A new report from special counsel John Durham has revealed that FBI agents involved in the Russia investigation were aware of potential evidence that Hillary Clinton’s campaign may have been involved in the dissemination of false information about Donald Trump, but that this information was suppressed.
The Durham Report revealed:
“In late July 2016, U.S. intelligence agencies obtained insight into Russian intelligence analysis alleging that U.S Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had approved a campaign plan to stir up a scandal against U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump by tying him to Putin and the Russians’ hacking of the Democratic National Committee.”
This was real enough for CIA Director John Brennan to subsequently brief President Barack Obama and other senior officials including Vice President Joe Biden and FBI Director James Comey. This White House team knew about the intel and that “Russia collusion” was a smear.
FBI leaders like Strzok and Comey knew about this intelligence about Clinton, But FBI employees who were interviewed by Durham could not recall seeing it or pursuing the information. Those who were investigating these claims weren’t told one of the most important things they should know. When told about the memo, some “expressed surprise and dismay” that this had been kept from them, including the Supervisory Special Agent on Crossfire Hurricane.
This new information is a major blow to the FBI and to the credibility of the Russia investigation. It raises serious questions about whether the FBI was motivated by politics rather than by law enforcement when it opened the investigation into Trump.
It also raises questions about whether Comey should have recused himself from the investigation, given his close ties to Clinton.
The FBI employees were also told not to put down things in writing, which seems completely opposite from how the FBI normally operates, which is to take notes and write down everything.
So in a nutshell, the leadership were not only not vetting that it was a smear they were also running their own agents around in circles, without telling them.
Update: according to the Durham Report former CIA Director John Brennan briefed Obama and staff on the plot by Hillary Clinton to create a false narrative about Russian interference in the election and colluding with candidate Donald Trump. High ranking democrats all knew about… pic.twitter.com/lwYk83OZyx
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