Former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton isn’t running for office in 2020. But an issue that plagued her back in 2016 has returned and this time, it directly involves the FBI.
Though Clinton was cleared of criminal charges relating to her well-documented email scandal, many questioned if the Obama administration had unfairly given her a pass.
Now, it looks like she’s under the microscope once again.
The hard-hitting allegation dropped this week, when National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe said that in late July 2016, intelligence agencies had “obtained insight” into the Russian spy situation.
They’re now claiming that Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate at the time, actually knew about the plan to “stir up a scandal against her Republican opponent.”
Not only that, but she supposedly approved it.
Via Fox News:
Hillary Clinton personally signed off on the Russiagate farce to distract attention from her email scandal, according to a Russian intelligence analysis that was obtained by U.S. intelligence agencies in July 2016.
Evidently, the plan was to “tie Trump to Putin and the Russians’ hacking of the Democratic National Committee.”
According to former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan’s handwritten notes, he briefed then-President Obama on this intelligence, including the “alleged approval” by Clinton.
Then in September of 2016, intelligence officials referred Clinton to the FBI for investigation. The accusation being that she was trying to “distract the public from her use of a private mail server.”
BREAKING: On July 26, 2016, U.S. intel authorities learned that Russian intel knew of Hillary Clinton's plans to cook up a scandal alleging that Trump was working with Russia. Obama was personally briefed on Russia's knowledge of Clinton's plans. pic.twitter.com/jOeRyXIlYA
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 29, 2020
For years, Republicans have suspected that Clinton, Obama, and other top Democrats cooked up the entire Russia/hacking conspiracy as a way to shield Clinton.
Now, it appears those suspicions might actually hold some water.
Some sources have claimed the information in Ratcliffe’s letter was “Russian disinformation,” but Ratcliffe was quick to disprove that theory:
To be clear, this is not Russian disinformation and has not been assessed as such by the Intelligence Community.
I’ll be briefing Congress on the sensitive sources and methods by which it was obtained in the coming days.
Now we’ll have to wait and see what steps Congress and the FBI take, if any.
Many on the right side of the aisle accuse Capitol Hill of dragging their feet on this issue, and of even protecting Hillary Clinton. But perhaps this new evidence will yield fresh action.
- Hillary Clinton might’ve approved the “Russiagate” conspiracy in order to deflect attention from her email scandal.
- Intelligence agencies referred her to the FBI for investigation.
- She was cleared of any criminal behavior in 2016, but this may prompt new action by Congress or the FBI.
Source: Fox News