Former CIA Director John Brennan has been hired as a paid contributor by NBC and MSNBC, the media company announced. He led the agency from 2013 to early 2017, under President Barack Obama.
via RT News
Brennan’s appointment comes amid the outcry over the memorandum released by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-California) alleging impropriety by the FBI and DOJ while investigating claims of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
So NBC hires “the most talented liar” as their senior national security intelligence analyst?? You just can’t make this stuff up…Every single day we slip closer and closer to total anarchy by the Trump deranged left.
That Brennan previously lied to an NBC journalist about the CIA’s attempts to thwart a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into the agency’s use of torture was apparently no deterrent to his appointment.
NEW: Former @CIA Director @JohnBrennan is now a senior national security and intelligence analyst for @NBCNews and @MSNBC. He will first appear on @MeetThePress with @ChuckTodd this Sunday. (First in @axios PM: https://t.co/oDZtsDI2Ux) pic.twitter.com/83eJZYMCVD
— NBC News PR (@NBCNewsPR) February 1, 2018
The ex-CIA chief made his first appearance in his new role as a senior national security and intelligence analyst on ‘Meet the Press’ Sunday, and promptly took the opportunity to accuse Nunes of being “exceptionally partisan” and abusing his role to protect Trump.
WATCH: Former CIA Director John Brennan on NBC says Devin Nunes has "abused the office of the chairmanship" to protect Trump and that blocking Democrats from releasing their own memo is "appalling" pic.twitter.com/Jpl4FHl4pT
— DNC Press (@dncpress) February 4, 2018
The irony of Brennan’s new post was not lost on journalist and The Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald, who pointed out that it was a “little strange” for the network to constantly denounce RT and Fox as “state TV” and then hire CIA Directors & Generals as your “news analysts”?
Isn't it a little strange to constantly rail about "state TV" when it comes to RT & Fox and then hire CIA Directors & General as your "news analysts"? https://t.co/YqOHP3dfQa – also, remember this? Anyone who likes to rail about "state TV" should: https://t.co/nYEQDpNGs9
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 4, 2018