Interview Ground Truth Podcast Episode 21 with Sam Faddis and Special Guest Bradley Johnson 4 months ago Brad Johnson [Music] 00:10 welcome I’m Sam fattest this is in 00:12 magazines ground truth and today we’re 00:14 talking about the intelligence community 00:16 state of it problems where we go from 00:20 here this is the first of two segments 00:23 we’re gonna do today is gonna sort of be 00:25 the what’s wrong segment and then we’ll 00:28 get to in the second part how we fix it 00:31 with us to illuminate the issues 00:35 Bradley Johnson who is a man of many 00:38 parts a retired CIA operations officer 00:42 former chief of station in other words 00:44 he was the boss of CIA operations in 00:49 particular countries ran the pith WIC 00:52 program for a while which basically 00:54 means he hunted war criminals a 00:56 counterintelligence expert surveillance 00:58 expert surveillance detection expert etc 01:02 these days mr. Johnson is a columnist 01:06 for The Epoch Times and a regular on one 01:09 American news network welcome sir Sam 01:14 great to be with you thank you so much 01:16 so I mean you heard me intro this 01:19 segment I I’d like to kind of start here 01:21 for the last three years we’ve seen in 01:25 in my opinion some really unprecedented 01:27 and really troubling actions by folks 01:31 associated with the intelligence 01:32 community and I’m not touring the entire 01:34 intelligence community by the ax stretch 01:36 of the imagination filled with thousands 01:39 of men and women doing God’s work every 01:40 day but we’ve seen some folks it’s a 01:43 very senior levels involved in political 01:45 activity that I think I find very 01:48 disturbing and very dangerous what’s 01:51 what’s your perspective on what we’ve 01:53 seen over the last few years I think 01:56 that’s absolutely correct what’s what’s 01:57 happened is that over time the entire 02:02 leadership and pipeline into leadership 02:05 has been taken over by a very hardcore 02:08 liberal cadre that it’s politics for 02:11 and that business of the nation’s second 02:13 and now from that perspective they view 02:17 what’s good for liberalism as the 02:19 business of the nation but it just 02:21 simply is not and there’s it almost 02:23 always the virtues right away and their 02:25 their allegiances to that political goal 02:27 rather than the Constitution of the 02:29 United States and the protection of the 02:31 national security interests the United 02:33 States so it’s it’s something where we 02:35 now see it’s become very visible because 02:38 President Trump was elected president 02:39 Trump is an outsider so he’s not liked 02:43 by many Republicans as well so he 02:46 doesn’t really have within government 02:49 any cadre of people that that are 02:51 specifically trying to help him and he’s 02:54 got a great connection to the people of 02:56 the United States of America but that’s 02:58 not who necessarily you don’t have that 03:00 kind of crosscut within government 03:03 government is an odd little thing having 03:06 you as you have done as well having you 03:09 come out of 25 years of living and 03:11 working in the swamp it gives me a lot 03:12 of perspective on how it works and the 03:15 vast majority of people in government 03:18 have never done anything else but work 03:21 in government it’s a very small 03:23 percentage of people and it was 03:24 something for me now I actually came out 03:27 of banking before I went to work at the 03:28 CIA so I I’m damn you’re unique in the 03:33 operations field at any rate having had 03:35 quite a few years of banking under my 03:37 belt before going into into the 03:39 government so a lot of the things that 03:41 were Don were just immediately apparent 03:42 to me it’s very quirky and odd the way 03:45 the rules were set up and all that so 03:47 for president Trump I’m it’s a it’s a 03:49 big transition and a lot of the people 03:51 there aren’t even trying to help him so 03:53 but back to the central question of it 03:55 if with leadership at the I see the 03:58 intelligence community being what it is 04:01 they’re more looking for opportunities 04:04 to damage President Trump his reputation 04:07 or whatever they can do I mean with the 04:09 ultimate goal hopefully of overturning 04:11 the election getting rid of them but I 04:13 think they recognize that that’s just 04:15 not going to happen anymore so what 04:17 they’re doing is looking for ways to 04:18 damage I think certainly what we’ve seen 04:20 with