by Sharon Rondeau

(May 13, 2019) — On Monday night’s “Hannity,” former South Carolina congressman and Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy told Sean Hannity that those appointed to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia “collusion” narrative which proved to be false should “look for emails between Brennan and Comey in December 2016.”

Gowdy appeared during the first 20 minutes of the show after Hannity covered an array of news items relating to the Russia probe in a fast-moving opening monologue.

During the 115th Congress, Gowdy was chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, now led by the Democrats and known as the Oversight & Reform Committee.

During questioning of witnesses over the course of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 22-month investigation, the Oversight Committee, House Intelligence Committee, and Senate Intelligence Committee conducted their own independent investigations into the FBI claim that someone from the Trump campaign collaborated with Russian operatives to affect the outcome of the election.

Since Mueller produced his final report in March, made public on April 18 with redactions and finding insufficient evidence that the campaign engaged in “collusion,” the administration has called for a probe into “the investigators” who pursued the false narrative aggressively in 2016 and into Trump’s nascent presidency.

On May 9, 2017, then-FBI Director James Conley was fired, and Mueller assumed the probe from the FBI.

Over the last six months on virtually a daily basis, new information has emerged showing that the FBI never vetted the “dossier” it used to obtain four surveillance warrants on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.  Notes recently released to John Solomon of The Hill, who uploaded them to Scribd, show that on October 11, 2016, a State Department employee informed the FBI that Steele’s compilation of unverified Trump-Russia reports known as the “dossier” was a political product and that the “Russian consulate in Miami” referenced within it does not exist.

Ten days later, the FBI submitted the dossier to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), stating under oath that its contents were “verified.”  The application alleged that Page was an “agent of a foreign government,” namely, Russia, without any verification.

Page was never charged with a crime and is attempting to regain his good name through both litigation and public statements.

Also on Monday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced that U.S. Attorney John Durham of the District of Connecticut has been appointed to investigate the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence operation into the Trump campaign.

Durham has been investigating FBI media leaks which could involve former FBI General Counsel James Baker, who worked directly for Comey.  Durham has a background in probing the actions of intelligence officials, according to the web page of the U.S. Attorneys’ Office for the District of Connecticut.

On yesterday’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” host Maria Bartiromo told guest Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX4), an outspoken critic of the FBI’s counterintelligence probe and former CIA Director John Brennan, that a source informed her that as CIA director under Barack Obama, Brennan was responsible for “all counterintelligence” operations.

On Twitter and in the media, Brennan has been particularly vociferous in his opposition to Trump’s policies, statements, and actions, accusing him of “treason” and criminal acts.

When it became apparent that Mueller found no evidence of collusion between the campaign and the Kremlin, Brennan said on MSNBC, where he works as a commentator, that he could have been given “bad information” leading to his prediction in early March that Mueller would issue additional indictments within two weeks.

At a Thursday night “town hall” discussion hosted by CNN, Comey said he was “proud” of the way the FBI conducted its initial probe and that deploying informants into the campaign, to which Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) referred to on Sunday with Bartiromo, was a “constrained,” “responsible” and “limited” approach.

In turn, Ratcliffe told Bartiromo that he believes Comey should be, or could now be, under investigation for leaking his memos documenting his interactions with Trump to a friend, who read their contents to The New York Times.  Comey’s stated intention was to prompt the hiring of a special counsel, which occurred eight days after Comey was fired.

Ratcliffe on Sunday recalled that in regard to Comey, Gowdy “likes to refer to him as Saint Jim.”

Obama chose Comey to replace Mueller as FBI director in 2013.

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  1. In my constitutionally protected opinion (at least I hope that our 1st Amendment is still alive and well), John Brennan, James Clapper, Jim Comey, Nancy Pelosi, “Barack HUSSEIN Obama” especially, and numerous others should be indicted and, if convicted, sentenced to federal prison. Charges of TREASON should not be taken off the table.
    In fact, for those of you who don’t know or remember it, “Obama” was convicted by a Citizens Grand Jury in Ocala, Florida, and sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison (election fraud at the state level- 5 years- and at the federal level- 5 years consecutive- by using false documents such as a forged birth certificate).
    So, where the H___ is our criminal justice system? Where the H___ are our courts including the so-called “Supreme” Court? Where the H___ are our elected Congressmen and women? Where the H___ is our president?
    Geez- I’m sorry that I had to ask! Should I turn myself in at my local District FBI Office! Actually, I’ve already done that and been there in person voluntarily (twice), and have been turned away and dismissed, conceivably as some kind of conspiracy theory nut case!
    I may never live to see it, but I’m betting on that some day, I will end up on the right side of history.
    Thomas W Arnold (military veteran, retired law enforcement officer, independent registered voter, nineteen years of formal education, and author of “THE SICK TREASONOUS TRUTH SURROUNDING BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA- AS WITNESSED AND EXPERIENCED BY AN ORDINARY AMERICAN CITIZEN”).

  2. The Nexus between the #RussiaHoax and #ObamaForgedIDDocuments is #JohnBrennan. And from him the trail leads back to #ValerieJarrett, #MichelleObama, and the benefactor of it all … #BarackObama. They feared the prominent #Birther (per the leftist smear media) Donald Trump would eventually dig into the forged Obama birth documents and his forged Draft Registration card. They had to get rid of #DonaldTrump at any cost and by any means … Alinsky style. #SeanHannity and/or #TuckerCarlson and/or #LouDobbs should look into the Nexus between the #RussiaHoax and #ObamaForgedIDdocuments … #JohnBrennan and his cabal and monetary backers.

  3. In my opinion, Brennan should be indicted before Comey based on his involvement in the creation of the fraud Obama; it was more than just the proven forged birth certificate and Selective Service Registration. Brennan was also part of planning the raid on Osama bin Laden’s’ compound which claimed to have killed Osama. Brennan worked for months with Admiral McRaven, who was hand-picked by Obama for this mission. I believe Osama had been dead for years prior to the raid and that the shot-up body thrown into the ocean was that of Obama’s youngest son, Hamza bin Laden….who is still occasionally talked of as being alive and preparing for retaliation…..but I have seen no definitive proof he is still alive. If it was not Hamza, it was someone else, not Osama who died years earlier. Getting Brennan will reveal all sorts of lies and corruption concerning the CIA, FBI and NSA. The timing helped stop Obama’s falling poll numbers, take attention off the recently released forged BC and get Barry get re-elected. It worked.