Donald Trump said he knew Barack Obama was involved in the plan to spy on his campaign and frame his team for colluding with Russians.
The Fake News Media screamed that Trump was a liar.
But then Donald Trump released the smoking that gun that proved Barack Obama’s guilt in Obamagate.
Acting Director of National Intelligence Rick Grenell declassified an email former National Security Advisor Susan Rice wrote to herself just minutes before the Trump administration took power.
If that wasn’t strange enough, the contents of the email set off alarm bells as containing all the classic elements of a cover-up.
In the email, Rice describes the events of a January 5, 2017 Oval Office meeting where Rice, Obama, and former FBI Director James Comey were all in attendance.
Rice recounts that Obama and Comey discussed how best to proceed in the investigation against Michael Flynn for being a Russian agent – an investigation the FBI had wanted to close just 24-hours earlier – and that they planned to proceed despite no hint of a crime.
“From a national security perspective, President Obama said he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia,” Rice detailed.
Comey claimed the incoming National Security Advisor making routine phone calls made him nervous.
“Comey said he does have some concerns that incoming NSA Flynn is speaking frequently with Russian Ambassador Kislyak,” Rice continued. “Comey said that could be an issue as it relates to sharing sensitive information.”
Rice also added that Obama and Comey agreed to plow ahead with spying on Flynn and investigating him despite there being no evidence of criminal behavior on his Flynn’s part.
“[Comey] added that he has no indication thus far that Flynn has passed classified information to Kislyak, but he noted that ‘the level of communication is unusual,” Rice added.
Rice also wrote that Comey claimed he was running the investigation “by the book,” which struck many observers as strange.
But now that more facts are known about the FBI and Obama administration framing Flynn, Rice’s email looks a like a classic “memo to the file” that officials draft to have their version of events on the record in case a situation spirals out-of-control and they are accused of criminal wrongdoing.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.