these so-called whistleblowers 04:22 these are all inside 04:24 people part of the intelligence 04:25 community well known to the leadership 04:27 of the intelligence community and in 04:29 case your listeners have any doubt most 04:33 of the people working in the National 04:36 Security Council which is the White 04:38 House intelligence staff more or less 04:40 very loose description of it but those 04:43 people all come from someplace else they 04:45 come from the Pentagon or they’ll come 04:48 from the CIA or they’ll come from the 04:51 FBI or they’ll come from NSA they come 04:53 from different agencies and they get 04:55 sent there now those are the people that 04:57 was a furious hiring frenzy to fill 05:02 those slots plus many more that weren’t 05:04 funded and so on at the end of the Obama 05:06 administration so the NSC is jam-packed 05:09 with those people that particular type 05:12 of person and so Trump has been very 05:15 slow to move to change that so you’ve 05:18 got these people that were really 05:20 hand-picked out of the agencies out of 05:22 the leadership of the IC to be these 05:24 politically reliable people from their 05:26 perspective and that’s where we see 05:28 people like the minimun twins and people 05:31 like that and why they’ve been in 05:33 position in contact with other you know 05:35 liberal staffers on the hill that have 05:37 come out of that same background and 05:39 their friends and that’s why we seize 05:40 these intelligence operations put 05:42 together and run against the president 05:44 the president not being of that world 05:47 doesn’t understand really what he’s seen 05:50 now that is beginning to shift and we’ve 05:53 seen someone in Senate temporarily to 05:56 take over the the Director of National 05:59 Intelligence chair temporary fill 06:01 someone permanent will be put in and and 06:03 he’s removed a number of people and I 06:05 think we’re gonna see that continuing I 06:07 think the president is now kind of 06:09 figured this out seeing that this isn’t 06:13 you know a group of people that are his 06:15 friends there are a lot of things I 06:17 would point out that are just clear 06:19 indicators of what do we really have in 06:22 the and the intelligence community and 06:24 let me just use one example it just 06:26 stinks to high heaven and that’s every 06:29 four years essentially every time 06:32 new president or a president wins a new 06:34 election it may be a second term for 06:37 president or forced them either way 06:38 every four years there’s a document that 06:40 the strategy analysis that the 06:43 intelligence community as a whole puts 06:45 out the last one came out in 2017 06:48 January 92 fire fall correctly and that 06:51 was you know when President Trump 06:52 assumed office and in that if you just 06:56 go down and read the whole thing which I 06:58 you know for for your listeners benefit 07:01 I’ve tortured myself by doing that I’ve 07:03 gone through the whole thing and if you 07:05 look and compare global warming is 07:09 featured far more with a lot more 07:11 emphasis in that than terrorism now this 07:14 is something that’s supposed to be 07:16 analysis of global threats going on five 07:18 to 20 years and and global warming is is 07:22 is the focus of the intelligence 07:24 agencies and IC over terrorism let me 07:29 say even if which I would argue strange 07:31 land a lot of data to show that global 07:33 warming is just complete hoax and 07:35 falsehood and there’s little to no 07:36 evidence of any kind it even supports a 07:39 theory for global warming but even if 07:42 it’s true even if you believe in global 07:44 warming I believe isn’t any part of it 07:45 is true that’s still not where the 07:48 intelligence community needs to be 07:50 active that’s not where the intelligence 07:52 community resources and and efforts need 07:54 to be spent or expended and that being a 07:57 higher priority clearly as reading 08:00 through this this and this a quadrennial 08:03 report indicates by by so much emphasis 08:06 on global warming you can see that it’s 08:08 a higher priority to those people than 08:10 in terrorism which you know terrorism 08:12 kills people we’ve all seen where cars 08:16 and trucks has gone out on a bridge you 08:18 just run over innocent random people and 08:20 how you know god with an ax or a knife 08:23 along the subway or out on the streets 08:25 where there’s crowd of people just start 08:26 randomly killing people now that is 08:31 