Massive Contradiction – John Brennan Completely Contradicts FBI Director James Comey on Congressional Notification…

BUSTED !!

Today former CIA Director John Brennan testified to congress on the Russian counter-intelligence operation which began in July 2016.  Today, John Brennan completely contradicted the March 20th, 2017, testimony of former FBI Director James Comey.

We have previously drawn attention to a particular part of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to congress from March 20th.  The issue is when was congressional leadership, specifically the congressional intelligence oversight group called the “Gang-of-Eight”, notified of the Russian investigation (a counter-intelligence operation).

Pay close attention.  On March 20th FBI Director James Comey -together with NSA head Admiral Mike Rogers- testified to congress specifically about this notification (first three minutes of the video):

Rep. Stefanik: [01:12] …”when did you notify the White House, the DNI or congressional leadership”?

James Comey: …”good question.  Congressional leadership, sometime recently they were briefed on the nature of the investigation, as I said.  Obviously the department of justice has been aware of it all along”…

Watch the first 3 minutes of that video.  Notice the discomfort etc.  We have previously outlined why THAT is such a big deal –SEE HERE–  Comey is discussing the recent notification to congress that took place approximately a week earlier.  Prior to that congressional notification FBI Director Comey admits to keeping congress in the dark “because of the sensitivity of the matter” from July 2016 through March 2017.

Now, watch the opening statement from former CIA Director John Brennan today:

Pay very close attention to the segment at 13:35 of this video of Brennan’s testimony:

Brennan: [13:35]  “Third, through the so-called Gang-of-Eight process we kept congress apprised of these issues as we identified them.”

“Again, in consultation with the White House, I PERSONALLY briefed the full details of our understanding of Russian attempts to interfere in the election to congressional leadership; specifically: Senators Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr; and to representatives Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Devin Nunes and Adam Schiff between 11th August and 6th September [2016], I provided the same briefing to each of the gang of eight members.”

“Given the highly sensitive nature of what was an active counter-intelligence case [that means the FBI], involving an ongoing Russian effort, to interfere in our presidential election, the full details of what we knew at the time were shared only with those members of congress; each of whom was accompanied by one senior staff member.”…

Brennan goes on to say the main substance of those Go8 meetings was the same as the main judgements of the January classified and unclassified intelligence assessments published by the CIA, FBI, DNI and NSA (intelligence community).

That January reference was the infamous 17 agencies report, from CIA (Brennan), DNI (Clapper), FBI (Comey) and NSA (Rogers), all who had confidence, according to the report, that Russia was attempting to interfere in the 2016 election.

Now, a critic might think that Brennan is informing congress on one thing, and Comey is NOT INFORMING congress on another.  However, that angle is rebuked by Brennan’s own testimony that his specific intelligence product (CIA) was given to the FBI who were exclusively in charge of the “counter-intelligence investigation“.

What’s happening here is actually John Brennan throwing James Comey under the bus.

Dan has encapsulated it nicely in this paragraph:

[…] Brennan gave Comey the investigative product -which had nothing to do with the Trump team-  and Comey used it to carry out Obama, Hillary, and Susan Rice’s dirty work for them. Of course Brennan was in on the whole thing and is now saving his own skin by saying ” I briefed ya’ll on everything I had with regards to Russia, anything additional that arose please talk to my buddy Comey”.

Brennan is making Comey own the “Counter-Intelligence ‘Muh Russia'” claims about the Trump campaign.  Brennan trying to make Comey the fall-guy for a Robert Mueller investigative outcome.  Brennan knows there’s no ‘there’ there.

The entire construct of the “Russian Investigation” was the political use of a claimed investigation in order to weaken President-Elect Trump.  There simply is no ‘there’ there because there’s no substantive evidence to support a “Trump Campaign Collusion Narrative”.

As such, John Brennan has realized that someone has focused attention on Comey’s admission to congress that the FBI intentionally kept congress in the dark during the construct of the counter-intel narrative.  Congress was kept in the dark during this phase because the narrative can only thrive with innuendo, rumor, gossip etc.   The appearance of the investigation itself was the political need; the substance was non-existent and immaterial to the creation of the narrative.

If Comey notified congress, via the Gang of Eight oversight, the counter-intel narrative would have been harder to manufacture as details would have to be consistent.  That’s the benefit to keeping any oversight away while creating the politically useful narrative.

John Brennan, facing the looming certainty of the underlying Russian ‘collusion evidence’ being non-existent, is now trying to give the appearance that he briefed congress on larger Russian election interference issues.  However , the trouble for Brennan is his own admission that these issues were the underlying principle for the FBI counter-intelligence investigation.  Brennan specifically says he gave his intelligence product to the FBI.

