WASHINGTON — Handwritten notes written by former CIA Director John Brennan in a briefing with former President Barrack Obama refer to the allegations of a Trump-Russia collusion, as “a means of distracting the public from her [Hillary's] use of a private email server."
The Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election (Mueller Report) confirmed there was zero evidence of conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia to interfere in the 2016 election, however did find evidence of "collusion," which "has no legal definition and is not a federal crime."
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified Brennan's notes as well as a CIA memo Tuesday.
“We’re getting additional insight into Russian activities from [REDACTED],” the Brennan notes read, as first uncovered by Fox News yesterday.
“CITE [summarizing] alleged approved by Hillary Clinton a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisers to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security service,” Brennan’s notes read.
A source close to the documents also told Fox News that "this information has been sought by hundreds of congressional requests for legitimate oversight purposes and was withheld for political spite—and the belief that they’d never get caught."
Brennan said in an interview with CNN that there was "nothing illegal" about stirring up the scandal, rather that it was a campaign tactic aimed to "vilify Trump."
"John Ratcliffe and others are trying to portray this as unlawful activity that deserves follow-up investigation by the FBI," Brennan told CNN. "No. It was a campaign activity."