by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:
They say hindsight is 20/20 and never before has that expressions appeared to be more relevant as we watch the whole “Russia collusion with Trump,” narrative completely fall apart as we note that even going back to the initial DNI report which claimed that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election with what they referred to as “campaigns to influence US public opinion,” the report itself was corrupted by Obama/Clinton deep state players.
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Before we attempt to unravel the tangled web that has been woven by multiple senior levels officials in a number of U.S. intelligence agencies, using information that has been revealed since the original Director of National Intelligence report titled “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections,” that was issued on January 7, 2017, before President Trump took office, we will offer some brief reference points.
DNI Report: A declassified report issued by the DNI described in the report as “analytic assessment drafted and coordinated among The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and The National Security Agency (NSA), which draws on intelligence information collected and disseminated by those three agencies.”
It covers the motivation and scope of Moscow’s intentions regarding US elections and Moscow’s use of cyber tools and media campaigns to influence US public opinion. The assessment focuses on activities aimed at the 2016 US presidential election and draws on our understanding of previous Russian influence operations. When we use the term “we” it refers to an assessment by all three agencies.
Steele Dossier: Unverified opposition research against President Donald Trump, produced by Fusion GPS, compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, using Kremlin sources, funded by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign before the 2016 presidential election.
FISA Abuse Memo: Four page report by the House Intelligence Committee which showed the DOJ and FBI used the Steele dossier to obtain FISA court warrants, and subsequent extensions of those warrants, to surveil Trump campaign team member Carter Page, without informing the FISA court that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC funded the unverified dossier. (Memo embedded at the bottom of previous ANP article, here)
Grassley/Graham Criminal Referral Against Christopher Steele: 10-Page Senate Judiciary Committee document referring Christopher Steele to the DOJ for criminal investigation. This document, after certain redactions were eliminated, confirmed the FISA abuse memo from the House Intelligence Committee, regarding the use of the Steele Memo in FISA court applications to surveil Trump campaign member. The Grassley/Graham document also showed that Steele shopped his dossier around to multiple mainstream media outlets. (10-page document embedded in a previous ANP article, here)
Strzok/Page Texts: In the course of a DOJ Office of Inspector General internal investigation of FBI and DOJ actions leading up to the 2016 presidential election, text messages between FBI senior agent, Peter Strzok and FBI Lisa Page, revealed a plot involving FBI senior officials to plan a “path” forward before the electionto help get Clinton elected, as well as put into place a “insurance policy” in the event that Donald Trump won the election. That “insurance policy” was later revealed to be the “Russia Probe.” Strzok and Page, via the texts, were also exposed as having been the source of multiple leaks to the press.
OBAMA, CLINTON MINIONS NOW ENGULFED IN RUSSIA SCANDALS
Information that continues to be revealed shows a tangled web of deceit that could perhaps be one of the largest conspiracies to be perpetrated upon the American public, and it is not just the “Russia/Trump colluding” hoax, but rather the entire assertion in the original DNI report, released by the former Director James Clapper, that claims The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and The National Security Agency (NSA) had a “high level of confidence” that Russia’s media campaign to influence U.S. voters was to “help Trump.”
Each of the three agencies that claimed they had a high level of confidence that Russia wanted to help Donald Trump, have now been implicated in using the Kremlin sourced Steele dossier, and other Russian intel, to manufacture the entire “Russian collusion with Trump” narrative. In hindsight, knowing what we do now, one has to question everything contained in the original DNI report.
When the DNI report came out, multiple media outlets asserted all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed with the “assessments” in the report, yet later, the AP, and the New York Times, had to issue corrections to their articles, showing that only three agencies had a high level of confidence that Russia was trying to help Donald Trump become elected as President.
Here is the New York Times correction, dated June 29, 2018:
A White House Memo article on Monday about President Trump’s deflections and denials about Russia referred incorrectlyto the source of an intelligence assessment that said Russia orchestrated hacking attacks during last year’s presidential election. The assessment was made by four intelligence agencies — the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency. The assessment was not approved by all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community.
The FISA abuse memo, dubbed phase one by the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, which implicated senior level members of the FBI and DOJ in using the Russian sourced Steele dossier to obtain FISA warrants, was the first of a number of planned memos and revelations. Phase two according to Nunes will be a second report which highlights the Obama State Department’s role in manufacturing and disseminating the Steele dossier. Phase three, according to Real Clear Investigations, is “the involvement of the intelligence community will come into sharper focus.”
The aide, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, said Nunes will focus on Brennan as well as President Obama’s first CIA director, Leon Panetta, along with the former president’s intelligence czar, James Clapper, and national security adviser, Susan Rice, and security adviser-turned U.N. ambassador Samantha Power, among other intelligence officials.
“John Brennan did more than anyone to promulgate the dirty dossier,” the investigator said. “He politicized and effectively weaponized what was false intelligence against Trump.”
John Brennan was the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from March 2013 to January 2017.
More on Brennan from Real Clear Investigations:
Several Capitol Hill sources say Brennan, a fiercely loyal Obama appointee, talked up the dossier to Democratic leaders, as well as the press, during the campaign. They say he also fed allegations about Trump-Russia contacts directly to the FBI, while pressuring the bureau to conduct an investigation of several Trump campaign figures starting in the summer of 2016
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