HPSCI Releases Russia Investigation Final Report

As currently released it is heavily redacted to the point that it is very difficult to read.  Find the full pdf here.

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes issued the following statement today:

The Intelligence Community has finished its declassification review of the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation final report. Given the substantial public interest at stake, the Committee is publishing the redacted version we’ve received. However, we object to the excessive and unjustified number of redactions, many of which do not relate to classified information. The Committee will convey our objections to the appropriate agencies and looks forward to publishing a less redacted version in the near future.

The minority report can be found here.

Early analysis:

House Intel Committee Releases Final Report on Active Russia Measures…

By sundance, the Conservative Treehouse

There are some initially revealing aspects to the release including: revelations that DNI James Clapper was a leaker to CNN about the Steele Dossier content and Presidential Briefing [SEE HERE]; and that Former Dianne Feinstein staff raised $50 million after the election to continue funding Fusion-GPS and Christopher Steele [SEE HERE]  Likely much of that money was used to pay journalists and continue the Muh Russia narrative.

However, the revelations of Senator Dianne Feinstein participating in the overall post-election scheme to deploy the insurance policy [SEE HERE] do[es] answer a nagging question that always seemed to lay quietly below the surface.

During 2016 Senator Feinstein was part of the Gang of Eight by way of her position as vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee.  It always seemed odd that Feinstein gave up that position immediately following the 2016 presidential election.

There was something about Feinstein’s abdication that appeared to be a move to diminish risk.  With the discovery that her top staff was actually involved in close coordination with Fusion-GPS, Christopher Steele and the advancement of the Russian conspiracy/collusion narrative, Feinstein’s move to create distance after the election makes sense.

She may also have decided that carrying the ball for team dhimmocrat on this was not something she wanted to be remembered for.

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