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Former FISA Court Judge and U.S. prosecutor Joe DiGenova told “Judicial Watch” that the anti-Trump targeting plot was initiated by Obama CIA Director John Brennan. In a recent interview, he called it “John Brennan’s Rosemary’s Baby.”
Brennan’s hatred of Trump was well known among those inside and close to the Obama administration. He worried obsessively that Donald Trump might win the presidency and began actively searching for “intelligence” to use against him.
John Brennan hated Trump and he used the powerful tools of the United States intelligence community to weaponize intelligence. He also may have done something else that people haven’t talked about. The 1947 National Security Act makes it illegal for the CIA to spy in the United States or to cause people to spy in the United States. John Brennan did that in this situation when he started this entire scheme and I think he should be held accountable for that and I think he will be.
People have to understand that this scandal has actually been wide open for everyone to see since April 26, 2017. That’s when Judge [Rosemary] Collyer of the FISA Court issued a 99-page opinion in which she outlined four years of illegal spying by FBI outside contractors who sought access to what are called 702 databases. These are the databases about Americans. You can go in there if you’re properly authorized and make what are called “about” inquiries. You want to find out something about American citizens. They did that illegally for four years and it is believed that those four years of obtaining that information illegally led to unmasking of people who should not have been unmasked – American citizens – and the leaking of that information to the press.
That is a scandal which as yet has gone unnoticed by the media and unpunished. And the hero in that story is Admiral Mike Rogers who was the head of the National Security Agency at the time. He discovered this, notified the FISA Court and for his efforts, [Secretary of Defense] Ash Carter and [Director of National Intelligence] James Clapper tried to get him fired. So, that’s the great story. Admiral Rogers is the great hero and all the lawyers are the crooks.
We do know that President Obama knew about all of this counterintelligence activity. We know that from Susan Rice’s memo to the electronic file. But this is Brennan’s baby. This John Brennan’s Rosemary’s baby.
The American Spectator’s George Neumayr wrote that John Brennan’s CIA “operated like a branch office of the Hillary campaign” and nothing could be more true.
He said that Brennan began pushing the FBI to open a counterintelligence investigation in the spring of 2016.
Brennan would present the FBI with what he called evidence. Neumayr says that Brennan would “shake down” foreign intelligence officials looking for anything to hang on Trump. In fact, the “original source of the intelligence” that Brennan was receiving from his overseas counterparts was British spy Christopher Steele.
He would present this information to then-FBI agent Peter Strzok and other government officials. Strzok, as much as he hated Trump, famously told his paramour, then FBI-lawyer Lisa Page, that “there’s no there there.”
Brennan’s alleged intelligence from the British on Trump-Russia collusion was just laundered Steele opposition research for Hillary (Steele had been feeding his work to British spies, who contacted Brennan). At the center of almost all the streams of phony intelligence flowing into the FBI was Steele. Through his relationship with the FBI, he served as a direct stream of bad intelligence. Through foreign intelligence agencies, he became an indirect stream of bad intelligence (with anything he gave those agencies re-routed to the FBI through Brennan). He also served as a conduit for opposition research from Hillary partisans at or connected to the State Department (Cody Shearer, a Hillary hatchet man, passed his opposition research through John Kerry aide Jonathan Winer to Steele, who then fed it back to the FBI).
Brennan leaked news of his “probe” to then-Senator Harry Reid, who told reporters that “Brennan had an ulterior motive in leaking the existence of the probe to him. The very thought of Donald Trump as president made Brennan see red and caused him to lose all judgment.” But, regardless of what Reid believed, he wrote an open letter anyway to James Comey on August 27, 2016 about the Trump-Russian collusion he had just been made privy to and then the world knew about it.
The FBI knew they could not start an investigation based on the rubbish that Brennan was presenting to them. They needed to find a reason. When Australian diplomat, Alexander Downer, had drinks in a London bar with then-Trump campaign junior advisor George Papadopoulos, who told Downer that he had been approached by a Russian who offered to provide “dirt” on Hillary Clinton, that became a talking point for the FBI.
American Enterprise Institute fellow called Brennan “the most sinister of them all.” He said that Brennan “used his authority as CIA Director to suggest that Trump was a traitor and a compromised Russian asset. After Trump’s Helsinki summit, Brennan declared “he is wholly in the pocket of Putin.”
There is no question that Brennan abused his power in order to fabricate a case against Donald Trump. Unfortunately for him, Hillary lost the race and America is slowly learning the truth.