where the intelligence community needs 08:32 to send its effort and time and and not 08:34 on global warming 08:36 so in pushing any of those sorts of 08:39 things there’s many ways to fight those 08:41 if you’re a strong believer that those 08:43 are 08:44 but it should not be any intelligence 08:46 you just see the priorities and the 08:49 understanding of how the world really 08:52 works where if I order should be the 08:54 importance of certain topics compared to 08:56 others from an intelligence national 08:58 security perspective it’s just not 09:00 understood by these people there they do 09:03 not understand how the business actually 09:05 works because their apparatus that 09:08 politicians they’re people that have 09:10 worked on the hill as bureaucrats and 09:12 all of these sorts of things and if you 09:13 look as a whole I would say one of the 09:15 weaknesses that we have is so few 09:18 operators are actually put into 09:21 positions of managing operational 09:23 activity it’s mostly as I say that the 09:26 term I like is the rocking on the 09:28 apparatus the bureaucrats are the ones 09:30 that run in everything and beautiful 09:32 case in point is the 911 Commission and 09:35 if you look at the list of who is this 09:38 is a Bush President Bush’s time 09:41 following 9/11 if you look at who is 09:43 brought on to that Commission they were 09:45 all basically people on describing 09:47 lawyers and academics and politicians 09:49 were brought on they’re all bureaucrats 09:52 in essence not one person on that was a 09:56 professional operator not in law 09:59 enforcement operate inside of military 10:01 operations not an intelligence 10:03 operations not one and somebody get what 10:06 you get is this ginormous report that 10:09 that proposes a whole bunch of of 10:13 bureaucracy as a solution to terrorism 10:15 which anyone in the operations field of 10:19 any kind law enforcement military 10:20 intelligence we all look definitely yeah 10:24 this is this is gonna make it worse not 10:26 better and that’s in fact what we’ve 10:27 seen if you’ve taken that same number of 10:30 people commissioned and had all people 10:32 that had 20 25 years 30 years of 10:34 operations under the belt I guarantee 10:36 you the report at the end of that would 10:39 have been much different and focused on 10:42 how do you actually destroy terrorism 10:45 versus how do you build a bureaucracy so 10:48 you can say hey you’re doing something 10:50 against terrorism so this whole thing 10:52 it’s all just swing out of control it’s 10:54 very very very 10:55 political everything that we see out of 10:57 them is political in nature and no 10:59 longer do we have the priority the 11:01 interests of the of the American people 11:03 at heart out of the I see and now I do 11:06 reiterate Sam what you said and that is 11:08 that there are a lot of very good people 11:09 many of them friends of mine and rip 11:11 currents of yours that are still in the 11:13 intelligence community doing their job 11:14 and at the working level yeah an average 11:18 person is just a normal person doing a 11:20 normal job that understands that they 11:23 have respect for the Constitution United 11:24 States that respect for our way of life 11:26 they want to do what’s best for national 11:29 security but as soon as as soon as they 11:32 start to drop that that just starts to 11:34 evaporate and that as ice’ mentioned 11:36 earlier alluded to that that pipeline 11:39 leadership has long been controlled by 11:42 liberals and to get into that if you’re 11:45 not part of the old boys network which 11:47 in that case a and welcome into this is 11:49 the old game network I guess would be 11:51 the better term but if you’re not part 11:53 of that little liberal cadre liberal 11:55 perspective I’ve seen it happen directly 11:57 many many times you just do not get the 11:59 jobs that will that will catapult you 12:02 into leadership you’re you’re moved 12:05 aside into other jobs and those jobs are 12:07 reserved for their own people and in 12:09 government now there’s a lot of control 12:12 over how people get promoted and it’s 12:14 you know colorblind and all those who 12:16 don’t you can’t see who the person is or 12:19 judge them based on race creed religion 12:21 all of those things so it’s very take 12:23 controls on those promotions but there’s 12:25 zero control and it’s 100% manipulated 12:28 in the system as to who gets what job 12:31 there are zero controls over that so 