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Former NSC Chief Of Staff: John Brennan Buried Evidence That Putin Actually Favored Hillary In 2016

 

BY:  David Krayden

 

Former CIA officer and National Security Council Chief of Staff Fred Fleitz said Wednesday that former CIA Director John Brennan ignored intelligence that Russian President Vladimir Putin actually wanted Hillary Clinton to win the the 2016 presidential election.

 

Fleitz called Brennan “the most politicized intelligence chief in American history” in a Fox News op ed that addressed a report released Tuesday from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. That document supports the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election to promote the victory of then-candidate Donald Trump.

 

 

The committee released the document in a highly edited form that does not include any reference to recently declassified files that point to a possible Russian disinformation campaign that attempted to malign Trump.

 

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While recognizing that “the political establishment and anti-Trump journalists gloated about the new Senate Intelligence Committee report as bolstering their biases,” Fleitz contends the committee did not follow proper procedures in their investigation and based their conclusions on too few intelligence sources — and too much on the potentially tainted observations of the CIA.

 

“The Senate Intelligence Committee report falsely claims that ‘all analytical lines are supported with all-source intelligence’ and that analysts who wrote the intelligence community assessment consistently said they ‘were under no politically motivated pressure to reach specific conclusions.’”

 

Fleitz says House Intelligence Committee staff members discovered exactly the opposite and told him that there is ample evidence that Russia may have interfered in the 2016 election, but not necessarily on behalf of Trump.

 

(RELATED: Former NSC Chief Of Staff Suggests Whistleblower Had Help From Democrats In Crafting Compl...

 
 
 

“More gravely, they said that [then-] CIA Director John Brennan suppressed facts or analysis that showed why it was not in Russia’s interests to support Trump and why Putin stood to benefit from Hillary Clinton’s election. They also told me that Brennan suppressed that intelligence over the objections of CIA analysts.”

 

The former NSC chief of staff further stated that “Brennan suppressed high-quality intelligence suggesting that Putin actually wanted the more predictable and malleable Clinton to win the 2016 election.”

 

Fleitz suggested that Brennan relied upon “low-quality intelligence that failed to meet intelligence community standards to support the political claim that Russian officials wanted Trump to win … ”

 

 

 

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Non-stop conspiracy theories from Trump World trying to re-write history by distorting reality and then combining that with conspiracy theories.

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Graham Asks for More FISA Documents That Completely Undercut the FBI's Case...Again

 

BY:  Katie Pavelick

 

In a letter sent to Attorney General Bill Barr Monday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham has requested access to source documents used to justify illegal and fraudulent FISA monitoring of Trump campaign official Carter Page. Graham also reiterated his plans to fully investigate how the FBI used knowingly false information to obtain FISA warrants.

 

"As you are aware, Christopher Steele’s election reporting, on which the FBI relied to obtain FISA coverage on Carter Page, was based on information Steele obtained from a source network. In particular, Steele heavily relied on the information he obtained from an individual identified in the Inspector General’s FISA Report as the 'Primary Sub-source.' The FBI identified and interviewed the Primary Sub-source at least three times during the course of the Carter Page FISA investigation, including in January, March, and May of 2017," Graham wrote. "During these interviews, the Primary Sub-source substantially undercut Steele’s election reporting, calling into question the accuracy and reliability of any of Steele’s reports."

 

"In spite of this, the FBI continued to seek renewals for FISA coverage on Carter Page and never informed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of the credibility issues identified by the FBI’s interviews of the Primary Sub-source—whom the FBI internally found 'to be truthful and cooperative.' In fact, the FBI made it appear to the court that the Primary Sub-source corroborated Steele’s reporting," Graham continued.

 

Graham is requesting documents related to Steele's sources, email exchanges from disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok and communications used throughout the FISA application and renewal process.

 

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FBI knew source debunked Steele’s reporting yet told FISA court information was corroborated, continued to use as a basis for FISA warrants.

Read @LindseyGrahamSC's letter to AG Barr here:

 

https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/download/log-to-ag-barr-re-primary-subsource-04-20-20 

 
 

Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into FISA abuse is ongoing.

 

 

 

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Trump World is full of one conspiracy story after another, attacking the fine men and women who served our country. Meanwhile, they see nothing wrong with the corrupt man in the White House who surrounded himself with convicted felons.

 

The head of the FBI, the head of the CIA, the head of the Mueller Report, the list is endless Everyone of them is crooked and dishonest while Comrade Trump is a symbol of honesty and integrity. 

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Ex-NSC chief: House Intelligence Committee staff found John Brennan 'suppressed' Russia evidence

 

House Intelligence Committee staff said former CIA Director John Brennan "suppressed" intelligence indicating that Russia wanted Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 election, according to John Bolton’s former chief of staff.

 

The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on Tuesday that defended the 2017 intelligence community assessment on Russian election interference and determined with "moderate" to "high" confidence that Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin sought to boost President Trump's 2016 election chances.

