CIA Analysts Lawyer Up As Brennan, Clapper Ensnared In Expanding Russiagate Probe

CIA analysts involved in the intelligence assessment of Russia’s activities during the 2016 US election have begun to hire attorneys, as Attorney General William Barr expands his investigation into the origins of the Russia probe, led by US Attorney John Durham.

US Attorney John Durham

The prosecutor conducting the review, Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, has expressed his intent to interview a number of current and former intelligence officials involved in examining Russia’s effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, including former CIA Director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James Clapper, Brennan told NBC News. –NBC

NBC learned of the ‘lawyering up’ from three former CIA officials “familiar with the matter,” while two more anonymous leakers claim there’s tension between the Justice Department and the CIA over what classified documents Durham has access to.

With Barr’s approval, Durham has expanded his staff and the timeframe under scrutiny, according to a law enforcement official directly familiar with the matter. And he is now looking into conduct past Donald Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, a Trump administration official said.

One Western intelligence official familiar with Durham’s investigation leaked that Durham has been asking foreign officials questions related to former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, who was fed the rumor that Russia had ‘dirt’ on Hillary Clinton by a Maltese professor, Joseph Mifsud. While US media has sought to portray Mifsud as a Russian asset, the self-described member of the Clinton foundation has far stronger ties to the West.

 

According to congressional testimony given by Papadopoulos last October as well as statements he’s made over Twitter, the whole thing was an FBI setup – as a ‘woman in London, who was the FBI’s legal attache in the UK’ and “had a personal relationship to Bob Mueller after 9/11” was the one who recommended that he meet with Mifsud in Rome.

 

As the theory goes; Mifsud, a US intelligence asset, feeds Papadopoulos the rumor that Russia has Hillary Clinton’s emails shortly after he announces he’s going to join the Trump campaign. Papadopoulos repeats the email rumor to Australian diplomat Alexander Downer, who alerts Australia’s intelligence community, which notifies the FBI, which then launches operation “Crossfire Hurricane” during which the FBI sent multiple spies (including a ‘honeypot’) to infiltrate the Trump campaign. Notably, former FBI employee Peter Strzok flew to London to meet with Downer the day after Crossfire Hurricane was launched – while Strzok’s boss, Bill Priestap was in London the day before the Downer-Papadopoulos encounter.

 

And if this is all true, Durham has a lot to untangle – including the Clinton / DNC-funded Steele Dossier.

via zerohedge

9 comments

  1. All this and you know that Bush Boy Barr and his Cadre of Cowards won’t even mildly criticize any member of the Obama Clinton Cabal. He’s already let Comey and McCabe off the hook.
    Ain’t nuthin gonna happen to any Obama Clinton Cabal member until after the election when Trump appoints a new Attorney General who isn’t a member of the Deep State.

  2. Considering these 588 Violations and 38 people who were “culpable” in violations of Hillary’s email scandal it is more than apparent the Deep State has been made corrupt and that the FBI and CIA are undermining our entire political system. The ring leaders of this cabal need to be in orange jumpsuits and for the first time, prosecute Comey, Clapper and Brennan for lying, fabricating, and hiding crimes by the Clintons that were known by these individuals. That television presentation was repugnant. Comey had no authority to override the process and on his own make the decision to let Hillary off the hook. Americans deserve a CIA and FBI they can once again trust however, millions of us think we have been royally fucked by these three morons.

  3. Americans must demand that American officials stop misusing and abusing their official power. There can be no integrity without honor and truth. Brennan and Clapper are beyond scary. Mueller is a puppet and placeholder. Former Pres. Obama was 100% personally involved in the whole mess. All of these officials were carrying out the orders of the scheming Hillary Clinton, evil personam. To most of us, Hillary has no charisma whatsoever, but not so to Loretta Lynch, Jim Comey, Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok, who worshipped the ground she walks and stumbles upon.

  4. Wow could you think what would be happening it these people would of gotten away with this an Hillary was in charge OMG think the country would of been in a down fall .I believe we just about lost our freedom to the DNC an the left we most stand up an vote the Dems out everyone of them were pushing this they all are part of it so Americans you should be pissed as hell at what the Dems have tried to do take over our country now it time to vote them out an put someone in there that wants to work for you not then self like what’s been going on for to long vote the Dems out take back our government we are the gov not them get it vote everybody stand up an take it back

    1. …So close. How close. Let me know when the perp walks and lock ups begin. So tired of reading all the corruption, duplicity, treason, sedition. Justice delayed is justice denied. Book em all Danno. Lock em all up.

  5. Deep State traitors are everywhere! The evil corrupted to the core liberal demonrat Commie Nazi’s party, minions, useful idiots and worst of all, the RINOs(Bolton, McConnell, Lee, Moran, Murkowski, Portman, Toomey, Wicker, Blunt, Graham, Collins, Gowdy, Mutt Romney, Rubio and you know the rest of the traitors ) they’re just as bad! Drain the rat infested swamp, President Trump! Prevent the coup from happening and prosecute to the full extent of the law all these treasonous rats of the deep state! Protect the President and the country patriots like your life depended on it!

  6. Every rat in the Brennan-Clapper conspiracy, from highest to lowest, needs to be hauled into court and tried for their crimes. If convicted, they need to be imprisoned, even if they die there. They tried to steal our republic with evil, selfish, backroom machinations!
    Nobody is too big to pay for his crimes — we have gone through something similar in my lifetime, with the prosecutions of top intelligence and security officials because of the Iran-Contra affair, and that was MUCH LESS a blow at our democratic republic than Brenna’s recent attempt to create evidence and frame our president.
    As Voltaire said, “From time to time, it is necessary to hang an Admiral, in order to encourage the others.” We have many crooked admirals, and they should ALL hang, no matter how high the criminal conduct went — the sooner the better. We need a purge.

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