On Wednesday retired U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova reiterated his call for certain members of the Obama administration, namely disgraced former FBI Director James Comey and disgraced former CIA Director John Brennan, to “lawyer up” immediately for their own sake.
“John Brennan isn’t going to need one lawyer. He’s going to need five,” he said specifically of Brennan while speaking on “The Ingraham Angle” with guest host Mike Huckabee.
Why? Because of the role he’d allegedly played in crafting the viral Russian collusion narrative. In January of 2017, Brennan and Comey briefed President Donald Trump about the Steele dossier. This briefing was then used as a pretext by the media to publish the dossier in full.
It’s long been theorized that the duo had purposefully broached the debunked dossier with Trump so as to provide the mediate with an allegedly “legitimate” reason to disseminate the salacious document to the public and thus create the still-alive narrative of collusion.
BREAKING: A high-level source tells me it was Brennan who insisted that the unverified and fake Steele dossier be included in the Intelligence Report… Brennan should be asked to testify under oath in Congress ASAP.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 27, 2019
Some have alleged that the dossier was also used to spur the launch of special counsel Robert Mueller’s fruitless investigation into alleged Russian collusion by Trump’s 2016 campaign.
“It has been evident from day one that there was a brazen plot to exonerate Hillary Clinton illegally, and then if she lost the election, to frame Donald Trump. This dossier was a knowing part of that. It was created by Hillary Clinton. It was created knowingly by John Brennan as part of a scheme to do everything they could to harm Donald Trump,” diGenova said Wednesday.
“The problem for Brennan and Clapper and Comey and Baker and all of them now is that the FISA court has already communicated with the Justice Department about its findings, and their findings are that for more than four years before the election of Donald Trump, there was an illegal spying operation going on by FBI contractors, four of them, to steal personal information, electronic information about Americans, and to use it against the Republican Party.”
According to diGenova, Comey will need a couple of lawyers as well.
“[T]here is the Horowitz report coming out in May or possibly early June. There is another report that everybody has forgotten about involving James Comey alone. That will be out in two weeks. That report is going to be a bombshell. It’s going to open up the investigation on a very high note,” he said.
It’s unclear what he had been speaking about.
While it’s true that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is on the verge of completing an investigation into the possible abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by the Obama DOJ, that report will focus on the entire scandal, not just Comey.
According to a recent report by The Federalist, last year members of the then-GOP-led Congress did refer Comey “for prosecution for leaking classified information and for lying about the decision to exonerate Hillary Clinton,” but that referral was subsequently ignored.
“There will be criminal referrals in it,” diGenova continued, dovetailing back to Horowitz’ incoming report. “The FISA court abuse is the center of this entire abuse of governmental power. The chief judge of that court has already ruled that the FBI broke the law and that the people at the head of the Justice Department, Sally Yates, John Carlin, the assistant attorney general all knew about it and lied to the FISA court about it.”
The only problem is that Horowitz’ report is too limited in scope, in that it doesn’t apply to a bunch of the other alleged abuses that occurred in the Obama Justice Department.
That’s why, diGenova argued earlier in the week on former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s independently ran “No Spin News,” it’s imperative that Attorney General William Barr follow through on his threat to launch a full-scale criminal investigation into the Obama admin’s abuses.
“Barr knows that the only way to have accountability and therefore to restore the credibility of the FBI and the Department of Justice and the CIA and the intelligence community is to have a full-scale, criminal investigation,” he said to O’Reilly on Monday. “I believe he’s going to do that and I believe he will begin with the Horowitz report, which he will use as a fulcrum.”
Following the completion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s fruitless investigation into Russian collusion and obstruction of justice, Barr revealed that he believes “spying did occur” on Trump’s election campaign and vowed to investigate the investigators.
“The revelations in the Horowitz report are going to be awful,” diGenova added. “They’re going to be condemning of senior DOJ/FBI officials.”
“If that’s true, all Hell is going to break loose,” O’Reilly replied.
“And Horowitz is going to recommend criminal referrals – quite a few of them, actually,” diGenova continued.
When then asked by O’Reilly how certain he is that this will happen, he replied, “100%”
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