“THEY ALL OUGHT TO BE UNDER INVESTIGATION”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jul. 24, 2018) — In his opening monologue on Tuesday evening, Fox News commentator Sean Hannity, in speaking about Obama-era intelligence officials who have shown a particular animus toward Donald Trump, called former CIA Director John O. Brennan “Mr. Deep State.”
The “Deep State” has come to mean entrenched, career government employees, particularly those in positions of power, who appear to believe that although their salaries are paid for by taxpayers, they are unaccountable to anyone for their actions.
Hannity then showed a video clip of Brennan commenting on MSNBC, where he is now a national security pundit, that Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin on July 16 was “treasonous” and that Trump’s alleged treasonous actions “need to stop.”
On Monday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters, perhaps catching them off-guard, that Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of Obama’s intelligence officials to include Brennan, former National Security adviser Susan Rice, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former NSA and CIA Director Michael Hayden.
Sanders said that Trump is troubled that the former officials are “politicizing” and “monetizing” the privilege of retaining their clearances while stridently speaking out against decisions he has made as president and commander-in-chief.
At 9:12 p.m., Hannity said “they all ought to be under investigation. They are the ones that stomped on the rights of the American people,” referring to the procuring and dissemination of the Trump-Russia “dossier” apparently aimed at crippling the Trump campaign and effecting a Hillary Clinton victory.
In accordance with a number of news reports, Hannity said that Brennan is responsible for circulating the dossier to various government agencies at what was likely the dawning of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign. The dossier has been proved to have been the backbone of four surveillance warrant applications on former Trump foreign-policy adviser Carter Page, who Hannity interviewed later in the show on Tuesday.
Obama birth certificate investigator Mike Zullo has also singled out Brennan for questionable conduct. In an interview early last month, he told radio host Carl Gallups that in regard to the manufacturing of what he and at least two forensic experts have found to be a “computer-generated forgery” posted at whitehouse.gov in April 2011, “all roads lead back to John Brennan.”
The forgery is said to be a PDF upload of a certified copy of Barack Hussein Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate obtained from the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH). Zullo has said, however, that the image does not stem from a real, paper birth record.
Congress, the FBI and the Justice Department have all declined to investigate the origins of the birth certificate image, which Zullo said was created electronically, at least in part, from a genuine birth certificate of a woman born in Hawaii the same month as Obama allegedly was: August 1961.
Although the U.S. Constitution requires that the president be a “natural born Citizen,” during a speech on July 16 in Kogelo Village, Kenya, Obama said he is “from” that nation, a claim the U.S. media appears to have overlooked.
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.