12:33 that is 100% manipulated by leadership 12:37 so that only their crew gets into those 12:40 jobs and that’s what gets those people 12:42 into the leadership by lot so this 12:46 that’s truly a mess and what we’ve seen 12:49 now is just the tip of the iceberg 12:52 and it’s only floating to the surface 12:54 because of President Trump because 12:56 they’re taking so many actions to try 12:59 and destroy President Trump 13:00 underneath it all there’s that’s much 13:02 worse than anyone I think most people 13:04 would appreciate without me 13:07 talking about it in more detail and the 13:09 the just the depth that goes to him and 13:11 the breath that goes who’s really 13:14 alarming and something’s certainly that 13:16 needs to be corrected and hopefully some 13:18 of these changes that we’re seeing our 13:20 president compliment the people now that 13:22 he’s bringing in and beginning of 13:23 recognition of this as an issue 13:25 hopefully and the odds are he’s going to 13:28 be reelected so hopefully over the next 13:29 five years we’re gonna start to see them 13:32 swamped get drained some of us we 13:34 cleaned up and I I don’t think it’s 13:35 something that President Trump will be 13:37 able to accomplish in five years but 13:39 certainly he chip away at it and make 13:41 some positive differences yeah you know 13:43 you’ve hit on so many really great 13:46 points there I mean I think the average 13:48 American maybe only now after having 13:53 observed what’s going on over the last 13:54 three years is beginning to appreciate 13:55 so much of what you said I mean to begin 13:57 with you kind of have this common sense 13:59 idea that the president gets elected and 14:02 he appoints X number of cabinet 14:04 secretaries and from that point on the 14:06 president’s in control of the government 14:08 and the government should be doing what 14:10 the president tells it and as you’ve 14:12 pointed out very eloquently know we have 14:16 a vast unbelievably large army of 14:20 bureaucrats what what I call mandarins 14:24 but your term is it’s good to who don’t 14:29 believe that they are required to follow 14:32 the dictates of the president in fact to 14:37 the contrary apparently believed that 14:39 it’s their complete right to oppose him 14:43 I was at a meeting the other day down in 14:44 DC and a guy was talking about how he 14:47 had just driven into CIA headquarters 14:50 and as he’s going through one of the 14:53 gates there the car in front of him has 14:57 a bumper sticker on it that says resist 15:01 which of course is code for opposing the 15:05 President of the United States so here’s 15:08 somebody who is apparently a staff 15:11 officer at Central Intelligence Agency 15:15 driving to work and believes it it is 15:18 their right to 15:20 actively opposed the president also 15:25 resonates very much with me you know 15:28 what I would call sort of it defanging 15:31 or deep professionalization of the 15:33 intelligence community man both you and 15:35 I are former operations officer so our 15:38 job is to run operations and recruit 15:40 sources and yet if I was to walk around 15:44 Washington DC it seems like every other 15:48 person I meet will tell me he’s an 15:50 intelligence officer and yet none of 15:53 them have actually ever recruited 15:56 sources or run operations they sit 15:58 behind desks in Washington and they’re 16:01 not analysts either they are just what 16:04 what you referenced is is is bureaucrats 16:08 I I when I came onto the agency it 16:11 seemed to me that the leadership was 16:13 composed largely of crusty old guys who 16:16 drank too much and probably won’t 16:18 particularly great husbands or Father’s 16:20 because they spent all their time 16:21 working but they had spent 30 years in 16:24 all the dusty dangerous places of the 16:27 world and that whole cast of character 16:30 seems to be either gone or if they exist 16:33 they’re not in leadership any more well 16:38 I would say yeah I this was told to me 16:41 by someone who still working at the 16:44 agency an active person who’s now gone 16:48 to the ages are kind of in in the 16:49 leadership roles and just made a comment 16:55 in passing but it’s stuck with me and 16:56 their comment was that anybody good is 16:58 gone and I think that’s the absolute 17:00 truth across the board and let me say 17:02 this I would include the FBI much of the 17:05 military now and most assuredly the the 17:07 CIA that basically everybody good is 17:09 gone