By Jon Dougherty
(NationalSentinel) During a Wednesday evening interview onÂ Fox News‘ “The Ingraham Angle,” presidential counselor and former U.S. attorney Rudy Giuliani came as close as anyone has in fingering former CIA Director John Brennan and, by association, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, as leading the “counterintelligence” operation — Spygate — to “frame” President Donald Trump.
Claiming that former FBI Director James Comey likely committed an illegal act when he swore, under oath on surveillance applications to the FISA Court that the infamous “Russia dossier” was legitimate intelligence, Giuliani noted further that the level of involvement internationally in Spygate was beyond an FBI director’s pay grade.
Asked by host Laura Ingraham if Comey’s leaks of his classified presidential encounter memos were illegal, the former NYC mayor said they could be “more unethical” than anything else.
However, “I think there was a conspiracy…to frame Trump. I think there is a conspiracy to frame Trump,” he said.
Okay — but who is involved, Ingraham wanted to know.
Giuliani laid out the scenario:
I canâ€™t name them yet because they are unidentified but this is a counterintelligence conspiracy feeding information of Papadopoulos and then Papadopoulos regurgitated to Australia Ambassador. It involves Ukraine. It involves Italy. It involves U.K., Australia at the bare minimum.
Who could do that for the CIA? Comey couldnâ€™t actually do that. Comey could know about it, Comey could be part of it, Comey could be a player in it but somebody else is the brainchild of this.
Comey played his part as a liar to the court. There is no confusion about the crime. There is nothing clearer than you are swearing under penalties of perjury, name, James Comey paragraph such and such, total like, go to jail.
That leaves only three people who would have had the power and authority to direct global U.S. intelligence assets: Brennan, Clapper, and, of course, President Barack Obama.
Keep in mind this was an intelligence operation designed to thwart a presidential candidate from taking office and, after he surprisingly won, to drive him from office. That’s a coup attempt; it’s sedition.
In August during an interview withÂ Fox Business Network‘s Maria Bartiromo, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham appeared to confirm that investigators were focused on Brennan.
He toldÂ Bartiromo that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz was â€œdoing a very in-depth dive about the FISA warrant applicationâ€ and â€œthe behavior regarding the counterintelligence operation.â€
GrahamÂ notedÂ further he believes Horowitzâ€™s report should be out in â€œweeks â€” not days, not months,â€ and is very likely to prove to be â€œugly and damning regarding the Department of Justiceâ€™s handling of the Russia probe.â€
â€œYou know, I really am very curious about the role the CIA played here,â€ Graham said. â€œWe know that the FISA warrant application was based on a dossier prepared by Christopher Steele, who was biased against Trump, that was unverified. Thatâ€™s one problem. But this whole intelligence operation â€” what role did the CIA play.â€
The South Carolina Republican then asked: â€œWho knew about this in the White House? Hereâ€™s a question: Was President Obama briefed on the fact that they were opening up a counterintelligence investigation against the Trump campaign? Iâ€™d like to know that.â€
Bartiromo noted then that Brennan was running the CIA at the time, asking Graham if he planned to call him before his committee. â€œWeâ€™ll see,â€ he responded.
In May, we reported that the U.S. attorney assigned by Attorney General William Barr to look into various aspects of Spygate, John Durham, was examining a “fusion cell” allegedly established by Brennan to handle the Spygate operation.
Investigative reporter Paul Sperry noted, â€œAccording to Main DOJ sources, Durhamâ€™s portfolio for looking into the provenance of CH includes examining docs generated by an interagency â€˜fusion cellâ€™ Brennan set up in mid-2016 on Russian election interference + pre-election briefings Steele gave to UK intelligenceâ€â€¦
BREAKING: According to Main DOJ sources, Durham's portfolio for looking into the provenance of CH includes examining docs generated by an interagency "fusion cell" Brennan set up in mid-2016 on Russian election interference + pre-election briefings Steele gave to UK intelligence
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) May 22, 2019
In addition to discussing Comey’s role and the role of the deep state in Spygate, Ingraham noted that Horowitz, according to sources, would soon be releasingÂ two reports: One lengthy analysis of how the FBI and Justice Department [mis]handled the Clinton email probe as well as the FISA application process, and a separate one on Comey’s misconduct.
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