Executive Intelligence Review


Former Director of National Intelligence Clapper Reveals Obama Started Russiagate

July 23, 2018 (EIRNS)—The full exposure of FBI investigator Peter Strzok and his controllers in the FBI, who had manufactured “Russiagate” out of thin air, occurred on July 13. His lover, then-FBI lawyer Lisa Page, told a joint committee of the House of Representatives that when Strzok texted her on May 19, 2017 saying there was “no big there there,” he meant there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia; both of them had been leading the “Russiagate” investigation for 10 months at that point. This is reported today by VIPS leader Ray McGovern in Consortium News.

There’s more, still, being exposed. Speaking with CNN’s Anderson Cooper July 21, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper let slip that it was President Barack Obama who started Russiagate. Clapper told Cooper:

“If it weren’t for President Obama, we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today, including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. President Obama is responsible for that. It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place.”

EIR has reported that in May 2017, Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley fired off a letter to the Department of Justice demanding unredacted versions of text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page. These messages took place after Strzok had returned from London as part of the recently launched “Operation Crossfire Hurricane,” which referred to a White House-run unknown investigation in 2016. Zero Hedge recapped today, that Strzok had been in London to interview Australian Ambassador Alexander Downer about a conversation he had with a drunken Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, who, after being fed information, claimed Russia had Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Zero Hedge comments, “And with Clapper’s admission—it looks like Strzok’s text stating ‘the White House is running this’ may have been right on the money.’