You sense the president is beginning to notice the whip in his hand:
You could tell John Brennan is panicking based on his tweet from the other day, in which he demands that Congress stop Trump:
Brennan knows Ryan and McConnell cannot stop Donald Trump from pulling back the curtain on Brennan's perfidy. What he really wants is for Ryan to call off Devin Nunes and McConnell to call off Chuck Grassley. Why is that? Well, consider the interesting question Grassley is asking:
In a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Iowa Republican requested emails, phone logs, handwritten notes and text messages regarding former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr’s communications with Christopher Steele, who wrote the dossier. The report was commissioned by Fusion GPS, where Ohr’s wife worked.
In addition, Grassley asked to schedule a transcribed interview with Ohr. Grassley said he was concerned that Ohr, who was demoted last year, had continued to send the FBI information from Steele, a former British spy, even after the bureau sought to distance itself from him over his contacts with the media.
The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman also asked Rosenstein to ensure that the committee “receives timely access to or possession of all documents on equal terms provided to other congressional committees related to the controversies described in this letter and the investigation that has been publicly reported as ‘Crossfire Hurricane.’”
That's not going to go well for Swampy Brennan. And then there's Nunes:
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has demanded the FBI/Department of Justice documents relating to the origin of the counterintelligence investigation. As Nunes has persisted, anonymous authorities resisting his demand commenced a leak campaign with stories planted in the New York Times and the Washington Post (story linked here) this past Friday evening, both full of information all but identifying Stefan Halper as an informant working with the FBI to probe the Trump campaign.
Who is Halper? He is gingerly described as “[a] Cambridge professor with deep ties to American and British intelligence.” In its editorial “The FBI informant who wasn’t spying,” the Wall Street Journal states: “He has worked as a longtime U.S. intelligence source for the FBI and the CIA.”
The leak campaign of the anonymous authorities who took to the Times and the Post for the stories that surfaced late Friday was intended in part falsely to defame Nunes.
The swamp invited Nunes and Cong. Trey Gowdy to a meeting, which would then be leaked, but Nunes didn't go. The leak happened anyway and it blew up in the faces of the Swamp. It's amusing, really.
We're going to know a lot more in the coming weeks. And it's going to be very, very bad for Brennan and his pals.