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Pompeo-led CIA review found no wrongdoing in conclusion that Russia wanted to help Trump
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Attorney General Bill Barr has ordered an investigation into whether the CIA was correct to determine that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to boost Donald Trump during the 2016 election.

But that question has already been asked and answered at the CIA’s highest levels — by Mike Pompeo, a Trump loyalist, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Just after Pompeo took over as CIA director in 2017, he conducted a personal review of the CIA’s findings, grilling analysts on their conclusions in a challenging and at times combative interview, these people said. He ultimately found no evidence of any wrongdoing, or that the analysts had been under political pressure to produce their findings.

“This wasn’t just a briefing,” said one person familiar with the episode. “This was a challenging back and forth, in which Pompeo asked the officers tough questions about their work and how they determined Putin’s specific objectives.” Pompeo also asked about CIA’s work with the FBI on the Russia probe in 2016. Two U.S. officials further confirmed to POLITICO that the interview occurred and was robust.

Additionally, a congressional official said Pompeo and his deputies never gave any indication to lawmakers, even behind closed doors, that the CIA had acted improperly or drawn incorrect conclusions about Putin’s desire to help Trump get elected. Special counsel Robert Mueller and the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee also separately reaffirmed the intelligence community’s assessment of Moscow’s motivations in 2016.


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Michael Morell, the former acting CIA director, said the Justice Department is “absolutely the wrong organization to do the review.”

“The Justice Department’s job is to see whether a crime has been committed, not to assess the quality of intelligence analysis,” said Morell, who now hosts the Intelligence Matters podcast. “They have no training or experience in that.”

Jeffrey Edmonds, a former CIA analyst who served as a Russia adviser on the National Security Council during both the Trump and Obama administrations, said he is “worried” that Durham’s CIA inquiry “is a political attempt to undermine the intelligence community’s assessment.”

“It’s telling that Pompeo walked away from [his] review agreeing with the agency’s high confidence assessment” about Putin’s objectives, Edmonds added.

Indeed, the congressional official said, Pompeo’s own examination of the CIA’s analysis “really does call into question the purpose of the entire Durham exercise.”

In a statement, a person familiar with the situation said that Pompeo “routinely asks employees for their unvarnished assessments and opinions on important issues. Although no votes were changed, Secretary Pompeo agrees with the Intelligence Community’s report that the Russian government attempted to sow discord in our democracy and undermine our election process.”


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Telling indeed.


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Hillary was horrible. Bill Clinton doesn’t even like her. He certainly didn’t try to help her win either.


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They didnt do it... but they wanted to!!!. Trump doesnt do racist things... but he thinks them!!!



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Did Pompeo interview Brennan?


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Just because Russia wanted to do that doesn’t mean the Trump campaign went along with it or committed a crime.

However, they were successful because you, the Democrats, and those who support them refuse to accept the fact that your candidate lost. I’ve never seen such a large group of sore losers get so butthurt over an election. Until the Democratic Party is willing to look honestly at it itself and why Clinton lost, it's never going to get past 2016.


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You got him now


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Why would you want someone who couldn’t even defend themself running our country? Wouldn’t having her in charge be absolutely horrible based on her results in the state department and here ability to win a competitive election? How much did the media and Obama have prop her up just to get her to election night? And you want her to run this country?


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according to three people familiar with the matter. 


You are the best entertainment ever.


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I find the premise to be misleading.

Why would the AG be investigating a matter under the jurisdiction of the State Department?

When did Barr order an investigation on Putin's feelings and soul? I thought he was looking into frickery on spying on the president?

I could be wrong, but seems stretchy.


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Brennan interviewed Brennan and found that Brennan is not suffering from TDS, isn't a commie and is as honest as the day is long.

Weird but I totally trust a commie spook.


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So, we trust Pompeo now?


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Of course Putin wanted to meddle in our elections just like Russia has for decades and as we have in theirs for decades. It's laughably disingenuous that Democrats and Trump haters pretend that the 2016 election was some rare and special case of Russian meddling and that Pompeo acknowledging Russian meddling is some sort of vindication of the Russia Russia Russia conspiracy hoax.

There is still ZERO evidence that the Russians hacked the DNC's e-mail server especially considering the FBI never conducted it's own independent analysis of the server but instead relied on the conclusions of a company the DNC paid to do analysis on the server. Nothing fishy or an conflict of interest about that. ??


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So Pompeo's investigation asked if Russia tried to meddle in our election and he confirmed that it happened. It happened and I don't really think there is much controversy there, especially since they have been meddling in our elections(and everything else) since at least the 50's.

The thing that makes this article and you FOS is that the Barr/Durham investigation looks at something completely different. They are trying to determine if the intelligence community manipulated intelligence or were willfully negligent in verifying shoddy source material for political purposes. Meaning that they had an agenda to manufacture evidence linking Russian efforts to the Trump campaign.

These two investigations aren't asking the same questions so the entire premise of the article is B.S.


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