CNN’s Chris Cuomo was just slammed for “misleading” his audience about the Mueller investigation.
Michael B. Mukasey, a former federal judge, and President George W. Bush’s attorney general took Cuomo on during an interview last night:
“INHALING THEIR OWN EXHAUST”
“That letter came at a time when, no criticism of you, but your network were devoting days of people sitting around and talking about a report that they didn’t…whose content they didn’t know, that they hadn’t seen, in essence, panels of people sitting around a table inhaling their own exhaust and getting high on it.”
— MRCTV.org (@mrctv) April 24, 2019
Cuomo tried to insinuate that Attorney General William Barr’s summary was written to mislead the American people. That’s when Mukasey let it rip on Cuomo. The “inhaling their own exhaust” is everything about the media in a nutshell.
Mukasey just brought Cuomo down to earth with a big dose of truth. Cuomo should have been ready for Mukasey’s comments because he’s been speaking against people like John Brennan for his attacks on President Trump since the summer of 2018:
MUKASEY GOES AFTER BRENNAN:
It’s so hard to believe the cabal of intel leaders during the Obama tenure was actually in charge and running anything. The three men are scary delusional and beyond arrogant when it comes to being held accountable for anything. They clearly feel they are above reproach. That’s exactly what gets men like them in big trouble…
John Brennan has been spinning like a top trying his best to deflect from his bad deeds. He’s been attacking President Trump with his latest outburst on Friday morning.
Well, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey just turned the tables on Brennan with great questions and comments about Brennan’s hands-off approach to Muslims while CIA Director. Remember that? This guy is as slippery as they come and Mukasey knows it!
Appearing on “The Laura Ingraham Show,” Mukasey — who served under President George W. Bush — ripped Brennan’s conduct since leaving office. Brennan said Friday on the “Today” show that Trump had displayed “paranoia, insecurity” and that he tweets about independent counsel Robert Mueller as if he were guilty.
MUKASEY LETS BRENNAN HAVE IT:
“John Brennan, when this is over, is gonna have a lot to answer for … because his participation in, or the participation of CIA in providing an informant to be used in connection with the Mueller investigation, I think is a story that hasn’t yet been told,” Mukasey said.
Mukasey noted that the informant, Stefan Halper, was a “CIA asset.” Reportedly, Halper was working for FBI counterintelligence agents and made contacts with several figures associated with Trump’s 2016 campaign in an attempt to uncover ties to Russia.
Depending on the role that the CIA itself played, it might have crossed more than ethical lines, he said.
“I would like to know how a CIA asset suddenly becomes an FBI informant,” Mukasey said. “Who organized that? Who paid him? And was John Brennan running some kind of multi-agency operation relating to the Trump campaign? I don’t know that he has any credentials as a mind reader or as a psychoanalyst to be analyzing the president’s performance.”
Serious questions about Halper’s role remain, he said.
“I would like to know how he was paid. These people rarely work for nothing. And I’d like to know who organized the effort,” he said. “If the CIA has any role in this, that is not only dubious, [but] it is unlawful. The CIA is confined by statute to conducting its operations overseas — not conducting its operations in the United States.
PRO-MUSLIM CIA DIRECTOR?
Mukasey faulted Brennan’s own performance in office. He noted that as CIA director, Brennan objected to the notion of a “war on terror” because terror was a tactic and the country cannot fight a war against a tactic. It was, Mukasey said, a “ridiculous statement.”
Mukasey also noted that Brennan objected to talking negatively about Islamic jihad because that is one of the religion’s five pillars.
“His sense of priorities and what’s important and what isn’t, I think is highly dubious,” he said. “And for him to be sounding off about the president’s security or lack of it may be a reflection of his own insecurity, which would be entirely appropriate.”