John Brennan is a weird guy because he seems to really love to be humiliated in public on MSNBC, and Monday, he gave lispy Nicole Wallace the opportunity to twist him up. At the same time, he rejected his own gender and pigmentation level as if it was something he had any control over. Wallace busted out in a huge laugh.
Most people don’t like John Brennan because he is a weird, creepy, Jihadi- Communist with some other heavy character problems, not because he was born a very pale-colored male.
However, he took to the airwaves to grovel, and his better, Nicole Wallace, laughed at him while he did it.
It is often difficult to follow the conversation due to Wallace and Brennan’s obvious speech impediments.
Here is a quick transcript:
Wallace: There was great news reporting about the investigation to a police officer. It renders, you know, at best, hypocritical at worst cynical and false. Any notion that the Republicans care (chuckle) about the lives and safety of law enforcement?
Brennan: Well, I must say that I am increasingly embarrassed to be a White male…
Wallace: [BIG LAUGH]
Brennan: these days from what I see of my own While males saying, but it just shows that with very few exceptions that like Mitt Romney and Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, they are so few Republicans in Congress who value truth, honesty, and integrity so they will continue to gaslight the country the way that Donald Trump did and the fact that his had such security and safety implications for the American public and the members of Congress, again as Claire said it is just a disgusting of craven politics that really should have no place in the United States in 2021.
Isn’t that an interesting conversation for the people who supported the defund the police movement? And what about pronouns? And does Liz Cheney identify as male now? And what is with the racist and sexist attacks against their political opponents? If this crazy talk were put out there by Republicans, the drama would be endless.
Recall in 2016, after President Donald J. Trump won, the hysteria over whether Hillary R. Clinton would face any scrutiny at all for things that she was accused of doing with her computer, public office, and emails, if true, we obviously high crimes.
Yet, because it appeared to be political revenge, she never faced a moment of scrutiny at all from Trump, the media, or anyone else.
So, the left declared most of America is guilty of a crime because of who they support.
This clip shows the deranged logic the left is using to frame the narrative that Trump and his supporters are violent and crazy.
They are talking about serious grown-up issues, but they sound like children.
Watching this CNN clip is sort of like watching a tryout for a middle school drama. They do not attempt to develop their story; they laugh at the “poop” humor and call it a show.
All “White” Trump supporters or anyone else who supported Trump is guilty of everything terrible the left can imagine to the left.
And now every one of their shows will use that as their central theme.
The double standards are now so clear that they show how utterly ridiculous the left really is, and we should all be laughing at them. We should laugh at everything they say and do all of the time.
John Brennan, former director, an admitted Communist, and former director of the CIA, appeared on MSNBC. They delivered a chilling statement on Wednesday about his plans to support and encourage government intelligence communities while investigating President Donald J. Trump supporters, who the government has apparently labeled as domestic terrorists.
And we may have our first sighting of who are the emerging “useful idiots” which is defined by Webster’s Dictionary:
“It is one task of the KGB [in 1982] to apply its skills of secrecy and deception to projecting the Soviet party’s influence. This does through contacts with legal Communist Parties abroad, with groups sympathetic to Soviet goals, with do-gooders of the type that Lenin once described as “useful idiots”— The Wall Street Journal.
SEE WHO ARE THE “USEFUL IDIOTS”
“Biden’s intel community are moving in laser-like fashion to try to uncover as much as they can about the pro-Trump insurgency that harbors religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, even libertarians,” John Brennan said.
Libertarians were an interesting addition to the leftist revolutionary Marxist groups over the last four years.
Consider this post by a Libertarian: “All right, anti-Trump libertarians. You know the plan. Now that we’ve made all these new allies on the left, it’s time to refocus our Twitter accounts on the urgent matter of privatizing the roads.”
Talking about the nature of the threats of “domestic violence,” Brennan said that he and the Intel Communities were focusing on what looks like: “insurgency movements” that they have seen in other countries,” with coalitions of who Brennan says are “nativists” and others, adding that we are seeing these problems with domestic terrorists “even in the halls of Congress.”
Conservative Treehouse described the video, saying:
“Former CIA Director John Brennan, the man who weaponized the CIA to target Hillary Clinton’s political opposition, appears on MSNBC to outline the intention of the JoeBama administration to identify political enemies, label them domestic terrorists, and remove them from the population.”
