Tucker Carlson is right to call for John Brennan to be prosecuted for lying under oath before Congress.
But there’s much more wrong about Brennan than merely being a member in good standing of the Deep State. His background is filled with secrets; he served as Director of the CIA for Obama and earlier in Saudi Arabia as station chief. There are even some indications that he converted to Islam—the doctrines of which are not friendly to the West.
He has committed perjury with impunity, as Tucker points out below, yet appears frequently as a talking head on a liberal network. Is there a Super Deep State club that protects members from prosecution despite clear lawbreaking?
If nobody goes to jail after the corruption revealed in the attempted coup against Trump, it will be very bad news for the country and our supposed allegiance to the rule of law.
TUCKER CARLSON: Well, yesterday’s IG report provided even more information about what actually happened, and confirmation of a fact that’s been pretty obvious for a while. Former Obama CIA chief John Brennan is a liar. Not only that, he lied to Congress.
In the spring of 2017, Brennan told the House Intel Committee that the Steele dossier played no role in the creation of intelligence community assessment on Russian interference that was presented to both President Obama and President elect Trump.
Now Brennan was not vague about this: He said unequivocally on camera the dossier was totally irrelevant. That was a complete lie. The IG report proves that. A lie. The Steele dossier, in fact, was a major element of the intelligence assessment, and Brennan in particular found it very important.
In other words, John Brennan — not a close call here — perjured himself on camera in front of the world. But here’s the striking thing. John Brennan is not facing perjury charges. In fact, he’s still tweeting self-righteously and making smug appearances on CNN, which I think, check my memory for a second, pays him as a contributor.
Meanwhile, former Trump adviser Roger Stone is looking to spend the rest of his life behind bars. His crime — lying about emails that were totally irrelevant to anything — literally irrelevant.
So what sets John Brennan, former CIA director, apart from Roger Stone, professional prankster? Really. It’s obvious — one supports the establishment in Washington and the other made fun of it.
Tom Fitton is president of Judicial Watch and he joins us tonight. Tom, thanks so much for coming on.
TOM FITTON: You’re welcome.
CARLSON: I have never rooted for anybody’s imprisonment or indictment. I really don’t. It’s bad karma, but I just can’t get past the fact that John Brennan, the head of the CIA, lied right on camera, committed perjury, right on camera. And now he’s not being punished. CNN hired him. Like how does that work?
FITTON: Well, it’s actually a reconfirmation that he wasn’t telling the truth about the assessment, because there’s been other information even prior to the IG report that the shady dossier was used in the intelligence assessment, which obviously goes to the fact that the intelligence assessment put out there by all the intelligence agencies isn’t worth the paper it’s written on because it’s based on fraudulent information.
CARLSON: But shouldn’t the last people who lie to us be the people in charge of our most sacred and closely guarded information — the intel agencies. They can’t lie like that.
FITTON: Comey was referred for criminal prosecution for his taking of the FBI files of Donald Trump, lying to investigators. No prosecution. McKay referred to for prosecution. In April of 2018, DOJ still did the ring on it, did several referrals to some of these deep state folks like Simpson and others for perjury, potentially. You’ve got Brennan. DOJ hasn’t done anything yet.
And I’m just concerned that we’re just going to have another report from Mr. Durham in the end, as opposed to prosecutions or even — let’s at least do a criminal investigation. Let’s have a real investigation with grand juries and people going under oath.
CARLSON: How can you commit perjury on TV? It makes everyone cynical. Tom Fitton, who remains uncynical despite 20 years here. Thank you.
FITTON: You’re welcome; thank you.
REP. TREY GOWDY: Do you know if the bureau ever relied on the Steele dossier as part of any court filings, applications, petitions, pleadings?
FORMER CIA DIRECTOR JOHN BRENNAN: I have no awareness.
GOWDY: Did the CIA rely on it?
BRENNAN: No, it was not in any way used as a basis for the intelligence assessment that was done.