Justice Dept. Is Investigating CIA Resistance to Sharing Russia Secrets

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    Judi Lynn
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    Charlie Savage, Adam Goldman and Julian E. Barnes 8 hrs ago

    WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials investigating the government’s response to Russia’s election interference in 2016 appear to be hunting for a basis to accuse Obama-era intelligence officials of hiding evidence or manipulating analysis about Moscow’s covert operation, according to people familiar with aspects of the inquiry.

    Since his election, President Trump has attacked the intelligence agencies that concluded that Russia secretly tried to help him win, fostering a narrative that they sought to delegitimize his victory. He has long promoted the investigation by John H. Durham, the prosecutor examining their actions, as a potential pathway to proving that a deep-state cabal conspired against him.

    Questions asked by Mr. Durham, who was assigned by Attorney General William P. Barr to scrutinize the early actions of law enforcement and intelligence officials struggling to understand the scope of Russia’s scheme, suggest that Mr. Durham may have come to view with suspicion several clashes between analysts at different intelligence agencies over who could see each other’s highly sensitive secrets, the people said.

    Mr. Durham appears to be pursuing a theory that the C.I.A., under its former director John O. Brennan, had a preconceived notion about Russia or was trying to get to a particular result — and was nefariously trying to keep other agencies from seeing the full picture lest they interfere with that goal, the people said.

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    that’s been a trend since Casey: Langley gives its weighted opinion, the DCI throws it and has his deputy handpick some flunkies to just sign off on what the President wants (or doesn’t yet know he wants)

    Casey also tried to have the Department of Operations (the cloak and dagger) headed by a literal cliche used-car dealer who arrived in gold chains and a purple tracksuit open to his navel

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    Do they not understand what this agency is?

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    I never would have agreed to the formulation of the Central Intelligence Agency back in ’47, if I had known it would become the American Gestapo.

    – Harry S Truman, 1961

    “A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves” ~ French philosopher Bertrand de Jouvenel (1903-1987)

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    More Russiagate written bullshit.

    All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

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