A poster known as “Being Libertarian” posted their reaction:
“Here we see the former CIA chief, John Brennan, saying that libertarians are no different than “white supremacists and domestic terrorists,” as he calls for the need to bring foreign terror war tactics onto US soil to squash them all.”
Matthew Koklan reacted on Twitter and wrote, “Isn’t it ironic that the only groups rioting on Biden’s inauguration are far-left anarchists. And yet inexplicably, John Brennan is railing against Trump Supporters and libertarians. They are so predictable.”
The video quickly went viral for its implied threats that the people in opposition with Brennan, a notable Communist, would be people who support Trump or support small government and policies that favor individual freedoms.
LIBERTARIANS TOOK NOTE
Luke Radkowski reacted, saying, “So now John Brennan is celebrating that The Biden administration is going to be going after libertarians because “they are an insidious threat to democracy.”
Dave Smith, a comedian, posted, “John Brennan, the former communist, who committed treason while he was Obama’s CIA director by knowingly arming Al Qaeda, considers libertarians dangerous. Cool.”
US Rep. Thomas Massie posted, “Angry ex-spy master who says he voted for a Communist for president now sees libertarians as a threat.”
According to the Libertarian Party, they are far radical left, who were hoping to demonize Trump supporters, not themselves:
This story is developing…
John Owen Brennan, the former President Barack Hussein Obama’s pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) , has been a controversial figure for decades over his alleged support of Communists and his alleged conversion to Islam, as well as currently being a bombastic opponent of President Donald J. Trump.
On Friday Brennan was freaking out on Twitter in reaction to news of the assassination of an Iranian Scientist who led the Islamic Military’s Nuclear Bomb-making program.
Brennan rushed to the defense of the Iranian military, whose citizens are protesting against the military, saying that the cause of death for the bomb maker was a “criminal act and highly reckless”, after years of sowing what the Washington Times calls sedition against President Donald J. Trump, with demands for undermining Trump’s Presidential authority.
In response to an AP article on the matter, that claimed “An Iranian scientist that Israel alleged led the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program before it was disbanded has been killed in a shootout, Iranian state television said.”
Brennan wrote, “This was a criminal act & highly reckless. It risks lethal retaliation & a new round of regional conflict. Iranian leaders would be wise to wait for the return of responsible American leadership on the global stage & to resist the urge to respond against perceived culprits.
I do not know whether a foreign government authorized or carried out the the murder of Fakhrizadeh. Such an act of state-sponsored terrorism would be a flagrant violation of international law & encourage more governments to carry out lethal attacks against foreign officials.
These assassinations are far different than strikes against terrorist leaders & operatives of groups like al-Qaida & Islamic State, which are not sovereign states. As illegitimate combatants under international law, they can be targeted in order to stop deadly terrorist attacks.”
The AP wrote, “Iran’s foreign minister says there are “serious indications” of an Israeli role in the killing of a top Iranian nuclear scientist. Israel has declined to comment on the attack that has risked further raising tensions across the Mideast.”
It is unclear what Brennan is speculating in his posts on Twitter and if he is possibly using his security clearance status to inappropriately publish information he should not. He also is taking the side of Mullahs, who have caused great distress in Iran for the people.
I covered the story of the assassination here, as well as the ties to the Obama administration:
Brennan’s most recent tirade against Trump happened just a few short days before he ran to the defence of Terrorists:
“For four years, I spoke out vigorously against Donald Trump’s craven dishonesty, corrupt pursuit of personal interests, & trampling of our democratic principles. After serving over three decades in national security, I felt compelled to condemn Trump’s depravity & incompetence,” Brennan wrote in a bizarre rant, claiming he is the victim of Trump and the savior of the Obama Iranian legacy.
No wonder he is upset.
Apparently, Obama’s actions are going to be called into question in international terrorists trials, as the Mullahs Brennan defends are under scrutiny in Belgium.
Many people re upset because they think that John Brennan is not a target in the treason/conspiracy investigation by John Durham. That is not necessarily the case. It just means at the time they got together he wasn’t a target. If you name someone as a target, you can force them to testify or answer any questions.
Case in point, when OJ Simpson met with the police, he was told he was not a target in the investigation. But during the interview, he told provable lies and voila, he was then a target. The same could very well hold true with Brennan. What are the odds he could answer questions for 8 hours without telling a lie. The odds are astronomical.
And remember, Brennan’s spokesman said he wasn’t a target. Neither Durham or Housley ever made a similar statement.
