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The Kavanaugh Hearings | Lies, Damned Lies, and John Brennan

The Kavanaugh Hearings | Lies, Damned Lies, and John Brennan

Show Summary: This week, we look at the Kavanaugh hearings from someone who went through something similar. Former CIA officer, John Kiriakou faced accusations from John Brennan, was lied about on a national stage, and his entire life and career hung in the balance because they made claims against him that were impossible to prove or disprove. Did we see the Deep State at work in the Kavanaugh confirmation?

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Air Dates: October 6 & 7, 2018 | John Kiriakou

Former CIA officer, John Kiriakou, talked about an unclassified CIA program: water-boarding terrorists. But the CIA didn’t like it and tried to put him in jail. But he was cleared of all charges. Only to have the case re-opened by John Brennan after Obama got elected. As a result, Kiriakou was forced to go to jail when John Brennan bankrupted him into taking a plea deal. Along the way, he was lied about, the CIA and FBI made outrageous claims that couldn’t be proved or disproved. And it all played out on a national stage.

Instead of being called a “rapist,” John Kiriakou was called a “traitor.” He and his family received death threats. This highly decorated CIA officer’s entire life was upended because of a lie.

Needless to say, he knows what Brett Kavanaugh is going through.


The Kavanaugh Hearings: From Someone who Knows what it’s Like

John Kiriakou knows what it’s like to have your life in the balance — weighted down by a huge lie on the other side of the scale.Crying Democrats at the Brett Kavanaugh hearings with John Kiriakou on I Spy Radio

Because of this, he has some real empathy for what Brett Kavanaugh went through. We talk to John about his experiences, what you go through when you face unprovable accusations, and how he dealt with it.

Also, we tap into his training as a CIA officer and how to tell who was lying. The answer may surprise you.

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  • Prison reform – “if a conservative is a liberal who go mugged, a prison reformer is a conservative who was jailed.” (“The Unlikely Force Behind Prison Reform” by John Kirirakou, Consortium News, Aug. 31, 2018) [Refers to Jared Kushner, whose father went to prison for illegal campaign donations)
  • Pardon? (“Why Trump’s Next Pardon Should Be CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou,” The American Conservative, June 12, 2018)
The Spy who Defied | John Kiriakou CIA Whistle-Blower – Part 2

The Spy who Defied | John Kiriakou CIA Whistle-Blower – Part 2

Show Summary: Part 2 of our interview with John Kiriakou. When former CIA officer, John Kiriakou, turned whistle-blower, CIA leadership decided to destroy him. This week, we go more in depth on John Brenna, John Kerry, Robert Mueller. Also, we look at the leverage the CIA has on bureaucrats and elected officials.

Part 1 is here.

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Air Dates: June 23 & 24, 2018 | John Kiriakou

This Week:  Part 2 of our interview with former CIA whistle-blower, John Kiriakou, who was targeted for punishment.

As you heard last week, Kiriakou’s case was an example of the abuse of power. It was eerily similar (okay, exactly like) to what we are seeing in the Mueller probe. Last week, we also heard echoes of what has come out in the Inspector General’s report released last Thursday: people in positions of power, using that power to attack and destroy people they don’t like. Setting themselves up as judge, jury, and executioner.

If you missed last week’s broadcast go to I Spy’s archives to listen to the free podcast.  What you’ll hear is a story that is eerily similar to what came out of the IG report and to what we know about the Mueller probe. It’s a story about federal agencies being used to harass and target enemies of the Deep State. People who are meant to be made an example of so others don’t dare cross them — or dare to expose what really happened.

Our guest, John Kiriakou, faced their wrath and abuse of power in a very personal way.  He’s the “whistleblower” who went on ABC and confirmed the CIA was using torture on terrorists. Angry at being exposed, someone in the agency sought revenge and unleashed the FBI on John, including a secret four-year investigation that tracked his every move, including an effort to entrap him for treason.

So, this week we continue that conversation. We dig a little deeper into John Brennan, Robert Mueller, and John Kerry. We also find out more information on the investigators (or were they spies?) in Trump’s presidential campaign. But was Trump the only campaign being spied on?

Tune in to hear the leverage and tentacles that the CIA has over government officials and how they get it. And is there a current member of Oregon’s Congressional delegation on whom the CIA may have some dirt?

Any guesses who?

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