In June 2016, CIA Director John Brennan should have known better than to believe the DNC/CrowdStrike story of the DNC hacking having been ordered by the Russian government. Brennan was pwned by a 15-years old British boy in October 2015: “A 15-year-old gained access to plans for intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be the head of the CIA to gain access to his computers, a court has heard.”
That hack was more complicated than the DNC hacks because it involved social engineering. The boy, Kane Gamble, was arrested in the UK, in February of 2016, at the request of the FBI. Following his arrest, Brennan said on CBS: “There are ways that individuals can get into the personal emails of anybody.” However, despite this previous statement, when Podesta’s email was hacked Brennan pretended to believe that only Russian intelligence had the capabilities to perform this hack.
Brennan left the CIA in 2005 to become the CEO of The Analysis Corporation, a private intelligence company that worked for international governments (sic!), and was involved in various scandals under his leadership. Coincidentally or not, Comey also left the DOJ for a government contractor in 2005.
These events also highlight Brennan’s connections to British “private intelligence” companies: respectable Hakluyt and Steele’s fraud Orbis Business Intelligence. Brennan is currently involved with Hakluyt in something called Veterans in Global Leadership (VGL). VGL partners include the Atlantic Council (where Dmitry Alperovitch of CrowdStrike is a fellow), Craig Newmark Philanthropies, and The Center for a New American Security; all organizations that have been attempting to delegitimize the Trump election since the beginning.
Stefan Halper and Alexander Downer, the first known individuals to spy on the Trump campaign, are also linked to Hakluyt and Orbis. Alexander Downer was on the Hakluyt advisory board in 2008-2014. Stefan Halper is connected to Sir Richard Dearlove, and to many other persons of interest in Spygate on both sides of the pond. Downer remained connected to Hakluyt after his resignation:
In May 2014, Downer resigned from his position on the advisory board at Hakluyt & Co., when he was officially appointed as Australia’s High Commissioner to London. In November 2015, Downer attended a 2-day country retreat at the invitation of the private intelligence organisation Hakluyt & Co., followed by a cocktail soiree hosted by the same company at the Orangery in Kensington Palace.
Also, sundance has update on Mueller’s appointment as Special Counsel: in the morning of May 10, Rosenstein called Mueller and McCabe “created” an obstruction investigation.
Minor update on 2019-08-09