American Military News|16 hours ago In recent days, Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden has compared supporters of former President Donald Trump to the Taliban and endorsed a call to send unvaccinated Trump supporters to Afghanistan.
Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA under President George W. Bush, is warning about the toll of four more years of President Donald Trump.
January 21, 2021 By Jordan Davidson
Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan said federal intelligence agencies’ top priority, under the leadership of President Joe Biden, is seeking to root out people in pro-Trump “insurgency” groups filled with “white supremacists.”
“I know, looking forward, that the members of the Biden team who have been nominated or have been appointed are now moving in laser-like fashion, to try to uncover as much as they can about what looks very similar to insurgency movements that we’ve seen overseas, where they germinate in different parts of the country and they gain strength, and it brings together an unholy alliance frequently of religious extremists — so authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, and even libertarians,” Brennan said on MSNBC.
The decision to target these groups, Brennan admitted, stemmed from the recent riot at the Capitol and the administration’s belief that then-President Donald Trump incited an insurrection among his supporters that could continue to be a “threat to our democracy and our republic.”