Prosecutor John Durham Zeros In on Ex-CIA Director Brennan's Role in Russia Hoax
Connecticut U.S. attorney digs deeper into origins of Russia collusion probe
Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham is now investigating the origins of the Russia-collusion hoax and is requesting “emails, call logs and other documents” from former CIA Director John Brennan.
Durham, who is leading the review into the origins of the Russia collusion probe, “wants to learn what Mr. Brennan told other officials, including the former FBI director James B. Comey, about his and the C.I.A.’s views of a notorious dossier of assertions about Russia and Trump associates,” according to the New York Times.
The Times noted:
"Mr. Durham’s pursuit of Mr. Brennan’s records is certain to add to accusations that Mr. Trump is using the Justice Department to go after his perceived enemies."
"The president has long attacked Mr. Brennan as part of his narrative about a so-called deep state cabal of Obama administration officials who tried to sabotage his campaign, and Mr. Trump has held out Mr. Durham’s investigation as a potential avenue for proving those claims."
Brennan has been public about his criticisms of President Donald Trump and his administration.
Durham is also looking into whether Brennan “privately contradicted his public comments, including May 2017 testimony to Congress, about both the dossier and about any debate among the intelligence agencies over their conclusions on Russia’s interference,” The Times reported.
In October, Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz said Brennan was concerned by the investigation because he's "implicated."
Speaking on "The Story with Martha MacCallum," Chaffetz said:
"The Trump administration ... under A.G. Barr had been able to uncover there is a lot of evidence more than ... smoking guns, there's actual evidence out there."
"This is Attorney General Barr doing his job. It's President Trump doing his job to get to the bottom of this."
Brennan told NBC News earlier this year that Durham displayed interest in “a number of current and former intelligence officials involved in examining Russia’s effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, including former CIA Director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James Clapper.”
Durham also wants to speak to “CIA analysts involved in the intelligence assessment of Russia’s activities, prompting some of them to hire lawyers,” according to the NC report, citing various anonymous sources.
The Times added that Durham has begun scrutinizing Brenna's role in how the intelligence community evaluated alleged Russian election interference.
In October, Fox News host Sean Hannity said Durham's investigation would "shock the conscience and soul of the nation."
"There's a lot coming," Hannity said.
"We got the Horowitz report on FISA abuse report coming."
"My sources tell me it will shock the conscience and soul of a nation, and when the Durham report comes out, that will similarly shock the conscience and soul of the nation about abuse of power and corruption."