CIA 'rattled' by DOJ inquiry into Russia investigation origins

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  1. The Purge

    The Purge Gold Member

    Aug 16, 2018
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    The Justice Department's review of the origins of the Russia investigation created "unease" at the CIA, according to a reporter who has followed its progress.

    Uncertainty over what investigators are seeking and whether the inquiry has become a criminal investigation has prompted some CIA analysts who played a role in the intelligence assessment of Russia's activities during the 2016 campaign to hire lawyers.

    "It's really not clear where he's going with this, but a lot of people are very rattled. Those CIA analysts I mentioned had to hire their own lawyers because no one’s even sure whether this is a criminal investigation or not. And if it is a criminal investigation, what is the allegation of wrongdoing? No one I talked to can answer that," Ken Dilanian said on Monday's episode of Morning Joe on MSNBC.

    Over the weekend, the NBC News reporter had a report published about the expansion of the DOJ review, which is being overseen by Attorney General William Barr and run by U.S. Attorney John Durham, who has requested to speak with CIA analysts.

    A similar report was published by the New York Times that notes President Trump granted Barr expansive powers for the inquiry, but Durham lacked subpoena power and could only request documents and interviews when he was tasked with the review earlier this year. The report also notes, however, that it is unclear whether the status of the review has changed.

    "There’s a lot of unease at the CIA and disquiet about the notion of federal prosecutors going over and rooting in their files," Dilanian said. "Not because they think they did anything wrong, but because these are sources and methods — some of the most highly classified documents and secrets in our government. And they are kept to a small set of

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    CIA analysts who played a role ... in Russia’s activities during 2016....

    I think this goes way above the analyst level. The CIA and/or FBI, DOS, DOJ, used foreign assets as surrogates to conduct an operation they were legally prohibited from.

    This smells of director - deputy director level stuff.
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  2. Roudy

    Roudy Diamond Member

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    Hence the reason for the bullshat impeachment inquiry.
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