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DNI Ratcliffe Declassifies Explosive Hillary Clinton & Russiagate Information; Facebook Censors It

September 30, 2020
Facebook thought police in action.

On September 29, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham which attributes the genesis of Russiagate to a fake story spun by Hillary Clinton personally. According to the short letter containing now declassified information, Hillary Clinton and her aides made up the Trump/Russia collusion myth to distract public attention away from Clinton’s use of a private email server which had become an extremely controversial issue during the 2016 presidential campaign.

According to the letter, U.S. intelligence “obtained insight into” a Russian intelligence analysis stating that as of July 2016, Clinton was plotting to scandalize Donald Trump by tying him to Putin and the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee. Radcliffe’s letter says that U.S. intelligence expressed no opinion on the veracity of the Russian analysis.

The Russian analysis, of course, has proved to be true, up to and including the fact that there never was a Russian hack of the DNC resulting in the files released by WikiLeaks. This was confirmed in the testimony of Clinton/DNC security vendor CrowdStrike in testimony to the House Intelligence Committee in December 2017.

The letter states that CIA Director John Brennan made handwritten notes of his briefing to President Barack Obama and senior security officials on the Russian intelligence assessment, including, and here Ratcliffe is apparently quoting Brennan, the “alleged approval on July 26, 2016 by Hillary Clinton of a proposal by one of her foreign policy advisors to vilify Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security services.”

Brennan himself immediately proceeded to fan the faux scandal. He has written that he concluded, no less than two days later, that Russia had indeed launched a conspiracy with Trump to swing the 2016 election and briefed Obama about it. He then called an August emergency briefing of Congress’ Group of 8 about Russian interference on behalf of Trump, knowing it would leak. Both Mike Morrell, a Clinton advisor and former Acting Director of the CIA, and Michael McFaul, a Clinton advisor and former Obama Ambassador to Russia, were heavily involved in the press campaign pushing this baseless attack on Trump and Russia. Did Obama, personally, order intelligence community cooperation with Hillary’s scandal campaign?

Finally, according to the third and last significant paragraph of the letter, on September 7, 2016, U.S. intelligence officials forwarded an investigative referral to FBI Director James Comey and FBI Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok concerning Clinton’s “approval of a plan” to use baseless accusations about “Russian hackers” and Trump “as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server.”

Exactly who were the U.S. intelligence officials who forwarded the investigative referral? Were they the same CIA and other intelligence officials who dissented from Brennan’s investigation of Trump and Russia at the behest of British intelligence? Brennan has testified that the British threatened that if he did not pursue their claims of Trump/Russia collusion, they would end the “special relationship” between the U.S. and the other participants in Five Eyes. It is clear that the FBI deep-sixed the investigative referral.

Ratcliffe’s declassified information has clearly hit a nerve. Within hours of its release, Facebook was censoring posts about it, stating that it was “disinformation.” Wow.

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