THIS is a big reason why Democrats are now wailing about how U.S. Attorney John Durham should resign from his investigation into 2016 election meddling by anti-Trump forces both at home and abroad.
Mr. Durham has ordered that Obama-era CIA chief John Brennan to hand over all applicable communications regarding the matter. It’s a bold move that likely would not happen unless Durham already has evidence linking Brennan (and others within the Obama administration) to what could very well be the single greatest political scandal of our time.
“The federal prosecutor scrutinizing the Russia investigation has begun examining the role of the former C.I.A. director John O. Brennan in how the intelligence community assessed Russia’s 2016 election interference, according to three people briefed on the inquiry.
John H. Durham, the United States attorney leading the investigation, has requested Mr. Brennan’s emails, call logs and other documents from the C.I.A., according to a person briefed on his inquiry. He wants to learn what Mr. Brennan told other officials, including the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, about his and the C.I.A.’s views of a notorious dossier of assertions about Russia and Trump associates. …
Mr. Durham is also examining whether Mr. Brennan privately contradicted his public comments, including May 2017 testimony to Congress, about both the dossier and about any debate among the intelligence agencies over their conclusions on Russia’s interference, the people said.”