Tags: Nunes | investigate | Brennan | IC

Report: Nunes to Probe Brennan's Link to Trump Dossier

Image: Report: Nunes to Probe Brennan's Link to Trump Dossier
John Brennan (AP)

By    |   Monday, 12 February 2018 09:50 AM

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is planning to investigate whether one-time CIA Director John Brennan played a role in promoting the controversial and unverified dossier on Donald Trump, RealClear Investigations is reporting.

Word of the congressman's new probe comes after the release of a Nunes' memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI.

Brennan, in an interview on NBC News' "Meet The Press," lashed out at Nunes, saying he "abused the office of chairmanship" with the memo.

According to RealClear Investigations, Nunes will soon release a separate report detailing the role of the State Department under President Barack Obama in creating and disseminating the controversial dossier.

The website claimed the report will identify diplomats who worked with those close to Hillary Clinton to help ex-British spy Christopher Steele put together the disputed dossier.

"Those are the first two phases" of Nunes' multipart inquiry, a senior investigator said. "In Phase 3, the involvement of the intelligence community will come into sharper focus."

The unidentified aide said Nunes will focus on Brennan, former CIA Director Leon Panetta, Obama's intelligence chief, James Clapper and former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, among other intelligence officials.

"John Brennan did more than anyone to promulgate the dirty dossier," the investigator said. "He politicized and effectively weaponized what was false intelligence against Trump."

The probe will also look at whether Brennan perjured himself during congressional testimony about the dossier, according to RealClear Investigations.

In testimony before the intelligence panel, Brennan swore he did not know who commissioned the dossier, even though Justice Department and FBI officials had known it was funded by the Clinton campaign, RealClear Investigations noted.

© 2018 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is planning to investigate whether one-time CIA Director John Brennan played a role in promoting the controversial and unverified dossier on Donald Trump, RealClear Investigations is reporting....
Nunes, investigate, Brennan, IC
273
2018-50-12
Monday, 12 February 2018 09:50 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved