Russia Was Trying To Hurt Trump? Impending Declassification "To Flip Collusion Theory On Its Head": Solomon

Russia Was Trying To Hurt Trump? Impending Declassification "To Flip Collusion Theory On Its Head": Solomon

According to multiple officials familiar with the planned declassification, "new evidence will raise the specter that Russian President Vladimir Putin was actually trying to hurt President Trump, not help his election in 2016, as the Obama administration claimed."

The rumored release comes on the heels of revelations that former UK spy Christopher Steele's primary dossier source was tied to Russian intelligence - suggesting that the Kremlin was in fact working with Trump's enemies to harm his chances of winning the 2016 US election. And while the Mueller investigation found no 'collusion' between Trump and Russia, Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsay Graham (R-SC) brought up the notion of Putin working against Trump.

"Everything Russia-Trump was looked at. You had $25 million, 60 agents. You had subpoenas, you had people’s lives turned upside down," Graham told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday. "The question is, 'Did they look at Russia coming after Trump?'"?

"We’ve got a Russian spy on the payroll of the Democratic Party putting together a document that details the FBI was not reliable," he added.

 

 

 

As Solomon notes:

The possibility that the FBI and CIA had reason to suspect Russia was trying to hurt Trump and help rival Hillary Clinton first emerged in a Just the News article last month that revealed a House Intelligence Committee secret report accused the U.S Intelligence Community Assessment of ignoring credible evidence that the Russians tried to help Clinton in 2016.

"When I was briefed on the House Intelligence Committee report on the January 2017 ICA, I was told that John Brennan politicized this assessment by excluding credible intelligence that the Russians wanted Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 election and ordered weak intelligence included that Russia wanted Trump to win," former CIA and National Security Council official Fred Fleitz told the outlet last month - which noted that Brennan was CIA director at the time.

"I also was told that Brennan took both actions over the objections of CIA analysts. I am concerned about what happened to these analysts and worry that they may have been subjected to retaliation by CIA management," Fleitz added. "These analysts are true whistleblowers, and they should come to the congressional intelligence committees to tell their stories and set the record straight on the ICA."

To that end, the impending document release will show that the intelligence community "cherry-picked pebbles of evidence" to help support the case that Russia was trying to help Trump win the 2016 election, when 'there was similar evidence to the contrary.'