Hillary Invented Russia Collusion to Frame Trump, Obama Backed Plan, Docs Show
Bombshell intelligence documents indicate Clinton created entire Trump-Russia hoax
Newly declassified documents have revealed intelligence that indicates twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton invented the entire Russia collusion hoax as a way to frame President Donald Trump.
The bombshell allegations have been revealed in files declassified by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).
The unsealed docs allege that former President Obama's administration was briefed on Clinton's plan to attempt to tie Trump to Russia in the hope of distracting attention away from her email scandal before the 2016 presidential election.
The prior administration obtained Russian intelligence in July of 2016 with allegations against Clinton, DNI John Ratcliffe told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
According to the intelligence, Clinton approved a plan to connect then-candidate Donald Trump to the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Ratcliffe made the admission in a letter to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday.
"In late July 2016, U.S. intelligence agencies obtained insight into Russian intelligence analysis alleging that U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had approved a campaign plan to stir up a scandal against U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump by tying him to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and the Russians' hacking of the Democratic National Committee," Ratcliffe wrote.
"The IC does not know the accuracy of this allegation or the extent to which the Russian intelligence analysis may reflect exaggeration or fabrication," he added.
Ratcliffe added that former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan briefed Obama on the claims garnered from Russian intelligence.
Those claims were also forwarded to then-FBI Director James Comey and then-Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok.
Ratcliffe said the referral dealt with Clinton’s “approval of a plan concerning U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering U.S. elections as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private mail server.”
It is unclear who submitted the referral to the FBI and whether the bureau opened an investigation into the matter, according to The Daily Caller.
Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
Clinton’s campaign authorized hiring an opposition research firm, Fusion GPS, to investigate Trump’s possible ties to Russia.
Fusion in turn hired former British spy Christopher Steele, who compiled a dossier that accused the Trump campaign of carrying out a “well-developed conspiracy of cooperation” with the Kremlin to influence the 2016 election.
While the Russian government hacked emails from the DNC and the Clinton campaign, the special counsel’s office determined that nobody on the Trump campaign conspired with the Kremlin.
Key allegations in Steele’s dossier remain either uncorroborated or have been debunked.
A Justice Department inspector general’s report said the FBI received evidence in early 2017 that Russian intelligence officers may have fed disinformation into the dossier.
Last week, Graham released a declassified FBI memo which said that the bureau opened a counterintelligence investigation in 2009 against Igor Danchenko, the primary source for Christopher Steele.
The FBI relied heavily on the dossier to obtain the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against Carter Page, a former Trump adviser.
According to Ratcliffe, U.S. intelligence agencies in late July 2016 “obtained insight into Russian intelligence analysis” which alleged that Clinton had approved a campaign to link Trump to Russia’s hack of the DNC.