In the bureaucratic struggle to declassify Russiagate-related documents before the Nov. 3 elections and help ensure they aren’t buried forever, some valuable nuggets have just been partially unearthed by the Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe.
Like handwritten notes by then-CIA Director John Brennan.
During the summer of 2016, he briefed President Obama and top advisers that the agency learned of startling intelligence about the Clinton campaign and Russia.
Brennan’s bullet points include:
“cite alleged approval by Hillary Clinton on 26 July of a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisers to villify (sic) Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security services.”
This was reportedly designed to distract attention from her private e-mail server scandal which simmered in the headlines.
Yet many questions remain – such as who was the Russiagate Hoax Mastermind alluded to by Brennan?
Americans need to know. The smear campaign wasn’t just a political dirty trick. Nor was it proportionate to combat Trump supporters chanting “lock her up.”
No, the malicious lie was the acorn from which the mighty oak grew — one that launched the crime wave of the century.