Ed Klein is confirming our earlier story taken from a Newsmax report that the FBI Director Jim Comey assured Donald Trump in a call he made that there is no evidence the Russians tried to influence the election and the only one saying that is Obama drone John Brennan. Comey said that Brennan has politicized the agency.
The hacking story was simply an effort to politicize the election.
He is not saying there is hacking [everyone hacks everyone].
Why would Putin prefer a tough guy like Trump over the passive Hillary?
This information from sources is as good as the info from WaPo, the NY Times and Barack Obama.
KLEIN: James Comey, the director of the FBI called Donald Trump said there is no credible evidence that Vladimir Putin or any other Russian intended to throw the election to Donald Trump. The only person saying that is John Brennan at the CIA.
The Intel community, they all look at the same stuff and they have got analysts who interpret it different ways. Does you don’t know Brennan — does John Brennan who runs the CIA, is there any suggestion that this is a political hit job?
Well, you know the interesting thing is what James Comey believes and what he told the president-elect that he believes that John Brennan has politicized the CIA the same way that Eric Holder politicized the Justice Department.
HOST: Which is unbelievable. The big question is how do you know that? You know that James Comey called Donald Trump.
KLEIN: That I know. I know that from very good sources that they had this conversation not once but several conversations.
We know the national intelligence director said we don’t know the Russians hack. And yesterday, they were saying it goes all the way up to Vladimir Putin. Huge difference.
There’s a huge difference between the CIA and FBI whose job by the way is counterespionage in this, countercyber attacks. That’s what the FBI does. Over whether there was any intention, and Comey doesn’t believe that there was any intention. Now, he’s not saying there wasn’t hacking. Because there has been hacking but he doesn’t believe for a second that why he said to the president-elect would Vladimir Putin prefer Donald Trump who is going to build up our Navy, build up our army, is a tough guy, why would you prefer him over Hillary Clinton, who is just going to continue this passive Obama foreign policy? It doesn’t make my sense.
HOST: What happens to John Brennan when president-elect Donald Trump does get into office? Because his voters don’t like this guy.
KLEIN: That’s right. I don’t think John Brennan will survive Donald Trump.
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