DNI Ratcliffe Declassification of 'Annex A' Shows How the FBI Tried to Sandbag President Trump Using the Steele Dossier

ADDS IDENTITY OF FORMER FBI LAWYER LISA PAGE - These file photos, top row from left are former CIA Director Michael Hayden, former FBI Director James Comey, former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe and former national security adviser Susan Rice. Bottom row from left are former FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper. President Donald Trump acted Aug. 15, 2018, on a threat and revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Trump says he is reviewing security clearances for nine other individuals, including the eight pictured. (AP Photo/Files)

Earlier today, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, continuing the great work begun by acting DNI Richard Grenell, released a key document that is goes along with what we already know about the underlying information for the Russia Hoax investigation being a fraud from the start. The document is Annex A to the Intelligence Community Assessment. That assessment, you’ll recall, is the one that claimed that not only had the Russians interfered in the 2016 election, but they had done so with the express intent of helping the Trump campaign and hurting the Clinton campaign. Annex A was classified as it contained raw intelligence but both James Comey and Andrew McCabe pushed to have it included with the public assessment. Now we can see why.

To make the points I’m going to rely on a series of tweets by CBS’s Catherine Herridge.

Going back to what my colleague Betsy Vaughn reported earlier today (see FRAUD: FBI Knew of Key Information About the Steele Dossier Earlier than Thought) some clarity is beginning to emerge from the mess.

The FBI knew the Steele allegations were bought and paid for by the Clinton campaign and probably had doubts about the veracity of the entire thing. Annex A shows the FBI trying to pull off a bureaucratic mafia hit on President Trump…while lying to everyone. Obviously, the Steele allegations had significant play in developing the FBI’s position on the IC assessment as they had used it to obtain a FISA warrant on Carter Page which was a part of the IC assessment, but their first paragraph denies that to be the case. So now that they’ve said they haven’t verified or used it, the attach all the allegations, which we now know to be utter bullsh**, to the assessment and push for this annex to be made public knowing that the Trump administration would never survive the uproar:

“The most politically-sensitive claims by the FBI source alleged a close relationship between the President-elect and the Kremlin,” the annex stated. “The source claimed that the President-elect and his top campaign advisers knowingly worked with Russian officials to bolster his chances of beating Secretary Clinton; were fully knowledgeable of Russia’s direction of leaked Democratic emails; and were offered financial compensation from Moscow.”

The annex stated that “the source collected this information on behalf of private clients.” It did not mention that those clients were the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

The annex also noted that Steele’s dossier “claimed the Kremlin had cultivated the President-elect for at least five years, had fed him and his team intelligence about Secretary Clinton and other opponents for years, and agreed to use WikiLeaks in return for policy concessions by the President-elect — assuming he won the election — on NATO and Ukraine.” Mueller and other investigators did not present any evidence showing these claims to be true.

When we combine this with the coordinated series of lies pushed out by ‘anonymous sources’ both within the FBI, the IC, and Adam Schiff’s office, we are beginning to see the clear outlines of a coordinated campaign across the government to drive President Trump from office by using the Russia Hoax.

The entire document is below.

Declass Document 503_202006… by Kristina Wong on Scribd