According to a bombshell report that could have far-reaching consequences for top Obama intel officials, former NSA director Mike Rogers is cooperating with prosecutor John Durham’s probe into the origins of the Russia hoax.
Durham’s investigation has reportedly zeroed on on ex-CIA director and current MSNBC employee John Brennan’s role in setting the plot into motion to frame and overthrow President Trump using subterfuge and the nation’s surveillance systems.
According to left-leaning website The Intercept, Rogers has been voluntarily cooperating with the probe for several months and has met with Durham multiple times.
This can’t come as good news for Brennan, James Comey and top Obama intelligence chief James Clapper (currently employed by CNN) who are already on the defensive in the aftermath of the devastating DOJ inspector general’s report.
According to The Intercept, “Former NSA Director Cooperating With Probe Of Trump-Russia Investigation”:
Retired Admiral Michael Rogers, former director of the National Security Agency, has been cooperating with the Justice Department’s probe into the origins of the counterintelligence investigation of the Trump presidential campaign’s alleged ties to Russia, according to four people familiar with Rogers’s participation.
Rogers has met the prosecutor leading the probe, Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, on multiple occasions, according to two people familiar with Rogers’s cooperation. While the substance of those meetings is not clear, Rogers has cooperated voluntarily, several people with knowledge of the matter said.
Rogers, who retired in May 2018, did not respond to requests for comment.
This is truly an ominous turn of events for Mr. Brennan and his fellow conspirators, especially Clapper and Comey who tried to have Rogers fired in 2016 after he visited then-president-elect Trump in New York – possibly to warn him that he was under surveillance by the Obama regime.
Admiral Rogers’ mysterious meeting took place in Trump Tower where the Trump Transition Team was headquartered at the time and whatever he said certainly caught the incoming president’s attention because the very next day, all operations were moved to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
The implication? Trump Tower was crawling with bugs and scrutinized 24/7 by spooks and Obama’s dirty tricks squads.
More from The Intercept:
Rogers’s voluntary participation, which has not been previously reported, makes him the first former intelligence director known to have been interviewed for the probe.
“He’s been very cooperative,” one former intelligence officer who has knowledge of Rogers’s meetings with the Justice Department said.
Politico and NBC News have previously reported that Durham intends to interview both former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. It is unclear if that has happened. Brennan and the Justice Department declined to comment. Clapper could not be reached for comment.
The Times reported on Thursday that Durham is examining Brennan’s congressional testimony and communications with a focus on what the former CIA director may have told other officials about his views on the so-called Steele dossier, a set of unverified allegations about links between Russia, Trump, and his campaign compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele.
Rogers is no stranger to the controversy surrounding the 2016 election. Shortly after Trump won the presidency, Rogers traveled to Trump Tower in New York, where he provided an unsolicited briefing to the then president-elect. Rogers informed Trump that the NSA knew that the Russians interfered in the election, according to three people familiar with the briefing. Despite delivering what Rogers told a confidant was “bad news,” Trump would keep Rogers on as NSA director while dismissing Brennan and Clapper.
The scoop is of particular importance because after IG Michael Horowitz’s report revealed a damning picture of skullduggery, lies and the deception of the FISA surveillance court to spy on the Trump team, it is clear that there were very serious – and likely criminal – violations of the law at the highest levels of the Obama administration.
Rogers also was the man who blew the whistle on unlawful FISA 702(17) surveillance activity in 2016 that shut down database access and triggered an audit after a distrubing pattern of irregular queries was uncovered.
It’s probably safe to say that it isn’t going to be a very Merry Christmas at the Brennan compound this week.