The left has been highly critical of President Trump’s decision to replace Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats with Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX). My colleague, Bonchie, posted about some of that outrage here.
Coats, although a Republican, is a creature of the Washington establishment. He has not hesitated to criticize President Trump and has done his best to stonewall the release of sensitive documents. Some believe Coats may even have been the “anonymous senior White House official” who wrote an op-ed published by The New York Times last September in which the President was trashed.
At any rate, Coats will leave his position on August 15th.
On Monday, The New York Times sent out a rather audacious and tone-deaf tweet which said: “Former officials have expressed concern that Representative John Ratcliffe, President Trump’s pick to serve as director of national intelligence, will politicize what is supposed to be a nonpartisan job.”
Former officials have expressed concern that Representative John Ratcliffe, President Trump's pick to serve as director of national intelligence, will politicize what is supposed to be a nonpartisan job https://t.co/tNTVZTIhk6
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) July 29, 2019
Fox News’ Brit Hume was having none of it and he quickly shot back with a tweet of his own. In one brief sentence, he ended the debate. He wrote: ““Nonpartisan?” As in Clapper and Brennan?”
“Nonpartisan?” As in Clapper and Brennan? https://t.co/yyKIn87v4S
— Brit Hume (@brithume) July 30, 2019
Both Clapper and Brennan are believed to be complicit in the deep state’s coup against the President. Brennan was one of the earliest and most enthusiastic Obama administration officials to push the Russian collusion narrative. He shared the story with anyone who would listen. He’s often referred as the “cheerleader” for the Trump/Russia collusion investigation.
Signs point to Clapper’s involvement in the scheme as well. Specifically, he is believed to have leaked word to the media who had been sitting on the dossier story, that the President-elect had been briefed, which gave them the green light to go ahead and publish.
Brit Hume does have a way of getting right to the heart of the matter. As he did on Monday night.
Here are some of the responses to Brit’s insightful tweet:
“Don’t forget “ONLY VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS” Comey”
“This right here is Twitter gold…lol”
“Only democrat presidents are allowed to appoint partisans”