Rep. Mike Turner isn’t just pledging judgment day for Hillary now that Durham’s bombshell about how her campaign monitored Trump’s internet traffic, washed it, and sent it off to intelligence agencies has dropped. He’s also calling out the others that might be involved, especially on the intel side, pledging to go after them with the same vigor and hold those who so viciously smeared Trump accountable.
And who might those intel officials be? In his words, “I think that this is going to lead in the end to Brennan, Clapper and Comey.” Watch him say that here:
Mike Turner, the top Republican on House Intel who could be the next chairman, says "absolutely" to Fox's Maria Bartiromo after she asks if he'd hold hearings on the John Durham inquiry
He also says: "I think that this is going to lead in the end to Brennan, Clapper and Comey." pic.twitter.com/O35y6IH4HU
— Daniel Chaitin (@danielchaitin7) February 13, 2022
But Rep. Turner isn’t the only one who’s concerned with the intelligence officials that might have been (read: almost certainly were) involved with the operation to take down Trump by smearing him as a Russian agent.
John Ratcliffe, former director of National Intelligence, appeared on Fox News too, speaking with Laura Ingraham about who all might have been involved and what they did. In his words:
“when I became the Director of National Intelligence, the first thing I said was, Look, I’d like to see all of the intelligence we have on Trump-Russia collusion. And the answer was, Well, we don’t have any. Not a little bit, but we don’t have any. And that’s why, Jim Comey and John Brennan and James Clapper went all pressed under oath, is there evidence of Trump Russia collusion, they all said, no, there isn’t.
But what I found was interesting. That I didn’t know as a member of Congress is that, we had a lot of intelligence of fake Trump-Russia collusion. What do I mean? We had intelligence that Hillary Clinton had a plan to create this narrative, this false Trump-Russia connection. And that is the notes that I declassified, John Brennan’s handwritten notes that showed that he briefed President Obama and Vice President Biden and their national security team about that plan.
But in addition to those declassified documents, Laura, I gave John Durham thousands of other documents that are still classified that detailed what that plan was, and these public filings are starting to be – John Durham is starting to reveal to the public what some of the details of that plan specifically were.”
In other words, they know about what Hillary was up to. Both on the Trump side and the CIA/other government agency side, those who were involved knew what was going on, that the Russia nonsense was false and that Hillary was spying on Trump to come up with info that she could use to frame him.
Yet Brennan, Clapper, and Comey went along with it anyway, pushing the collusion tale despite knowing that it stemmed from Clinton’s perfidy.
They need to be held accountable just as much as she does. Fortunately, it looks like Congressman Turner might be willing to do so, whatever the personal cost of standing up to the Clintons and intelligence agencies, a cost Trump’s experience shows all too well.