CNN: You Don't Investigate The CIA, They ‘Operate in Their Own World'
Network reporter Shimon Prokupecz voices concern over Barr's probe
Network reporter Shimon Prokupecz voiced concern over a recent report that Attorney General William Barr’s probe into the origins of the Russia interference investigation, will seek to interview CIA officials.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) revealed "a lot of whistleblowers" are "coming forward" to assist Barr in his investigations, which could mean lots of deep state officials being pulled up for questioning.
Recently, Trey Gowdy advised Barr's investigators to look at emails between Comey and Brennan.
A partial transcript is as follows:
DON LEMON: "You know this New York Times report mentioned that the Justice Department is now questioning CIA officers as they review this Russia investigation, which is?"
SHIMON PROKUPECZ: "It’s troubling because it’s not — you don’t do this."
"The CIA kind of operates in their own world. And for the Department of Justice to start begin questioning CIA agents, people who work there, questioning their work. You know for me I think what all this comes down to is former CIA director, John Brennan."
"I know the president obviously has been very unhappy with the way John Brennan has behaved since he left office."
Gotta love this cnn reporter @ShimonPro tonight on @donlemon saying how “troubling” it is for DOJ to be questioning CIA officers-“You don’t do this. CIA operates in their own world” What happened to “no one is above the law”mantra? Seems like some major exception #Hypocrisy pic.twitter.com/OvQut6oGWf— Stuart D. Meissner Esq. (@StuartMeissner) June 13, 2019
"I think it goes back to that.
"He’s very concerned about the information and how some of the information that the CIA had really may not have been stood up. They couldn’t verify a lot of the information."
"And the CIA, certainly John Brennan, was sounding a lot of alarms to Congress saying something’s going on here. I know he was talking to people at the FBI at the time concerned something was going on."
"But what we’re seeing from the Attorney General right now is that he’s saying that they with were acting on a lot of information that he’s concerned was not verified, there was no there, there."
"And perhaps they were overreacting and therefore caused other people to start reacting like the FBI and so it’s very — this is we’re in an extremely unprecedented time in terms of when you have Department of Justice officials now questioning CIA agents and analysts."
Last month, Former FBI Director James Comey claimed it was Brenan who pushed the unverified anti-Trump report, otherwise known as the infamous Steele Dossier.
A dispute broke out at the highest levels of government over who was pushing the salacious dossier that eventually led to Robert Mueller's Russia Probe.
The row has deepened after it emerged that Attorney General William Barr has appointed "bulldog" prosecutor, US Attorney John Durham, to investigate the origins of the Russia Probe and determine if the actions of the DOJ and FBI were "lawful and appropriate."