House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said phrase three of his investigation will expose former CIA Director John Brennan, former DNI Director James Clapper, and former national security adviser Susan Rice for lying about the Steele dossier.
Nunes said he has evidence showing Brennan perjured himself in public testimony before Congress about his role in elevating the discredited anti-Trump dossier to trigger the phony Russia investigation.
During his testimony in May 2017 before the House Intelligence Committee, Brennan denied the dossier was part of the intelligence community’s publicly released conclusion indicating that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election “to help Trump’s chances of victory.”
Brennan swore under oath that he wasn’t aware of who compiled the dossier, but the recently released Nunes memo reveals that numerous senior national security and counterintelligence officials at the Justice Department and FBI were aware that the dossier was funded by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee.
Phase three will identify how Obama used Brennan, Clapper, Rice, and others to collect the dossier and use it as a basis of their intelligence reports to launch the Russia investigation against Trump.
“John Brennan did more than anyone to promulgate the dirty dossier,” a senior investigator working with Nunes told Real Clear Investigations. “He politicized and effectively weaponized what was false intelligence against Trump.”
Phase two of Nunes’ investigation exposed how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top two confidants, Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer, were feeding inaccurate information to former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele to use in his dossier.
Phase one was Nunes’ first explosive memo revealed surveillance “abuses” by the Obama DOJ and FBI officials by using the discredited dossier to obtain a warrant from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to spy on Carter Page, a part-time volunteer to Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Steele was hired by Fusion GPS to compile the 35-page dossier, which contained a slew unverified claims the FBI admitted it couldn’t corroborate.
The FBI and DOJ also failed to notify the FISC that Fusion GPS was given more than $9 million to fund the dossier by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Nunes’ investigation seeks to piece together the entire puzzle about how Obama used Brennan, Rice, Clapper, and others to take the dossier – which has Clinton’s fingerprints all over it – and elevates it to the highest levels of our government to trigger the Russia investigation.
By doing so, they legitimized a piece of political opposition research and weaponized it to derail Trump’s presidency.
Many would agree that Obama, Clinton, and their allies should be charged criminally and thrown in jail for carrying out this entire corruption scheme.
Source: Real Clear Investigations