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Sen. Rand Paul: Source says Obama CIA Director forced dossier against Trump – demands hearings

John Brennan, then-Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, delivers a briefing to President Barack Obama. May 3, 2010. (Pete Souza/White House)
March 27, 2019
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Sen. Rand Paul has called for an investigation into former CIA Director John Brennan.

“BREAKING: A high-level source tells me it was Brennan who insisted that the unverified and fake Steele dossier be included in the Intelligence Report… Brennan should be asked to testify under oath in Congress ASAP,” Paul tweeted Wednesday afternoon.

Former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele penned the dossier after he was hired by Fusion GPS, a research firm retained by Hillary Clinton’s lawyers at Perkins Coie during the 2016 Presidential campaign.

It was the dossier that sparked the allegations against President Donald Trump that he colluded with Russia to win the election.

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“I think we need to find the truth,” Paul told Washington Secrets on Wednesday. He said that baseless investigations like the Trump-Russia probe should be prevented in future administrations, regardless of political affiliation.

Brennan reportedly “endorsed” the dossier after reviewing a copy in December 2016 and believed it matched up with information from his sources, according to a Bob Woodward book, “Fear,” which the Washington Times had reported last year.

“The sources that Steele used for his dossier had not been polygraphed, which made their information uncorroborated, and potentially suspect,” Woodward wrote. “But Brennan said the information was in line with their own sources, in which he had great confidence.”

His spokesman, however, claims Brennan never endorsed it and tried to prevent it from being included in the Trump-Russia probe.

After Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded the nearly two-year Trump-Russia investigation and found no evidence of wrongdoing, Brennan said he may have received “bad information” that prompted his repeated collusion accusations against Trump.

“I don’t know if I received bad information, but I think I suspected there was more than there actually was,” Brennan said on Monday during an appearance on Morning Joe.

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