Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Did Former CIA Director Call For A Coup If Trump Fires Mueller?

Via Drudge:  In the most vocal opposition to president Donald Trump yet, former CIA Director John Brennan said that if the White House tries to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, government officials should refuse to follow the president orders, as they would be - in his view - “inconsistent” with the duties of the executive branch.

"I think it's the obligation of some executive branch officials to refuse to carry that out. I would just hope that this is not going to be a partisan issue. That Republicans, Democrats are going to see that the future of this government is at stake and something needs to be done for the good of the future," Brennan told CNN's Wolf Blitzer at the Aspen Security Forum, effectively calling for a coup against the president should Trump give the order to fire Mueller.

The exchange is 43 minutes into the clip below:

12 comments:

Leland said...

I don't know if it is a coup, but I fail to see the legal concept that supports Brennan's brain fart of an idea. Employees of the United States, whether civilian or military are required to follow legal orders. This is why Trump can fire Mueller, he has the legal right to do so. It's only in the progressive domain of idiotic ways to gain power that exercising legal rights is justification to act illegally.

It didn't end well when progressives tried it against Rick Perry exercising his right to veto funds to a crocked sheriff.

edutcher said...

Brennan's a Moslem, so it's second nature, but Trump does have the right to fire anybody.

This nonsense goes back to Watergate and the Saturday Night Massacre. The Lefties can't live anywhere but in the past.

Amartel said...

We've been having a coup this whole time thanks to deep state morons, left and right, who can't wrap their heads around the fact that they work for the people of the United States and not the other way around. That's the whole point of Mueller and his gang of Clinton donors is to have this free-range, unrestricted "investigation" ostensibly based on Russian collusion that went unabated and uninvestigated under Obama and is only now suddenly a concern because Trump got elected. But really the whole point is to have an unelected stealth check on Trump. Now they're saying that if they don't have this thar's a gonna be a coup. The deep state wants its power back and if they don't get it they're gonna take it. Big talk from small men.

Rabel said...

"...I fail to see the legal concept that supports Brennan's brain fart of an idea."

That's what would make it a coup attempt. There isn't one.

Wolf just let that slip by even though he had just noted Trump's right to order the firing. Nice work, Wolf.

Two dangerous men.

ricpic said...

So fed up with these mandarins.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Mueller has been stacking his team with democrat donors.

Lem said...

Brennan finishes saying how much the chaos of the investigation is hurting our democracy and then turns around and suggests more chaos with the prospect of removing Trump from office.

Trooper York said...

Brennan needs to get two behind the ear.

If the CIA had any patriots he never would be alive.

virgil xenophon said...

Just how in the H.E.L.L. did a Moslem get appointed as Director of the CIA in the first place!!!???

virgil xenophon said...

Talk about the cockroaches controlling the light switches!

ndspinelli said...

This is what happens when you let the Irish into the US.

Methadras said...

I want to know if Brennan converted to Islam when he was stationed in the middle east.