By WND. Former Barack Obama CIA Director John Brennan set up his own “secret task force” to investigate Donald Trump before the FBI began its Russia-collusion probe, according to investigative reporter Paul Sperry.
The Brennan task force, operating out of CIA headquarters in Langley on a separate budget, was discovered in the investigation of the Obama Russia probe by U.S. Attorney John Durham, Sperry said.
DEVELOPING: Investigators have learned that Obama CIA Director John Brennan ran a secret task force out of Langley with its own separate budget to investigate Trump campaign and alleged ties to Russia. Task force set up before FBI officially launched its own probe on 07/31/16
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) September 8, 2020
Brennan has been one of Trump’s harshest critics, accusing him of “treason.”
Sperry’s reporting was backed up by reporter Adam Housley, who tweeted that Brennan had been “doing this well before Trump.”
He’d been doing this well before Trump. As I have reported. https://t.co/0jxayu7jOL
— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) September 8, 2020
(Read more from “Report: Obama’s CIA Chief Had ‘Secret Task Force’ to Probe Trump” HERE)
White House: ‘Additional Documents’ Spell ‘Trouble’ for Ex-Officials in Durham Investigation
By Washington Examiner. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said he has seen “additional” documents that are pertinent to U.S. Attorney John Durham’s criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation.
Meadows, a former congressional investigator, told Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo on Tuesday that he does not have an update on Durham’s work but noted that these records he has viewed reflect poorly on top FBI officials who were involved in the origins of the operation looking into ties between President Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia.
“Additional documents that I’ve been able to review say that a number of the players, the Peter Strzoks, the Andy McCabes, the James Comeys, and even others in the administration previously are in real trouble because of their willingness to participate in an unlawful act and I use the word unlawful at best, it broke all kinds of protocols and at worst people should go to jail as I mentioned previously,” Meadows said.
So far, Durham has charged one person with criminal wrongdoing in his investigation. A former FBI lawyer, Kevin Clinesmith, pleaded guilty last month to a false statements charge for fraudulently altering a CIA email during the process of the bureau seeking a court’s permission to renew an order to wiretap a former Trump campaign adviser. (Read more from “White House: ‘Additional Documents’ Spell ‘Trouble’ for Ex-Officials in Durham Investigation” HERE)