GOTNEWS.COM: BRENNAN PLANNED TO USE “RUSSIA” AS “HAMMER” AGAINST TRUMP
by Sharon Rondeau
(Apr. 6, 2017) — In an article inaccessible to this writer several hours ago, Charles C. Johnson of GotNews.com is reporting, in both present and past tense, that Obama’s last CIA director, John O. Brennan, conducted surveillance on Trump supporters, including Fox News host Sean Hannity and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret).
Flynn was Trump’s first national security adviser, forced to resign on February 13 after his name was revealed to the press from classified government surveillance in connection with his communications with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Flynn’s conversations with Kislyak showed that he had provided inaccurate information to Vice President Mike Pence regarding whether or not he raised the issue of the sanctions Obama imposed on Russia before leaving office, purportedly for Russia’s alleged role in “hacking” of the U.S. election.
The release of information collected by U.S. intelligence agencies has been a concern since Trump took office, and Trump has resolved to determine who leaked the information to The Washington Post and The New York Times.
Johnson’s article, published on Wednesday, reports that Hannity was surveilled “thanks to his close relationship with Trump and Julian Assange.”
A third person allegedly surveilled was Erik Prince, founder of private contracting company Blackwater, and said by Salon.com to have met with Trump at his office at Trump Tower “during the transition period.”
Prince’s sister is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
On March 4, Trump tweeted that his Trump Tower headquarters were “wiretapped” in October, for which the mainstream media excoriated, ridiculed, and marginalized him, claiming that his allegations were “unsubstantiated.”
The Intercept, founded by former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, called Prince a “notorious mercenary” and reported that he had donated substantial funds to a pro-Trump political action committee.
Other left-leaning media allege that Prince is an intermediary between Trump and Putin, an item Johnson mentioned in his article.
Prince has reportedly been critical of Brennan’s concentration of power at the CIA at its headquarters in Langley, VA rather than at various field offices.
On Thursday, as this article was under preparation, The New York Times released a column claiming that ten weeks before the election, Brennan “was so concerned about increasing evidence of Russia’s election meddling that he began a series of urgent, individual briefings for eight top members of Congress, some of them on secure phone lines while they were on their summer break.”
The Times’s article is titled, “C.I.A. Had Evidence of Russian Effort to Help Trump Earlier Than Believed.”
Former CIA agent John Kiriakou, who was convicted of espionage and imprisoned for 30 months after making the practice of waterboarding public, believes that the CIA should be disbanded. Kiriakou reportedly has seen evidence that Brennan strongly dislikes Trump and, according to Johnson’s article, wanted to use “Russia” like a “hammer” to destroy Trump.
In response to the allegation that he was under surveillance by the Obama regime, Hannity tweeted on Wednesday, “So many of you are asking about this, I DO NOT know if surveillance and unmasking vs me occurred. If confirmed, I will sue all involved!”
An attorney for former CIA and NSA contractor Dennis Montgomery has reported in numerous videos and on radio and television appearances that his client has alleged widespread data-harvesting of prominent businessmen, including Trump; 156 judges and justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Atty. Larry Klayman said he also was surveilled, with his 2007 bank records reportedly being collected without a warrant.
In 2013, Montgomery provided documentation which he reportedly said was gleaned from his work for the intelligence agencies to a former detective, Mike Zullo, who led a five-year investigation into Barack Hussein Obama’s purported long-form birth certificate and found it to be fraudulent.
Dr. Jerome Corsi, who appeared with Zullo on the Alex Jones Show on March 19 and 20, said that there is no evidence that the surveillance of individuals whose names appeared in Montgomery’s data ceased after 2010, the last date Montgomery could confirm.
Investigations into Trump’s alleged ties with Russia, or those of his former campaign aides and associates, remain ongoing in the Senate and House Intelligence Committees as well as within the FBI, as confirmed by its director, James Comey, during public testimony to the latter committee on March 20.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.