 

One day later, Fred Fleitz, a former CIA officer and National Security Council chief of staff, wrote in a Fox News opinion piece that House Intelligence Committee members "found the opposite" motivations for Russia to interfere in the presidential contest.

 

"More gravely, they said that CIA Director Brennan suppressed facts or analysis that showed why it was not in Russia’s interests to support Trump and why Putin stood to benefit from Hillary Clinton’s election. They also told me that Brennan suppressed that intelligence over the objections of CIA analysts," Fleitz wrote.

 

"House Intelligence Committee staff told me that after an exhaustive investigation reviewing intelligence and interviewing intelligence officers, they found that Brennan suppressed high-quality intelligence suggesting that Putin actually wanted the more predictable and malleable Clinton to win the 2016 election," he added. "Instead, the Brennan team included low-quality intelligence that failed to meet intelligence community standards to support the political claim that Russian officials wanted Trump to win, House Intelligence Committee staff revealed. They said that CIA analysts also objected to including that flawed, substandard information in the assessment."

 

The Senate intelligence panel's 158-page bipartisan report, which was heavily redacted, saidinvestigators found no evidence of political pressure to reach a specific conclusion and determined that the assessment by the CIA, FBI, and National Security Agency “presents a coherent and well-constructed intelligence basis for the case of unprecedented Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.”

 

Brennan, a vocal Trump critic, said that the Senate Intelligence Committee report "totally validated" the 2017 intelligence community assessment.

 

"I’m just very glad that the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday came out with a report that totally validated the intelligence community’s assessment about Russian interference in the election in 2016 to help Donald Trump,” Brennan told Politico on Wednesday. “Donald Trump continues to call all these things hoaxes. They’re not. The only hoax is his representation of the facts. That’s the hoax. It’s because, I think, he has this quite understandable insecurity about what he’s done — well, this is what others have done."

 

A House Intelligence Committee report released in 2018, a product that was not bipartisan, came to a different determination than the one in the Senate.

 

The GOP-led effort in the House concluded, “The majority of the Intelligence Community Assessment judgments on Russia's election activities employed proper analytic tradecraft" but found that the "judgments on Putin's strategic intentions did not.” The Democrats on the panel released their own assessment that said they found "no evidence" to cast doubt on the ICA's assessment.

 

Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, sent several criminal referrals to the Justice Department last year related to the Trump-Russia investigation.

 

Putin, standing alongside Trump during a joint news conference in July 2018, said he wanted Trump to win the 2016 election "because he talking about bringing the U.S.-Russia relational ship back to normal."

 

Fleitz, who was a senior aide to former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra, argued the House Republicans got it right. He said, "Intelligence officers likely told different stories to Republican House Intelligence Committee and bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee investigators because of the strong political bias within intelligence agencies against President Trump."

 

Fleitz called Republican Sen. Richard Burr an "extraordinarily weak" Senate Intelligence Committee chairman and said some on Capitol Hill joke that the CIA oversees him and not the other way around.

"Burr basically has allowed Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., to run the committee. Burr refused to cooperate with President Trump’s attempts to name a new director of national intelligence last summer because of Warner’s objections," he said.

 

Fleitz concluded his op-ed by touting U.S. Attorney John Durham's review of the Russia investigation, which is reportedly looking into highly sensitive issues, including whether Brennan took politicized actions to pressure the rest of the intelligence community to match his conclusions about Putin’s motivations during the 2016 presidential election.

 

"One anticipates that a tough lawman like Durham, with confidence from both sides of the political aisle, will finally answer whether the 2017 intelligence community assessment was rigged to hurt Trump politically," he wrote.

 

 

 

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No theory, from his Chief of Staff...

 

 

"More gravely, they said that CIA Director Brennan suppressed facts or analysis that showed why it was not in Russia’s interests to support Trump and why Putin stood to benefit from Hillary Clinton’s election. They also told me that Brennan suppressed that intelligence over the objections of CIA analysts," Fleitz wrote.

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Tom Nichols:  Thomas M. Nichols is an academic specialist on international affairs, currently a professor at the U.S. Naval War College and at the Harvard Extension School. His work deals with issues involving Russia, nuclear weapons, and national security affairs.

 

 

Tom NicholsVerified account @RadioFreeTom 22m22 minutes ago

There is no planet on which the Kremlin preferred Hillary Clinton to Trump, and I feel pretty confident saying that without seeing a single document. As @BradMossEsq notes, Fleitz is on his own island with this stuff.

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Tom Nichols:  Thomas M. Nichols is an academic specialist on international affairs, currently a professor at the U.S. Naval War College and at the Harvard Extension School. His work deals with issues involving Russia, nuclear weapons, and national security affairs.

 

 

Tom NicholsVerified account @RadioFreeTom 22m22 minutes ago

There is no planet on which the Kremlin preferred Hillary Clinton to Trump, and I feel pretty confident saying that without seeing a single document. As @BradMossEsq notes, Fleitz is on his own island with this stuff.


For all those who believe Russia would have preferred Clinton, I have some choice lots for sale in my Southern Florida development. 

