Why are U.S. retired spies now in the limelight?

 

As former CIA and FBI people froth at the mouth, it’s good to recall this is not the way it was or is supposed to be. NPR did a good piece and worth a look. I’ll include a couple of the greatest hits from the deepest of the deep State. Trump must be getting very close to disrupting the activities of the Deep State for them to come up and out of their hedge row. Maybe they were so sure they would continue in power with the election of Hillary and their corruption pattern insured? Maybe it’s a temper tantrum that after a life time of power they are the ones condemned to the dust bin of history.

When Michael Hayden ran the CIA and the National Security Agency, his public comments were largely confined to congressional testimony. Now that he’s retired, “I’m on Twitter and I’m on CNN,” said Hayden.

He was also the featured guest as dozens of former national security officials and several current ones spoke at a recent conference on threats the U.S. faces.

Spies used to retire and fade away as quietly as when they were on duty. Now they go on cable TV. They write op-eds. They take to Twitter and criticize the president.

John Brennan, an ex-CIA chief, has tweeted just 25 times.Yet he’s amassed more than 220,000 followers by lambasting the president in comments like this one below, unleashed last month, when FBI official Andrew McCabe was fired. More at  NPR

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: