A Spy Master Steps Out of the Shadows



John Brennan quietly ruled the national-security state under President Obama. Now he’s coming forward to rail against Trump — and to defend his own legacy.

John Brennan said, there should be “an eligibility requirement for people to run for office, not just here but around the globe,” mandating that candidates display “a familiarity with history, the Constitution, world events.”

“repression of radical groups and censoring of the press was justifiable for the sake of ‘the preservation of democracy.” – wrote Steve Brennan referring to Egypt under the rule of Anwar Sadat

“At the time, they were known as Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, or E.I.T.s; eventually most everyone outside the C.I.A. would come to acknowledge them as forms of torture.”