Opinion| Lawrence David| Outgoing acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard “Ric” Grenell has left an indelible mark on the intelligence community. The full extent of that mark is yet to be known or understood.
Grenell’s three month stint as interim head of the ODNI was marked by an unusual degree of transparency…
… Transparency that shed light on the egregious cover up of the greatest political scandal… the attempted coup of a duly elected president by the U.S. intelligence community acting under orders of the opposing political party… in American history.
Even more striking was DNI Grenell’s decision to “strip the FBI of its duties briefing the presidential 2020 candidates.”
Grenell’s decision came after releasing a massive number of documents that revealed politically motivated and illegal activities, as well as a level of unconscionable political bias, by Obama’s FBI during and after the 2016 election.
Texas Congressman John Ratcliffe (R), recently confirmed by the Senate, now takes over for Grenell. Ratcliffe, a veteran of the House Intelligence Committee (HPSCI), is expected to maintain the same level of transparency moving forward.
That includes a significant stack of documents recently declassified by the out-going Grenell awaiting DNI Ratcliffe’s release.
President Trump was interviewed by Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo where the two discussed how high up the fraudulent investigation actually ran to…
Bartiromo asked Trump about then-President Obama: “Do you believe President Obama directed the U.S. intelligence agencies to spy on you?”
President Trump: “Yes, he [Obama] probably directed them but if he didn’t direct them, he knew everything. And you’ll see that, by the way…you’re gonna see that when the papers come out.”
Despite all the pearl clutching and finger gnashing over the expected document release that is likely to blow up whatever is left of the fraudulent, media-inspired Obama legacy, it’s Obama’s own executive order that made all of Grenell’s declassification possible…
… Executive Order 13526 that Obama signed in 2009 details reasons for prohibiting classified documents:
Sec. 1.7. Classification Prohibitions and Limitations. (a) In no case shall
information be classified, continue to be maintained as classified, or fail
to be declassified in order to:
(1) conceal violations of law, inefficiency, or administrative error;
(2) prevent embarrassment to a person, organization, or agency;
(3) restrain competition; or
(4) prevent or delay the release of information that does not require protection in the interest of the national security.
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