The reality of hearing it from the seated Attorney General seems to have blown a few gaskets on the left.

"I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal," AG William Barr said in a Senate hearing. "I think spying did occur."

It was kind of enjoyable for me to watch the mainstream media shows on MSNBC and CNN last night. While the cranium of the perpetually angry Chris Matthews remained intact, he was unable to contain his disbelief. More amusing is that he brought on as a guest one of the principal players of the Obama Administration's intelligence community, former CIA Director (2011-17) John Brennan, who expressed disappointment.

Well, that's one word for it; I'm thinking he'd use others first in privacy.

This is the very same John Brennan that wrote an August 2018 Op/Ed piece in the New York Times stating: "Mr. Trump's words of no collusion are, in a word, hogwash."


Another Brennan shot, missed by a mile.

But instead, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller used every piece of information which would have included any "evidence" held by the FBI, CIA, NSA, witnesses and credibly gathered information and concluded that he saw no evidence of Russian collusion.

Is Mr. Brennan also calling the Mueller conclusions hogwash? If he is thinking it, he cowered from saying so. And by the way, Mr. Brennan, where's the beef? C'mon, you intel leader you. You promised America that the president was involved in Russian collusion.

Mr. Stripped-of-Security-Clearance, you handed all you knew over to the investigation, so where are the promised indictments that you spoke of just weeks ago, and since 2017? How come everything you know was either dismissed or not available to the Mueller team?

Brennan predicted indictments on MSNBC with Lawrence O'Donnell. That was wrong.

Brennan (and many others) also predicted that Trump would fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. That was wrong.

It did "gin up" the left media, which parroted concerns about this even though Trump never threatened to do this. He did remind the hostile media that he could fire him. As president, he could ask his AG to fire Mueller and close the entire investigation—but he never came close. In fact, Mueller noted that his investigation was never impeded at any point. I think Mr. Trump enjoyed the reactions just from the reminder.

So clean up the "hogwash," Mr. Brennan. You have the goods. You said as much. You once asked, "Republican patriots: where are you?"

I will now ask you this, sir: where do you suppose you will be by this time in 2020? Leavenworth is my prediction. That is, only if the court shows mercy. Depending on the circumstances, treason runs from 10 years to a death sentence.

Ken Pittman is the host of The Ken Pittman Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @RadioKenPittman. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. 

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