According to the Special Counsel John Durham report released this week, then-CIA Director John Brennan personally briefed then-President Barack Obama as well as then-Vice President Joe Biden in 2016 about the CIA’s proof as to Hillary Clinton’s intention to fraudulently tie then-presidential contender Donald Trump to Russia.
The data, according to the article, was obtained through a “highly significant intelligence” provided by a “trusted foreign source, which points to a Clinton campaign strategy that seeks to demonize Trump by linking him to Vladimir Putin in order to deflect attention away from her own worries regarding her usage of a private email server.”
After receiving the tip, Brennan informed Biden, Obama, Loretta Lynch, and James Comey, along with other top government officials “days” later.
The article said that Brennan’s handwritten memos revealed he was informed on the “alleged agreement by Hillary Clinton on July 26, 2016, on an idea from one of her foreign affairs advisors to demonize Donald Trump by igniting a scandal asserting collusion by Russian security agencies.”
On August 3, 2016, Brennan briefed them in the Situation Room of the White House, according to the report. According to the article, that meeting was intended to provide an update on pertinent information about Russian election meddling.
According to the article, the CIA even gave Comey and Peter Strzok, who was the deputy assistant director of the FBI’s counterintelligence department at the time, a formal penned referral for their review and action, but the FBI did not take any action to look into the information on Clinton’s scheme.
According to the report, “Unlike the FBI’s launching of an extensive investigation into unidentified Trump campaign members based on raw, insufficiently supported information, the FBI had not launched any type of investigation, given any taskings, employed any of the analytical employees, or generated any analytical products associated with the information in this different matter involving a claimed Clinton campaign scheme.”
The information reveals that even though Biden and Obama were aware of Clinton’s strategy for the Trump campaign’s Russian connection charges, they chose to remain silent about it and even helped to spread the myth that Russians were meddling in American elections.
After starting his presidential campaign, Biden tweeted on July 25, 2019, that “Russia harmed our democracy by intervening in the 2016 election. That is true. We need a leader who will oppose the Kremlin, oppose Putin, and act quickly to safeguard the security of the country’s elections.”
In October 2019, Biden continued to promote the false charge that Trump had conspired with Russia by tweeting Trump’s quip from the campaign trail, “Russia, if you are listening,” which was actually a joke about Clinton’s lost emails from her personal server.