The same Obama administration officials who were involved in the alleged coup against President Donald Trump reportedly made efforts just prior to his inauguration in 2017 to radically reform and overhaul the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s intelligence sharing rules.
Literally only days before Trump’s inauguration in early 2017, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s office specifically sought to modify the rules so that raw intelligence could be shared with up to 17 other agencies versus just three.
These revelations were unearthed in new documents obtained by the American Center for Law and Justice, shared with Fox News and then unveiled to the public Monday night on FNC’s “Hannity.”
While the reasons for this rule change remains unclear, Fox News host Sean Hannity fervently believes it’s tied to these same officials’ alleged efforts to frame the president.
Listen to part one of Hannity’s monologue below:
“Why would they, as an outgoing administration, want to all of a sudden impose standards on the incoming coming administration — standards they never imposed on themselves for eight years? That’s the big question,” he said after presenting ACLJ’s newly obtained documents.
“According to new documents, the Director of National Intelligence office was eager to get the new procedures signed by the attorney general before the conclusion of this administration.”
Here’s one of the key parts: “Around the same time,” the host continued, “the DNI general counsel — his name is Robert Litt — wrote, ‘I really want to get this done, and so does the boss.'”
“Is there maybe any chance that the boss is Obama?” Hannity wondered. “I keep asking the question, what did Obama, Biden know? When did they know it all? Hopefully, we’ll get answers one day.”
Here’s the second key part: “The NSA discussed in early January 2017 that it could ‘have a signature from the AG as early as this week, certainly prior to the 20th of January.’ That would be the date of President Trump’s inauguration.”
Then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch did reportedly sign it.
So what does all this mean?
“For eight years the Obama administration did not allow the sharing of raw intelligence with 17 separate agencies,” Hannity explained. “Then literally in the final days, just before Donald Trump is about to become president, there is a complete overhaul of our intelligence-gathering apparatus to give a lot more access of the most sensitive, raw intelligence to ‘deep state’ bureaucrats without getting any input from the new incoming administration.”
“It was championed by Clapper’s DNI. It was signed by Loretta Lynch. Remember, these are some of the same people involved in the phony Russian collusion probe.”
And there it is. The timing of the rule change, as well as the urgency with which Clapper’s office pursued the changes, suggests that the changes may be linked to the alleged attempt by a host of Obama administration officials to effectively frame Trump for colluding with Russian officials to affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
Listen to the rest of Hannity’s monologue before:
Hannity believes the rule changes may have also been designed to protect the “deep state” goons who were slated to remain in government once Trump took control.
“Vastly expanding access to this intelligence material meant it was harder to trace the information, harder to weed out the leakers, harder to hold anyone in the ‘deep state’ accountable,” the host theorized.
“They knew exactly what they were doing. They were trying to put the intelligence on the radar. It was as many people as possible, so they wouldn’t be able to find the people who knew what they did was an abuse of power, it was corruption at the worst level.”
To be clear, this is all speculation, though the evidence does seem to match Hannity’s theories.
“Look at how urgent these messages are,” he noted. “They knew they had two weeks to get this done. Really? Is this what they really cared about with two weeks to go? Deep state in a mad scramble. Looks like Clapper was leading the way.”
“And you combine this what we already knew about Hillary Clinton illegally funneling money through a law firm, then hiring an op research firm, then hiring a guy by the name Christopher Steele. Christopher Steele puts together a bunch of documents that become the dossier — the dirty Russian dossier that was used to rig the 2016 election. The same people involved in unmasked. It’s all coming into focus. They’re not getting away with this.”
Perhaps, perhaps not. Two investigations are currently ongoing — one by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and one by Attorney General Bill Barr.
Horowitz’s investigation pertains specifically to the Obama administration’s alleged FISA abuse, while Barr’s investigation covers the entire Russian collusion narrative and how it began.
A number of notable figures have theorized that once these investigations are complete, a whole host of Obama administration officials are going to be in need of lawyers, if not also jail commissary.
After completing his monologue, Hannity spoke with ACLJ counsel and the president’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow about these findings.
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