Obama State Department considered Konstantin Kilimnik a ‘sensitive source,’ Senate report now identifies him as Russian intel officer.
In December 2015, the Obama State Department and its ambassador in Kiev were upset over a negative story about then-Vice President Joe Biden ahead of his visit to Ukraine. So a U.S. embassy official turned to a “sensitive source” for help.
“Thank you very much for looking into this and very sorry to ask,” U.S. embassy official Alexander “Sasha” Kasanof wrote businessman Konstantin Kilimnik in a Dec. 6, 2015 email obtained by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators and reviewed by Just the News. “Ambassador very unhappy about the article, though agree it stinks to me to (sic) of people we know very well.”
A few lines later, Kasanof’s email offered Kilimnik some valuable inside skinny about the Obama administration’s assessment of a sensitive meeting between indicted fugitive Ukrainian oligarch Dmitri Firtash’s associate Yuriy Boyko and Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland. “I thought Boyko did quite well, in fact,” Kasanof wrote. “Don’t know that he convinced Nuland on everything (incl. DF intentions), but his performance was much less Soviet and better than I thought would be. So job well done!”
Susan Rice Lied About Benghazi. She Also Lied Under Oath About Knowledge of FBI’s Russia Collusion Investigation by Gregg Jarrett
Her “contradiction could lead to charges that Rice lied to Congress about a topic still of intense interest to investigators”
Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice swore under oath she was never told about an FBI investigation looking into Russian collusion with the Trump campaign while serving under President Obama. However, Real Clear Investigations writes it’s a claim “that until now has escaped scrutiny.” We know this because former FBI Director James Comey testified Rice was in the meeting when he told President Obama about the FBI operation Crossfire Hurricane.
RCI notes that Rice is currently one of the top potential picks for vice president to be on the ticket with Biden. However, her “contradiction could lead to charges that Rice lied to Congress about a topic still of intense interest to investigators: How actively involved in the effort to spy on the Trump campaign was the inner circle of the Obama White House, including the president himself?” writes RCI.
Could this realization hurt Rice’s chances for veep? Lying in order to damage Trump is generally a positive for Democrats so likely it won’t damage her. Even the mainstream media undoubtedly won’t give it the attention it merits. Nonetheless, Real Clear Investigations is doing its best to educate the public.
“Rice earned a reputation for shading the truth after the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya,” writes RCI. “She was famously dispatched to five different Sunday morning news shows to repeat false talking points: that the mob that killed four Americans – including Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens – was merely reacting to an obscure YouTube video mocking Islam” RCI reminds us.
When we asked Comey about meetings with the White House concerning Crossfire Hurricane, he said that although he did not brief the White House about the investigation, he did mention to President Obama and others at a meeting in the Situation Room that the FBI was trying to determine whether any U.S. person had worked with the Russians in their efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election…
Comey said he thought it was important that the President know the nature of the FBI’s efforts without providing any specifics. Comey said although he did not recall exactly what he said, he may have said there were four individuals with ‘some association or connection to the Trump campaign.’ Comey stated that after he provided this information, no one at the meeting responded or followed up with any questions. Comey did not recall specifically when this meeting took place but believed it may have been in August 2016.” thegreggjarrett.com