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Monday, June 5, 2017
MEDIA MONDAY / THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION: WHY SHOULD WE CARE?
John Brennan has a reputation for being level headed and
trustworthy.He amassed that regard
serving our country as a high ranking member of the CIA for both political
parties.Most recently he was CIA
Director for President Obama.
Via You Tube view the Question asked and the Answer (click here)
At one point in his recent testimony before the House
Intelligence Committee hearing about the Russia investigation he was asked by
Congressman Denny Heck (D-Wash.): "Please tell my constituents, my
neighbors, why they should care — and not just in Washington, D.C., but in
Washington state and Texas and Connecticut and points in between — and why
should they care, and why do you care, sir?"
Brennan’s response: "Well, for 241 years, the nation
and the citizens have cherished the freedom and liberty upon which this country
was founded upon. Many brave Americans have lost their lives to protect that
freedom and liberty and lost their lives to protect the freedom and liberties
of other peoples around the world. Our ability to choose our elected leaders,
as we see fit, is, I believe, an inalienable right that we must protect with
all of the resources and authority and power.
"And the fact that the Russians tried to influence
resources and authority and power, and the fact that the Russians tried to
influence that election so that the will of the American people was not going
to be realized by that election, I find outrageous and something that we need
to, with every last ounce of devotion to this country, resist and try to act to
prevent further instances of that. And so, therefore, I believe, this is
something that's critically important to every American. Certainly, it's very
important for me, for my children and grandchildren to make sure that never
again will a foreign country try to influence and interfere in the foundation
stone of this country, which is electing our democratic leaders."
What struck the editors of this blog is Mr. Brennan did not
use the word “if” when discussing Russian meddling in our most recent national
election.A man that was this country’s
top spy has just told Congress that the Russians were involved.
He was under oath when he answered the question.
Is the fact the Russians used computers instead of bombs any
less of an attack on our Democracy than Pearl Harbor or 9-11?
The fact our current president is trying to quash the
Russian Investigation is equally terrifying.Ask ourselves why would the president try to stop the investigation if
he was truly innocent?
There should be millions of persons marching on the White
House holding signs that read: RESIGN.
Thank you, Mr. Heck for your poignant question. Thank you, Mr. Brennan for your answer and powerful reminder. Thank you for your
doing your jobs, gentlemen—Editors, PillartoPost.org daily