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Former FBI Intel Chief Says 2016 Clinton Campaign ‘Made Up’ Trump-Russia ‘Collusion’

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The former head of FBI intelligence is sounding the alarm on what he believes the Hillary Clinton campaign did during the 2016 election to deceive voters.

In an interview with just the News, Kevin Brock said that the Clinton campaign simply made up the Russian collusion narrative with no basis in truth.

He said that he believes the Democrat nominee’s campaign used “contrived disinformation” to trick people into believing that the former president was a Russian asset.

“This is more than just political dirty tricks,” the retired Assistant Director for Intelligence said on Wednesday. “Political dirty tricks usually have some foundation in truth. But they just made stuff up.”

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Brock, one of the bureau’s most respected former executives, said he has been impressed with the way Special Counsel John Durham has used the prosecution of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann to expose how the false Russia collusion narrative was constructed.

Sussmann, who has pleaded innocent and faces trial at the end of the month, is charged with lying to the FBI in fall 2016 when he denied he was acting on behalf of a client in bringing the bureau what turned out to be false allegations that Trump had a secret communications channel with the Kremlin.

Durham has exposed recent evidence showing the Clinton campaign’s own researchers were skeptical of the allegation, which one described as a “red herring.” The underlying data permitted no more than an “inference” at best, according to another. Last week, prosecutors unveiled an email showing a journalist had told the campaign research team weeks before it approached the FBI that one of the Trump-Russia allegations was “bullshit.”

“This is the way disinformation is really exposed, not by some contrived government agency, but by evidence presented in court that gets at the truth of what happened,” he said of special prosecutor Durham’s recent court filings. “What Durham is methodically doing, is laying out a case that the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democrat Party used contrived disinformation in a conspiracy, in a conspiratorial way, to deceive the American voter ahead of the election.”

Brock has criticized the FBI for allowing the Russia probe to go on for two years with no strong predicate or any real evidence.

And he sees the case as much more than simply Sussman lying to the FBI. He is talking about the entire machine from the media to the Democrat party and to the Clinton campaign.

“This is much more than an attorney for the Clinton campaign lying to the FBI,” he said. “He is using this charge to expose a larger story, a larger narrative.”

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Durham “called it a joint venture of conspiratorial actions that contrived information,” he said of the recent court filings. “… Certainly the American people were defrauded.”

And he said he has concerns about the Biden administration’s new Disinformation Governance Board, which some critics have named the Ministry of Truth.

“I think that disinformation is in the eye of the beholder,” the former FBI official said. “I think most people suspect that all of this information will be information promulgated by one political party rather than the other. And so the danger of a governance board like this is that it will be beholden to the party that’s in power in government at that time to silence or mute opposition viewpoints.

“Now, DHS, the secretary has gone to great lengths to say ‘No, we’re just interested in countering Russian disinformation or Chinese disinformation on social media platforms,” he said. “But it’s something that should be treated, and I think we are looking at it as something to be wary of.”

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