now this is a long time coming it 17:12 was a pattern that had developed 17:14 certainly under even you know I think 17:18 Jimmy Carter kind of started the ball 17:21 rolling in that direction and it was 17:23 pretty well consolidated during the 17:25 Clinton years and then absolutely 17:27 finished off and completed fully 17:29 completed under or under Obama and I 17:32 would specifically refer back to 17:34 CIA director John Brennan who bragged on 17:38 NPR in an interview there that 17:40 essentially he had done away with 17:41 operations that now you know we you know 17:45 use other methods but we no longer are 17:48 out at you know conducting unilateral se 17:52 module I just explained it a little bit 17:54 I don’t seem you’re familiar with it but 17:55 by unilateral what I’m referring to is 17:58 only we would know so as a CIA operator 18:02 the recruitment that Sam mentioned 18:04 earlier would be out in some other 18:06 country looking for an individual who 18:09 has access to that country’s secrets 18:11 that we want to know like if they’re 18:13 making any plans against the United 18:15 States or if they’re involved in 18:16 corruption narcotics you smuggling 18:19 whatever it is we would want to know 18:21 what is there croaking what are their 18:23 secrets what are they trying to do 18:24 against the interests of national 18:25 security United States of America so 18:28 that was that espionage aspect and only 18:31 we would know and nowadays what this has 18:35 continued ever since the Obama days when 18:38 John Brennan was director he moved to a 18:41 position where we rely exclusively on 18:43 our what they now call form partners our 18:46 overseas partners so the objective now 18:48 and the way operations have done is 18:50 they’ll go out and say to X country X 18:54 country we need a reporting source on 18:56 this stuff over here and it’s 18:57 comfortable yeah sure I got somebody for 19:00 you and you know as many times it’s not 19:02 us that a brother-in-law they don’t 19:04 report that and this brother-in-law gets 19:06 paid so they slip the money and this 19:08 wherever the original person is you 19:10 asked will feed them information there’s 19:12 a lot of corruption built into it but 19:14 inherently is absolutely bass-ackwards 19:17 wrong way to go in the intelligence 19:19 field because then that is in bilateral 19:22 or perhaps multilateral way of 19:24 conducting espionage and what I mean by 19:27 that is that host country is aware of 19:30 the case now that’s built to not work 19:35 because most countries you have other 19:39 intelligence agencies working against 19:41 them as well so this third this other 19:44 country we’ve gone to and asked for 19:45 reporting source 19:47 you know prove to me the Chinese don’t 19:49 have them penetrate it prove to me the 19:50 Russians don’t have been penetrated so 19:52 prove to me that those guys aren’t aware 19:54 of our case and if they’re aware of our 19:56 case they can manipulate it they can 19:59 feed us false information all sorts of 20:00 things to manipulate what we consider 20:03 intelligence so that’s not unilateral 20:05 espionage so it’s well there is a place 20:09 in the world for that sort of thing that 20:10 should not be where our efforts go and 20:13 nowadays the people that are there don’t 20:16 even understand the difference most of 20:18 those guys wouldn’t understand the 20:20 active duty our cooperation is also 20:22 today wouldn’t understand the 20:24 explanation I’ve just escaped they would 20:25 disagree because they don’t know about 20:27 it to know what to do or say it’s just 20:30 it’s a it’s a penis degradation in our 20:33 capabilities oh and one more thing – on 20:36 it that you mentioned earlier about 20:37 these people feel that they can have 20:39 this resist on the bumper sticker by the 20:42 way in the hallways of these all these 20:45 federal agencies that’s common I mean 20:47 it’s the rule not the exception and 20:49 people in the lunch rooms is walking 20:51 down the hall when Trump was elected 20:53 they were all saying oh you know we’ve 20:54 got to figure out how to resist and and 20:56 there is there are exceptions but the 21:00 closer you get to leadership the fewer 21:02 they there are and so the people who 21:05 talk that way are perfectly open about 21:08 it and are able to say these sorts of 21:10 things openly and and anyone who thinks 21:12 differently just has to keep their head 21:14 down their mouths shut because if you 