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Former CIA Director Calls For A Coup If Trump Fires Mueller

We don’t want to over-exaggerate the situation in DC, folks, but it’s getting increasingly untenable.

Just in the last 24 hours, speculation about either a resignation by Attorney General Jeff Sessions or President Trump firing him is topping the headlines.

Simultaneously there is speculation that Trump may also fire independent counsel Robert Mueller over the expansion of the Russia investigation.

And to that speculation, former CIA Director John Brennan is calling essentially for a soft coup in recommending that executive branch officials should refuse to comply with Trump’s orders.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is the textbook definition of a constitutional crisis.

And all while the government is under the control of a single party.

Here’s more from Zerohedge.com…

In the most vocal opposition to president Donald Trump yet, former CIA Director John Brennan said that if the White House tries to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, government officials should refuse to follow the president orders, as they would be – in his view – “inconsistent” with the duties of the executive branch.

“I think it’s the obligation of some executive branch officials to refuse to carry that out. I would just hope that this is not going to be a partisan issue. That Republicans, Democrats are going to see that the future of this government is at stake and something needs to be done for the good of the future,” Brennan told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer at the Aspen Security Forum, effectively calling for a coup against the president should Trump give the order to fire Mueller.

The exchange is 43 minutes into the clip below:

Brennan appeared alongside his former colleague, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and both men who served in the Obama administration, told Blitzer they have total confidence in Mueller. “Absolutely. It was an inspired choice- they don’t come any better, ” Brennan said adding that “If Mueller is fired, I hope our elected reps will stand up and say enough is enough.”

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