Former President Barack Obama and then Vice President Joe Biden were personally informed by then-CIA Director John Brennan in 2016 that the CIA had evidence that Hillary Clinton was planning a false link between then-presidential candidate was Donald Trump with Russia, according to a report by Special Adviser John Durham released Monday.
The report said the intelligence came from a “very important intelligence” from a “reliable foreign source indicating a plan during the Clinton campaign to smear Trump by tying him to Vladimir Putin to divert attention from her own concerns regarding her use of privacy.” email server.”
Brennan briefed Obama, Biden, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey and other senior government officials “several days” after receiving the tip.
It was noted that there were handwritten notes from Brennan showing that he briefed “Hillary Clinton’s alleged approval on July 26, 2016 of a proposal from one of the her foreign policy adviser intended to smear Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal alleging interference by Russia’s security services,” the report said.
Brennan notified them on August 3, 2016 in the White House Situation Room, the report said. That meeting was to summarize relevant intelligence known to date about Russian election interference, the report said.
The report said the CIA even sent an official letter of recommendation to Comey and then Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, Peter Strzok, for them to review and act on, but the FBI failed to do so. take any steps to investigate intelligence on Clinton’s plans.
“Unlike the FBI opening a full investigation into unidentified members of the Trump campaign based on raw, unverified information, in this separate matter regarding a campaign plan For the purposes of Clinton, the FBI has never opened any kind of investigation, issued any mandate, used any analysis. employees, or produce any information-related analytics products,” the report said.
The disclosure shows that although Obama and Biden knew that the origin of the Russia collusion allegations during the Trump campaign was part of Clinton’s scheme, they did not say or do nothing and even even perpetuated the idea that the Russians were interfering in US elections.
On July 25, 2019, after Biden began his presidential campaign, he tweeted, “Russia has undermined our democracy by interfering in the 2016 election. is a reality. We need a President who will stand up to the Kremlin, push back against Putin, and take immediate steps to ensure the security of our elections.”
Biden also made the false allegation that Trump colluded with Russia in October 2019, tweeting Trump’s comment during the campaign, “Russia if you’re listening,” which is a related joke. to Clinton’s lost emails from her private server.
🚨BREAKING: According to the Durham Report, Hillary Clinton’s plan to create a false story linking Donald Trump to Russia was briefed in August 2016 by CIA Director John Brennan to President Obama, VP Biden, AG Loretta Lynch and FBI Director Comey. pic.twitter.com/r2NvwJyKW8
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