RUSH: I’m dedicating each day’s program to young Millennials. We know you’re frightened, we know you’re scared, but you need not be. Oh, that reminds me. I was gonna talk about — and I am — John Brennan, CIA, McCain sound bites. But I got a story here. Here it is. I want to get into this. I may not have a chance to get to it today, but I’m gonna try.
By the way, we have Bret Baier of Fox News coming up in a half hour. He has an extraordinary book about Dwight Eisenhower, Three Days in January. It’s a historical perspective on the Eisenhower presidency but focuses on the transition from Eisenhower to JFK and farewell address that Eisenhower made warning of the military-industrial complex and so forth. Baier’s book on this apparently has blown everybody away who has read it. So he’s coming on here to talk about it and how it relates to the transition here.
John Brennan is the CIA director. This is a CNN story, and the headline of the story is: “Polygraph Panic: CIA Director Fretted His Vote for Communist.” I said, “What? We have a CIA director who voted for a communist? When?” So I read the story. To fully appreciate… The purpose of this is to help you fully appreciate what’s going on with this nonsensical dossier on Donald Trump and the intelligence community attempting to undermine Trump and his presidency and the Democrats and McCain and others trying to obstruct Trump’s presidency before he’s even sworn in.
This story helps put a lot of these people in perspective. “At his first polygraph test to enter the CIA, the future director had a secret. John Brennan on Thursday…” This is from September 15th of last year, so this is six-month old story. “At his first polygraph test to enter the CIA, the future director had a secret. John Brennan on Thursday recalled being asked a standard question for a top security clearance at his early CIA lie detector test: Have you ever worked with or for a group that was dedicated to overthrowing the US?”
And he had!
This was in a panel discussion about diversity in the intelligence community. Are you kidding me? What, do you want to kill the intelligence community by putting “diversity” as one of the top-ranked qualifications? Diversity? How about love of America as being the first qualification? “Do you love the United States of America? Do you think the United States of America is the problem in the world or the solution. If you’ve ever voted for a communist in my mind you should be automatically DQ’d. Diversity?
A panel discussion on diversity in the intelligence community? It’s a classic illustration of how liberalism destroys things. Diversity? Anyway, they ask him, “Have you ever worked with or for a group that was dedicated to overthrowing the U.S.?’ I froze,’ Brennan said during a panel discussion about diversity in the intelligence community…” By the way, do you know where this happened? At the Congressional Black Caucasian Foundation annual conference. So here’s the CIA director at the Congressional Black Caucasians’ annual…
What do you think goes on at this thing? It’s filled with hate for Donald Trump and for Republicans, and here’s Brennan, the CIA director, and he’s detailing for people how he froze at his first polygraph. “This was back in 1980, and I thought back to a previous election where I voted, and I voted for the Communist Party candidate.” Now, 1980 happens to be Ronald Reagan, and guys like Brennan hated Reagan. Guys like Brennan thought Reagan was the problem in the world.
He was gonna start a nuclear war because he was incompetent and hated the Russians, and the first thing he was gonna do after being sworn in was go find the nuke button to launch and just wipe out the Soviets and in effect wipe out the world. It’s what they thought. And now our CIA director admitted to having voted for a communist. He said, “I was neither Democrat nor Republican, but it was my way as I was going to college of signaling my unhappiness with the system and the need for change.”
Fine and dandy. You can be unhappy with the system all you want, but you don’t side with the enemy, for crying out loud. And in 1980, Soviet communism was enemy number one. So our current CIA director has these sympathies in his past, and here’s the guy sitting in judgment, passing judgment on Trump. Now, he’s claiming he didn’t leak this dossier. He didn’t have to leak it. All they had to do was leak that they had briefed Trump on it, and that gave the news organizations an open road the reporting the story, which is all they ever wanted.
“Oh, my God! Oh, my God!” they said. “If — if — if — if the intelligence community briefed Trump on this, then that’s news! That’s news! What did they say?” And they reported what’s in the dossier, and that’s how this lying sack of garbage gets put in mainstream news coverage. And then McCain comes along (impression), “Yeah, yeah, I got that document. I read this and I said, ‘My gosh, it’s horrible!’ I put on my citizen hat and I did what would a good citizen do and I told the FBI. So that’s what I did. I called James Comey; I gave it to the FBI.”
Are you telling me, Senator McCain, that you couldn’t look at a piece of garbage like this and recognize it for what it is? You’ve been on the Intelligence Committee for how many years, you’ve been a Senator for how many years, you’re a prisoner of war like John Lews and got beat up, so you have a claim to fame here. And you couldn’t look at that document and realize that it was bogus?
And my supposition is that he could realize it was bogus but wanted to help try and sell it. Everybody’s known this dossier was bogus. That’s not the point. The point was, “Can we sell this? Can we put this dossier out there and make enough Americans think it’s true or even consider that it might be to harm Trump?”