As Twitchy reported, former CIA director John Brennan responded to the loss of his security credentials with this tweet:
This action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics. It should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out. My principles are worth far more than clearances. I will not relent. https://t.co/TNzOxhP9ux
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) August 15, 2018
We thought The Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes’ thread about Brennan being “an incredible hack” was the most savage thing we were going to see on the topic Thursday, but that’s because former CIA security contractor Kris “Tanto” Paronto hadn’t weighed in yet. And he weighed in hard.
My principles are greater than clearances too John, especially when you and the @CIA kool-aid drinkers punished us for not going along with the Benghazi cover-up story in order to protect you, @HillaryClinton ‘s & @BarackObama ‘s failures. You put your politics before us. https://t.co/qWFWujKthL
— Kris Paronto (@KrisParonto) August 16, 2018
You mean it wasn’t a spontaneous protest over a YouTube video all this time?
There are few men in the world like you Kris. Now you stand alone with your brothers. Brennan stands alone moving into the cold. He’s scared. Never been on the spot. Never risked it all. Thx Kris. Brennan will be left as a remnant casualty. He’s no one.
— vendman (@onevendman) August 16, 2018
Never forget what they did! ?
— Buck Smith (@BuckSmithhunted) August 16, 2018
Thank GOD you are ALIVE to tell this story Kris. I will never forget Benghazi.
— Lisa Milicaj ? (@Lisa_Milicaj) August 17, 2018
Keep rockin it Tanto!
— Aah9095 (@aah9095) August 17, 2018
— Rep. Steven Smith ?? (@RepStevenSmith) August 16, 2018
Kris- thanks for your honesty, integrity, and service to US.
— RichT (@RichRemedies) August 17, 2018
You are an American hero, Kris. What you did in Benghazi was about the most honorable and brave thing a human being could ever do. I pray and thank God for you guys every day.
— ❌Texas Mom ??❌ (@texastechmommy) August 17, 2018
This is what McRaven calls "unparalleled integrity".
— Richard Weaver (@weaverpundit) August 17, 2018
Wish I could retweet this a thousand times
— Big Mike (@KrummsM) August 17, 2018
Thank you Kris, there are a whole lot of us that know the TRUTH because of you and the boys that were there. I and many others hear you loud and clear.
— Mary (@mlh247) August 17, 2018
Brennan is very worried about the upcoming criminal investigation into his conduct
— Mark Edwards (@marke74) August 16, 2018
Let him keep his clearance, provided he sits for a polygraph.
— Christopher Lee (@Lee_Chris5) August 16, 2018
I wish I could like this 1 million times…Benghazi was the biggest coverup and anyone in our government that closed their eyes to it should be ashamed of themselves ..God rest those men???
— m?❌♨️? (@MeLLy__MAGA2020) August 17, 2018
Soldiers are of no concern to the likes of Clinton and Brennan. We’re tools to be used when necessary and to be thrown away if we break. They could care less, they simply get another tool without one iota of remorse.
— ed glomb (@edglomb) August 17, 2018
Brennan should've been fired after his failures as CIA Station Chief in Saudi Arabia when he ignored threats against Khobar Towers. Bush should've fired him for omitting info from intelligence briefings leading up to 9/11. Obama should've fired him after he ignored ISIS growth.
— Greg West (@GregWest_HALOJM) August 17, 2018
Incredible respect for you sir! God Bless you.
— Larry Kutcher (@LarryKutcher) August 17, 2018
Ouch. Now that's a response that has some actual credibility, and justification. See how that works Brennan?
— ❌Q_girl❌ (@Q_Girl4ever) August 17, 2018
DAMN SON! Dan Bongino takes Philip Rucker's list of Brennan's SHINING 'public service' apart piece by BRUTAL piece https://t.co/wlKsDNr4eK
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 16, 2018