According to a bombshell new report from the Epoch Times, former CIA Director John Brennan may be more guilty of manipulating intelligence regarding Russia’s 2016 election interference than anyone could have guessed.
While it’s well known that Brennan strongly fought for the CIA and the rest of the intelligence community to release an assessment that Russia had interfered in the election with the intention of helping Donald Trump win the presidency, we are now learning that he may have actually suppressed intelligence that worked against his desired conclusion.
From the Epoch Times:
A separate, classified report holed up at the office of the CIA Inspector General (IG) sheds damning light on the role then-CIA Director John Brennan played in the preparation of the report, former National Security Council Chief of Staff Fred Fleitz learned from House Intelligence Committee staff.
The report states that Brennan overruled agency analysts who wanted to include strong intelligence in the assessment to show that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted Hillary Clinton to win the election, Fleitz says, citing conversations with House Intelligence Committee staffers. Brennan had also rejected analysts who wanted to strike weak intelligence from the report which suggested that Russia favored Trump, Fleitz said.
“So Brennan actually slanted this analysis, choosing anti-Trump intelligence and excluding anti-Clinton intelligence,” Fleitz told The Epoch Times.
If there is truth behind this report – and we have every reason to believe there is – then this is a new window into just how destructive and politically-motivated this hoax was from the start. This was not just the FBI/CIA/etc “getting it wrong” by mistake. This was a concerted effort at the very top levels of the Obama administration to cast the newly-elected president as a Russian plant.
Even if you dismiss the idea that the Brennan wing of the CIA wanted to set Trump up for a legal fall, they certainly wanted to diminish his power before he ever took office. They wanted to make Trump a lame duck president before his inauguration, and they came damn close to getting exactly what they wanted.
Imagine what this could have potentially done to our country. For one thing, you saddle the duly-elected President Trump with a shadow that will follow him throughout his time in office, weakening his ability to govern. For another, you radicalize his critics, who now have reason to believe that he was elected illegitimately with the assistance of an enemy government. Finally, you increase the odds of a military/economic confrontation with Russia, putting national and global security at risk for the sake of damaging a political adversary. That’s only the tip of the iceberg.
That we escaped the worst ramifications of this hoax is nothing but a miracle. That the orchestrators of this sham have yet to face consequences is an ongoing national tragedy.