DNI John Ratcliffe… Dropping Bombs On The Narrative
In a bombshell letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe detailed how the Russian collusion narrative pushed by Democrats and the media was an alleged plot approved by then-candidate Hillary Clinton. Not only that, but President Obama was allegedly briefed on the matter by anti-Trump CIA Director John Brennan. The night’s presidential debate proved to be a great distraction as the broadcast networks spent their time proclaiming Joe Biden had the advantage.
While ABC’s World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News were busy promoting their candidate ahead of the debate, the host for the night’s event, Fox News made sure to inform their viewers of the bombshell allegations.
“This breaking tonight, some pretty big allegations against Hillary Clinton and involving former President Obama,” announced Special Report co-anchor Martha MacCallum as they came back from commercial. “The director of National Intelligence says U.S. intelligence agencies obtained insight into Russian intel analysis alleging that Clinton approved a plan to manufacture a scandal against then-candidate trump in 2016 and that President Obama was aware of it.”
Co-anchor Bret Baier noted that the letter also says the claims “can’t be verified,” but correspondent David Spunt gave a rundown of the letter’s contents.
“And hours ago, he [Ratcliffe] wrote a letter to Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, from the Senate, summarizing allegations that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton okayed a plan that would throw then-candidate Donald Trump in the middle of a scandal with Russia,” Spunt reported before reading from the stunning letter:
Part of this says, quote, “In late July 2016, U.S. intelligence agencies obtained insight into Russian intelligence analysis alleging that U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had approved a campaign plan to stir up a scandal against U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump by tying him to Putin and the Russians’ hacking of the Democratic National Committee.”
Then it goes on in the next sentence, “The IC does not know the accuracy of this allegation or the extent to which the Russian intelligence analysis may reflect exaggeration or fabrication.”
The letter, Bret and Martha, goes on to say that on September 7, 2016, intelligence officials forwarded a referral to FBI director coming about, quote, “U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s approval of a plan concerning U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering U.S. elections as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private mail server.”
Things got even shadier as Spunt explained how Ratcliffe’s letter detailed how, “former CIA agency Director Brennan subsequently briefed President Obama and other senior national security officials on the intelligence, including the ‘alleged approval by Hillary Clinton on July 26, 2016, of a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisors to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by Russian security services.’”
Spunt went on to note Senator Graham feared that there may have been a “double standard” in how the FBI investigated the Trump campaign on the matter of Russia compared to the Clinton campaign.
“In a statement late today, DNI Ratcliffe said this is not Russian disinformation and he will be providing more information to Congress in the coming days,” Spunt concluded.