The intent of the Obama team to take down Trump is slowly being realized, and is an incredible threat to our democracy.
A new report by Real Clear Investigations presents more evidence of political bias playing a major role in the way the intelligence community conducted its assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 election and alleged "collusion" with the Trump campaign.
Among the details that have emerged is that, contrary to the sworn testimony of former CIA Director John Brennan, the Democrat-funded, "salacious and unverified" Steele dossier did in fact influence the intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered with the intent to hurt Clinton and help Trump. Other new revelations include that an agent with hyper-partisan bias against Trump was hand-picked by Brennan to help write the intelligence community's assessment and Obama's director of national intelligence "manipulated" the process to partisan effect.
Real Clear Investigations reports that Brennan's claim in his May 2017 testimony before the House Intelligence Committee that the dossier was "not in any way used as the basis for the intelligence community's assessment" (ICA) — a claim he has repeated several times since — is contradicted by two former officials:
Recently retired National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers stated in a classified letter to Congress that the Clinton campaign-funded memos did factor intothe ICA. And James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence under President Obama, conceded in a recent CNN interview that the assessment was based on “some of the substantive content of the dossier.” Without elaborating, he maintained that “we were able to corroborate” certain allegations. ...