Newly released emails obtained by Judicial Watch show that the Obama administration set in motion to create the “Russia” scandal within 24 hours of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January 2017.
The desperation of the Obama administration is seen in the emails, in which the Obama team tries to recruit Democratic senators Warner and Cardin and Republican Senator Corker in the plan.
As many are aware, Operation Crossfire Hurricane surfaced during the 2016 presidential election and was continued well into Trump’s presidency.
General Michael Flynn was snared in a Peter Strzok/Sally Yates ambush in the early days of the Trump White House. Now, Obama’s administration documented effort’s to cook up the Russia story before Donald Trump took the oath of office.
The plot emboldens a narrative already proved by text messages (presented below) involving Obama official James Clapper: that the Obama people actually thought they could stop Trump from getting sworn in.
Judicial Watch, which obtained the emails in a Freedom of Information Act case, They report:
“In a Thursday, January 5, 2017, email chain then-State Department Congressional Advisor Hera
Abassiindicates that then-Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland’s bureau was attempting to get Russian investigation related documents to the office of Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) office as quickly as possible. (In June 2016 Nuland permitted a meeting between Steele and the FBI’s legal attaché in Rome. Nuland told CBS News that the State Department knew about the Steele dossier by July 2016.)
In the email, with the subject line “For Immediate Review – Call Sheet for S Call with Senator Warner,”
“I told Cardin’s folks … that the process is long. Can we ensure that there are no holdups on our end?”
Abassiconfirms that Nuland was fully aware of the information that the State Department was providing to members of Congress alleging Russia interference information:
“This is definitely on EUR A/S radar!”
Leaving no doubt that the State Department officials knew they were transmitting classified information, in a Wednesday, January 18, 2017, email with the subject line “Cables/M,” Former Foreign Service Officer Kerem Bilge writes to State Department Congressional advisor Hilary Johnson and others: “Highest class is SECRET/NOFORN.”
“FYI – so we can keep the SECRET/NOFORN
header,and should declassify it 25 years from tomorrow.
“I forwarded the fully cleared version to the two of you on the high side [Editor’s Note: “high side” is State Department term for
high securityclassification system], but let me know if there’s anything else you need from me on this.
“Note: we’ll need to make sure there is someone in Senate security tomorrow who can accept these.”
On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Johnson confirms that classified documents were sent to Senator Corker in addition to Senator Cardin. “Flagging that I sent you a high side request for clearance of the draft transmittal letter to send documents to Senators Corker and Cardin.”
Additionally, involved in providing classified information to members of the Senate was Naz Durakoglu, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs. In an email dated Thursday, January 19, 2017, with the subject line “Signed, sealed, delivered” Durakoglu apparently confirms that Obama State Department officials were eager to provide the classified material before Trump was sworn into office: “We made the deadline!” Durakoglu states [Emphasis added] “Thank you, everyone, for what was truly a Department-wide effort!”
President Trump was inaugurated less than 24 hours later.
In a Wednesday, January 18, 2017 email, Naz Durakoglu signed off on the document transmittal letter on behalf of her bureau. This letter accompanied “the documents to Senator Corker and Cardin”
In a Thursday, January 19, 2017 email, Durakoglu appears to confirm that she is who carried the documents from the State Department to Capitol Hill. She states, “I will be carrying over the cables to the Hill.’
Multiple elements of the Obama machine were clearly working hard on their Russian narrative in the lead-up to President Donald Trump’s inauguration
Report by George Brendon for MilneNews.com
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