Here’s a shocking revelation. Now that John Durham is digging past the Horowitz report, Democrats are rethinking their previous assertions.
Now, former CIA Director John Brennan admits the FBI was too aggressive in their pursuit of the FISA warrant.
It’s funny how a little digging inspires a brand new perspective. Durham recently asked for all the emails, call logs and other communications pertinent to the Trump-Russia probe. And conservatives can’t wait to see what Durham produces.
As the Daily Caller points out:
The New York Times, citing three sources familiar with the matter, reported that Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, is looking at the role that Brennan played in assessing that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 election specifically to help Donald Trump.
Durham also wants to know about Brennan’s views of the Steele dossier, the Democrat-funded opposition research that alleged a “well-developed conspiracy of co-operation” between the Trump campaign and Russian government.
Brennan has said that the CIA did not use the dossier, which was written by former British spy Christopher Steele, in its assessment regarding Russian interference in the election.
FBI officials, including then-Director James Comey and then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, pushed to include the dossier in an Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) on Russian election meddling that was published on Jan. 6, 2017. A summary of the dossier was ultimately put in an appendix to the ICA.
All along we’ve heard Brennan criticize the President. In fact, he constantly defended the work on the FBI and other national security agencies. But in October, our own Kevin Jackson predicted Brennan would soon sing a different tune. And now, he tells us ‘mistakes were made.’
As Fox News writes:
Appearing on MSNBC, Brennan was asked by host Chris Hayes about “abuses” uncovered by Horowitz, who claimed he found 17 significant errors in the renewed FISA applications into former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, while Horowitz was a member of the Obama administration.
“Well clearly, there were mistakes made based on the inspector general’s reports,” Brennan responded. “And I know that a lot of people attribute it to either to incompetence or politicization. Well, I might just attribute it to, these were FBI agents who were doing their level best to try to prevent Russia interference in the election.”
He continued, “They were probably overly aggressive, they didn’t pay careful enough attention to some of the details, they may have ignored some aspects of the work that was uncovered. But I think the IG was very clear that politicization did not seem to creep into any aspect of their work either at the initiation of the investigation or throughout.”
Brennan then echoed FBI Director Christopher Wray, saying “these are issues that really need to be addressed because the FISA court does have tremendous authority to allow the bureau to investigate the activities of U.S. citizens.”
So on the left, we have Nancy Pelosi sitting on impeachment articles. But she’s afraid to pull the trigger. Meanwhile, John Durham is building the real case. In fact, the CIA already secured counsel in anticipation of criminal charges. Democrats will soon rue the day they opened an investigation against Donald Trump.