21:16 openly come out and say look you guys 21:18 you know they’re saying he resists the 21:21 president United States you’re freakin 21:23 traitors you know you’re traitors to the 21:25 to the national security the United 21:26 States of America you don’t belong here 21:28 with us with a clearance and just you 21:30 kind of cling order on all of this when 21:33 Trump sent Vince men back to the 21:36 Pentagon he’s one of the guys that 21:38 testified against Trump on these charges 21:41 that were just ridiculous in every way 21:43 no facts to back them up he gets sent 21:46 back to the Pentagon and makes it 21:48 comment his army and made a comment to 21:52 the effect that this guy should be 21:55 investigated the very next day 21:59 the chief of the army and I forget his 22:02 name right now but the head of the army 22:05 of made a made a comment that Veneman is 22:08 not going to be investigated now I who’s 22:11 never the military to work with them for 22:12 decades so you know have basic 22:15 understanding of how particularly the 22:16 army works but for the chief of the army 22:20 to come out publicly state the president 22:23 says yesterday we need to investigate 22:25 investigate Benjamin and the chief Mary 22:28 comes out says anything happened from 22:30 boss you know we’re not doing it 22:31 publicly now for Trump he’s went on he 22:35 didn’t really react to that because he 22:37 just used that as most civilians would 22:39 it’s like yeah okay whatever but for the 22:41 army in the military as a whole for that 22:44 guy to stand up the very main stage say 22:46 we’re not gonna do it is absolutely 22:49 spitting president Trump’s face now 22:51 president pumped like I said he doesn’t 22:53 understand that doesn’t do it but 22:55 everybody in the military does everybody 22:57 understands exactly what that was that 23:00 guy was stating president Trump space 23:01 directly publicly openly in from all to 23:05 see and now Trump unfortunately not 23:08 understanding the swamp like I said just 23:10 didn’t views that way doesn’t use it 23:12 that way now but he’s a fired that guy 23:15 the same day and if he’d have been 23:16 analyst say he was building a building 23:20 and talking to all unions and had a 23:21 massive meeting with all the unions and 23:24 his employees there and all of those 23:26 people you know that would have been 23:29 something were here to fire that guy 23:31 right on the spot the guy would have 23:32 convinced it out of the building so it’s 23:35 a army secretary Ryan McCarthy that’s it 23:38 that was the guy that made the comment 23:40 so he’s a head of the army within drunky 23:42 so that was the guy that said we’re not 23:44 gonna do it that’s the guy that 23:46 president prompted a fire right on the 23:48 spot and unfortunately like I said he 23:50 doesn’t understand what happened there 23:52 and so hasn’t responded appropriately 23:54 but 23:56 again I don’t think he understands 23:58 bureaucracy and swampert well which got 24:00 blessing for that 24:02 I can’t criticize anyone for that but 24:04 one of the weaknesses that happens is 24:07 this sort of thing where those things 24:09 are allowed to go unpunished and as the 24:12 head of the military is the President of 24:14 the United States this can work for him 24:16 and he has everyone that everybody in 24:20 the military would also understand it’s 24:21 like okay you want to go up against me 24:23 while I’m president you’re not you know 24:25 I invite you to succeed elsewhere and 24:27 that’s what should have happened that 24:28 has not and Sam I hope you’re able to 24:30 you know bringing the President to 24:32 listen to this interview that would be 24:34 my first recommendation for was to go 24:36 act on that and that then put you in 24:39 charge you have this type of 24:40 insubordination within the military this 24:43 is not this is not this isn’t what you 24:46 need within the military more coherence 24:49 and the willingness to you know obey 24:52 orders and salute them and you know keep 24:56 this thing running smoothly and have 24:58 that type of open insubordination and 24:59 something that you just can’t tolerate 25:01 whether that guys right or wrong in his 25:04 argument if he believes something so 25:07 strongly his duties to retire and leave 25:10 resign over it it’s not to stand up and 25:12 publicly fight with the president over 25:14 it so it’s something we’ll see we’ll see 25:17 how that goes forward I mean the 25:19 president is