Obama Briefed by CIA on Hillary's Alleged Plot to Smear Trump with Russia Hoax
Ex-CIA Director John Brennan told ex-POTUS of plan to steer attention from Clinton emails
Ex-CIA Director John Brennan reportedly briefed former President Barack Obama on an alleged plot by Hillary Clinton to smear then-presidential candidate Donald Trump by creating the Russian collusion hoax, bombshell documents declassified by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) have revealed.
The docs, released by DNI John Ratcliffe on Tuesday, show Brennan told Obama about Hillary's "plan" to link the Trump campaign to Russia as a means of distracting the public from her private email server scandal in the run-up to the 2016 election.
“Today, at the direction of President Trump, I declassified additional documents relevant to ongoing Congressional oversight and investigative activities,” Ratcliffe said in a statement.
Brennan’s notes, which were taken after he briefed Obama on the intelligence, cite “a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisers to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security service,” which was “alleged approved by Hillary Clinton.”
The heavily-redacted CIA memo references “an exchange discussing 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 email server.”
“Ratcliffe declassified Brennan’s handwritten notes – which were taken after he briefed Obama on the intelligence the CIA received – and a CIA memo, which revealed that officials referred the matter to the FBI for potential investigative action,” Fox News reported.
“That referral was sent to then-FBI Director James Comey and then-Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok.”
Despite claims from the media and Democrats, the information was not “Russian disinformation,” a source that was familiar with the documents told Fox News that.
The fact that Brennan reportedly briefed Obama on it is a sign that it was serious, the source added.
“This is not Russian disinformation,” the source said.
"Even Brennan knew, or he wouldn’t be briefing the president of the United States on it.
"There is a high threshold to orally brief the president of the United States and he clearly felt this met that threshold.”
Former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell responded to the news by writing on Twitter: “Proof. @BarackObama @JoeBiden directed their administration to use the powers of government to attack @realDonaldTrump campaign and then transition.
"The Susan Rice email to herself after the Oval Office meeting was part of a coverup.”
Last week, Ratcliffe declassified documents that showed that Clinton was referred to the FBI for investigation for allegedly approving a plan to “stir up a scandal against” Trump by tying him to Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to The Daily Wire.
Ratcliffe made that revelation and others in a letter he sent to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
The letter highlighted the following three bullet 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.”