John Brennan goes running to Jake Tapper…
John Brennan ran to Jake Tapper this evening and attacked DNI John Ratcliffe
Brennan appeared on CNN shortly after Ratcliffe declassified the documents, but denied that they showed any wrongdoing on Hillary Clinton’s part. “If in fact what the Russians were alleging, that Hillary was trying to highlight the reported connections between Trump and the Russians — and that’s a big ‘if’ — there is nothing at all illegal about that.”
Democrats accused Ratcliffe of spreading Russian disinformation. A spokesman for Clinton, Nick Merrill, told Politico that the allegation was “baseless bullshit.”
“In late July 2016, US intelligence agencies obtained insight into Russian intelligence analysis alleging that US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had approved a campaign plan to stir up a scandal against US Presidential candidate Donald Trump by tying him to Putin and the Russians’ hacking of the DNC. The IC does not know the accuracy of this allegation of the extent to which the Russian intelligence analysis may reflect exaggerations or fabrication,” Ratcliffe wrote to Lindsey Graham.
CIA briefed Obama on Hillary’s plan to link Trump to Russia — Bret Baier tonight