CNN Says Suspicious Package Was Addressed to Former CIA Director and MSNBC Contributor John Brennan


CNN reported on Wednesday that the package containing an explosive device sent to its New York City bureau, forcing the building’s evacuation, was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan.

“This suspicious package was in fact addressed to CNN but it was specifically addressed to the former CIA director John Brennan,” CNN’s Wolf Blizter said. “He is a contributor to MSNBC and NBC News, but not CNN.”

Brennan, who served as CIA director during the Obama administration, has been a fierce and frequent critic of President Donald Trump.

In June, Brennan called Trump’s conduct during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, “treasonous,” adding it “rises & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors.'”

In other words, the former top intelligence official was arguing that Trump should be impeached.

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The president revoked Brennan’s security clearance in August explaining, “Mr. Brennan has recently leveraged his status as a former high-ranking official with access to highly sensitive information to make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations – wild outbursts on the internet and television – about this Administration.”

“The conduct and behavior far exceeded the limits of any professional courtesy that may have been due him,” Trump added.

MSNBC/NBC hired Brennan in February as a military and intelligence analyst.

In a tweet earlier this month, Brennan wrote, “It is impossible to overstate @realDonaldTrump’s corrosive impact on our political culture & national character. Rejection of his demagoguery, his lies, and the politics of fear espoused by McConnell & Graham is at hand. If you want to make a difference, vote!!!”

In addition to the package addressed to Brennan, others were sent to former President Barack Obama, former secretary of state and first lady Hillary Clinton, and former Obama administration attorney general Eric Holder.

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The package sent to Holder ended up at the Sunrise, Florida congressional office of former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose name was used as a return address.

Trump announced at the White House on Wednesday the FBI and other agencies were investigating the suspicious packages and their origins.

“The full weight of our government is being deployed to conduct this investigation and bring those responsible for these despicable acts to justice,” the president said.

“This egregious conduct is abhorrent to everything we hold dear and sacred as Americans,” Trump added. “We are extremely angry, upset, unhappy about what we witnessed this morning, and we will get to the bottom of it.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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