Investigative reporter Paul Sperry has just come out with a “developing” story about investigators learning that Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan set up a task force to target then-candidate Donald Trump. Such a task force would certainly explain a lot of what happened with the “Russia Russia Russia!” story, and we’ve been hypothesizing something similar for quite some time, as it's obvious that Brennan’s in deep. Former CIA analyst Larry C. Johnson reported on the task force about a year ago. Here’s what Johnson has to say about it now, in light of Sperry’s latest revelation.

A retired CIA colleague told Johnson in October of 2019 that Brennan had set up a task force, hand-picking the group himself instead of going through the usual posting. Apparently not everyone accepted the invitation, which “could be a problem for John Brennan,” Johnson wrote.

"I am not talking about an informal group of disgruntled Democrats working at the CIA who got together like a book club to grouse and complained about the brash real estate guy from New York,” Johnson said, though I imagine they did that sort of thing, too. “It was a specially designed covert action to try to destroy Donald Trump.”

The way Johnson explains it, a CIA task force, as designed and first used in 1947, can be “expanded” to include personnel from other intel agencies such as the FBI, DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) and NSA (National Security Agency). It operates outside the CIA organizational chart. A typical and appropriate use for it might be to go after foreign terrorists or drug traffickers; it would certainly NOT be used to go after a U.S. presidential candidate! But Johnson was told that’s exactly what Brennan did, with the blessings of then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. (The director of national intelligence coordinates the various intel agencies.)

Johnson’s friends in the CIA have told him that the task force was operating in early 2016 and possibly even in summer 2015. (This would explain a lot of what we’ve already learned from the reporting of Lee Smith and others.)

According to Johnson, the anti-Trump task force included CIA case officers (“handlers” for overseas spies), intel analysts and administrators. Importantly, personnel from the FBI might also have been invited, including Michael Gaeta, the FBI’s “handler” for “confidential human source” (SPY) Christopher Steele, a former member of British spy organization MI-6.

CIA case officers on the task force would have been able to work with foreign intelligence, such as Steele in MI-6 and diplomat Alexander Downer from Australia. They could have used someone like Joseph Mifsud to target George Papadopoulos. They could also have used the NSA to do “targeted collections”; that is to say, to intercept their communications. Let me again stress, all of these activities are legal when used against foreign terrorists or drug traffickers; they are NOT legal when used against a U.S. citizen, and most especially against a major party nominee for President.

Johnson hopes there’s also been an investigation into the so-called impeachment “whistleblower,” ERIC CIARAMELLA (yes, we still dare to use his name around here), to see if he was a part of the task force or perhaps reporting to them.

If this is the way Brennan were using a CIA task force, it was illegal. But even with all he was trying to do to tie Trump to the Russians, he was never able to do it. And no one ever will –- because (say it with me) Trump wasn’t conspiring with the Russians.

Moving ahead to Paul Sperry’s tweet, it makes news because he says not only that Brennan did this, but that “investigators “HAVE LEARNED” he did this.

I assume he’s referring to John Durham’s investigators. Here’s what Sperry tweeted:

"DEVELOPING: Investigators have learned that Obama CIA Director John Brennan ran a secret task force out of Langley with its own separate budget to investigate Trump campaign and alleged ties to Russia. Taskforce set up before FBI officially launched its own probe on 7/31/16.”

Ah, it had its own separate budget. Your tax dollars at work.

Another journalist, Adam Housley, responded, “He’d been doing this well before Trump. As I have reported. Remember I’ve been saying John Brennan ran his own op and had been doing that. I’ve reported/said this for 3 years...”

According to the WASHINGTON EXAMINER, Brennan was questioned by Durham’s team at Langley, his old stomping ground, but Brennan’s spokesperson has said he was told he’s not “a subject or a target” of Durham’s investigation. At the same time, according to ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes, Brennan is NOT in the clear, as he lied under oath to Congress about not including the Steele “dossier” in the Intel Community Assessment of Trump/Russia collusion in January of 2017. (Recall that he laughably said it was not in the “corpus” of information they used.)

If investigators have suddenly found evidence of Brennan’s task force, he can become a subject or target with the snap of a finger. Brennan, who loathes President Trump and has even called him a traitor, is up to his eyeballs in this. And it seems these off-the-book task forces were his M.O., even before he cranked one up against the future President. It’s almost inevitable that some participants are going to skate in this, but let’s hope that justice will finally be served to the one who led the whole thing.