Brennan says this is all politics. What else could he say other than confessing to everything he did that was treasonous. That would iunclude working with foreign intelligence agencies in trying to frame the president and allowing a knowingly false ICA being released. His own people told him the Steele dossier was a fraud and he allowed it to be added to the ICA.
From The Gateway Pundit
DiGenova discussed the Durham investigation and said that Durham was building a conspiracy case and anyone who lied to the court will be indicted for obstruction of justice charges:
The bottom line is this, it’s unfolding and what’s happening is, what Durham is actually doing is he’s painting a picture and not everyone of these acts is going to be a specific separate crime. But they are going to be, what’s called overt acts in a conspiracy. One to defraud the United States government. One to deny the civil rights of Trump and Flynn and Page and a bunch of other people.
John Durham interviewed John Brennan for eight hours and he covered a wide range of topics. One of the topics was how the ICA ( Intelligence Community Assessment ) was put together.
The problem with the ICA was that James Comey and Andrew McCabe allegedly pushed to include information from the Steele dossier.
The CIA opposed including material from the dossier because they thought it was very invariable.
One CIA analyst called it Internet rumor.
The ICA was used to open investigations into President Trump. Intelligence Community Assessment Intelligence Community Assessment were people pressing to use the fake dossier in order to start an investigation of Trump.
That would be against FBI and CIA protocol and people will have to answer for it.
The FBI and the CIA fought over including the dossier. The FBI won and they added a two page summary in the appendix. The FBI knew at the time that Steele was unreliable but they used it any way.
Bill Priestap, the FBI’s chief of counterintelligence through 2018 was told by his counterparts in England that Steele could not always be trusted. He did not share that information with those running the investigation.
AG Bill Barr said they are also investigating whether the Russians were feeding misinformation to Steele and others. Barr hasn’t talked about what has been discovered so far but he did say that what he had seen was very troubling.
He said in an interview on Aug. 13 that there will likely be “significant” developments in the Durham probe before the election.
From The Daily Caller
FBI officials, including James Comey and Andrew McCabe, lobbied aggressively to include information from the dossier in the ICA. Officials and analysts at the CIA did not want to use the information because they found it unreliable. One CIA analyst said that the agency considered the dossier to be “Internet rumor,” according to a Justice Department inspector general’s report.
One CIA analyst told the Senate Intelligence Committee that a “bitter dispute” ensued between the agency and FBI over the dossier information. The FBI eventually got its way, and a two-page summary of the dossier was included as an appendix in the ICA.
A senior GOP source has confirmed to the Gateway Pundit that Mitt Romney is the Senator leading the way on blocking the calling as witnesses, James Comey and John Brennan.
In an interview with Hugh Hewitt, Sen Ron Johnson indicated that at least one member of the committee he chairs is preventing him from subpoenaing James Comey and John Brennan. Unlike other Senate committees, Johnson’s committee has a Democratic majority 8-7 counting Mitt Romney. Little did we know that we dodged a bullet when Obama humiliated Romney in the 2012 election.
Hewitt tried to get Johnson to name names but he refused to do so. Romney, however cannot prevent Lindsey Graham and his Senate Intelligence Committee can call them to testify before that committee. I am sure they have plenty of questions for that duo.
The senior GOP source said:
“Romney was for impeachment. He has been against Trump every step of the way. Now he is obstructing going after the leakers and liars who went after Trump.”
Hewitt kept trying to get Johnson to name names but I guess he was protecting Romney, who should not have a single committee post. Mitt Romney has been a big disappointment to the Republican party and we should not wait for him to make it official and drum him out of the party ourselves. My biggest regret in life is that I worked to get Romney elected in 2012. I’m glad I lost that fight.
Romney was doomed in that election due to a severe shortage of cojones. He allowed Obama to attack at will and put up no defense or offense of his own.
From 100% Fed Up
Johnson said Republican resistance had delayed his effort to subpoena Blue Star Strategies, a Democratic public relations firm that did work for Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that Hunter Biden served on the board of. He also cited the lengthy criminal investigations and the coronavirus pandemic for delaying his committee’s ability to get documents from the FBI, which he said were essential before seeking live testimony from central witnesses.
On Wednesday, a shouting match broke out at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on election security when Republican Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Democratic ranking member Gary Peters (D-MI) accused each other of lying about the other. In the end, the Democrat was the one who lied.
Johnson directly pointed out that Peters and other Democrat senators falsely accused him of spreading misinformation about Russian interference in the 2016 election and about Hunter Biden.
