5/21/18, "Haspel is Not the Problem. The CIA is the Problem," Ron Paul, Ron Paul Institute
"As the news comes out that Obama holdovers in the FBI and CIA
infiltrated the Trump campaign to try and elect Hillary Clinton,
President Trump’s seeming lack of understanding of how the deep state
operates is truly bewildering. The US increasingly looks like a banana
republic, where the permanent state and not the people get to decide
who’s in charge.
But instead of condemning the CIA’s role in an
attempted coup against his own administration, Trump condemned former
CIA director John Brennan for “undermining confidence” in the CIA.
the CIA didn’t need John Brennan to undermine our confidence in the
CIA. The Agency itself long ago undermined the confidence of any
patriotic American. Not only has the CIA been involved in torture, it
has manipulated at least 100 elections overseas since its founding after
As President Trump watched Gina Haspel being sworn in as
CIA director, he praised her: “You live the CIA. You breathe the CIA.
And now you will lead the CIA,” he said. Yes, Mr. president, we
understand that. But that’s the problem!
The problem is not
Haspel, it’s not John Brennan, it’s not our lack of confidence. The
problem is the CIA itself. If the president really cared about our
peace, prosperity, and security, he would take steps to end this
national disgrace. It’s time to abolish the CIA!"
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The problem isn't Haspel or even Brennan. It's the CIA itself, confidence in which ceased to exist long before Brennan. If President Trump really cared about our peace, prosperity, and security, he would take steps to abolish the CIA-Ron Paul, 5/21/18
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