Report: Fmr. CIA Chief Brennan hid intel saying Russia wanted Hillary win in 2016

MAY 13, 2020 – American Military News

Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell is working to declassify documents relating to the investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and, according to Fox News’ Ed Henry, some of those declassified documents will actually show a Russian effort to benefit Hillary Clinton during the election, not Donald Trump.

Henry told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that four or five new batches of intelligence are being declassified, one of which contains an assessment that Brennan sought to suppress, showing that Russia wanted Clinton to win.

“Remember the U.S. intel community came out with that remarkable statement, an assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, and most importantly the intel report claimed that Russia interfered because they wanted Donald Trump to win,” Henry said.

“That of course followed the narrative of the now-discredited Steele Dossier. Well, it turns out Obama’s CIA chief, John Brennan also had intel saying ‘actually Russia wanted Hillary Clinton to win because she was a known quantity, she had been secretary of state, and Vladimir Putin’s team thought she was more malleable, while candidate Donald Trump was unpredictable.”

Henry credited Fred Fleitz, a former CIA officer and National Security Council chief of staff, for initially raising the allegation Brennan suppressed the intelligence findings of Russian interference to benefit Clinton. In a recent Fox News opinion article, Fleitz described reviewing unclassified intelligence and having conversations with House Intelligence Committee staffers who interviewed CIA officers and reviewed the intelligence. Fleitz said, based on his review, that Brennan was concealing “high-quality intelligence” supporting Russian motives to help Clinton, while promoting “flawed substandard information” that instead implicated a Russian effort to help Trump.

On Tuesday night, Henry said he also spoke with another intelligence community source who confirmed to him that evidence of Russia’s interest in helping Clinton win would be among the upcoming batches of documents to be declassified.

If the documents to be declassified prove accurate by Henry’s description, they may conflict with the bipartisan conclusion of an April 21 Senate Intelligence Committee report, lead by Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina. While the report remains heavily redacted, Burr said in a statement accompanying the report, that “the Committee found no reason to dispute the Intelligence Community’s conclusions,” referring to the existing assessment of a Russian effort to help Trump.

Grenell recently released the transcripts of 53 interviews conducted by the House Intelligence Committee from the investigation of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Henry also told Carlson that Grenell had also provided the U.S. Department of Justice with a list of names of Obama era officials involved in “unmasking” the names of Trump campaign associates swept up in surveillance on foreign officials. One particular “unmasking” effort involved Trump’s incoming National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn in a conversation he had with a Russian ambassador during the Trump team’s transition into the White House. Flynn’s “unmasked” conversation became the topic of a criminal prosecution against him that the Justice Department recently requested to withdraw.


  1. And now, after the deep state committed crimes for Hillary, and the media covered for Hillary, and the Obama administration lied for Hillary, the evidence is starting to come out. Real evidence that showed what I’ve been saying for years, that Putin either wanted Hillary to win or simply wanted to create chaos in the US elections to undermine them. This American corruption and criminality by the Obama White House is staggering. The US never prosecuted a former president but they might have to this time.

    • There is no doubt whatsoever that they wanted a Trump victory. The ruling elite scum threw champagne parties all over Moscow when he won. He had only months earlier endorsed the theft of Krym.
      Flynn is a criminal and a proven paid kremlin shill.
      The Steele file has not been ‘discredited’, just not proved.
      And what is ‘American Military News’? Is it bona fide, or a kremkrapper site like ‘Veterans Today?’
      I do agree however that putler had nothing whatsoever to fear from a victory by ‘reset’ Hillary.

      • You may be the only person outside of CNN that still believes the FSB report known as the Steele Dossier. Paid for by Trump’s opponent no less. The Obama’s CIA withheld evidence of Putin’s support for Hillary. That’s illegal. You will see Sir Scradje, you will see. There are still 5 more dumps coming and your theory will be shattered. ;))

        • I don’t have any theory redders; I only look for facts. As a GOP supporter I would prefer that Trump was definitely not a putler shill. I neither believe nor disbelieve the Steele dossier. I simply do not know; neither do you redders. I am inclined to give it the benefit of the doubt for two reasons: 1/ the overwhelming evidence of Trumpkov’s support for putler and disdain for Ukraine and 2/ Steele had a distinguished career with MI6 and was appointed head of its Russia Desk. His claim that the Kremlin keeps a blackmail file on Trump is highly credible; since this is routine for them to do so on prominent figures from the west.
          Do not forget also Trump Jr’s proud boast that “In terms of high-end product influx into the US, Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets”. He said this in 2008 when Russia was occupying Georgia and the initial blitz of troll media and useful idiots justifying this savagery was under way.
          One final point : I used to listen to Michael Savage via satellite: I was sympathetic to his independent conservative views until he came out as a Russian agent of influence. I heard him interview Trump live on air in 2014 (he was a frequent guest). There was a range of topics covered and suddenly Trump went into an unprompted anti-putler riff about the invasion of Krym. Savage; at light speed shifted him away from the topic. The next time Trump appeared on the show he was bang on (Savage’s) script: ‘a democratically elected president was overthrown by the EU/Soros, who put fascists in control of Kyiv and the benign putler was simply protecting Russians from ‘Kyiv fascists’.

          • The Dems have successfully peddled the coolaid that Trump is in the pocket of Putin. Never mind the fact that it’s during Trump presidency that actual military aid has been given to Ukraine. Not pillows and food rations by the Obama admin. Trump has put several sanctions on Russia as well.

            But they still peddle the crock of a dossier as proof. The house of cards is crumbling and all the Dem misdeeds are dining to light.

            Anyone still thinking the Steele dossier is legit needs their head examined.

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