Late Tuesday afternoon, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham released a letter from Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe. The DNI’s statement clarifies that the new disclosure about Hillary Clinton and the Russia hoax is in fact, “not Russian disinformation.” Ratcliffe in his letter was responding to Senator Graham’s request for intelligence community information regarding the FBI’s handling of Operation Crossfire Hurricane, the Obama’s administration’s FBI and Justice Department op to falsely show Donald Trump was involved with Russia to influence the outcome of the November 2016 President Election.
In his letter and subsequent comments to further clarify his letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee, DNI Ratcliffe provided the following declassified information to the committee:
“In late July 2016, U.S. intelligence agencies obtained insight into Russian intelligence analysis alleging that U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had approved a campaign plan to stir up a scandal against U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump by tying him to Putin and the Russians’ hacking of the Democratic National Committee. The Intelligence Community does not know the accuracy of this allegation or the extent to which the Russian intelligence analysis may reflect exaggeration or fabrication.”