Joe Biden was made aware of the Clinton campaign’s plans to insinuate a relationship between the Russian government and the Trump campaign while serving as vice president, the Durham report revealed.
Special Counsel John Durham on Monday published a 300+ page report on the origins of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation, representing the end of a years-long investigation.
Included in the report are the details of a White House briefing on Aug. 3, 2016, during which then-CIA Director John Brennan met with President Barack Obama, then-Vice President Biden, FBI Director James Comey, and other senior administration officials to discuss Russian efforts to interfere in the election.
The report further highlights that Brennan specifically informed the group of then-candidate Hillary Clinton’s approval of a plan to paint Trump as being in league with Moscow.
“According to Brennan’s handwritten notes and his recollections from the meeting, he briefed on relevant intelligence known to date on Russian election interference, including the Clinton Plan intelligence,” Durham wrote. “Specifically, Director Brennan’s declassified handwritten notes reflect that he briefed the meeting’s participants regarding the ‘alleged approval by Hillary Clinton on 26 July of a proposal from one of her [campaign] advisors to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security services.'”
Durham noted that Comey’s attendance at this meeting did not spark any FBI action. He further highlighted an Aug. 22, 2016, email that an FBI cyber analyst sent to bureau employees and senior intelligence officials informing them of the details of the Clinton plan. Durham was unable to identify any follow-up actions the bureau took as a result of that email.