Brennan is throwing Comey under the bus and attempting to create plausible deniability for his role in a constructing a political narrative; a false narrative.

WATCH THE RETREAT:

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It’s not accidental this Brennan retreat is facilitated by a member of congress John Brennan admits to briefing last year.  Gang-of-Eight member, Adam Schiff.

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608 Responses to Massive Contradiction – John Brennan Completely Contradicts FBI Director James Comey on Congressional Notification…

  1. The Boss says:

    Time for Comey to cut a massive deal with Mueller.

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    • Bill Wright says:

      Cut a deal?

      They are co-conspiators who are meeting to get their stories straight.

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    • yep says:

      no way, jail comey and the whole lot…this is corruption on a big scale….arrest them all and throw their butts into prison, especially obama and clinton…CORRUPTION ON THE BIG SCALE….

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    • yy4u says:

      Oh what tangled webs we weave when first we practice to deceive.

      I don’t know how much I believe that comes out of Comey’s mouth but I do know I believe NOTHING Brennan says.

      I wonder how many heads would explode if Trump said he’d made a mistake in firing Comey, than new information had come to light, and in light of that new information, he was reappointing James Comey as Director of the FBI.

      Just a thought. Our lion DOES like to screw with their heads.

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  2. Joe S says:

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    • Joe S says:

      It is either Mueller was hired to shut this down or go on a fishing expedition. I believe these are the two possibilities.

      Of course, when it is over, who knows what President Trumps will decide in terms of who to prosecute.

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  3. 6X47 says:

    I noticed that so much of the mainstream media completely missed the point of Brennan’s testimony. Their headlines “Brennan saw signs of Russian influence”. The real point, there is no evidence!

    Liked by 8 people

  4. jeans2nd says:

    Off-topic (where to put this?). Couple of additional tidbits from Adm Rogers’ testimony of 20 Mar 2017 –

    Adm Rogers went to Trump Tower the week after the election b/c PE Trump asked Adm Rogers to come for a job interview.
    “NUNES: Thank you. Admiral Rogers, I know that there was a leak of information regarding Director Clapper and Former Secretary of Defense Carter, were looking at relieving you of your — of your duty…those stories were leaked as soon as you had visited with President-elect Trump. Is that correct?”

    “ROGERS: Yes sir, I was asked if I would be prepared to interview with the Trump administration for a position, which I did.”

    Were any votes changed due to “Russian hacking”?
    “NUNES: …do you have any evidence that Russia cyber actors changed vote tallies…”

    “ROGERS: No I do not, but I would highlight we are a foreign intelligence organization, not a domestic intelligence organization. So it would be fair to say, we are probably not the best organization to provide a more complete answer.”

    “COMEY: No.”

    Would seem Our POTUS really is really smart.

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  5. Can I get a little help please? About two days ago there was a lengthy article with great details on Comey and just how deep in the swamp his allegiances are. (Mostly a Clinton servant)
    I wanted my wife to read it but I didn’t bookmark the site. I may have found it from the CTH twitter feed butI’m not sure. Can anyone please steer me to that article?
    Getting old ain’t for sissies.😳

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  6. doofusdawg says:

    They are folding up the tent on the Russian collusion case other than Flynn and his false disclosures. They thing they have Trump on obstruction so now they will all be reserved and professional and courteous. It’s all in Mueller’s hands now.

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  7. jeans2nd says:

    Robert Perry weighed in.

    “Brennan’s excuse about “tightly compartmented” information was somewhat disingenuous…other intelligence agencies…could have been consulted in a limited fashion, based on their areas of expertise.

    “INR (the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research) could have weighed in on whether Russian President Vladimir Putin would have taken the risk of trying to sabotage Hillary Clinton’s campaign, knowing that – if she won as expected and learned of the operation – she might have sought revenge against him and his country.”

    “The Jan. 6 report argued one side of the case – that Putin had a motive for undermining Clinton because he objected to her work as Secretary of State when she encouraged anti-Putin protests inside Russia – but the report ignored the counter-argument that the usually cautious Putin might well have feared infuriating the incoming U.S. President if the anti-Clinton ploy failed to block her election.

    “A balanced intelligence assessment would have included not just arguments for believing that the Russians did supply the Democratic emails to WikiLeaks but the reasons to doubt that they did.”

    ” the restricted nature of the Jan. 6 report – limiting it…blocked the kind of expertise that…other agencies might have provided”

    “That impression was further strengthened by the admission of former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on May 8 that “the two dozen or so analysts for this task were hand-picked, seasoned experts from each of the contributing agencies.””

    “if you “hand-pick” the analysts, you are really hand-picking the conclusion.”

