Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified documents yesterday that appear to show former CIA Director John Brennan confirming that the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign concocted the Russian election interference scandal to cause trouble for Donald Trump.
The documents include handwritten notes allegedly taken by Brennan after a meeting with former President Obama in July 2016, to brief him on the purported “plan” to tie Trump to Russia as “a means of distracting the public from [Clinton’s] use of a private email server.”
“We’re getting additional insight into Russian activities from [REDACTED],” Brennan’s handwritten notes read. “CITE [summarizing] alleged approved by Hillary Clinton 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.”
Clinton spokesperson Nick Merrill has called the allegations “baseless bull—-.”
But Ratcliffe seems intent on disillusioning the public of such claims. “To be clear, this is not Russian disinformation and has not been assessed as such by the Intelligence Community,” he said. “I’ll be briefing Congress on the sensitive sources and methods by which it was obtained in the coming days.”
Interestingly, Twitter has begun censoring this story.
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— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) October 6, 2020