Deep state ‘sedition’: Obama’s top spook says Intel agencies could withhold info from Trump

For 72 years, sitting administrations have turned to U.S. intelligence officials to brief the presidential candidates of the nation’s major political parties on the classified issues they could be facing come Inauguration Day.

Former CIA Director John Brennan, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, wants to toss that tradition in the trash, because, “Orange Man Bad.”

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From the moment they are sworn in, the elected President must be able to hit the ground running. It’s the hallmark of a peaceful transition of power. And that means party nominees must start forming a team to handle the many critical decisions that must be in place come January 20, 2025 “by no later than the spring of an election year.”

“An incoming president is responsible for making more than 4,000 political appointments, overseeing a budget of roughly $6 trillion, and managing a huge organization that employs more than 2 million federal employees and more than 2 million military and reserve forces,” according to the Center for Presidential Transition.

“Preparation is always crucial, but even more so as the country faces economic uncertainty, competing domestic priorities and potential national security threats,” the Center states. “Whoever takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2025, must be ready to respond to potential crises such as natural disasters and a host of foreign policy and national security issues.”

Brennan doesn’t care if failing to adequately prepare an incoming commander-in-chief puts the entire nation at risk if it means keeping potentially crucial information out of the hands of the GOP frontrunner, former President Donald Trump.

It is a sneak peek, if you will, of the games Trump — and the nation — will be facing as the former president cinches the Republican nomination.

“It’s somewhat surreal that an individual who is under indictment for mishandling classified information is going to be getting intelligence briefings,” Brennan told MSNB anchor Nicolle Wallace on Thursday.

“This traditionally is provided to the candidates for president by the sitting president,” he continued. “So, therefore, I think it makes sense for the Biden Administration to offer that to Donald Trump.”

However, it is the unelected spooks who will determine what information the GOP frontrunner gets to know.

“Now, I’m pretty certain my former intelligence colleagues will provide briefings that are not going to do any type of damage to sources and methods in terms of providing information to Donald Trump that he could misuse,” Brennan said. “But they will provide analytic overviews about some of the hot spots letting Donald Trump know what the assessments are at this point.”

“I think it’s going to be analysis that will be devoid of the sources and methods, the sensitive things that we are most concerned about, the types of things that were in all those documents that he had in the bathroom and all those areas in Mar-a-Lago,” he speculated.

“And I’m sure that if he does accept them, he will disparage them, as he has disparaged U.S.,” he arrogantly added.

It’s a narrative that’s being picked up by a compliant media.

According to Politico, “Several current and former intelligence and national security officials who spoke with POLITICO said the normally humdrum decision was fraught with unusual risk this year due to the pending court case and Trump’s historically cavalier attitude toward national security information.”

The outlet continues:

A former senior U.S. intelligence official, granted anonymity to avoid backlash from the Trump camp, noted that Trump still retains close ties with foreign leaders, including Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, and could use the information to support them or advance his own interests. Trump once spilled details of a highly classified Israel intelligence operation to senior Russian officials in the Oval Office. In another case, he tweeted a picture taken by a classified spy satellite.

“I’d be afraid about giving him stuff,” the former official said. “I mean, who knows what kind of riff he would do.”

 

On X, Brennan’s analysis is being seen as seditious.

“Corrupt Obama CIA chief Brennan supports sedition against Trump by Deep State intel community,” reported Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton.

“They don’t even want a president anymore,” one X user wrote, “they want a puppet sitting in the White House taking orders like we currently have.”

“Brennan should be the one being indicted for election interference,” stated another.

“Brennan is a communist,” fumed a third. “Why the hell was he ever allowed in top secret levels of government?”

“We’ve reached a point where government officials openly say they would commit insurrection, treason, or sedition,” one user noted, “but they are prosecuting their opponent who did none of these things.”

 

Melissa Fine

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