    Need one say “President George W. Bush’s 2002 National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq’s WMD”?

    Re: Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-New York –
    “President Obama requested the ICA on Dec. 9 and the last entry was dated Dec. 29…”

    ““This report was produced in just 20 days in December,” Stefanik said, adding: “It’s of concern to me that there was a two-month lag” between when Obama’s intelligence agencies first alleged Russian “hacking” of Democratic emails and when Obama ordered the ICA.”
    https://consortiumnews.com/2017/05/23/new-cracks-in-russia-gate-assessment/

    Why did Obama wait two months before “ordering” this “report”? Needed time to construct and coordinate the new narrative? For McCain and McMullin to work their end? Needed time to complete a bit more “Russian hacking”?

    We shall never know the truth, of course.

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    • Rep says:

      A balanced intelligence assessment would have included not just arguments for believing that the Russians did supply the Democratic emails to WikiLeaks but the reasons to doubt that they did.
      Hypothetically, even if the Russians leaked emails to WikiLeaks (they didn’t), what would that have to do with Trump or Clinton’s being behind it (they weren’t)? It’s the voters who chose their candidate.
      Are they trying to say the election didn’t count because stupid voters fell for fake (emails are not fake) news?
      The emails, regardless who provided them are Hillary’s emails, her (and staffers) own words/thoughts/actions. Clinton is still a maggot faced criminal regardless if a Leprechaun provided them.

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  8. John Doe says:

    Trey Gowdy was just on Fox News and seemed VERY excited about the closed hearing with Brennan yesterday. I saw it as he has caught Brennan ‘unmasking’ people on Jan 19 or 20, his last day in office. He wouldn’t say ‘spying’ but he’s got something. Hope someone can find that video and post. It was interesting.

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  9. Never Say Anything says:

    There’s no contradiction here. Just because Brennan briefed the Go8 on this “Russia” nonsense and Comey didn’t doesn’t mean they are contradicting one another. CIA is a different agency from the FBI and they do work somewhat independently.

    Remember, Stefanik’s major problem with Comey was he didn’t brief Congress until late in the process about his (the FBI’s) counter-intelligence investigation. The CIA would probably not be directly involved in an FBI investigation, so if Brennan was briefing Congress early in the process, he wouldn’t have known what Comey was doing.

    Now, I don’t for one second believe that Brennan (and Clapper) didn’t know that Comey had opened an FBI investigation. But if they really didn’t know, then there is no contradiction here. Hell, even if they did know, there’s no contradiction because they are not obligated to tell Congress about what the FBI is doing. That’s Comey’s job.

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    • Dan says:

      Brennan told Go8 something that did not amount to anything serious judging by their collective non-reaction at whatever he told them. But then Comey used that premise as a basis to get a discredited dossier to start political surveillance on the Trump team which he kept from the Republican members of the Go8 for 9 months ( I suspect Schiff knew about it). Rice/Rhodes went further and unmasked Flynn during the transition. Brennan also went on to say he knew nothing about the Steele Dossier. Its clear he is trying to put daylight between himself and the Comey gang.

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  10. James W Crawford says:

    If Brennam’s testimony that he did brief the gang of eight is truthful, then the members of the gang of eight are in some serious political and legal vulnerability regarding the leaks about Russia hacking the election. If Brennam is not testifying truthfully, then Brennam just committed legal as well as political suicide.

    True tsstimony or false, President Trump just scored a victory.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      I still don’t trust Brennan. If the Montgomery information is true (and I believe it is), he’s also a big snake, and was involved in the creation of all the Vault 7 false attribution software, which I continue to believe will be used against POTUS to further the “Russian” narrative.

      Boomslang Brennan may have just bitten Cobra Comey, but both snakes are still chock full of venom and looking to bite.

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  11. Howie says:

    The leftists can not let this go without getting the president for something. Even if it is jaywalking. It they can not keep the Russia Scheme going they are done as a political party. Once we break them that it was not Russia what have they got?

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    • G. Combs says:

      What they did to Kennedy and tried to do to Reagan. But the Times have changed and I think the know we would not stand for it.

      Liked by 2 people

      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        There will be no acceptance of any shenanigans, “legal” or otherwise. No falling for a “whodunnit” or “lone psycho”. It will be “find everybody within 10 phone calls of the evidence and waterboard them until we know how many times they wipe – or wipe Washington off the map.”

        There will be no more Kennedys. Those days are over. We fell for the media’s garbage in 1963 and 1964, as they pumped up their distracting Camelot narrative, their “let’s not be hasty and start WWIII” protection of the commies, and their “we are authoritative about the confusion – trust us” BS.

        No. The LyingPress will not be accepted. In fact, that would be a good place to start the waterboarding.

