Former CIA Director John Brennan’s insistence that the salacious and unverified Steele dossier was not part of the official Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 election is being contradicted by two top former officials.
Recently retired National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers stated in a classified letter to Congress that the Clinton campaign-funded memos did factor into the ICA. And James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence under President Obama, conceded in a recent CNN interview that the assessment was based on “some of the substantive content of the dossier.” Without elaborating, he maintained that “we were able to corroborate” certain allegations.
These accounts are at odds with Brennan’s May 2017 testimony before the House Intelligence Committee that the Steele dossier was “not in any way used as the basis for the intelligence community’s assessment” that Russia interfered in the election to help elect Donald Trump. Brennan has repeated this claim numerous times, including in February on “Meet the Press.”
In a March 5, 2018, letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, Adm. Rogers informed the committee that a two-page summary of the dossier — described as “the Christopher Steele information” — was “added” as an “appendix to the ICA draft,” and that consideration of that appendix was “part of the overall ICA review/approval process.”
His skepticism of the dossier may explain why the NSA parted company with other intelligence agencies and cast doubt on one of its crucial conclusions: that Vladimir Putin personally ordered a cyberattack on Hillary Clinton’s campaign to help Donald Trump win the White House.
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Time to fry his a**
“In case you are asked the question, here’s the answer.”
If liberals ever learn to coordinate and get their lies straight, it’s going to be a LOT harder to uncover their sedition and lies. It would be wise to impose the harshest penalties possible in this affair to send the proper message because such criminals always learn from their mistakes and change their MO.
I anxiously await Greg telling us how we have all this wrong.
People need to remember that the whole dossier/Trump/Russia/collusion-thing-y was originally a diversion from the Hillary email problem.
Seth Rich (remember him?) leaked to Julian Assange/Wikileaks all sorts of bad things about Hillary before the election.
Then Seth was alluded to as needing to be made an example of by one of Hillary’s buddies.
Then Seth was murdered in very suspicious circumstances.
Now, Seth’s own brother parrots the rest of the Hillary-wing of the DNC in his pathological lack of curiosity over his brother’s death.
Seth was more upset over Bernie being edged out of the Dem nomination than Bernie was. After all, Bernie got a vacation home out of the deal!
I wonder if Hillary and the DNC still has the money to pay off all the bad actors like these Brennens, Clappers, and Comeys?
And also remember that Carter Page was the catalyst for the entire excuse to conduct an investigation. Has Carter Page been charged? Has he been indicted? Is he even a suspect?
It would be very interesting to know what parts of the Steele Dossier were corroborated. Perhaps he should be called in to give testimony on that point.
We do. Carter Page went to Russia and gave a speech. That’s what the whole investigation is based on; Carter Page went to Russia, which is not unusual for Carter Page.
Now, is Carter Page charged with anything? Is he under indictment? Are his movements restricted? Is he being investigated? He is the genesis of this Russian collusion thing (we are told) yet he is not charged with anything.
What is interesting is to watch these weasels maneuver themselves to throw each other under the bus when the time comes.