NewsLink: The DOJ Follows in Judicial Watch’s Footsteps: Questioning John Brennan
The DOJ is set to question ex-CIA Director John Brennan amid mounting evidence of his conspiratorial use of the now-discredited Steele dossier to undermine the Trump campaign and Administration in January of 2017. Evidence collected by Judicial Watch in a FOIA lawsuit made to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) further suggest that the Obama Administration weaponized the highest levels of the U.S. Intelligence Community after the election to discredit then-President elect Donald Trump’s nascent Administration.
Judicial Watch has called for further investigation of both ex-CIA Director John Brennan and ex-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to uncover the truth about their ill-intentioned leaking of false intelligence to media sources. Scroll down to read the latest breaking news on the matter from The Epoch Times and how Judicial Watch’s legal activities likely prompted the DOJ to begin a round of questioning.
From The Epoch Times: Justice Department to Question Brennan in ‘Spygate’ Inquiry
“The special prosecutor investigating the spy operation against the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump will question former CIA Director John Brennan, according to Brennan’s remarks aired on Oct. 2.
“I am supposedly going to be interviewed by Mr. Durham as part of this non-investigation,” Brennan said on MSNBC, referring to U.S. Attorney John Durham.
Attorney General William Barr assigned Durham, a career prosecutor, to investigate whether Obama administration officials who surveilled Trump’s campaign did so legitimately.
Brennan made the comments as news surfaced that Barr and Durham expanded their investigation overseas to Italy, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Roughly a week prior to Brennan’s comments, Barr and Durham spoke to senior Italian intelligence officials.”
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- From Judicial Watch: Joe DiGenova: Obama Knew About CIA Chief John Brennan’s Illicit Anti-Trump Targeting Scheme! (6/14/2019)
2. From Judicial Watch: JW Sues for Communications Among James Clapper, John Brennan and CNN (3/27/2019)
(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch announced today it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) seeking records of communications between former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan and CNN around the time the Clinton-Democrat National Committee Trump dossier was being pitched to key media outlets.
A House report detailed that Clapper leaked information regarding the dossier to CNN in January 2017. The former ODNI chief signed on as an analyst for CNN in August 2017.
Judicial Watch is also seeking records of communications between Clapper and Obama CIA Director John Brennan regarding the dossier , which was authored by former British spy and FBI payee Christopher Steele.
Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v. Office of the Director of National Intelligence and Central Intelligence Agency (No. 1:19-cv-00776)) after the agencies failed to respond to an April 23, 2018 FOIA request seeking:
All records of communication, including emails (whether on .gov or non-.gov email accounts), text messages and instant chats, between officials in the office of the Director of National Intelligence, including but not limited to James Clapper, and employees, representatives and contractors of CNN.
The time frame for the records request is May 2016 through May 2017.
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3. From Judicial Watch: Judicial Watch Sues CIA for Documents on CIA Dossier Leak to Senator Harry Reid (7/6/2018)
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for records of communications with former Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and his staff regarding the anti-Trump dossier funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (Judicial Watch v. Central Intelligence Agency (No. 1:18-cv-01502)).
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid reportedly believed then-Obama CIA Director Brennan was feeding him information about alleged links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government in order to make public accusations.
According to “Russian Roulette,” by Yahoo! News chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff and David Corn, the Washington bureau chief of the left-wing Mother Jones magazine, Brennan contacted Reid on Aug. 25, 2016, to brief him on the state of Russia’s interference in the presidential campaign. Brennan briefed other members of the so-called Gang of Eight, but Reid is the only who took direct action.
Two days after the briefing, Reid wrote a letter to then-FBI Director James Comey asserting that “evidence of a direct connection between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign continues to mount.”
Reid called on Comey to investigate the links “thoroughly and in a timely fashion.”
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