President Obama has done something unusual again. He has appointed John Brennan to be the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency and has appointed Chuck Hagel to Defense – at the same time. Hagel’s appointment is getting a lot of attention, Brennan’s none. Why is that?
TTAG has noted that Brennan was eartip deep in the Fast and Furious scandal. Now Obama wants him to head CIA.
John O. Brennan, Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and Assistant to the President . . . has been linked directly through former White House National Security Director for North America, Kevin O’Reilly and ATF Special Agent in Charge in Phoenix William Newell, to Operation Fast and Furious.” Brennan flew to Phoenix and met with Newell, during which the ATF’s illegal anti-gun running gun-running op [sic] was discussed . . .
After which Brennan was fully briefed on Fast and Furious. Did ANY major news outlet mention this? No. Will the Senate hearings explore this issue? Nope. It’s a slap in the face of the parents of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, murdered by drug thugs wielding ATF-enabled firearms.”