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Congratulations to the United States Intelligence Community on back-to-back U.S. presidential election interference championships!
In both the 2016 presidential election, featuring then-reality TV star Donald Trump vs. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the 2020 presidential election, featuring President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, certain current and former actors within the federal government broke an unprecedented number of “norms,” ethics, and possibly laws in order to seemingly influence the outcome of both elections.
On Monday, Special Counsel John Durham released his long-awaited report investigating the U.S. federal government’s actions during the 2016 election cycle and its monitoring of the Trump campaign. Of course, the American people — at least conservative Americans — didn’t need the Durham investigation to conclude that the Obama administration, the Department of Justice, and the intelligence community acted untoward — putting it mildly — in 2016, but it’s nice having it in writing.
Durham’s team concluded that “neither U.S. law enforcement nor the Intelligence Community appears to have possessed any actual evidence of collusion” when it began Operation Crossfire Hurricane – that’s the operation seen by many as the U.S. government spying on the Trump 2016 campaign. The report also said that Crossfire Hurricane investigators, “did not and could not corroborate any of the substantive allegations contained in the Steele reporting.” The now-infamous Steele dossier was initially used to gain legal permission to monitor the Trump team.
The Daily Wire noted Monday, the report “also concluded that the FBI had no evidence to support a Trump-Russia scandal when it began its investigation and found ‘sobering’ differences in how it approached the Trump probe compared to other politically sensitive investigations.”
As summarized by conservative Greg Price, “the plan by Hillary Clinton to create a false story linking Donald Trump to Russia was briefed in August of 2016 by CIA Director John Brennan to President Obama, VP Biden, AG Loretta Lynch, and FBI Director Comey.”
🚨BREAKING: According to the Durham Report, the plan by Hillary Clinton to create a false story linking Donald Trump to Russia was briefed in August of 2016 by CIA Director John Brennan to President Obama, VP Biden, AG Loretta Lynch, and FBI Director Comey. pic.twitter.com/r2NvwJyKW8
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 15, 2023
So, in other words, assuming Durham’s report is accurate, then it was all a hoax perpetrated at some of the highest levels of the U.S. — as Trump has long claimed.
Trump was never a Russian agent. Nor was the infamous and crass “pee tape” real, per the Durham report. The source behind that tawdry tale admitted he made that all up as well. The feds and the Democratic Party at large wanted you to believe that Trump was controlled by Putin with a penchant for Russian prostitutes. It was all so absurd.
That nonsense lasted throughout Trump’s presidency, which rolled right into the 2020 election. Under the pretense of previous Russian election interference to install Trump, 51 intelligence community veterans signed a letter saying the Hunter Biden “laptop from hell” story had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”
Twitter then used that letter as part of its justification to censor The New York Post story about it. The 51 officials haven’t been able to explain why they thought it was Russian disinformation, and now much of the content on that laptop has been verified as being authentic.
Now, it has been alleged that current CIA officials helped put together that letter and that former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell asked fellow intelligence veterans to add their names to the letter suggesting the Hunter Biden laptop story could be part of a Russian disinformation campaign with a stated purpose of giving now-President Joe Biden‘s 2020 campaign a debate “talking point.”
Who played a role in that letter as well? Well, none other than the aforementioned CIA director, John Brennan.
So, it appears that the U.S. intelligence community used its power to smear, spy on, and discredit Trump — and the conservative movement in general — during the two most recent national elections, the supposed cornerstone of American democracy where Americans come together to vote for their new president.
Now the question, is who is going to be charged and when? Of course, it seems that the answer to those questions is, to put it in layman’s terms, that there is not a chance in France that happens.
And until it does, the U.S. intelligence community is the reigning election interference champ.
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