constitutionally the 25:20 commander in chief so he is sort of the 25:22 general of all generals and you know you 25:25 reference VIN Minh at some point before 25:27 VIN Minh testified Binh Minh was told 25:29 the president you knighted States told 25:30 of Inman he didn’t want him to testify 25:32 so he’s a serving active duty lieutenant 25:35 colonel who the commander in chief just 25:38 told not to appear on Capitol Hill he 25:41 appears on Capitol Hill and sits down 25:43 and wears his uniform and then makes a 25:46 pointed makes a you know a very strong 25:50 point if demanding to be referred to as 25:52 looked kind of Colonel when I saw that I 25:54 thought okay I don’t I don’t really 25:55 understand at all what I’m seeing if if 25:57 you are here as a private citizen and 26:00 your claim is that this doesn’t have 26:01 anything to do with your military duties 26:03 and therefore the president can’t 26:05 command you not to be here then you 26:08 should be sitting here in a 26:09 suit as mr. VIN Minh you can’t sit here 26:13 as lieutenant-colonel vaneman a serving 26:15 active duty officer in defiance of the 26:18 orders of the commander in chief and 26:20 sort of have it have it both both ways 26:24 you made reference much earlier when the 26:27 beginning of this to how President Trump 26:30 is is I mean it’s Nick but not a 26:32 Democrat but is certainly not a 26:34 traditional Republican either and and 26:37 one of the implications we’re talking 26:39 about this whole business with his vast 26:40 bureaucracy is that you know if a 26:43 Democratic president comes in and they 26:44 they have to feel literally thousands of 26:47 spots appointments the Democratic Party 26:50 basically has what amounts to a team on 26:54 deck folks that have served in previous 26:56 administrations and so forth and they 26:58 can come up with that those appointments 27:00 relatively rapidly in the Republican 27:02 establishment would have the same thing 27:04 all these guys that used to serve under 27:07 the second George Bush etc Trump arrived 27:11 in Washington not only not knowing the 27:13 swamp never having worked in DC but with 27:17 no such rolodex so I mean he came in 27:20 with a handful of guys and I think I 27:24 mean somebody told me the other day that 27:26 maybe now after her impeachment has 27:29 crashed and burned three years into this 27:32 we’re finally gonna see the first two 27:34 days of the Trump administration what’s 27:38 their point now now finally three years 27:40 into this clear of this and now 27:43 understanding the swamp only now are we 27:46 really gonna see Donald Trump begin to 27:48 actually appoint his larger team in 27:52 Washington DC 27:55 well that’s very aptly laid out and 27:58 absolutely cracked the president just as 27:59 is has only now begun to figure all of 28:03 this out now and and then probably miss 28:06 phrasing that a little bit because it’s 28:07 not so much that he didn’t have it 28:11 figured out because he’s been told by 28:12 many people and very publicly by example 28:15 for example Rush Limbaugh has talked 28:17 about how he told the president you 28:18 knighted States look these guys you know 28:20 they’re all gonna hate you forever 28:21 there’s nothing you can do about but the 28:23 president’s state sigh think he honestly 28:24 believed that he was going to come in 28:28 and show everyone that he’s honestly 28:31 trying to do what he believes is best 28:33 for the nation and then he would 28:35 convince people to come over and help 28:37 him he thought he was going to have 28:39 Democrats kind of fall into line and 28:41 Republicans fall into line and that he 28:43 didn’t need his own cadre because 28:45 everyone would see it he’s genuinely 28:48 trying to do the right thing where they 28:50 may disagree over and helman here 28:51 they’re they’ve exceeded the common goal 28:53 where we should all work together is 28:55 that doing what’s best for the nation 28:57 but Matt goes back to one of my earlier 29:00 points if that’s not the case with any 29:03 socialist philosophy which liberals 29:05 today are clearly so it was it’s it’s 29:08 politics first they give everything 29:10 through this prism everything is 29:11 political every decision and that’s why 29:14 even seeing the educational system they 29:16 don’t have economic education you don’t 29:19 get a degree in economics and like a AC 29:22 she says she’s a chef degree in 29:23 economics but she does not she has a 29:25 degree in political