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  12. It’s just proof that this entire ”Russia” narrative is just fake, they’re stuck in their own web of lies.

    Russia wasn’t involved. Seth Rich was. I made an article containing info, will keep my blog up to date with findings over the next period of time. Feel free to check it out. Keep fighting the good fight!

    https://steerclearpolitics.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/seth-rich-and-the-obsessed-media-who-want-to-cover-it-up/

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    • deanbrh says:

      Since only Assange knows the TRUTH, why is he keeping it a secret? Saving Hannity would seem a priority, but Assange is the only one who can do that.

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      • There’s a clear intent from Assange to not disclose any sources Wikileaks has, this includes post-mortum. It’s an honorable thing to do. A job is just a job. Hannity has 2,3 Million twitter followers, he can do keep doing this regardless and get as much exposure.

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        • deanbrh says:

          Noble intent of Assange benefits NO one, in THIS case. Which makes it not noble since it would hurt NO one now or in the future.

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        • StuckIntheMiddle says:

          Unlike the IC, Mr Assange has principals. This is why they hate him, yet he’s only the messenger. He’s never lied or exposed a source. In this case the source has met an untimely demise so we can only wait and see if Mr Dotcom’s revelations will bear fruit.

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  13. doug says:

    Too bad a Republican didn’t turn to Rep. Schiff and ask him to verify that he had, in fact, been briefed by Brennan himself.

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  14. Essentiality.net says:

    We have nothing new here in respect to countries spying on other countries which has gone on for decades. They keep looking for one small pubic hair to turn into a worldwide catastrophic event. Nothing Trump did shows any collusion. No one has stood up to ask why was Hillary allowed to make a business deal that made her a fortune and gave Russians 20% of our uranium mines. She ran for president but this was not collusion. She and others in govt elected positions took millions from the Russia and no one on this panel ever investigated it. A number of people including feinstein and pelosi and FBI said no collusion so what are we looking for? It’s a witch hunt fueled by hatred and refusal to accept and work with this president from the day he won the election. I would have to say this entire process is biased, racists, stinks of prejudice and hatred and should be immediately ended.

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  15. Chewbarkah says:

    Here is an alternative take on what this implies. Comey IN HIS OWN MIND, believed that he was steering the FBI and the nation through the shoals of politically-motivated operations designed to effect the election. He probably believed that the Clinton server investigation was at core about politics, and the DoJ’s Hillary defense operation and even Bill Clinton’s tarmac obstruction were just push-back. He thought he had split the baby with his combined condemnation/non-indictment of Hillary last summer. He could see that the whole Russian-interference narrative was groundless bs contrived as a political ploy by Hillaryites and anti-Trump republicans like John “Dossier” McCain. So he let DoJ and others grind on with their crap, but didn’t brief the Go8 about alleged Russian connections, because he knew nothing was there, and bringing it up was an invitation to being publicly politicized himself. Comey thought he was splitting the baby again by neither outing the DoJ’s dirty tricks operation, nor briefing the Go8. Comey’s style was not to confront wrongs and put them right, but to play the political realist, letting the various cabals duke it out, while the can skittered down the road until none of it mattered. He was not a “good guy” and he tolerated illegal political subversion of government, including within his agency. Neither was he the author of most of it. Brennan, by his testimony, was the one pushing the Russians story to the Go8 since August 11, 2016. To the best of my knowledge, none of the members have contradicted his briefing timeline or Comey’s.

    Here’s a poser: If Brennan started made the Go8 aware of the foreign side of this dire Russian interference investigation on August 11, 2016, why didn’t any of the members require Comey to brief them on the domestic side for 7 months?

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    • adombom says:

      If Brennan started made the Go8 aware of the foreign side of this dire Russian interference investigation on August 11, 2016, why didn’t any of the members require Comey to brief them on the domestic side for 7 months?

      One would have to think like the swamp creatures of DC to answer that.

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  16. L Garou says:

    Sheesh! These guys need to get their liars.. errr, I mean lawyers together so they can get their lies.. errr, I mean laws right.

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  17. Mike diamond says:

    8 years of Obama took us deeper into darkness,my gosh man comey and Brennan act like deep sea creatures! Where have these guys been!?

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  18. pooteeweet says:

    Look at CNN headline:

    Brennan: SIGNIFICANT EVIDENCE TO WARRANT RUSSIA PROBE!!!

    Then Brennan says: I don’t do evidence!!!

    Is there something contradicting about the two statements.

    How can he have it both way??? One of the statements or both is a lie!!

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  19. carterzest says:

    On point as per your usual, SD.

    You made the Must Reads at Lucianne!

    Woot!

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