“I just have to talk about Russian disinformation because the people peddling it are not on my side of the aisle. Senior Democrat leaders including ranking member Peters were involved in the process of creating a false intelligence product,” Johnson said, where he was clearly talking about the Steele Dossier, which FBI officials believed was compromised by Russian Intelligence Service disinformation.
In fact, we recently reported that handwritten notes from John Brennan have been declassified that show the intelligence folks in the Obama administration knew from the very beginning that the Russian collusion nonsense against Donald Trump was started by Hillary Clinton in an effort to get the media to focus off of the illegal email server that she used while serving as Obama’s Secretary of State.
Johnson accused Democrats of leaking the false information from the dossier to the press and then having the gall to accuse Republicans of spreading Russian disinformation when Republicans pointed out what the Democrats did. You would think only a bunch of sociopaths would behave like that. And it could be that on that side of the aisle they are sociopaths who participated in such deception and not have a care in the world about getting caught.
After reports confirmed there is an ongoing Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings, Johnson blasted Democrats and members of the intelligence community for claiming publicly that his committee’s investigation into Hunter Biden’s nefarious foreign business dealings played right into Russian hands.
Is now appears that everything the Democrats cannot explain, because of either their own malfeasance or misfeasance, they blame on Russian disinformation. And the lemmings who support them fall in line.
“It’s just galling and I just have to point out that the purveyors of Russian disinformation — Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the DNC, the Steele dossier, the ranking member Peters accusing Senator Grassley and I of disseminating Russian disinformation — that’s where the disinformation is coming from,” Johnson said.
“I can’t sit by and listen to this and say that this is not disinformation, this hearing today. This is getting information. We have to take a look at to restore confidence in our election integrity,” he continued.
Of course, Peters denied that he’d put out any misinformation. It is maddening when someone dismisses something that is serious and relevant with a cliché.
“You say I’m putting out information. I had nothing to do with this report,” he said.
Johnson then slammed the ranking member:
“You lied repeatedly! You lied repeatedly in the press that I was spreading Russian disinformation, and that was an outright lie and I told you to stop lying and you continued to do it!” Johnson shot back at Peters very loudly.
There comes a time when proper decorum has to be put aside. When the opposition party members continually lie is one of those times.
“Mr. Chairman, this is not about airing your grievances. I don’t know what rabbit hole you’re running down right now,” Peters responded.
“You can’t make these false allegations,” Peters ranted while Johnson slammed his gavel to move forward by allowing Senator Rand Paul his time to speak.
“This is terrible what you’re doing to this committee,” Peters accused. Actually, what Peters and his sociopaths in the Democratic Party are doing is what’s terrible. They are all in on the conspiracy to cover up the wrongdoing of the Obama administration’s phony Russian collusion nonsense, and now using the specter of Russian disinformation to dismiss anything that shines a light on the massive election fraud that occurred during the 2020 election.
“It is what you have done to this committee, falsely accusing the chairman of spreading disinformation,” Johnson hit back. “Nothing could have been further from the truth, and you’re spouting it again.”
“This is outrageous,” Peters mumbled into his mask.
Folks, Senator Peters is a sociopath, because only a sociopath can be told by the Chairman of the committee to stop repeating what he knows are outright lies, and then Peters goes on to completely dismiss the allegations against him and place blame for the lack of decorum during the hearing on the Chairman. There has to be something wrong going on inside this man’s head.
According to the New York Post, the argument was about a letter Democrats sent to the utterly worthless deep state FBI Director Christopher Wray back in July making the claim that members of Congress were targeted by foreign entities to change the outcome of the 2020 election.
Democrats have continually lied by accusing Johnson’s Hunter Biden investigation of spreading Russian disinformation. Johnson’s responses during the hearing show just how fed up he is with the accusations. Claiming Russian disinformation today is about as debunked as “the dog ate my homework.”
On Sunday, during an interview with the Epoch Times, attorney Sidney Powell talked about the many irregularities she discovered over the course of her investigation into alleged election-related fraud, and showed a high level of confidence that most of her bombshell claims will soon be confirmed.
“We have counterfeit ballots, we have dead people voting by the thousands, if not, by the hundreds of thousands, there was something someone called ‘phantom voters,’ there was just more manner and means of fraud than any law-abiding American citizen could possibly imagine,” Powell told the Epoch Times. “It’s stunning, it’s absolutely stunning, and they are so in our face with it. And then to deny it is purely Machiavellian.”
