The CIA doesn’t exactly hold a reputation for their forthcomingness, but you would think that the Department of Justice may be able to break down those barriers in a matter of national security.
That doesn’t seem to be the case, however, as the Central Intelligence Agency pushes back against the DOJ in the latter’s investigation into the origins of the “RussiaGate” conspiracy theory.
The news outlet also found:
[Connecticut U.S. Attorney John] Durham has also requested to talk to CIA analysts involved in the intelligence assessment of Russia’s activities, prompting some of them to hire lawyers, according to three former CIA officials familiar with the matter. And there is tension between the CIA and the Justice Department over what classified documents Durham can examine, two people familiar with the matter said.
President Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr have both indicted their belief that then-President Barack Obama abused his official power to have the Trump campaign “spied on” during the 2016 election – a maneuver that perhaps gave rise to the “RussiaGate” investigation.
There are concerns that a FISA warrant used to conduct surveillance on the soon-to-be President may have been authorized based on faulty information from the “Steele Dossier” – an unverified and unverifiable collection of salacious and unsanitary rumors about Donald Trump.
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