Elon Musk hits back at Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan

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FILE – In this May 23, 2017, file photo, former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Elon Musk hits back at Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan

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Self-proclaimed “Chief Twit” Elon Musk snapped back at former CIA Director John Brennan Monday, bashing him for throwing stones in a glass house after the latter rebuked him for urging the prosecution of Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Musk sparked a Twitter frenzy over the weekend after tweeting, “my pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci,” which drew blowback from Brennan, who juxtaposed Fauci as a “national hero” with Musk as a promulgator of “public hate & divisions.”

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“Good people in democracies need a more effective way to prevent attention-craving, emotionally immature, & highly devious individuals, esp those of means, from being socially, culturally, & politically destructive. We certainly seem to have far too many of them lately,” Brennan tweeted.

“Your house is glass,” Musk shot back.

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Musk has since elaborated on his Fauci tweet, arguing that the doctor, who is set to retire at the end of the month, lied to Congress. He did not specify how Fauci lied, but some conservatives have argued that he was not truthful when discussing government funding of gain-of-function research, in which scientists enhance viruses for experimental purposes.

“Forcing your pronouns upon others when they didn’t ask, and implicitly ostracizing those who don’t, is neither good nor kind to anyone. As for Fauci, he lied to Congress and funded gain-of-function research that killed millions of people. Not awesome imo,” Musk contended.

Brennan served as CIA director under the Obama administration from March 2013 until January 2017. Since his Twitter takeover, Musk, who appears to have lurched to the political Right in recent months, has unloaded on the intelligence community and Twitter’s old leadership for the suppression of the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story in October 2020.

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Under Musk’s stewardship, Twitter has given access to a trove of internal materials to journalists Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss, and author Michael Shellenberger, who have released the so-called Twitter Files detailing the behind-the-scenes decision-making process for suppressing the laptop story and booting former President Donald Trump from the platform in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Musk’s $44 billion takeover of Twitter took effect in October.

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