Congress Investigating Whether Obama Admin Used Phony Dossier For IC Joint Analysis Russia Report
Chairman Nunes is looking into whether the Obama administration’s joint Intel analysis report claiming “Vladimir Putin ordered” Hillary Clinton’s campaign emails hacked and leaked “to help Trump’s chances of victory” relied on Hillary’s phony dossier, Paul Sperry of the New York Post reports.
Paul Sperry of The New York Post reported:
The much-hyped Obama intelligence report that determined “Vladimir Putin ordered” Hillary Clinton’s campaign emails hacked and leaked “to help Trump’s chances of victory” has been accepted as gospel among DC punditry and given the investigations besieging the Trump presidency their legs. To date, no evidence has publicly emerged to corroborate the report, and the reason may have a lot to do with that sketchy dossier bought and paid for by Clinton.
Suspiciously, Barack Obama’s Intelligence Community Assessment matches the main allegations leveled by the Clinton-paid dossier on Trump, which wormed its way into intelligence channels, in addition to the FBI, Justice Department and State Department, during the 2016 campaign.
In fact, the shady dossier makes exactly the same claim — that Putin personally “ordered” the cyberattacks on the Clinton campaign and leaked embarrassing emails to “bolster Trump,” as part of “an aggressive Trump support operation.” Like Obama’s ICA, Clinton’s dossier provides no concrete evidence to back up the claim.
The New York Times and other fake news outlets previously falsely reported that all 17 Intel agencies unanimously concluded that Russia was to blame for the hacking.
It turns out former Intel Chief James Clapper only gathered intel from THREE agencies he handpicked, not 17. This allowed him to control the information.
Instead, he says he limited input to a couple dozen “handpicked” analysts from three agencies — the CIA, NSA and FBI — and that the report was drafted under the supervision of his office. All three agencies agreed Putin hacked and leaked Clinton’s emails to “help Trump’s chances of victory” — though the NSA, which captures Russian signals, expressed only “moderate confidence” in the conclusion.
In violation of normal rules, all experts on Russia from various agencies were excluded, reports Sperry.
The Defense Intelligence Agency, Homeland Security, State Department’s intelligence bureau and other agencies with relevant expertise on Russia were excluded, in violation of normal rules for drafting such assessments. And in another departure from custom, the report is missing any dissenting views or an annex with evaluations of the conclusions from outside reviewers.
US intel veterans suspect the administration “manipulated” the process to reach a “predetermined political conclusion” in order to delegitimize Trump.
The best way to skew an intelligence assessment is to limit the number of players,” said Fred Fleitz, who worked as a CIA analyst for 19 years and helped draft national intelligence estimates at Langley. He says “there is no question in my mind” that political propaganda from the dossier made it into the January 2017 assessment.
GOP House Intel Committee members launched phase two of their dossier probe this week.
Chairman Nunes fired off an inquiry to many current and former intelligence, law enforcement and State Department officials Tuesday, Fox News’ Catherine Herridge reported.
Nunes even threatened to issue subpoenas if he doesn’t receive a timely response on a voluntary basis.
Former CIA Director John Brennan may have perjured himself. In a May 2017 testimony to the House Intel Committee he claimed he didn’t know Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid for the dossier. Brennan also said the CIA didn’t rely on the dossier in any way for it’s reports on Russian meddling.
Crooked Clapper claims parts of the dossier used in the ICA report were “corroborated” by independent “sources and methods” that cannot be revealed and are tucked away in the footnotes of the classified version of the report, says Sperry.
Where have we heard this before? The FISA memo revealed the ‘corroborated sources’ used to obtain FISA warrants was actually a Yahoo! News article which was just recycled information from Christopher Steele.
Hillary’s phony dossier is the fruit of the poisoned tree. The dossier was used in every single aspect of the Russia witch hunt. This is the biggest scandal of our time. Everyone involved should be investigated and brought to justice.
Read Paul Sperry’s full report here.
BREAKING: Congress investigating whether Obama administration politicized a key intel report on Russia by basing conclusions on Clinton-funded dossierhttps://t.co/GpB1zYN837
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) February 23, 2018
Paul Sperry is the former D.C. bureau chief for Investor’s Business Daily, Hoover Institution media fellow, author of several books, including bestseller INFILTRATION