It could have been Hillary Clinton all along that Russia wanted to win the 2016 presidential election, and the people who are supposed to be nonpartisan are the ones who hid it.
Information from the House Intelligence Committee staff said that the former director of the CIA John Brennan, “suppressed” intelligence that showed Russia favored Clinton to win the 2016 United States presidential election, according to John Bolton’s former chief of staff, The Washington Examiner reported.
On Tuesday the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee shared a report that supported the theory that the Russians preferred President Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
But one day after that former CIA officer and National Security Council chief of staff Fred Fleitz penned an op0ed for Fox News that said the House Intelligence Committee members “found the opposite” reason for Russian interference in the election.
“The report released Tuesday was the second Senate Intelligence Committee report contradicting the findings of the House and other intelligence experts. The first Senate report was issued in July 2018,” he said.
“Naturally, the political establishment and anti-Trump journalists gloated about the new Senate Intelligence Committee report as bolstering their biases. NBC reporter Ken Dilanian breathlessly tweeted that it ‘confirmed the accuracy of the 2017 US intelligence assessment on Russian election interference, undercutting far right conspiracy theories.’
“According to the latest Senate Intelligence Committee report, proper procedures were dutifully followed in drafting the intelligence community assessment,” he said.
But Fleitz said that the Senate’s findings were not correct according to what the House Intelligence Committee found.
“However, the House Intelligence Committee came to a different conclusion in its March 2018 report, finding that the intelligence community assessment’s judgments on why Russian President Vladimir Putin meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election did not employ proper analytic tradecraft,” he said.
“The House committee found the intelligence community assessment violated protocols for drafting such assessments. This major finding shows why America needs strong legislative oversight over the intelligence services,” he said.
But there is more, and the more is far more concerning because it exposes the corruption of what is called the deep state.
“More gravely, they said that CIA Director Brennan suppressed facts or analysis that showed why it was not in Russia’s interests to support Trump and why Putin stood to benefit from Hillary Clinton’s election. They also told me that Brennan suppressed that intelligence over the objections of CIA analysts,” Fleitz said.
“House Intelligence Committee staff told me that after an exhaustive investigation reviewing intelligence and interviewing intelligence officers, they found that Brennan suppressed high-quality intelligence suggesting that Putin actually wanted the more predictable and malleable Clinton to win the 2016 election,” he said. “Instead, the Brennan team included low-quality intelligence that failed to meet intelligence community standards to support the political claim that Russian officials wanted Trump to win, House Intelligence Committee staff revealed. They said that CIA analysts also objected to including that flawed, substandard information in the assessment.”
But Brennan, who has been on television consistently undermining the president since his election, had another take when he read the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report.
“I’m just very glad that the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday came out with a report that totally validated the intelligence community’s assessment about Russian interference in the election in 2016 to help Donald Trump,” Brennan said to Politico on Wednesday.
“Donald Trump continues to call all these things hoaxes. They’re not. The only hoax is his representation of the facts. That’s the hoax. It’s because, I think, he has this quite understandable insecurity about what he’s done — well, this is what others have done,” he said.