Skip to comments.Blame Game: Clapper, Brennan and Comey Start Turning on Each Other as Barr Turns Up the Heat
Posted on 05/16/2019 11:10:13 AM PDT by Kaslin
Now that the two year long Special Counsel investigation into the 2016 election is over, Attorney General Bill Barr has serious questions about how the investigation got started in the first place and whether spying on the Trump campaign was illegally conducted by the CIA, DNI and FBI.
For weeks, U.S. Attorney John Durham has been looking into the situation. Now that the microscope has turned to the heads of U.S. intelligence agencies during the Obama administration, things are getting quite uncomfortable for former FBI Director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan.
As a result, they're already turning on each other and doing their best to get ahead of an investigative report from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
For example, Comey and Brennan are at each others throats over who pushed the dossier.
Amazing—James Comey says that in 2016, John Brennan insisted on including the dossier in their IC assessment. But Brennan says: no no, COMEY wanted to use the dossier.
They know the truth is coming. And now they're all throwing each other under the bus.https://t.co/lComh1CO0d— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) May 16, 2019
More on that from Fox News:
A high-level dispute over which senior government officials pushed the unverified Steele dossier amid efforts to surveil the Trump campaign has broken out into the open again, after it emerged that Attorney General William Barr appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if the FBI and DOJ's actions were "lawful and appropriate."
Sources familiar with the records told Fox News that a late-2016 email chain indicated then-FBI Director James Comey told bureau subordinates that then-CIA Director John Brennan insisted the dossier be included in the intelligence community assessment on Russian interference, known as the ICA.
Former top FBI attorney Jim Baker had this to say about Comey:
Senior FBI officials were concerned then director James Comey would appear to be blackmailing then President-elect Trump – using tactics notoriously associated with J.Edgar Hoover – when he attended a fateful Jan. 6, 2017, meeting at which he informed the real estate magnate about allegations he had consorted with prostitutes in Moscow, according to Jim Baker, the bureau’s chief counsel at the time.
“We were quite worried about the Hoover analogies, and we were determined not to have such a disaster happen on our watch,” said Jim Baker, then the FBI’s top lawyer in an interview with the Yahoo News podcast Skullduggery.
Meanwhile Clapper thinks the country should just move on.
Clapper: 120,000 troops is a massive deployment
Now that they've been caught using the power of the federal government to go after political opponents, it's no surprise they're 1) calling for America to move on 2) going after each other to avoid responsibility.
The Comey vs Brennan vs Clapper vs Lynch vs Obama show is going to be awesome ??— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 14, 2019
We waited a long time to see this...and it wasn’t certain that it would ever come to pass.
Any one of the three could have independently put a stop to the use of the Steele dossier. Instead, all three of them consistently stated there was verifiable evidence of collusion, and allowed the witch hunt go for years.
Now that an outsider is the AG, it’s everyone out for themselves.
Attorney General Bill Barr has
serious questions about how the investigation got started in the first place and whether spying on the Trump campaign was illegally conducteddetermined that the clandestine cabal of top CIA, DNI and FBI chiefs conspired to illegally spy on the Trump campaign, later attempted to overthrow the duly elected government of the United States of America, and are guilty of treason and sedition.
They didn’t just ALLOW the witch hunt, they led it!!!
The 3 Stooges of Hillary will be forever enshrined in her mausoleum of victims alongside her cookie recipes, emails&FBI files and impact-filled accomplishments from WaterGate to the present day and state of the Middle East and globe at large.
Jarrett said the people "likely" in legal jeopardy are former FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI General Counsel James Baker, former FBI special agent Peter Strzok, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, "maybe" former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and "certainly" Steele and Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson.If those prosecutions come to pass, the left will ratchet up the "this is nothing but illegal political payback" screaming to deafening levels for years to come.
LOL...that cartoon is OUTSTANDING! One of the best in a very long time.
Like all great comedy.
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