President Trump Authorizes Declassification of All Spygate and Clinton Email Probe Documents
With just weeks until the election, President Donald Trump is fully declassifying “any and all documents” related to the Spygate scandal, and all documents related to the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
President Trump announced the news in a tweet last night.
I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax. Likewise, the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. No redactions! https://t.co/GgnHh9GOiq
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2020
This announcement came just hours after DNI John Ratcliffe declassified handwritten notes from John Brennan and a CIA referral to James Comey and Peter Strzok asking them to investigate Russian knowledge of Hillary Clinton’s Russia collusion smear.
The Federalist’s Sean Davis summarizes the newly declassified documents as follows:
According to the declassified notes, Brennan and the U.S. intelligence community knew months prior to the 2016 election that the collusion smear was the result of a campaign operation hatched by the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “We’re getting additional insight into Russian activites from [REDACTED],” Brennan’s handwritten notes state. “Cite alleged approval by Hillary Clinton–on 26 July–of a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisers to villify [sic] Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security services.”
The initials “JC” are also on the briefing notes, implying that Comey also attended the meeting.
Moreover, the CIA and other intelligence agencies also suspected early on that many of the key claims underpinning the collusion narrative could themselves be the product of deliberate Russian disinformation.
Ratcliffe also declassified on Tuesday portions of a formal CIA investigative referral sent on Sept. 7, 2016, to fired former FBI Director James Comey and fired former counterintelligence official Peter Strzok asking them to investigate the Clinton campaign’s anti-Trump collusion smear operation in light of Russia’s knowledge of the plan and the likelihood it could be tainted by deliberate Russian disinformation. Rather than act on the CIA investigative referral in the same manner they had launched a full-blown counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign, Strzok and Comey refused to initiate an investigation.
NEW: declassified @JohnBrennan notes from briefing @BarackObama per @DNI_Ratcliffe
“Alleged approved by @HillaryClinton a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisers to vilify @realDonaldTrump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security service.” pic.twitter.com/IiVb4XlGke
— Brooke Singman (@BrookeSingman) October 6, 2020
This was a briefing that Comey claimed to have no memory of when he testified last week.
Maybe his memory isn’t so faulty after all.