Former CIA Director John Brennan has been gathering folks to flood media with defenders bashing Trump for pulling his security clearance. But a very powerful voice, a Benghazi hero, has weighed in and revealed what Brennan did to him and other survivors, including lying, trying to shut them up and pulling their security clearances.
From Fox News:
Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a former Army Ranger and private security contractor who was part of the CIA team that fought back during the 2012 Benghazi terror attack, accused Brennan of putting his “politics” before those in the field.
“He is lucky the security clearance is all he is getting away with,” Paronto told Fox News in an interview on Friday.
Paronto blasted Brennan to his face after Brennan tweeted his disturbance at having his clearance pulled by President Donald Trump.
“My principles are greater than clearances too John, especially when you and the @CIA kool-aid drinkers punishes 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.”
What did Brennan do?
Paronto and his fellow survivors were made to sign three non-disclosure agreements pertaining to Benghazi in a six month period.
They were even given non-disclosure agreements to sign when during the memorial to their dead comrades, Ty Woods and Glenn Doherty, an incredibly offensive act.
This, of course, was to try not to have the men speak out and rebut the story being pushed by the Obama administration, to shut them up.
Meanwhile, CIA officials were telling Congress that there had been no effort to keep the Benghazi survivors from telling their stories.
And John Brennan categorically denied to the Weekly Standard that the CIA had discouraged the contractors from speaking out.
Then when they couldn’t take the lies and spoke out, their security clearances were pulled.
Paronto maintains, however, that he didn’t share classified information in telling the Benghazi story and continues to object to their clearances being revoked.
“Normally when you have a clearance suspended, you’re supposed to know why … I was never given that,” he said, blaming Brennan. “It was his determination whether we kept our clearances or not.”
He also took exception at how the Benghazi team was treated upon their return.
“We come back from being on the ground to be treated as a second-class citizen. You come back and you’re called a liar,” Paronto told Fox News. “Brennan came in and there was no talk of ‘hey, good job guys,’ not that you look for it, but instead, it was ‘don’t say anything guys, we don’t want the truth to get out.’”
Paronto finished Brennan off on Thursday night, tweeting a veritable list of the machinations and lies in which Brennan has allegedly been involved.
Hero vs. proven liar John Brennan who spied on the Senate when they were trying to investigate the CIA and got caught lying to Congress about it.