RUSH: How many of you have thought…? I mean if you’ve thought about it, how many of you have heard or thought that James Comey was a lifelong Republican? I have. I’ve always thought that James Comey was of a lifelong Republican. I’ve been told that James Comey is a lifelong Republican. It turns out not to be true. Are you aware that James Comey used to be a communist? “In a 2003 interview with New York Magazine, James Comey said, before voting for Jimmy Carter, Jimmy Carter 1980, he’d been a communist.”
He admitted, “I’d moved from communist to whatever I am now.” Now, we know that John Brennan, Obama’s CIA director, was a communist, or at least had voted for the Communist Party. But I had never heard this about Comey. Zero Hedge has the story. I think Red State has the story. Now we find out that under Obama, the CIA director and the FBI director both had histories of not just flirtation but serious immersion into communism. And like the KGB always said, “No one ever leaves the KGB.” Nobody ever leaves this way of thinking.
RUSH: Here is Stan in Belhaven, North Carolina. Glad you called, sir. You’re next on Open Line Friday. Hi.
CALLER: It’s an honor, sir, an honor to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you. Thank you very much.
CALLER: I have two quick comments. You mentioned earlier that James Comey has said that he supported the Communist Party in the seventies, is that correct?
RUSH: He voted! He voted for communist candidates, yes.
CALLER: So we know that Brennan supported the Communist Party, and now Comey. Yet they both later on were employed by the FBI and the CIA, went up through the ranks, became the directors. Now, Brennan in 2003 and 2004, according to Wikipedia, was director of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center, and that office sifted and compiled information for President Bush’s intelligence briefings. That ties into your speculation that Bush was played about the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. So Brennan was right there to be in a position to do that. I think that Comey, Brennan, and Clapper… It wasn’t just pride about them wanting to have their daily intelligence briefings with Trump. They wanted to be able to pull the puppet strings and control the information.
RUSH: Well, yeah. Yeah. The intelligence — and not just these three guys. The intelligence community — no matter when you go back in American history, any administration — they all want access. Everybody wants access to president. Everybody. Intel community particularly, State Department, they all want access. Trump was telling the intelligence community, “I don’t need to talk to you guys every day. I’ve got a good memory and I’m smart. I know what’s going on around the world anyway,” and they were righteously indignant about that and also fearing like their access was gonna be denied. So it’s time to show him exactly what they can do to somebody not cooperating with them. There’s all kinds of factors that went into that. But —
CALLER: Well, it’s am–
RUSH: Yeah, go ahead.
CALLER: It’s amazing to me that those two, after it was known — it had to be known — that they that support the Communist Party were even employed by the FBI and the CIA to start with. I just don’t see how that happened. And I have one more point, quick point after that, if that’s okay.
RUSH: Well, look, when it comes to Comey, I’m not… I don’t know how serious this guy was. I mean, it’s out there at Zero Hedge and it’s out there at Red State that Comey is saying he was a communist and voted left and he then moved from being a communist to whatever he is now. With him as dryball as he is, it could have been Comey just trying to be funny. But your question is… Brennan is an acknowledged… I mean, that was not a youthful flirtation.
Brennan was committed when he was innovating in the seventies for communists and so forth. So your question is, “How do these guys pass clearance? How do they get hired?” And I don’t know. I can’t tell you. I honestly don’t have the slightest idea. The only thing I could think is that the people vetting him didn’t see much wrong with it, or believed it was genuinely in their past and was not a… My guess is that the people doing the vetting wouldn’t see that much wrong with it.
CALLER: I agree with you. My second real quick point is at local affiliate WTIB Greenville, North Carolina, there’s a show that does as much to inform us on local and state politics as you do nationally, and it’s Tom Lamprecht and Sadie Klaus, and I wanted to give them a shout-out. They do a great job.
RUSH: It’s a big deal to get mentioned on this program, so I’m sure they are highly, highly appreciative.
CALLER: Well, if you ever play Pinehurst, give ’em a call; see if they want to play a round. (chuckling)
RUSH: All right. (laughing) Well, thank you.
RUSH: I want to say one more thing about the intel stuff on 9/11. I don’t want to be misunderstood about this. During the Bush administration, the first term, the buildup about to weapons of mass destruction… I’m like everybody else. I believed it, because I knew that Saddam Hussein had used mustard gas and nerve gas on the Kurds. I knew he had used weapons of mass destruction. Saddam was not denying any of the allegations that were made.
