Brennan: “I am aware of intelligence of contacts and interactions between Russians / Trump Campaign”

by jamess – What’s that old Law School truism … “Never ask a Question, that you don’t already know the Answer to.” Well, it seems like the Perry-Mason-wannabee Trey Gowdy, must have ditched class that day way back in the 80’s, when that lesson was being taught … if the stark and to-the-point Answers given by John Brennan, to Gowdy’s “gotcha” Questions, are to be any guide. House Intelligence Committee meeting, on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, May 23rd 2017  (Transcript from realclearpolitics.com )   … Did evidence exist of collusion, coordination, conspiracy, between the Trump campaign and Russian state actors at the time you learned of 2016 efforts? BRENNAN:  I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known...

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We’re Demanding Records on Comey’s Dismissal. Here’s Why

by Patrick Toomey, Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project – The ACLU on Monday submitted a request to the Department of Justice and the FBI asking for the release of all documents relating to President Donald Trump’s decision to remove FBI Director James Comey from office. The cloud of uncertainty swirling over Comey’s dismissal, along with indications that the president may have gravely abused his power, demands a public accounting. At the time of his dismissal, FBI Director Comey was responsible for overseeing an ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election and possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Russian government. According to initial White House statements — by most accounts hastily assembled with little coordination — the president dismissed Comey on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The two, we learned, had prepared a pair of memoranda asserting...

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