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As President Joe Biden’s administration pushes its so-called “Disinformation Governance Board,” the FBI’s former intelligence chief says he’s “convinced” Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign used “contrived disinformation” to try to mislead Americans into believing former President Donald Trump was a Russian asset.
In an interview with Just the News, retired Assistant Director for Intelligence Kevin Brock said he is confident that Clinton’s 2016 campaign used “contrived information” to fabricate the false Trump-Russia collusion narrative, adding that it was more than just a “political dirty trick.”
“This is more than just political dirty tricks,” Brock said on Wednesday. “Political dirty tricks usually have some foundation in truth. But they just made stuff up.”
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Sussmann, who has pleaded innocent and faces trial at the end of the month, is charged with lying to the FBI in fall 2016 when he denied he was acting on behalf of a client in bringing the bureau what turned out to be false allegations that Trump had a secret communications channel with the Kremlin.
Durham has exposed recent evidence showing the Clinton campaign’s own researchers were skeptical of the allegation, which one described as a “red herring.”
According to another campaign researcher, the underlying data linked to the false allegation demonstrated, at best, only an “inference.”
Durham’s team revealed in a court filing an email in which a journalist told Clinton’s campaign research team weeks before they approached the FBI with the collusion claims that the reporter’s Russian sources called them “bulls**t.”
“This is the way disinformation is really exposed, not by some contrived government agency, but by the evidence presented in court that gets at the truth of what happened,” Brock said of Durham’s recent evidentiary court filings.
“What Durham is methodically doing, is laying out a case that the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democrat Party used contrived disinformation in a conspiracy, in a conspiratorial way, to deceive the American voter ahead of the election,” Brock continued.
“This is much more than an attorney for the Clinton campaign lying to the FBI,” said Brock. “He is using this charge to expose a larger story, a larger narrative.”
Durham “called it a joint venture of conspiratorial actions that contrived information,” Brock noted, referring to Durham’s recent court filings. “… Certainly the American people were defrauded.”
“I think that disinformation is in the eye of the beholder,” he said. “I think most people suspect that all of this information will be information promulgated by one political party rather than the other. And so the danger of a governance board like this is that it will be beholden to the party that’s in power in government at that time to silence or mute opposition viewpoints.
“Now, DHS, the secretary has gone to great lengths to say ‘No, we’re just interested in countering Russian disinformation or Chinese disinformation on social media platforms,” Brock continued. “But it’s something that should be treated, and I think we are looking at it as something to be wary of.”
Hillary Clinton is back in the middle of the political fray as Biden flounders and Trump has teased he will run for president again.
With Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ approval ratings as low as they have ever been, Democrats may be looking for alternatives — and Clinton’s name has been mentioned as a possible candidate.
She said the most important issue is the 2024 presidential election, more than anything social or economic, and judging by the current state of the economy it would be wise for every top Democrat to steer the conversation away from finances.
“We are standing on the precipice of losing our democracy, and everything that everybody else cares about then goes out the window,” she said. “Look, the most important thing is to win the next election. The alternative is so frightening that whatever does not help you win should not be a priority.”