John Brennan is in deep doo doo. He testified to congress more than once under oath that the Hillary dossier played no part in obtaining the FISA warrants used to spy on President Trump. However, two high ranking officials dispute that testimony and others are claiming getting the FISA warrant without the dossier would have been impossible. Brennan has repeated his lies in television interviews but now these two officials are contradicting Brennan. Michael Rogers, the former National Security Agency Director and James Clapper, the former National Security Agency Director.
From Paul Sperry via Real Clear Investigations:
Former CIA Director John Brennan’s insistence that the salacious and unverified Steele dossier was not part of the official Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 election is being contradicted by two top former officials.
Recently retired National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers stated in a classified letter to Congress that the Clinton campaign-funded memos did factor into the ICA. And James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence under President Obama, conceded in a recent CNN interview that the assessment was based on “some of the substantive content of the dossier.” Without elaborating, he maintained that “we were able to corroborate” certain allegations.
In a March 5, 2018, letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, Adm. Rogers informed the committee that a two-page summary of the dossier — described as “the Christopher Steele information” — was “added” as an “appendix to the ICA draft,” and that consideration of that appendix was “part of the overall ICA review/approval process.”
Paul Sperry also spoke with Fred Fleitz, who worked as a CIA analyst for 19 years who said certain players were chosen from select agencies as well, including Peter Strzok:
Fleitz suggests that the Obama administration limited the number of players involved in the analysis to skew the results. He believes the process was “manipulated” to reach a “predetermined political conclusion” that the incoming Republican president was compromised by the Russians.
“I’ve never viewed the ICA as credible,” the CIA veteran added.
A source close to the House investigation said Brennan himself selected the CIA and FBI analysts who worked on the ICA, and that they included former FBI counterespionage chief Peter Strzok.
“Strzok was the intermediary between Brennan and [former FBI Director James] Comey, and he was one of the authors of the ICA,” according to the source.
Brennan is now caught between a rock and a hard place.