by WorldTribune Staff, December 13, 2016
The CIA’s allegation that Russia interfered in the U.S. election is a political move driven by Director John Brennan’s loyalty to President Barack Obama, a former Army intelligence officer said.
“This is purely political, and I believe that John Brennan is a political animal,” Tony Shaffer told WMAL radio on Dec. 12.
Shaffer said he came to that conclusion after speaking with former CIA officials about the allegations.
“Everything they are telling me is Brennan is doing this out of loyalty to President Obama,” he said.
“It’s about undermining Trump, that’s what it is,” Shaffer said. “It’s called information operations, information warfare, and that’s what I believe is going on.”
The FBI has said that while the CIA’s assessment could be true, there isn’t enough evidence to confirm it.
Three Senate committees are set to investigate the allegations that Russia somehow hacked the Nov. 8 election with the intent of boosting President-elect Donald Trump.
The Obama administration, too, has requested a review of influence attempts. The review must be completed by Jan. 20, before Trump is sworn in as the 45th president.