In the wake of John Durham’s report concluding that the Obama-era ‘Trump-Russia collusion’ probe should never have been launched, more damning implications against the 44th president’s administration have surfaced.
Originally published by WND News Center. Used with permission.
John Brennan, the CIA director under Barack Obama, admitted that the infamous public letter published in October 2020 signed by 51 ex-intelligence officials who strongly suggested that emails found on Hunter Biden’s laptop were part of a “Russian disinformation” campaign “was political,” according to the Daily Mail.
The public ex-intel officers’ letter claimed that “the arrival on the US political scene of emails purportedly belonging to Vice President Biden’s son Hunter … has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation….If we are right, this is Russia trying to influence how Americans vote in this election, and we believe strongly that Americans need to be aware of this.”
But they were not correct: the Hunter Biden laptop was real (Hunter never said it was not his) and remains the source of damning information that potentially links President Joe Biden and his family to influence peddling.
Brennan was one of 51 anti-Trump ex-intelligence officials who signed the ex-intel letter. Other signers include: former Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper; former CIA Director Mike Hayden; former CIA Director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta; former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell; and former CIA Acting Director John McLaughlin.
As WND recently reported: The 64-page report shows how Tony Blinken, Biden’s secretary of state but at the time acting as a top campaign aide for presidential candidate Biden, recruited Morell to generate the letter with the goal of creating a “talking point” to help Biden during the last presidential campaign in October 2020.
Biden fulfilled the plan by taking the letter even beyond its twisted claims in the last presidential debate, saying: “There are 54 national intelligence folks who said what he is accusing me of is a Russia plant.” That comment astonished an incredulous President Trump, who mocked Biden for playing the “Russia, Russia, Russia” card against him again.
Brennan also played a central role in advancing Hillary Clinton’s devious ploy to “vilify Donald Trump” by stirring up a scandal that Trump was some kind of Russian stooge. He is heavily implicated in the final report released Monday by Special Counsel John Durham, who determined there was no intelligence to justify the FBI’s launching of the “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation into the Trump campaign for allegedly “colluding” with the Russians.
🚨BREAKING: According to the Durham Report, the plan by Hillary Clinton to create a false story linking Donald Trump to Russia was briefed in August of 2016 by CIA Director John Brennan to President Obama, VP Biden, AG Loretta Lynch, and FBI Director Comey. pic.twitter.com/r2NvwJyKW8
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 15, 2023
According to Durham’s report, four years in the making, “in late 2016, U.S. intelligence agencies obtained insight into Russian intelligence analysis alleging that U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had approved a campaign 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….”
It continues: “According to his handwritten notes, CIA Director 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.”
Despite his deep involvement in what has become known as Hillary Clinton’s “Russia hoax,” Brennan became and remains a a contributor on the leftist cable news outlet MSNBC.