The Deep State is in trouble.

The investigation into Trump-Russia collusion that began under the Obama administration is being exposed for an attempt to subvert democracy.

And Obama’s CIA Director is on the hot seat for telling one lie about the investigation.

The dossier’s role in the investigation – and the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia allegedly meddled in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win – are the subjects of much debate.

The fake news dossier was bought and paid for by the Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee.

Deep State leakers – and the media outlets who act as their sock puppets – tried to downplay the dossier’s importance once its true origins became known.

One such operative was former Obama CIA Director John Brennan.

He testified in March 2017 that the dossier played no role in the intelligence community’s assessment and that he had no knowledge of the Clinton campaign paying for the dossier.

Both of these statements could open Brennan up to perjury charges.

Paul Sperry writes on RealClearInvestigations.com:

“House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes next plans to investigate the role former CIA Director John Brennan and other Obama intelligence officials played in promoting the salacious and unverified Steele dossier on Donald Trump — including whether Brennan perjured himself in public testimony about it.

In his May 2017 testimony before the intelligence panel, Brennan emphatically denied the dossier factored into the intelligence community’s publicly released conclusion last year that Russia meddled in the 2016 election “to help Trump’s chances of victory.”

Brennan also swore that he did not know who commissioned the anti-Trump research document (excerpt here), even though senior national security and counterintelligence officials at the Justice Department and FBI knew the previous year that the dossier was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign.”

These statements have trouble squaring with the facts.

Sperry also writes:

“John Brennan did more than anyone to promulgate the dirty dossier,” the investigator said. “He politicized and effectively weaponized what was false intelligence against Trump…

…Several Capitol Hill sources say Brennan, a fiercely loyal Obama appointee, talked up the dossier to Democratic leaders, as well as the press, during the campaign. They say he also fed allegations about Trump-Russia contacts directly to the FBI, while pressuring the bureau to conduct an investigation of several Trump campaign figures starting in the summer of 2016…

… On Aug. 25, 2016, for example, the CIA chief gave an unusual private briefing to then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in which he told Reid the Russians were backing Trump and that the FBI would have to take the lead in an investigation because the FBI is the federal agency in charge of domestic intelligence and, unlike the CIA, can spy on U.S. citizens…

… In early January, just weeks before Trump was inaugurated, investigators say Brennan saw to it that the contents from the dossier were attached to an official daily intelligence briefing for Obama. The special classified briefing was then leaked to the major Washington media, allowing them to use the presidential briefing to justify the publication of claims they had up to that point not been able to substantiate and had been reluctant to run.”

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