LYNCH vs. COMEY: As Barr opens an investigation into the investigators, those being investigated are turning on each other. The Lynch transcript they mention is posted @ https://dougcollins.house.gov/transparency. Pass the popcorn.
HANNITY: Sean and guests go over some of the latest developments.
BREITBART: Aaron Klein writes about problems in the original handling of the Russia investigation
In the summer of 2016, then-CIA Director John Brennan convened a “secret task force at CIA headquarters composed of several dozen analysts and officers from the CIA, the NSA and the FBI.” The unit functioned as a “sealed compartment” hidden even from the rest of the U.S. intelligence community. Members unit reported exclusively to top officials, including then-President Obama, Brennan, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and then-FBI Director James Comey. Their aides were all barred from attending the initial meetings.
Gradually, the circle widened to include Vice President Biden and others. Agendas sent to Cabinet secretaries — including John F. Kerry at the State Department and Ashton B. Carter at the Pentagon — arrived in envelopes that subordinates were not supposed to open. Starting in August, closed Cabinet sessions on Russia met in the White House Situation Room. The agendas were withheld until participants had taken their seats in the Situation Room and the video feed was cut off. The feed, which allows only for video and not audio, is usually kept on so that senior aides can see when a meeting takes place.
The January, 2017, U.S. Intelligence Community report alleging Russian interference on behalf of then-candidate Donald Trump was written by John Brennan. In April, 2018, the House Intelligence Committee released a report on alleged Russian collusion questioning the allegedly “high confidence” assessment in the January, 2017, IC report. It said the investigation contained “significant intelligence trade craft failings that undermine confidence” in the judgments, including the failure to “be independent of political considerations.”
Comey, Brennan and Clapper are now pointing fingers at each other over which of them advocated for the infamously discredited Christopher Steele dossier that was used to get a FISA warrant to spy on Trump’s campaign. The Steele dossier was produced by the controversial Fusion GPS firm, which was paid for the dossier work by Trump’s main political opponents, namely Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) via the Perkins Coie law firm.