John Brennan Praises the Object of His Own Intimate Knowledge

John Brennan, the guy whose role in torture and illegal wiretapping the Obama Administration continues to protect by looking relentlessly forward, also once admitted to having intimate knowledge of the NYPD’s spy program.

President Barack Obama’s homeland security adviser, John Brennan, who was the deputy executive director the CIA when the NYPD intelligence programs began, said he was intimately familiar with the CIA-NYPD partnership. He said that agency knew what the rules were and did not cross any lines.

Curiously, Brennan picked the day after Najibullah Zazi testified to praise the NYPD for its role in identifying terrorists (and proclaim, again, that he and the CIA and the NYPD hadn’t done anything illegal).

John Brennan said Friday at an NYPD event that the federal government can’t identify terrorists and stop attacks without help from local agencies.

He said the NYPD’s work has been responsible for keeping the city safe and that the department has done nothing illegal.

It doesn’t inspire great confidence that Brennan seems so unaware that the NYPD pointedly did not find Zazi and his accomplices, in spite of the fact that the NYPD believed Zazi’s imam was cooperating fully with the NYPD.

Is it possible that Obama’s top Homeland Security Advisor doesn’t even know that the NYPD’s spy program failed to find the most serious Islamic threats to NYC in recent years?

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bmaz @armandodkos @ThePlumLineGS My guess is no, will be nearly entirely statutory discussion.
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bmaz King v. Burwell: What will we learn from oral argument? http://t.co/4XuFrtLmZb Nice take by @armandodkos
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bmaz RT @emptywheel: I'm happy for Hillary to pay price for dodging transparency, but ALL citizens have interest in fixing email retention for A…
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bmaz @emptywheel Also, didn't Obama have an issue with non-existent WH Tech Officers?
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emptywheel @PhilPerspective Robert Kraft was also in attendance. He could make clapping like trained seals very lucrative for Dems too. @bmaz
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