BIG: Ric Grenell Strips FBI of Election Security Candidate Intelligence Briefings
Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has removed the FBI from the duty of election security intelligence briefings to presidential candidates, assigning briefing responsibility to the National Counterintelligence and Security Center.
Jack Posobiec reported on the development Friday afternoon.
Grenell’s move comes as the FBI comes under increased scrutiny and accusations of political bias for its track record during and after the 2016 presidential election. The agency appears to have been beset by a team of reactionary liberal partisans at the highest levels of its leadership during the last election, who engaged in misconduct during investigations that targeted the Donald Trump campaign with political motives.
Most recently the agency was busted for misconduct during the January 2017 investigation of former White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. FBI agents probing Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak admitted in writing that they were considering how to “get him to lie” in order to secure his firing from the White House and press criminal charges on process crimes against the retired three-star Army general.
The National Counterintelligence and Security Center is an intelligence agency that serves as a subsidiary of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. It will now be charged with delivering candidate briefings to major presidential candidates on developing national security and intelligence matters.