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Flashback: Trustworthy CIA apologizes for lying

  January 4, 2017 Tweet Email

Trump vs. the CIA is dividing Americans. On one side: Trump and his supporters. On the other: The CIA, Democrats, and the media.

But just a few short years ago, the situation was reversed. In 2014, it was Democrats and the media that were at war w/ the CIA:

Initially, CIA Director John Brennan denied allegations that the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee and intimidated its staffers:

As far as the allegations of the CIA hacking into Senate computers, nothing could be further from the truth. We wouldn’t do that.

Brennan later admitted that they did.

At the time, Trump and his supporters (then, predominantly Ted Cruz supporters) were strongly Team Spying…

Both sides have since traded deeply-held beliefs.

The handy chart below seeks to shed light on this mysterious phenomenon…

Principled conservatives Principled liberals/media
CIA vs. Dem POTUS “The CIA are patriots risking their lives!” “Iraq, Gulf of Tonkin, etc.”
CIA vs. GOP POTUS “Iraq, Gulf of Tonkin, etc.” “The CIA are patriots risking their lives!”
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