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Wow. putin favored Clinton...was she planning on building a tower in Moscow?  Or was putin a financial backer for her...how crazy, she got the best over putin, and he didn't like that.

Both trump and putin have a problem with strong women. 
Neither of these guys are real men, both try to intimidate in order to get their way...just like little boys. Doubtful will either attain manhood. 

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@williamb39198 wrote:

Wow. putin favored Clinton...was she planning on building a tower in Moscow?  Or was putin a financial backer for her...how crazy, she got the best over putin, and he didn't like that.

Both trump and putin have a problem with strong women. 
Neither of these guys are real men, both try to intimidate in order to get their way...just like little boys. Doubtful will either attain manhood. 


One is a little shrimp about knee-high to a grasshopper, the other has small hands. 

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How lucky are we that Hillary isn't president. 

 

Once people understand the ruskies only want to create chaos and undermine the election process without actually undermining it... then you'll realize how devious and smart they are. 

 

It's what they do, it what they've always done. 


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Fishslayer:   How lucky are we that Hillary isn't president. 

 

 

Right, we would never have learned that sipping Lysol and bleach would be a lifesaver.

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@Panjandrum wrote:

Fishslayer:   How lucky are we that Hillary isn't president. 

 

 

Right, we would never have learned that sipping Lysol and bleach would be a lifesaver.


She would have employed the same tactics as she did with Benghazi.


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Fishslayer:   She would have employed the same tactics as she did with Benghazi.

 

 

Thanks for reminding me of Benghazi. How times change.

 

Benghazi with 4 Americans dead and Republicans screeched in outrage for two years.

 

The pandemic with over 50,000 Americans dead and Republicans protest to end the only defense we have and go out and infect more people, with more dying.

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Former CIA officer and National Security Council Chief of Staff Fred Fleitz said Wednesday that former CIA Director John Brennan ignored intelligence that Russian President Vladimir Putin actually wanted Hillary Clinton to win the the 2016 presidential election.

 

Fleitz called Brennan “the most politicized intelligence chief in American history” in a Fox News op ed that addressed a report released Tuesday from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. That document supports the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election to promote the victory of then-candidate Donald Trump.

 

 

 

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@jimc91 wrote:

Former NSC Chief Of Staff: John Brennan Buried Evidence That Putin Actually Favored Hillary In 2016

 

BY:  David Krayden

 

Former CIA officer and National Security Council Chief of Staff Fred Fleitz said Wednesday that former CIA Director John Brennan ignored intelligence that Russian President Vladimir Putin actually wanted Hillary Clinton to win the the 2016 presidential election.

 

Fleitz called Brennan “the most politicized intelligence chief in American history” in a Fox News op ed that addressed a report released Tuesday from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. That document supports the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election to promote the victory of then-candidate Donald Trump.

 

 

The committee released the document in a highly edited form that does not include any reference to recently declassified files that point to a possible Russian disinformation campaign that attempted to malign Trump.

 

(RELATED: Former NSC Chief Of Staff: Schiff ‘Broke’ Rules, ‘Should Recuse Himself’ From Impeachment ...

 

While recognizing that “the political establishment and anti-Trump journalists gloated about the new Senate Intelligence Committee report as bolstering their biases,” Fleitz contends the committee did not follow proper procedures in their investigation and based their conclusions on too few intelligence sources — and too much on the potentially tainted observations of the CIA.

 

“The Senate Intelligence Committee report falsely claims that ‘all analytical lines are supported with all-source intelligence’ and that analysts who wrote the intelligence community assessment consistently said they ‘were under no politically motivated pressure to reach specific conclusions.’”

 

Fleitz says House Intelligence Committee staff members discovered exactly the opposite and told him that there is ample evidence that Russia may have interfered in the 2016 election, but not necessarily on behalf of Trump.

 

(RELATED: Former NSC Chief Of Staff Suggests Whistleblower Had Help From Democrats In Crafting Compl...

 
 
 

“More gravely, they said that [then-] CIA Director John Brennan suppressed facts or analysis that showed why it was not in Russia’s interests to support Trump and why Putin stood to benefit from Hillary Clinton’s election. They also told me that Brennan suppressed that intelligence over the objections of CIA analysts.”

 

The former NSC chief of staff further stated that “Brennan suppressed high-quality intelligence suggesting that Putin actually wanted the more predictable and malleable Clinton to win the 2016 election.”

 

Fleitz suggested that Brennan relied upon “low-quality intelligence that failed to meet intelligence community standards to support the political claim that Russian officials wanted Trump to win … ”

 

 

 


Here we go again. An opinion article used as a fact article and that you can not do. Even FOX News made sure all new it was opinion. Well here is my opinion. The  article is not true and no thinking person can or should think it is.

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trump commits all sorts of corrupt, authoritarian acts, is cruel, lies, and supports dictators, yet that is totally ignored. 
Then trump tries to blame credible Patriotic Americans for doing their jobs. 
The height of hypocrisy!

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