economics she has a 29:27 socialist education in so-called 29:30 economics which brings in their their 29:33 political will in to it for example if 29:36 if a town over here it has unemployment 29:39 well then we should just force company X 29:41 to put a plant there so that there’s 29:43 more job for him and that doesn’t take 29:44 into account any of the economic factors 29:46 how far away is it is us you know 29:50 sources that it needs to produce 29:51 whatever the product is how far away is 29:53 it transportation wise from where X 29:55 product gets sold all those things are 29:57 ignored because it’s political economics 29:59 now real recognize you take all those 30:01 things into account you want your the 30:04 whatever the sources are you need to 30:05 build your product as you know close as 30:07 possible as cheap as possible you want 30:09 your production in an area where you 30:11 have educated people that you need to 30:12 produce whatever it is you want to be as 30:14 close to your market as you can so that 30:16 all of your transportation costs and and 30:19 and product costs are as low as possible 30:21 to sell and make a greater profit but 30:23 that has nothing whatsoever to do 30:25 political economics and that’s why we 30:27 see people like AFC which is 30:28 unfortunately all too common out there 30:31 promoting some of these second 30:32 okay these they have which are based on 30:34 political G wouldn’t this be nice sort 30:36 of philosophy versus anything real so 30:40 the whole thing is just unusual and the 30:44 person has been kind of trapped into 30:46 this thought of showing everyone that 30:48 he’s trying to do the right thing 30:49 thinking they’ll come around well and I 30:51 think now that light has finally done 30:53 often it said where he sees it’s just 30:55 never gonna happen and the depth that 30:57 these people will seem to like all of 31:00 the things that you just pointed out 31:01 about the lieutenant colonel Feynman you 31:03 know he’s just he doesn’t view the 31:06 national security and the Constitution 31:09 United States the same way that people 31:11 like ourselves who are actual Patriots 31:13 view it and so that gives them this 31:16 excuse because their politics are more 31:18 important and it’s a real problem now 31:21 how the how much the person can do are 31:24 as I said earlier it remains to be seen 31:26 but certainly I think he’s now about a 31:29 new clean of what needs to be done and I 31:31 think it’s gonna begin it has begun with 31:34 the new employment at least temporary 31:37 appointment to the DNI chair so 31:39 hopefully we’ll see a party guy come in 31:41 the names I’ve seen being bandied about 31:44 for a permanent solution and I think 31:46 they have a permanent nominee don’t look 31:49 good to me I I know a couple of them 31:51 personally and and there’s a 31:54 bureaucratic apparatchik you know former 31:55 politicians and things like that that 31:57 are not going to be a solution if the 32:00 president doesn’t bring in an operator 32:01 somebody who actually understands how to 32:04 do things versus how to sit in an office 32:07 and read about it and pontificate over 32:10 it and being you know the political 32:12 bureaucrat reaction to it he doesn’t 32:15 pick somebody he’s got that operational 32:16 background then then we’re just not 32:19 gonna see a lot of change and I’m not 32:20 sure that that concept is woman he’s 32:23 fully absorbed yet so we’ll see I think 32:25 this is gonna be a great indicator as to 32:27 who see who he selects to sit to sit in 32:30 the Director of National Intelligence 32:31 Sharing 32:32 and and good feel good measure of what’s 32:35 coming based on that 32:37 well Brad we’re gonna leave it there for 32:39 today because I think that’s a perfect 32:40 ending to kind of laying out the problem 32:42 and in our second segment we will pick 32:46 up and kind of dive into the weeds on 32:50 you know how to get back to the days 32:52 where we know how to conduct espionage 32:54 and we stop trying to overturn the 32:55 president United States I want to thank 32:57 you for being with us today Sam thank 33:00 you so much for having me and thank you 33:02 for listening we’ll talk to you next 33:03 time on ground truth 33:07 [Music] Please follow and like us: Continue Reading Previous Brad Johnson on Wuhan Flu design possibilitiesNext Brad Johnson on the leftist reporting that “Wuhan Flu is a 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