wanted. I barely know him but just take a look, a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!” Trump said in a tweet Wednesday after a feisty exchange between them on Tuesday.
In response, Brennan — who some believe masterminded the “Spygate” scandal and Russian collusion hoax, responded to the exchange by accusing POTUS Trump of panicking over the impending Mueller report, like he might know something.
“Hmmm…your bizarre tweets and recent temper tantrums reveal your panic over the likelihood the Special Counsel will soon further complicate your life, putting your political & financial future in jeopardy. Fortunately, Lady Justice does not do NDAs,” Brennan wrote, referring to “non-disclosure agreements.”
Hmmm…your bizarre tweets and recent temper tantrums reveal your panic over the likelihood the Special Counsel will soon further complicate your life, putting your political & financial future in jeopardy. Fortunately, Lady Justice does not do NDAs. https://t.co/ktFRevlOcd
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) March 20, 2019
Brennan has so frequently trolled the president that POTUS pulled his security clearance in retaliation last year, something that is unheard of in D.C.
Interestingly, George Papadopoulos, himself a victim of Mueller’s “witch hunt” Spygate probe and now a veteran of the Deep State’s tactics, responded to Brennan with an ominous tweet of his own, dropping some big names in the process.
John: all the assets you weaponized against me are being outed in London, Canberra and Rome. Mifsud, Halper, Downer, Tawil etc. congress has the names, my testimony and foreign governments are now cooperating with the Trump administration to out the rest. Good luck.
— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) March 20, 2019
“John: all the assets you weaponized against me are being outed in London, Canberra and Rome. Mifsud, Halper, Downer, Tawil etc. congress has the names, my testimony and foreign governments are now cooperating with the Trump administration to out the rest. Good luck,” he wrote.
In December 2017, The New York Times detailed how Papadopoulos was caught up in — targeted by the Deep State, that is — the Spygate scandal.
“During a night of heavy drinking at an upscale London bar in May 2016, George Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, made a startling revelation to Australia’s top diplomat in Britain: Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton,” the paper reported.
“About three weeks earlier, Mr. Papadopoulos had been told that Moscow had thousands of emails that would embarrass Mrs. Clinton, apparently stolen in an effort to try to damage her campaign,” the paper continued, adding:
Exactly how much Mr. Papadopoulos said that night at the Kensington Wine Rooms with the Australian, Alexander Downer, is unclear. But two months later, when leaked Democratic emails began appearing online, Australian officials passed the information about Mr. Papadopoulos to their American counterparts, according to four current and former American and foreign officials with direct knowledge of the Australians’ role.
The hacking and the revelation that a member of the Trump campaign may have had inside information about it were driving factors that led the F.B.I. to open an investigation in July 2016 into Russia’s attempts to disrupt the election and whether any of President Trump’s associates conspired.
It turns out that Papadopoulos was identified by an FBI and U.S. intelligence asset, Stephen Halper, as a “mark” — someone who could be turned or influenced somehow into implicating the entire Trump campaign in the Russian collusion narrative.
Some people downplayed the report at the time, and we’ve have learned so much since; namely, that the effort was multi-faceted and there were a lot of moving parts. But suffice to say, Papadopoulos was at ground zero for some time. He was eventually convicted of lying to Mueller’s prosecutors and sentenced to 14 days in jail.
Papadopoulos’ tweet seems to indicate that Brennan, if not the president, may have to worry about his own political and financial future as well. Wouldn’t that be a turn of events?
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