Bombshell: CIA official admits intel agencies purposefully excluded Trump from intelligence info during his presidency

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WASHINGTON, DC - Independent investigative journalist James O’Keefe of O’Keefe Media Group (OMG) dropped a nuclear bomb earlier this week when an undercover sting interview of a self-described CIA official revealed that leaders in the intelligence community, including former CIA Director and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and former CIA Director Gina Haspel withheld intelligence information from former President Donald Trump throughout his administration, American Military News reports. 

O’Keefe shared the undercover video where a Deloitte contractor, who allegedly worked as a program manager in Cyber Operations at the CIA and the National Security Agency (NSA), dropped the blockbuster information to OMG. 

The revelation caused Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) to call for the House Select Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government to begin a probe into the allegations raised by O’Keefe immediately. 

“This footage contains evidence that American intelligence agencies withheld intelligence from President Donald Trump before and during his presidency and used Foreign Intelligence Act (FISA) authorities to spy on President Trump and may be doing so today,” Gaetz wrote in a letter to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), chairman of the Weaponization of the Federal Government committee. 

The video included recordings of various meetings between the government contractor and an undercover reporter. It shows the contractor, Amjad Fseisi, admitting that multiple intelligence agencies kept information from Trump over concerns that he (Trump) might disclose it. 

Fseisi told the undercover reporter that the intelligence agencies “all got together and said, ‘We’re not gonna tell Trump.’” He further claimed that the effort to hold back information from Trump included the leaders of the various intel agencies. 

“The executive staff,” Fseisi said. “We’re talking about the director and his subordinates,” which he claimed included Haspel and Pompeo, who served as CIA directors in the Trump administration. 

Fseisi revealed that the intelligence agencies “kept information from him [Trump] because we knew he’d fucking disclose it.” Continuing, he said, “There are certain people that would…give him a high-level overview but never give him any details. You know why? Because he’ll leak those details…he’s a Russian asset. He’s owned by the fucking Russians.” 

Fseisi was later confronted by O’Keefe about what he told the undercover reporter, and he denied making those statements despite them being recorded on video. Fseisi admitted working for Deloitte, but he refused to tell O’Keefe that he worked for the CIA. 

O’Keefe Media Group reached out to the CIA, which denied the story.

According to a CIA spokesperson: 

“These claims about [the] CIA are absolutely false and ridiculous. [The] CIA is a resolutely apolitical institution that provides intelligence support to policymakers, including the President of the United States, irrespective of who occupies the office.” 

The spokesperson continued, “We are a foreign intelligence focused Agency and do not monitor the former President. The individual making these allegations is a former contractor who does not represent [the] CIA.”

That may come as a surprise to former CIA director John Brennan, who last month told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace that the intelligence community may indeed “withhold” sensitive intelligence information from Trump when he becomes the Republican presidential nominee later this year, according to Fox News Digital. 

Brennan, the far-left network’s senior national security and intelligence analyst, admitted that Trump would be briefed on some national security information as a presidential nominee. This is a 72-year tradition of the sitting administration briefing the presidential candidates of other political parties. Brennan said, however, that Trump would likely not get highly sensitive information. 

Brennan used the alleged “classified document” case involving the former president as a reason why he shouldn’t receive highly classified information, even though President Trump has not been convicted of anything and the issue of the classified documents is currently being prosecuted. 

Brennan was referring to a piece in Politico that suggested U.S. intelligence officials plan to brief the former president and current frontrunner but have reservations due to “his handling of classified information.” 

Brennan told Wallace, “It’s somewhat surreal that an individual who is under indictment for mishandling classified information is going to be getting classified briefings.” 

Brennan did not mention the investigation into Joe Biden by Special Counsel Robert Hur, which found that although Biden did violate the law by possessing classified documents at several unsecured locations, his age would likely not have resulted in a conviction. 

Brennan admitted that it is “tradition” for major party candidates for president to receive briefings and said “it makes sense” for Biden to do so. However, he noted that intelligence leaders wouldn’t be eager to share particularly sensitive information to President Trump that he could “abuse.” 

“Now I’m pretty certain that my former intelligence colleagues will provide briefings that are not going to do any type of damage to sources and methods in terms of providing information to Donald Trump that he could misuse.” 

Brennan continued musing about the former president and his belief that he could not be trusted. 

“I think it’s going to be analysis that will be devoid of sources and methods, the sensitive things that we are most concerned about, the types of things that were in all those documents that he had in the bathroom and all those areas in Mar-a-Lago.” 

Brennan was one of 50-something former “intel” officials who signed a letter suggesting Hunter Biden’s laptop was a Russian disinformation operation, despite knowing that was false. Brennan also was one who pushed the false Trump-Russia collusion during the entirety of Trump’s presidency. 

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