Two former colleagues of ex-CIA Director John Brennan have busted his testimony to Congress, revealing he lied about briefing former President Barack Obama with information from the anti-Trump dossier, according to Real Clear Investigations.
In the detailed RCI report, Brennan apparently also lied when he claimed the dossier was not included in the U.S. Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Brennan’s first lie was exposed by a statement made by retired National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers, who explicitly wrote in a March 5, 2018 letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes that the dossier was a factor in the IC assessment.
The letter said the assessment was based on “some of the substantive content of the dossier” and that the IC “added” portions of the dossier in an “appendix to the ICA draft,” which was “part of the overall ICA review/approval process.”
His second lie was claiming that former President Barack Obama didn’t know about the dossier until just prior to President Donald Trump taking office. Brennan was feeding information to Obama about the dossier before and after the 2016 election. To date, the intelligence community has not been able to verify the dossier or the salacious claims made in it.
As previously reported, Fusion GPS hired former British spy Christopher Steele to compile the dossier. Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid Fusion more than $9 million to fund Steele’s anti-Trump operation.
The dossier laid the foundation for the Trump-Russia investigation, and Brennan was briefing Obama on a document that is unverified, thereby misleading the president of the United States in an effort to derail Trump.
Real Clear Investigations reports Brennan was including some of the memos in the dossier in Obama’s daily briefing, and described it as credible information despite no U.S. agency confirming anything in the hit piece.
In May 2017, Brennan testified before the House Intelligence Committee that the dossier was “not in any way used as the basis for the intelligence community’s assessment” of Russia’s involvement in the election.
He also repeated this lie in February during an interview on MSNBC’s Meet the Press.
This means Brennan lied to the media and Congress about briefing Obama on the dossier and about including the hit piece in the U.S. Intelligence Community Assessment.
Brennan has been one of the most ardent forces from the very beginning pushing the Trump-Russia collusion theories, and now we have him on record lying on multiple occasions about two separate issue regarding the dossier.
Lying to Congress is a felony, and he should be held accountable for his actions.