UPDATE LATE WEDNESDAY

As reported in the DAILY WIRE, Attorney General Bill Barr gives us reason to anticipate more criminal indictments in the Durham investigation.

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  • Nadine Zerbe

    09/13/2020 01:45 AM

    I have to admit, I’m really weary of hearing so many of these guys might be in real trouble but NOTHING ever happens to the evil creeps. I don’t think I’m the only one who feels this way...!!! ??????

  • Roger Lewis Jamison

    09/12/2020 07:45 PM

    He should be indicted and tried for obstruction of justice and treason

  • rodney burke

    09/12/2020 03:19 PM

    well, if Brennan ISN'T s deep you know what, we the people are in deep trouble. and the 2 tier justice system is confirmed. I pray that is not going to be the case. The phones? obstruction, destroying evidence? Need I say more? I do hope the NSA has it all and gives it to JW. That org needs to get a medal. What they have been doing despite all the stonewalling is phenomenal. They are patriots!

  • Laura Schoch

    09/11/2020 04:04 PM

    I hope Brennan goes down in flames. He should be water boarded then hung for crimes against the USA. JUST SAYING

  • Robert Carter

    09/11/2020 01:34 AM

    Although I can't claim originality, I loved seeing "I am really disappointed when thier pants don't catch on fire!" on a tee shirt.

  • lonn hendren

    09/11/2020 12:19 AM

    Am starting to lose hope in any significant headway.After all this time only one minor indictment?
    What's the hold-up?

  • Elaine Liming

    09/10/2020 11:27 PM

    A nice update. I wrote my letter to the Attorney General Barr with help of my friends on this whole matter. I want justice before the coming election. It scares me how Brennan was able to do this to Trump before he got elected. This means any American citizen if fair game for those in power like Brennan. Don't they realize how angry the common folks and tax-payers are at this point!

  • david veeneman

    09/10/2020 10:19 PM

    So, my daughter lives in the state of Washington and, as you surely have heard, they and California and Oregon are having lots of wildfires. Here is a text she send earlier today.

    “So Oregon is on fire, almost all fires are attributed to arson attacks by ANTIFA (arrests made, etc.)- just wondering if the rest of the country knows that?”

    Did you hear this anywhere? I have missed some news lately but I haven’t seen this in print…yet.

  • Richard Arthur Abrain

    09/10/2020 10:19 PM

    my sources state that John Brennan got life in prison.

    Thanks for all your hard work for all of us real American Patriots.

  • Katie Cesaro

    09/10/2020 10:10 PM

    Thank you for helping to expose this treasonous behavior. Should Brennan and others escape prosecution for these acts, no doubt it will happen again. The only way to make people think twice is the risk of getting caught and the likelihood of a harsh penalty. Even that may not stop many of them, but at least the American people will know that some semblance of justice still survives in our nation.

  • James Strean

    09/10/2020 08:31 PM

    I want to see some handcuffs!

  • Judy Radley

    09/10/2020 08:08 PM

    Regarding the rioters and vandals and, Democratic run and paid for, thugs who reek havoc against anything American, Antifa and BLM, yes, have all the ear-marks of domestic terror groups, maybe they are really ISIS but calling themselves something else now? They take on the same kind of horrendous actions, killing innocent people, having no regard for human life, and remember when we were told that ISIS was recruiting people from social media? Well, isn't social media also the ones who are not allowing Conservative Republican and anything pro Trump from being written, as they have censored all that? I would not be surprised if ISIS is also funding the antifa and blm and Democrats' campaigns to destroy America, it totally makes sense that ISIS has it's hands dirty in all this chaos too, esp. with not allowing church services to be held, but its okay for rioters and murderers and those burning down cities and the Democrats sitting back and applauding.... definitely stinks of ISIS resurgence but called by different names. What do you think?

  • Laurie Flickinger

    09/10/2020 07:37 PM

    I pray there will be the justice of God in this whole mess

  • Debra LaRosa

    09/10/2020 06:53 PM

    Please keep looking into these details, these people are so corrupt it makes me sick. Self interest and Power are their only motivations, not what is best for the American people, they need to be prosecuted. We finally have a President that does care about our country and its people and is willing to fight for us and what is right, go against the usual way things are handled in Washington and get the job done. He has accomplished so much while dealing with endless attempts to unseat him. Make them pay for their sins!!!

