Desperate, Comey and Brennan Are Now ‘Throwing Each Other Under the Bus’ in CYA Mode
As investigations are both finishing and being launched into the origins of what the Obama DOJ did to facilitate spying on the Donald Trump campaign, the top spymasters are going into CYA mode! Both former FBI director James Comey and former CIA Director John Brennan are beginning to accuse each other.
Sounds pretty guilty to me!
Comey, Brennan, and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper are the subjects of a dispute over which top Obama administration officials advocated for the infamous Steele dossier to be utilized as evidence in the Russia collusion investigation.
Comey and Brennan, are both blaming each other for the so-called ‘pee’ dosier!
The behind-the-scenes finger-pointing among Obama administration officials proves that they all know that they have some explaining to do about efforts to spy on the Trump campaign.
The big fight emerged after Attorney General William Barr appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if the FBI and DOJ’s actions were “lawful and appropriate.”
Fox News explains:
A key dispute that flared this week concerns whether then-FBI Director James Comey or then-CIA Director John Brennan — or both of them — pushed the unverified Steele dossier containing claims about President Trump and his relationship to Russia. The dossier’s more sensational claims were never substantiated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team.
“Amazing—James Comey says that in 2016, John Brennan insisted on including the dossier in their IC assessment. But Brennan says: no no, COMEY wanted to use the dossier,” North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, a Republican who has long demanded answers about the origins of the probe, tweeted Thursday in reference to a prior Fox News report.
Meadows added: “They know the truth is coming. And now they’re all throwing each other under the bus.”
Sources familiar with the records told Fox News that a late-2016 email chain indicated Comey told bureau subordinates that Brennan insisted the dossier be included in the intelligence community assessment on Russian interference, known as the ICA. That email chain has not been made public.
But in a statement to Fox News, a former CIA official put the blame squarely on Comey.
“Former Director Brennan, along with former [Director of National Intelligence] James Clapper, are the ones who opposed James Comey’s recommendation that the Steele Dossier be included in the intelligence report,” the official said.
Clapper previously testified that the dossier was not ultimately used in the ICA. News that Comey had briefed Trump personally on the dossier before the inauguration — purportedly to warn him of potential blackmail threats — leaked within days and opened the door for media outlets to publicize the dossier’s lurid claims.
Former GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy said on Fox News’ “The Story with Martha MacCallum” that “Comey has a better argument than Brennan, based on what I’ve seen.”
So we will see who did what and who knew what and who is responsible for what.
What we know for sure, is that here was no Trump/Russian collusion. What we do know is that there was a systematic effort at the top levels of the Obama administration to keep Donald Trump from becoming President, and if he did, create an ‘insurance policy’ to get him back out!
We know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there was high level corruption at the top of Obama’s DOJ.