“The moneyed interests, the political interests, the global-power elites have been doing this all around the world, where ever they wanted to for at least 15 or 20 years,” Powell asserted. “Our own government has been involved in some of it. It cuts across political lines. There have been some Republicans who have, no doubt, benefitted from it, just as Democrats have. They’re all playing the game. I feel more every day that the Matrix movie was real. It’s that bad.”
“The fact that people are willing to turn a blind eye for this is just horrifying,” Powell said. She gave examples of how the Dominion voting system acts as “insurance” for those who use it to be elected or re-elected. In other words, if the election is going the crooked politician’s way, then they don’t need to use the system, however, if it appears that they are losing the election, then they do use the system to steal it.
Powell said that all of the Dominion voting machines should have been impounded immediately following the election. She believes influence that sits behind the machines runs deep in all branches of our government, and that’s why they weren’t. Why would the guilty take measures to help them get caught?
Powell believes her conclusions will be proven true when the analysis of a recent forensic investigation of Dominion voting machines in Antrim County, Michigan is revealed. There has also been analysis done in Georgia that shows the software flipped votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden on a nationwide scale.
She also believes there’s enough evidence uncovered that shows foreign interference in the 2020 election, enough that President Trump can take executive action that will kickstart a widescale investigation. Powell said she’s hopeful that when Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe gives his report about the election, which according to Trump’s 2018 Executive Order is 45 days from the election, or December 18, he will confirm just about everything she has publicly talked about so far. Remember, the DNI oversees 17 intelligence agencies.
The Executive Order decrees:
“Section 1. (a) Not later than 45 days after the conclusion of a United States election, the Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with the heads of any other appropriate executive departments and agencies (agencies), shall conduct an assessment of any information indicating that a foreign government, or any person acting as an agent of or on behalf of a foreign government, has acted with the intent or purpose of interfering in that election. The assessment shall identify, to the maximum extent ascertainable, the nature of any foreign interference and any methods employed to execute it, the persons involved, and the foreign government or governments that authorized, directed, sponsored, or supported it. The Director of National Intelligence shall deliver this assessment and appropriate supporting information to the President, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of Homeland Security.
b) Within 45 days of receiving the assessment and information described in section 1(a) of this order, the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the heads of any other appropriate agencies and, as appropriate, State and local officials, shall deliver to the President, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Secretary of Defense a report evaluating, with respect to the United States election that is the subject of the assessment described in section 1(a):
(i) the extent to which any foreign interference that targeted election infrastructure materially affected the security or integrity of that infrastructure, the tabulation of votes, or the timely transmission of election results; and
(ii) if any foreign interference involved activities targeting the infrastructure of, or pertaining to, a political organization, campaign, or candidate, the extent to which such activities materially affected the security or integrity of that infrastructure, including by unauthorized access to, disclosure or threatened disclosure of, or alteration or falsification of, information or data.”
Section 3 says:
“Any recommended sanctions shall be appropriately calibrated to the scope of the foreign interference identified, and may include one or more of the following with respect to each targeted foreign person:
(i) blocking and prohibiting all transactions in a person’s property and interests in property subject to United States jurisdiction;
(ii) export license restrictions under any statute or regulation that requires the prior review and approval of the United States Government as a condition for the export or re-export of goods or services;
(iii) prohibitions on United States financial institutions making loans or providing credit to a person;
(iv) restrictions on transactions in foreign exchange in which a person has any interest;
(v) prohibitions on transfers of credit or payments between financial institutions, or by, through, or to any financial institution, for the benefit of a person;
(vi) prohibitions on United States persons investing in or purchasing equity or debt of a person;
(vii) exclusion of a person’s alien corporate officers from the United States;
(viii) imposition on a person’s alien principal executive officers of any of the sanctions described in this section; or
(ix) any other measures authorized by law.”
Read the rest here.
All of this means that the Executive Order that Trump signed in 2018 will have serious ramifications for foreign influence in the 2020 election and other elections going forward, that will bring serious consequences to those foreign actors, and anyone, including American citizens, who supported or received support from said bad actors in other countries.
“If Ratcliffe’s report is an honest report, it’s going to blow the mind of every citizen in the country who’s willing to look at the truth and facts,” she declared.
