Ever since the 2016 Presidential election, President Donald Trump has had an issue with then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. He frequently held rallies where supporters of his chanted “lock her up” and Trump has held steadfast to the claim that she should be imprisoned. Then, as the election was nearing its end, an investigation pertaining to the fact that Clinton had used a private email server for official public communications while she was serving as Secretary of State was reopened due to some new emails being discovered by (then) FBI Director James Comey. Clinton was supposed to use secure federal email servers and, thus, this was an issue, as she was emailing potentially classified information on email servers that were not secure on a government level.
On the other side of politics, there has been a longstanding accusation against President Trump that he had ties with Russia that interfered with the election. Today, portions of an explosive classified memo (that were declassified) from the CIA that were sent to Comey and Agent Peter Strzok have been shared in The Washington Times. In the portions that were shared, it appears that Clinton was allegedly behind the claims that Trump was involved with the “Russian computer hacking.”
Here is a summation of what The Washington Times had to say regarding the portion of the alleged memo and notes that were declassified, which President Trump directed to be declassified:
- The alleged memo was sent to Comey and Strzok on 9/7/16.
- The CIA Director at the time, John Brennan, “wrote in the notes” that Clinton “allegedly approved the plan” to blame the Russian interference on Trump in order to take focus away from her email scandal.
- The alleged memo specifically states “An exchange [redacted] discussing U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s approval of a plan concerning U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering U.S. elections as a means of distracting the public from her use of private email server.”
- Brennan said that on 7/26 Clinton okayed “a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisers to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security service.”
Fox News also obtained the alleged documents and also noted that the notes that were declassified were made after Brennnan had met with then-President Barack Obama and briefed him on what was going on.
While Comey recently testified under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he did “not recall the CIA memo” but The Washington Times notes that the FBI was “directed’ by the CIA to “closely guard the memo by keeping it out of court filings.”