Bush was running around the country for a year and a half building up public support for the invasion of Iraq, and it was after 9/11. Iraq could not be directly tied to the 9/11 attacks. Tangentially, yeah. There had been some 9/11 training that might have occurred in Iraq. But Colin Powell’s up at the United Nations and he’s got photos. He’s got satellite photos, and he’s trying to convince everybody at the Security Council that Saddam’s got weapons of mass destruction, and everybody believed it!
Bush believed it. Colin Powell believed it. The photos, satellites, we all believed it. And then after the invasion of Iraq happened and no weapons of mass destruction were found, everybody still believed it. They thought, “Well, Saddam succeeded in getting the stuff out of the country before our invasion started,” and there were stories about semi-trucks and this and that and the other moving the WMDs to Syria and other places. But people believed it, because people believed the intelligence.
Here’s Colin Powell at the Security Council using satellite photos and committed to telling the Security Council people that Saddam had ’em. So there wasn’t any doubt, and after it happened, and there aren’t any WMDs, we still just thought, “Well, something happened.” If you remember, the Brits agreed. It wasn’t just us. It wasn’t just our intelligence apparatus. It was the U.K. and our allies in Europe. Everybody was agreeing with us that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction.
Then when it happened that he didn’t, everybody just assumed that they got it wrong, that it was a mistake but not purposeful. They just… Somehow, they got it wrong, or Saddam had ’em and moved ’em out. I didn’t start doubting this until this coup attempt on Trump, and I see that every leak and every story in the Drive-By Media — and remember, in the first year/year and a half there were four stories a day, folks.
If you count the stories in the New York Times and the Washington Post and CNN, there were four different stories a day, all featuring leaks from anonymous sources that were said to be current and former American intelligence officials or experts or analysts or what have you. So it was clear that the media was using anonymous intelligence agencies or apparatus sources as their leak material — and there was never a name attached to it. Never any name. Never.
And every one of these story had the 13th to 15th paragraph where they acknowledge that there was yet any evidence for this. And then as it slowly began to dawn on all of us that this was a gigantic coup — that this was totally made up, that there wasn’t any collusion, that there wasn’t any cooperation between Trump and Russia and that the Russians had not affected the election — the stories continued, nevertheless, from the same people.
So that’s when I began to think, “Wait a minute, who’s doing this? Somebody’s trying to undermine Trump. Somebody’s trying to overturn the election results. Somebody is trying to drive Trump out of office — and they’re using the credibility of what? Intelligence agencies.” It was at that point, maybe a year into this attempt to get rid of Trump, that it dawned on me, maybe others sooner, “Okay, here’s a bunch of people that don’t like Trump, don’t think he should have won.
“They’re trying to get him out of office, trying to overturn the election results,” and I thought, “What if the same thing happened to George W. Bush?” and I started to think back to the controversy of the aftermath of the recount in Florida, and how much hatred there was for Bush, and how many stories in the media about how his presidency was illegitimate, that he wasn’t the real winner, that Algore won the popular vote. “The Supreme Court stopped a legitimate recount. Gore was on the way to winning. Bush is an unjust president!”
I said, “Wait a minute.” You know, there was Bush hatred out the wazoo, just like there was Reagan hatred, just like there is Trump hatred, and I began to wonder. “Did these same people or these same agencies run a gigantic scam on Bush (and, by association, Tony Blair in the U.K.), and any number of our other allies that joined the coalition to drive Saddam out of Iraq to get the weapons of mass destruction?” Well, who knows! Don’t have an answer.
That’s when I first started making the association. I still don’t know if it happened. The last caller talked about this as though I have a conclusive opinion on it. I don’t. I’m still asking the question. But it never occurred to me until I saw what they’re capable of with Trump, and then I know how a whole bunch of Washington establishment types and Democrats in the media hated Bush and thought he was a cowboy. And then after 911, they still tried to destroy Bush’s Iraq war effort.
After getting rid of Saddam, the effort to continue the War on Terror into Iraq, people were trying to undermine that. And that’s when I began to wonder if we’re seeing the same kind of thing play out here with Trump. Now, if that had happened, the one thing I can say:” George W. Bush will never acknowledge it. If that is what was happening, if the intel community had turned on Bush and were running a scam, he’ll never say it. Even if it were shown to him as with conclusive proof, he would never acknowledge it.” But you have to wonder — that’s all I’m saying — and I am.