On Sunday, DNI John Ratcliffe said on Fox News Sunday that he was coordinating with U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review of the investigation into the non-existent links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. He said that he’d be declassifying additional documents soon: “I pledged to a bipartisan group of senators that I would look at all of the underlying intelligence surrounding the intelligence community’s assessment of Russia’s interference and this idea of Trump-Russia collusion,” Ratcliffe told “Sunday Morning Futures.” “But I’m not going to prejudice John Durham’s work in connection with that, so we’ve had to coordinate with his office about the timing of that. But I’m optimistic that I’ll be declassifying additional documents soon.”
During an appearance on Newsmax TV Monday, former Acting DNI Ric Grenell gave a preview of what to expect. According to Grenell, Ratcliffe’s congressional intelligence briefings will expose leakers and end how the leaking of cherry picked intel has been weaponized.
Grenell told host John Bachman: “We have a problem in Washington: They like to take the information that they get and spoon feed it to the public in nefarious ways publicly. But, when they’re under oath, they say completely the opposite. By putting it in writing, it’s going to be very difficult to pick and choose, cherry pick to reporters, the information.”
Of Adam Schiff, Grenell said “He is doing what he always does, which is leak one-sided information that creates just a false narrative,” saying Schiff is “focusing on a problem while ignoring the crisis” for political purposes. “We all know this and Adam Schiff can’t say it,” Grenell continued about the “crisis” with China vs. the mere social media propaganda from Russia. “He has to gloss over it, because it’s not good for Biden or the Democrats when the Communist Party of China outright wants them to win.”