Chairman Nunes to Investigate Ex-CIA Director John Brennan For His Role in Promoting Hillary’s Phony Dossier ‘Brennan May Have Perjured Himself’
Chairman of the House Intel Committee, Devin Nunes plans to investigate former CIA Director John Brennan and other Obama officials for their role in promoting Hillary’s phony dossier.
According to investigative reporter, Paul Sperry, Chairman Nunes is also investigating whether Brennan perjured himself in a public testimony about the dossier.
Paul Sperry reported via Real Clear Investigations:
In his May 2017 testimony before the intelligence panel, Brennan emphatically denied the dossier factored into the intelligence community’s publicly released conclusion last year that Russia meddled in the 2016 election “to help Trump’s chances of victory.”
Brennan also swore that he did not know who commissioned the anti-Trump research document (excerpt here), even though senior national security and counterintelligence officials at the Justice Department and FBI knew the previous year that the dossier was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Chairman Nunes released the first of several memos last week detailing the FISA abuses carried out by Obama’s FBI and DOJ.
Hillary’s phony Russia dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele was used to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trump’s camp.
Nunes then revealed the next phase of the House Intel Committee’s investigation will focus on Obama’s State Department and their role in disseminating the Steele dossier.
Paul Sperry reported other Obama officials such as James Clapper and former NatSec Advisor Susan Rice will be investigated:
The aide, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, said Nunes will focus on Brennan as well as President Obama’s first CIA director, Leon Panetta, along with the former president’s intelligence czar, James Clapper, and national security adviser, Susan Rice, and security adviser-turned U.N. ambassador Samantha Power, among other intelligence officials.
“John Brennan did more than anyone to promulgate the dirty dossier,” the investigator said. “He politicized and effectively weaponized what was false intelligence against Trump.”
Attempts to reach Brennan for comment were unsuccessful.
Several Capitol Hill sources say Brennan, a fiercely loyal Obama appointee, talked up the dossier to Democratic leaders, as well as the press, during the campaign. They say he also fed allegations about Trump-Russia contacts directly to the FBI, while pressuring the bureau to conduct an investigation of several Trump campaign figures starting in the summer of 2016.[…]
After Trump won the election, sources say, the CIA director sought to “weaponize” the dossier’s wild accusations against the president-elect.
In early January, just weeks before Trump was inaugurated, investigators say Brennan saw to it that the contents from the dossier were attached to an official daily intelligence briefing for Obama. The special classified briefing was then leaked to the major Washington media, allowing them to use the presidential briefing to justify the publication of claims they had up to that point not been able to substantiate and had been reluctant to run.
Christopher Steele and Hillary Clinton were desperate to get the dossier published and blasted out to the public. Outlets refused to publish the unverified document; Buzzfeed finally published the full dossier on January 10th 2017. Several defamation and libel lawsuits have been filed as a result of the dossier.
Sperry also reported that Brennan is aware Nunes is targeting him for investigation.
John Brennan lashed out at Nunes and House Republicans over the FISA memo last week.
Brennan tweeted, “I had many fights with Congressional Dems over the years on national security matters. But I never witnessed the type of reckless partisan behavior I am now seeing from Nunes and House Republicans. Absence of moral and ethical leadership in WH is fueling this government crisis.”
I had many fights with Congressional Dems over the years on national security matters. But I never witnessed the type of reckless partisan behavior I am now seeing from Nunes and House Republicans. Absence of moral and ethical leadership in WH is fueling this government crisis. https://t.co/KEUrsgtqhp
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) February 1, 2018
Read Paul Sperry’s exclusive report on John Brennan and James Clapper here.
BREAKING: House Intel Chair Nunes next plans to investigate role Brennan & other Obama intel officials played in promoting the salacious & unverified Steele dossier on Donald Trump — including whether Brennan perjured himself in public testimony about ithttps://t.co/wCR1nQZp4X
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) February 12, 2018