President Donald Trump is calling for “con artist” Hillary Clinton to be indicted.
“A Disgraceful Con Artist! Charges anyone?” Trump recently tweeted. The president linked an article from Fox News analyst Gregg Jarrett’s website, titled, “BOMBSHELL: Clinton Allegedly Approved Russiagate Falsehood As Distraction From Email Scandal.”
The president’s tweet follows the release of recently declassified documents by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe regarding the so-called Trump-Russia collusion investigation and Hillary Clinton.
What those documents reveal is what we have always suspected, namely, that former Secretary of State Clinton was behind Russiagate.
The documents show that in July 2016, U.S. intelligence became aware that Russian intelligence alleged that then-2016 Democratic candidate Clinton had signed off on a plan to tie her opponent, then-candidate Trump, to Russia. They indicate that it was a plan devised to distract the American people from Clinton’s troublesome email scandal.
The reader will likely remember that Clinton, as secretary of state, illegally used a private email server for confidential communications. But, she was let off of the hook, with a helping hand from former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
The documentary evidence
Several of the documents released by Ratcliffe make reference to Clinton’s plan. One is a handwritten note from former CIA Director John Brennan.
“We’re getting additional insight into Russian activities from [REDACTED],” it reads. “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.”
The plan — which, by the way, former President Barack Obama also knew about — is also mentioned in an investigative referral.
“Per FBI verbal request, CIA provides the below examples of information the CROSSFIRE HURRICANE fusion cell has gleaned to date,” it reads. “An exchange [REDACTED] discussing US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s approval of a plan concerning US presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering US elections as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server.”
The evidence, as former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy points out, is pretty clear that it wasn’t Trump but Clinton who actually colluded with the Russians in an attempt to win the 2016 presidential election. The question now is when will Clinton be held accountable?
Let’s hope that day is soon.