Friday, September 25, 2020

Real Clear Investigations: Former CIA Director Brennan Overruled Dissenting Analysts Who Concluded Russia Favored Hillary Clinton In The 2016 Presidential Election

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan makes a point while he holds a rare news conference at the CIA Headquarters in Virginia December 11, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Paul Sperry, Real Clear Investigations: Secret Report: How CIA's Brennan Overruled Dissenting Analysts Who Concluded Russia Favored Hillary

Former CIA Director John Brennan personally edited a crucial section of the intelligence report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and assigned a political ally to take a lead role in writing it after career analysts disputed Brennan's take that Russian leader Vladimir Putin intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump clinch the White House, according to two senior U.S. intelligence officials who have seen classified materials detailing Brennan’s role in drafting the document.

The explosive conclusion Brennan inserted into the report was used to help justify continuing the Trump-Russia “collusion” investigation, which had been launched by the FBI in 2016. It was picked up after the election by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who in the end found no proof that Trump or his campaign conspired with Moscow.

The Obama administration publicly released a declassified version of the report — known as the "Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent Elections (ICA)” — just two weeks before Trump took office, casting a cloud of suspicion over his presidency. Democrats and national media have cited the report to suggest Russia influenced the 2016 outcome and warn that Putin is likely meddling again to reelect Trump.

The ICA is a key focus of U.S. Attorney John Durham’s ongoing investigation into the origins of the “collusion” probe. He wants to know if the intelligence findings were juiced for political purposes.

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WNU Editor:I have just two things to say about former CIA Director John Brennan. This is a bad man. And two .... all roads lead to him when it comes to accusations that President Trump colluded with Russia.


Anonymous said...

Jail jail jail?

He put the country through hello and hurt a president and the people who elected him

He also, one might argue, endanger US national security through his lies, cover ups and other actions including conspiracy

And who ordered him to do all this?

Find out in a second Trump presidency lol. Great ratings! :)

Anonymous said...

WASHINGTON — Senior Pentagon leaders have a lot to worry about — Afghanistan, Russia, Iraq, Syria, Iran, China, Somalia, the Korean Peninsula. But chief among those concerns is whether their commander in chief might order U.S. troops into any chaos around the coming elections.

President Donald Trump gave officials no solace Wednesday when he again refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power no matter who wins the election. On Thursday, he doubled down by saying he was not sure the election could be “honest.” His hedging, along with his expressed desire in June to invoke the 1807 Insurrection Act to send active-duty troops onto American streets to quell protests over the killing of George Floyd, has caused deep anxiety among senior military and Defense Department leaders, who insist they will do all they can to keep the armed forces out of the elections.

“I believe deeply in the principle of an apolitical U.S. military,” Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in written answers to questions from House lawmakers released last month. “In the event of a dispute over some aspect of the elections, by law, U.S. courts and the U.S. Congress are required to resolve any disputes, not the U.S. military. I foresee no role for the U.S. armed forces in this process.”

But that has not stopped an intensifying debate in the military about its role should a disputed election lead to civil unrest.

On Aug. 11, John Nagl and Paul Yingling, both retired Army officers and Iraq War veterans, published an open letter to Milley on the website Defense One. “In a few months’ time, you may have to choose between defying a lawless president or betraying your constitutional oath,” they wrote. “If Donald Trump refuses to leave office at the expiration of his constitutional term, the United States military must remove him by force, and you must give that order.”

Pentagon officials swiftly said such an outcome was preposterous. Under no circumstances, they said, would the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff send Navy SEALs or Marines to haul Trump out of the White House. If necessary, such a task, Defense Department officials said, would fall to U.S. Marshals or the Secret Service. The military, by law, the officials said, takes a vow to the Constitution, not to the president, and that vow means that the commander in chief of the military is whoever is sworn in at 12:01 p.m. on Inauguration Day.

But senior leaders at the Pentagon, speaking on the condition of anonymity, acknowledged that they were talking among themselves about what to do if Trump, who will still be president from Election Day to Inauguration Day, invokes the Insurrection Act and tries to send troops into the streets, as he threatened to do during the protests against police brutality and systemic racism. Both Milley and Defense Secretary Mark Esper opposed the move then, and Trump backed down.
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Anonymous said...

Brennan was Obama’s man. If Brennan was a bad man, Obama was as bad if not worse. A viewpoint I’ve had since 2008.

RussInSoCal said...

6:59 PM


jimbrown said...

Brennen is a commie loving loser wannabe.

The ICA is the after the fact outline of the Trump Russia collusion disinformation campaign.

It made these false claims official.

He needs to face some kind of penalty.

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Anonymous said...

So I go to the National Interest. I already know what Paul Pillar, the Michael Shermer of The National Interest, will write. He will write Orange Man Bad.

But I copied his September 3rd post for later reference. I has not aged well. After 20 days it blew up in his face. He doesn't care. He is unfazed. On September 25, 20202 he will write "Orange Man Bad." He is such a fool that the only reason to read him is as debate prep.

Donald Trump's Folly: Manipulating the Election Manipulation Story

On another note Paul Pillar is spending time on sucker punching Thew Donald anyway he can. The Donald is not suppose to talk to Netanyahu or have much to do with Israel. Maybe Pillar will suggest that we arrest any IDF soldier past or present we can get our hands on for war crimes.

Anonymous said...

Clerky strikes again with a devastating reply of "OCRUMBOGATE."

Such a witty retort can only come from years of training in the ivory halls or on a pre-school playground.

B.Poster said...

"This is a bad man." I believe this assessment to be spot on. What I will never forget and am having a hard time forgiving is how he working with his media and Democrat allies undermined and utterly destroyed the Trump/Putun Summit. He appears to have led this effort.

Until they did so by all accounts of those involved this had been a very successful Summit. Many people including POTUS put much effort and many months into meticulously putting this together. This was arguably the most important diplomatic effort in the history of our country and these evil people utterly wrecked it!!

Mike Feldhake said...

Bad!? Why isn’t the GOP doing the same thing the Dems did back in 17; push the need for a probe and look for indictments!! Getting tied of the lack of energy from the GOP’ers. Start fighting back damn it!!