Did Brennan break the law by colluding with foreign spies to attack Trump?

George Neumeyer:
An article in the Guardian last week provides more confirmation that John Brennan was the American progenitor of political espionage aimed at defeating Donald Trump. One side did collude with foreign powers to tip the election — Hillary’s.

Seeking to retain his position as CIA director under Hillary, Brennan teamed up with British spies and Estonian spies to cripple Trump’s candidacy. He used their phony intelligence as a pretext for a multi-agency investigation into Trump, which led the FBI to probe a computer server connected to Trump Tower and gave cover to Susan Rice, among other Hillary supporters, to spy on Trump and his people.

John Brennan’s CIA operated like a branch office of the Hillary campaign, leaking out mentions of this bogus investigation to the press in the hopes of inflicting maximum political damage on Trump. An official in the intelligence community tells TAS that Brennan’s retinue of political radicals didn’t even bother to hide their activism, decorating offices with “Hillary for president cups” and other campaign paraphernalia.

A supporter of the American Communist Party at the height of the Cold War, Brennan brought into the CIA a raft of subversives and gave them plum positions from which to gather and leak political espionage on Trump. He bastardized standards so that these left-wing activists could burrow in and take career positions. Under the patina of that phony professionalism, they could then present their politicized judgments as “non-partisan.”

The Guardian story is written in a style designed to flatter its sources (they are cast as high-minded whistleblowers), but the upshot of it is devastating for them, nonetheless, and explains why all the criminal leaks against Trump first originated in the British press. According to the story, Brennan got his anti-Trump tips primarily from British spies but also Estonian spies and others. The story confirms that the seed of the espionage into Trump was planted by Estonia. The BBC’s Paul Wood reported last year that the intelligence agency of an unnamed Baltic State had tipped Brennan off in April 2016 to a conversation purporting to show that the Kremlin was funneling cash into the Trump campaign.
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The Guardian says that British spy head Robert Hannigan “passed material in summer 2016 to the CIA chief, John Brennan.” To ensure that these flaky tips leaked out, Brennan disseminated them on Capitol Hill. In August and September of 2016, he gave briefings to the “Gang of Eight” about them, which then turned up on the front page of the New York Times.

All of this took place at the very moment Brennan was auditioning for Hillary. He desperately wanted to keep his job and despised Trump for his alleged “Muslim ban,” a matter near and dear to Brennan’s heart....
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Mueller should be investigating Brennan and other Democrats.

The irony of the Estonia spies is that Estonia was one of the few NATO countries that were actually meeting the defense expenditures Trump was pushing.  He was demanding that they live up to their commitment to spend 2 percent of their GDP on defense.  Estonia was so they were not even a target of Trump's push.  It was a hardball negotiating strategy that actually worked to get the rest of NATO to live up to their obligations.

Since Trump's election, the US has sent troops to Estonia to train the locals in insurgency warfare in teh case of a Russian invasion.  The Brit spies should have known better, but they were apparently too tied to the Brennan team and willing to go along with his underhanded political moves.  Brennan also used "Never Trumpers" in Congress as conduits for distribution of his bogus conspiracy theories.  The deliberate leak of what should have been classified information for political purposes probably is a crime that should be investigated and prosecuted.  Go for it, Mueller.  It will demonstrate your independence.

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