The report was expected to be released on Friday the 18th, but sources familiar with the situation have said that there’s a dispute within the intelligence community over what should be included in this 2020 ICA. That means the deep staters want things in there to protect the people who may have helped foreign interference to harm Trump. Apparently, a number of senior intelligence analysts are being “adamant” that China tried to influence the 2020 presidential election, as some others are trying downplaying China’s activities during the election. The downplayers are the people who probably bar-b-q with John Brennan.
While some analysts argue that there is “ample raw intelligence” about China’s actions against the election, others are claiming there were minimal efforts by the Communist Chinese Party.
China is our greatest threat today. They want to take America’s place in the world economically, militarily, and influence-wise. It is unamerican to fight to protect Chinese influence over the 2020 election, especially when we just discovered many things about the level of infiltration the Chinese government has inside the United States.
Some high-ranking US Intelligence officials were very concerned heading into the 2016 election about the fact that the Russians were fully aware that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was planning to smear Donald Trump with lies of being a Russian agent. They were so concerned that they personally briefed then President Barack Obama about it, according to freshly declassified CIA documents. Apparently, CIA officials asked the FBI to look into Russian knowledge of the Clinton campaign’s slimy smear operation. Remember, other recent declassified documents showed that it was Clinton who started the whole Russian collusion delusion in an effort to get the news focus off of her illegal private email server.
Handwritten notes from former Obama CIA Director John Brennan were just declassified, showing that the Intelligence community knew back in 2016 that Russian intelligence was monitoring, and possibly pushing disinformation into Clinton’s anti-Trump Russian collusion lies. The amount of intelligence over Russia’s familiarity of Clinton’s plans were so troubling to Brennan and other national security people that they informed Obama about it in the summer of 2016 inside the Oval Office.
The handwritten notes by Brennan were declassified by John Ratcliffe, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and he presented them to Congress on Tuesday.
The notes reveal that Brennan and US intelligence people knew months before the 2016 election that the collusion nonsense was the result of a campaign operation Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. They knew it, they reported it, and then did exactly what Barack Obama told them to do, which allegedly was to help her cover it up.
“We’re getting additional insight into Russian activities from [REDACTED],” Brennan’s handwritten notes state. “Cite alleged approval by Hillary Clinton–on 26 July–of a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisers to villify [sic] Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security services.”
John Brennan knew the entire time, from 2016 onward, that it was Hillary Clinton who made it up and he never said a word to the press. Brennan continued to act like Donald Trump colluded with the Russians. What a piece of s***.
Brennan, at the time probably thinking Clinton was going to win, wrote the news to memorialize a meeting held at the White House with Obama and his top national security advisers. He was probably attempting to prove to Clinton that he should be kept on as CIA director. “Look what I did for you.”
The jackass Included in his notes responses from other participants in the meeting, including former White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice, former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, and former DNI James Clapper, but those responses are redacted for obvious reasons. This means they all knew from the very beginning.
Naturally they redacted a response to a question by Obama on whether or not they had any actual evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. I suspect they were covering their butts. I would love to read those notes unredacted.
Some officials at CIA and other intel agencies suspected from the very beginning that many of the claiming made for the Trump collusion bullschtein story was nothing but Russian infiltrated disinformation. Ratcliffe just last week declassified a memo based on Brennan’s notes citing that Russian intelligence was aware of Clinton’s plans, and that alone increased the likelihood that there was a bunch of Russian disinformation involved.
In November 2020, Attorney General Bill Barr informed Congress that the FBI was so worried about a Russian spy named Igor Danchenko they listed him as the “Primary Sub-Source” used by Christopher Steele, the former British spy who was bought and paid for by a Russian oligarch, who was hired by Hillary Clinton to write the Steele dossier, which has since been thoroughly debunked. Danchenko is the one who provided the most outrageous, salacious, crazy town allegations against Trump. In fact, the FBI listed him as a national security threat and investigated him to find out if he was in fact a Russian spy, but when he left the country they dropped the case.
Even though slime ball Democrats like Adam Schiff (D-CA), Maxine Waters (D-CA), Eric the Chines puppet Swalwell (D-CA) ran around claiming, without providing a single piece of evidence, that the latest declassifications are also Russian disinformation, numerous intel people said that the CIA is still convinced that Russian intelligence genuinely believes that Hillary Clinton launched the smear campaign against Donald Trump and his campaign, citing Russian collusion, just to distract from her illegal private email server. People forget that in October of 2017, the top lawyer for the Clinton campaign and the DNC admitted publicly that he himself hired the Democrat opposition research company Fusion GPS.