The corruption just keeps on getting worse… And worse… And worse…
According to an absolute bombshell new report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), it has now been discovered that Former Trump administration acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf allegedly altered and modified the contents of and purposely delayed the release of an intelligence report that thoroughly detailed the level of interference Russia implemented in the 2020 United States presidential election.
The disturbing new OIG report reads:
We found that DHS did not adequately follow its internal processes and comply with applicable [intelligence community] policy standards and requirements when editing and disseminating an I&A intelligence product regarding Russian interference with the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. The acting secretary participated in the review process multiple times despite lacking any formal role in reviewing the product, resulting in the delay of its dissemination on at least one occasion. The delays and deviation from I&A [Office of Intelligence and Analysis] standard process and requirements put [them] at risk of creating a perception of politicization.”
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The report goes on to point out that the Office of Intelligence and Analysis agreed with the analysis put forth by the watchdog.
“The delays and deviation from I&A’s standard process and requirements put I&A at risk of creating a perception of politicization. This conclusion is supported by I&A’s own tradecraft assessment, which determined that the product might be viewed as politicized,” the report goes on to read. “The Acting Secretary’s involvement in I&A’s process caused a delay in the product’s release and potentially furthered the perception of politicization surrounding the product.”
Originally, the initial intelligence assessment was set for release on July 9, 2020. However, it was ultimately delayed at the request of Wolf’s chief of staff.
The whistleblower in the ordeal, who has since been identified by CBS News as Brian Murphy, revealed that Wolf said the intel report “made the president look bad.”
Wolf resigned his post in January 2021, after the Government Accountability Office and several federal judges deemed that he had served illegally, a judgment that he disputes. In March 2021, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a report on the 2020 elections that found Kremlin-backed agents authorized by President Vladimir Putin tried to use President Trump’s inner circle and right-leaning media to undermine his opponent.”
Murphy, the whistleblower, was personally interviewed by CBS in October of 2021.
“Russian disinformation was something [DHS leadership] didn’t want to report on. It mattered. It had a material impact on life and safety of how the events unfolded during 2018 and forward,” Murphy asserted. “Wolf told me that the plan with respect to the administration was to downplay Russian disinformation, that was supporting the Democrats… and instead, upscale the threat from China. That’s where the real manipulation by the politicals came into effect.”
See the full damning report right here.
Featured image via Tia Dufour/Official White House Photo