John Brennan, former CIA Director, was questioned by U.S. attorney John Durham as part of an ongoing investigation into the previous FBI investigation “Crossfire Hurricane,” which was tasked with looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Durham was tasked by the Justice Department to look into the FBI investigation in April 2019. Since the Durham probe began, ex-FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith has pleaded to guilty to falsifying a FISA warrant to monitor former Foreign Policy Advisor Carter Page.
Brennan has been a vociferous critic of the Trump Administration since his tenure at the CIA ended under the Obama Administration. So far, the eight-hour interview has not resulted in an arrest of any kind.
According to Brennan spokesman Nick Shapiro, “Brennan welcomed the opportunity to answer Mr. Durham’s questions related to a wide range of intelligence-related activities undertaken by CIA before the November 2016 presidential election as well as the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) published in early January 2017.”
Durham’s investigation into FBI malfeasance follows President Trump’s claims that the Russia investigation is a “hoax,” a witch hunt driven by the deep state in an attempt to remove Trump from office following his victory against Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Brennan had his security clearance revoked in 2018 following Trump Administration claims that Brennan was using his security clearance to “sow division and chaos.”
Although Brennan has not been charged with a crime, it remains to be seen whether Durham’s investigation will implicate the former director in any illegal activity pertaining to the Russia investigation.
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