Even the threat of a tightening noose sends leftists into a feeding frenzy. As Attorney General Bill Barr commences with the task of investigating the investigators regarding the Russiagate hoax, the left is already feeling the heat. And so begins the blame game of, it’s not my fault – he made me do it!
from the Washington Examiner:
Blame game pits John Brennan against James Comey over support for Steele dossier
A debate is heating up over whether it was former CIA Director John Brennan or former FBI Director James Comey who attempted to include the unverified Trump dossier in the high-profile Intelligence Community Assessment of January 2017 that focused on Russian interference.
A report from Fox News on Wednesday offered competing claims, with some sources telling them that a yet-to-be-made-public email chain from late 2016 shows that “Comey told [FBI] subordinates that … Brennan insisted the dossier be included” in the assessment, while a former CIA official “put the blame squarely on Comey.”
The dossier, put together by British ex-spy Christopher Steele, contained a litany of unverified claims about President Trump’s ties to Russia and was used extensively in FISA applications before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to justify surveillance of former Trump campaign associate Carter Page. The dossier was compiled through Fusion GPS and funded in part by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, and its possible misuse is the subject of inquiries through the Department of Justice.
The Fox News report cites sources that discuss a late-2016 email chain in which Comey told subordinates that Brennan insisted the dossier be included in the intelligence community assessment. The report also says that the dossier is called “crown material” in the emails although the meaning behind that wasn’t immediately clear.