In an apparent reference to the pro-Trump mob that rioted at the Capitol, former CIA director John Brennan said Wednesday that the Biden administration is “moving in laser-like fashion to try to uncover as much as they can about what looks very similar to insurgency movements that we’ve seen overseas.”
Brennan went on to describe what he believed was “an unholy alliance” involving “religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, even libertarians.”
“Unfortunately, I think there has been this momentum that has been generated as the result of unfortunately the demagogic rhetoric of people that just departed government, but also those who continue in the halls of Congress,” he continued.
Brennan, who describes himself as “nonpartisan” but has made a regular habit of appearing on MSNBC and CNN over the last four years to push Democrat talking points, admitted in his recent memoir that he overruled two CIA officials that were skeptical of the “high confidence” conclusion that Vladimir Putin had interfered in the 2016 election to benefit Donald Trump.
During his years in the Obama administration, Brennan was “the principal architect”of the counterinsurgent drone policy, and made a number of false or misleading statements about the program. In a 2011 hearing to Congress, he stated that nearly a full year’s worth of drone strikes had not killed a single civilian, while the CIA was receiving contemporary reports showing the opposite.
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