  • Don Bergee

    09/10/2020 06:17 PM

    This NEEDS TO GET DONE, BEFORE THE ELECTION!
    Make the FAKE NEWS have to ignore it.
    The TRUTH must be exposed, NOW!

  • Thomas Saneford

    09/10/2020 04:50 PM

    Governor, I sit here quietly in retirement & have for four years listened to the B/S about Russia & POTUS. Isn’t four years long enough to investigate? We the People are sick of it, when will we ever have justice, oh wait that’s right nothing will ever be done as long as we have a split Congress. If Mr. Trump wins, it will be four more years of total B/S, if for some reason Hiden Biden wins, it will all mysteriously all go away. So many tax dollars have already been flushed down the toilet with this CRAP! Let’s quit talking about it and do something about it, we have to go to the polls and vote all of the idiots out, Democrat & Republican. Thanks for listening!!!

  • James Slover

    09/10/2020 04:44 PM

    I wonder if any of Brennan's task forces coordinated the training for leaders of BLM or ANTIFA. If so then our tax dollars were used for communists goals of insurrection. The funds pouring into BLM and ANTIFA these past four years must be frozen to prevent insurrection. I am leaning towards the belief a new civil war has begun but it is not between the states. This civil war is between the hearts and minds of those who would keep or change our world view. I prefer the worldview of society based on Judeo - Christian values of one true God that loves, forgives and desires to save us making us his children. Godless society of political communism or even milder socialism is not my preference for a world view in society. The evil in our government runs deep and will be revealed but will it change?

  • mary alice a phillips

    09/10/2020 03:57 PM

    I HOPE AND PRAY THESE PEOPLE THAT DID THIS ILLEGAL INVESTIGATION GETS WHAT THEY DESERVE!!! THIS SICKENS ME!!!!

  • Elizabeth.crouse

    09/10/2020 03:40 PM

    It is difficult to believe how evil they were in trying to defeat the President. Thankful we know and I pray justice will be served. I believe people will know before the election and Trump will continue to bless America.

  • David W Schoffstall

    09/10/2020 03:39 PM

    Unfortunately, like other probes of corrupt politicians and government employees, there will be all sorts of investigations and no one, at least not at the highest levels, will ever be held accountable. These investigations are just for show to the sheeple. Might as well stop wasting our money.

  • Jocelyne M Dutcher

    09/10/2020 03:23 PM

    Thank you for the fair and factual articles.

  • Jerry Korba

    09/10/2020 03:05 PM

    The MSM Antifa BLM Obama Brennan Clapper are dishonest vulgar and soon be be criminal are also very EVIL entities and individuals. With Slavery in Libya, Concentration Camps in China Human abuses of rape, organ harvesting people working for the CCP in labor camps, Iran puts its people in prison 30 years for wardrobe violations and the MSM hates Trump for trying to keep panic from the country; people could not not buy toilet paper, hand sanitizer thats with keeping the lid on a pressure cooker. What would happen if the President pushed the experts 2 million people will die because of the Wuhan Virus to the imbeciles that terrorize our streets over people that attack police and get killed in the process thats why our President had to keep the lid on. The Evil portion of this society can not act with intellect you may not want to print this the terriorist should be treated for rabies their action requires it. The Atrocities around the world makes all the MSM dishonesty talk about our President is hideous and our EVIL!!

  • Helen Sustachek

    09/10/2020 02:58 PM

    Why is Obama not being suspected more? He had to be behind all of the CIA and others misconduct. The note "Obama wants it done by the book," gives it away. I think the investigators are avoiding it to not have a much bigger race war than we already have, but Obama needs to go to prison.

  • Kim Yochum

    09/10/2020 02:50 PM

    Hello. With all the facts, info, people talking... broken laws... why are we still hearing same info over and over again? They should all be in jail! Please and thank you!

  • Ronnie Tripp

    09/10/2020 02:43 PM

    rumor says China is virus free and no mask. They passed laws with teeth in them.
    Our Governor gave us a mandate without any strength. Half of businesses do not require mask and over half of people do not wear them. Our country needs rules with enforcement or we will never get past this virus. Romans 13 is submission to Governing Authorities..
    May require some fines to move people along.