Judicial Watch believes the Obama Administration spread information about Russia allegedly undermining the 2016 presidential election to a liberal senator in an effort to destroy Trump.
Judicial Watch announced that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State for all records provided by them to Senator Benjamin Cardin’s office related to alleged Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election.
Judicial Watch wrote:
“There was also an effort to pass reports and other sensitive materials to Congress. In one instance, the State Department sent a cache of documents marked “secret” to Senator Benjamin Cardin of Maryland days before the Jan. 20 inauguration. The documents, detailing Russian efforts to intervene in elections worldwide, were sent in response to a request from Mr. Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, and were shared with Republicans on the panel.”
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) is a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
On January 19th, both Cardin and Elizabeth Warren sent a letter to Treasury Secretary-Designate Steve Mnuchin raising concerns that a Senior Advisor to the incoming President Trump, Anthony Scaramucci, engaged in direct talks with the head of a Russian entity subject to sanctions by the Treasury Department since 2015.
It was a nothingburger but it was the beginning of leaked information to make Trump look bad.
On February 15, he called for an independent commission to study Russian interference in our election and suggested the new president would lift Russian sanctions.
It was the New York Times that reported the Obama Administration spent its last days spreading information about “Russian efforts to undermine the presidential election — and about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Russians — across the government.”
The goal was to make sure it couldn’t happen again and to leave a “clear trail of intelligence for government investigators”.
The suggestion was the Trump administration would cover it up. The Times said Obama was “convinced the intelligence was damning”.
“Some officials began asking specific questions at intelligence briefings, knowing the answers would be archived and could be easily unearthed by investigators — including the Senate Intelligence Committee, which in early January announced an inquiry into Russian efforts to influence the election,” the newspaper wrote.
There has been no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion according to Senator Dianne Feinstein, former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Morell, even Maxine Waters slipped and admitted it.
If they had anything at all, we would know about it.
Obama is the one responsible for people hearing that Trump campaign officials met with Russian officials but no one is bothering to talk about the fact that Hillary’s officials did as well.