CIA Director Gina Haspel Blocks Declassifying Critical Russia Investigation Docs
The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis docs implicates U.S officials
CIA Director Gina Haspel is blocking the release and declassification of crucial documents relating to the FBI's 2016 surveillance of the Trump campaign, according to reports.
The Federalist's Sean Davis told Tucker Carlson of Fox News:
“I can report here tonight that these declassifications that have come out, those weren’t easy to get out, and there’s, in fact, far more waiting to get out."
“Unfortunately, those releases and declassifications, according to multiple sources I’ve talked to, are being blocked by CIA Director Gina Haspel, who herself was the main link between Washington and London as the London station chief for John Brennan’s CIA during the 2016 election.”
Davis noted in London that former British spy Christopher Steele, creator of the dossier, was doing the work.
“And I’m told that it is Gina Haspel personally who’s blocking continued declassification of these documents that will show the American people the truth of what actually happened," Davis said.
David added that a possible reason U.S. officials are blocking the declassification of the documents is that they're “likely implicated by” the documents.
He continued saying that those involved would have their careers damaged due to the contents of the documents.
Federalist co-founder Sean Davis reports that CIA Director Gina Haspel is blocking releasing and declassifying critical documents related to Obama’s FBI surveilling the Trump campaign in 2016 pic.twitter.com/BSckBzRYNb— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 1, 2020
As Neon Nettle reported on Wednesday, the documents revealed intelligence that indicates twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton invented the entire Russia collusion hoax as a way to frame and smear Trump.
The allegations were revealed in files declassified by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).
The documents also alleged that Clinton's plan to attempt to tie Trump to Russia was passed for a briefing to former President Obama's administration.
The dossier attempted to distract attention away from Clinton's email scandal before the 2016 presidential election.
The letter from Ratcliffe to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) contained the following significant points.
- 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 Putin and the Russians’ hacking of the Democratic National Committee. The IC does not know the accuracy of this allegation or the extent to which the Russian intelligence analysis may reflect exaggeration or fabrication.
- According to his handwritten notes, former Central Intelligence Agency Director [John] Brennan subsequently briefed President Obama and other senior national security officials on the intelligence, including the “alleged approval by Hillary Clinton on July 26, 2016 of a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisors to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by Russian security services.”
- On 07 September 2016, U.S. intelligence officials forwarded an investigative referral to FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok regarding “U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary 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.”
Last week, Graham released a declassified FBI memo revealing the bureau opened a counterintelligence investigation in 2009 against the primary source for Christopher Steele, Igor Danchenko.
The FBI relied heavily on the dossier to obtain the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against Carter Page, a former Trump adviser.