CIA Coup? Ex-Spook: Langley ‘Taking Traitor Trump Out Now’

Former spook John Schindler pronounced on Twitter Thursday night that the CIA is trying to take out President-elect Donald Trump before he is sworn in as president next Friday, January 20. Schindler has long accused Trump of being a Russian stooge.

Schindler’s bio for his Observer column reads, “John Schindler is a security expert and former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer. A specialist in espionage and terrorism, he’s also been a Navy officer and a War College professor. He’s published four books and is on Twitter at @20committee.”

Schindler made his comment about the CIA in reaction to a report by Washington Post columnist David Ignatius that an Obama administration offical told him Trump’s national security adviser retired Lt. General Michael Flynn made several calls to Russia’s U.S. ambassador the day last month that President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russia for allegedly interfering in the presidential election to benefit Trump.

David Ignatius.

Ignatius reported in a column published Thursday night about questions he has regarding Russia, Trump and the election:

Question 3: What discussions has the Trump team had with Russian officials about future relations? Trump said Wednesday that his relationship with President Vladimir Putin is “an asset, not a liability.” Fair enough, but until he’s president, Trump needs to let Obama manage U.S.-Russia policy.

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump’s choice for national security adviser, cultivates close Russian contacts. He has appeared on Russia Today, and received a paid speaking fee from the cable network, which was described in last week’s unclassified intelligence briefing on Russian hacking as “the Kremlin’s principal international propaganda outlet.”

According to a senior U.S. government official, Flynn phoned Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak several times on Dec. 29, the day the Obama administration announced the expulsion of 35 Russian officials and other measures in retaliation for the hacking. What did Flynn say, and did it undercut the U.S. sanctions? The Logan Act (though never enforced) bars U.S. citizens from correspondence intending to influence a foreign government about “disputes” with the United States. Was its spirit violated? The Trump campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

If the Trump team’s contacts helped discourage the Russians from a counter-retaliation, maybe that’s a good thing. But we ought to know the facts.”

Schindler makes the point about monitoring phone calls being the job of the intelligence community and that the leak of alleged phone calls from Flynn to the Russian ambassador would have come from the office of the Director of the CIA John Brennan (aka the seventh floor at Langley–CIA headquarters located in Northern Virginia).

Schindler concludes that the CIA is trying to take out “traitor” Trump “now.”

“This is the most important story in months. Proof that Trump is a wholly owned Kremlin franchise. Tell everyone.”

“You know who monitors phone calls. IC has had enough. Kremlin buttboi traitor can’t fill the shoes of Washington, Lincoln, FDR, JFK, Reagan.

“When @IgnatiusPost speaks, Langley’s 7th floor lips are moving. Zero disrespect, just a fact. hey are taking traitor Trump out now.”

Schindler retweeted praise for his comments that included a subtweet calling what is going in D.C. a coup against Trump.

“The most important Twitter feed right now is @20committee.”

“How long before we start considering the coup of DT as a coup de grâce instead of a coup coup d’état?”

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