Former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell just dropped a bombshell about the final days of the Obama administration.
According to President Trump’s ex-spy chief, former Vice President Joe Biden was “manipulating intelligence” during the last days of the Obama administration.
During his months-long tenure as acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell declassified documents related to the Russia investigation. In recent comments made to Newsmax TV, Grenell said that the Obama administation “weaponized intelligence” between the 2016 election and Inauguration Day.
The former acting DNI claimed that Joe Biden, now the Democratic presidential nominee, played a leading role in the effort to undermine Trump in the months before he took office.
“We now know that the vice president of the United States, Joe Biden at the time, was in January … looking for information, manipulating intelligence,” Grenell said on Thursday.
Grenell served as acting spy chief for President Trump from February 20 to May 26, and also served as the U.S. Ambassador to Germany. At the current time, he is serving as the Special Presidential Envoy for Serbia and Kosovo Peace Negotiations.
During his time overseeing the United States Intelligence Community, Grenell declassified a list showing Obama administration officials who received information from “unmasking requests” which targeted retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn during the transition period before Trump took office, and before Flynn became Trump’s official National Security Adviser. The list included Joe Biden.
In the middle of that investigation into Flynn, details about the incoming National Security Adviser’s conversations with a Russian envoy were leaked to the media, leading to a controversy that cost Flynn his job, and got him caught up in a criminal case.
“Now, we also know that some of that manipulation — political manipulation of intelligence was leaked halfheartedly to reporters,” Grenell said.
Biden has tried to distance himself from the FBI investigation into Flynn, though not successfully, despite the media’s assistance. Declassified notes show Biden mentioned the Logan Act during an Oval Office discussion in January 2017 about the Flynn case. Biden tries to claim that Trump and his allies bringing up this information ”is all about diversion” and a way to divert attention “from the real concerns of the American people.”
U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is conducting a probe into the origins of the Russia investigation, and the FBI’s conduct throughout, is reportedly investigating the leaks about Flynn.