Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard “Ric” Grenell announced today he is actually inside process of declassifying the transcripts of the calls between Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak as well as also former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
Within a twitter response by Grenell, part of the riddle behind the transcripts gets a little more clarity: “The IC doesn’t have all the transcripts/summaries…. This particular wasn’t our product.”
The implication here is actually the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) did not generate one of the transcripts; which evolved into an FBI equity, as well as also was later used in their case against Lt. General Michael Flynn. The December 29, 2016, intercept was not exclusive to the U.S. intelligence apparatus, as well as also the call summary became proprietary to the FBI; the agency exploiting the underlying content.
This particular makes sense as well as also explains how the FBI was able to manipulate the framework of the call as well as also keep the remaining U.S. intelligence system away via their internal plan.
There was more than one phone call as well as also conversation between Flynn as well as also Kislyak. Some immediately after the election as well as also in/around mid-December 2016. Reports of those contacts as well as also communications WERE inside U.S. IC network as well as also those reports led to unmasking requests. However, the specific December 29th communication was not an exclusive intercept of the U.S. intelligence community as well as also therefore easier for the FBI to shape.
When Susan Rice, as well as also at This particular point all of the downstream politicians, are requesting the Discharge of the Flynn-Kislyak transcripts, those specific demands do not encompass the Dec.29th call; as well as also This particular appears via the political narrative being assembled, the democrats do not necessarily expect DNI Grenell to be able to Discharge the transcript of which specific call.
DNI Ric Grenell is actually signaling which he intends to Discharge all the call transcripts not just the ones obtained by U.S. intelligence intercepts.
The “CR cuts” are summaries of the intercepted communication as well as also therefore subject to being manipulated or shaped by the FBI official doing the summary. The call summary is actually subject to interpretation as well as also shaping much like a 302 report could be. However, Grenell doesn’t just want to Discharge the FBI summary, he wants to Discharge the full transcript.
This particular approach by Grenell seems to confirm what we have been assembling about the transcripts, the “CR cuts”, as well as also how the FBI used them.
There are intercepted communications between Flynn-Kislyak which were part of the ongoing FBI investigation of Flynn as well as also monitoring of Russian interests. Those intercepts became reports, as well as also within those reports Flynn was masked; as well as also later unmasked by political operatives.
However, the specific December 29, 2016, call while Flynn was inside Dominican Republic was a third party intelligence intercept; transferred to the FBI exclusively as part of their counterintelligence operation. which 12/29/16 intercept generated proprietary FBI “CR cuts” or summaries of which intercepted communication specific to the FBI investigation. which call content remained outside the larger intelligence community. Hence Grenell saying: “The IC doesn’t have all the transcripts/summaries…. This particular wasn’t our product.”
however Grenell is actually working to bring which specific FBI equity (call transcript) into the IC as well as also Discharge This particular -in total- along with all some other transcripts which were already within the control of the IC; thus Grenell gives an honest presentation of the totality of the contact, not just the parts which have been manipulated as well as also shaped by officials in their targeting of Flynn.
Combine what Grenell is actually doing along with the announcement by FBI Director Chris Wray today, to review FBI action inside Flynn investigation, as well as also a more fulsome picture emerges.
As many have long suspected the FBI shaped the December 29, 2016, call content; the FBI biased interpretation of what took place on which call; specifically to target Flynn. They were able to do This particular, in part, because they exclusively held the evidence they were shaping.
With U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen at This particular point reviewing the background evidence, as well as also with DNI Ric Grenell declassifying as well as also releasing the underlying documents, the truth is actually being pushed to the surface….