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pnwmom

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Fri Feb 23, 2024, 07:04 PM Feb 23

Jerry Nadler asks DOJ to investigate former US Attorney Scott Brady for false testimony about Smirnov [View all]

at a House meeting in October 2023.

This is a press release from Nadler's office.

https://nadler.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=395117

In the letter to Garland and Horowitz, Nadler writes:

“During his October 23, 2023, transcribed interview before the Judiciary Committee, Mr. Brady repeatedly testified that he had vetted and found credible statements made by a confidential human source (CHS), now identified as Alexander Smirnov. Of course, on February 14, 2024, a federal grand jury in the Central District of California indicted Alexander Smirnov for making a false statement to the FBI and creating a false and fictitious record. Given what we now know about Mr. Smirnov, it seems unlikely that Mr. Brady actually verified any of the information Mr. Smirnov provided to the FBI. Mr. Brady’s testimony to the contrary does not appear to be a mere misstatement—his comments were deliberate, repeated, and detailed.

“Mr. Brady’s testimony before the Committee also sheds light on a much broader pattern of misconduct. During his interview, Mr. Brady stated that he directed the FBI to conduct the June 2020 interview with Mr. Smirnov, who is alleged to have ties to Russian intelligence, despite reluctance from FBI agents handling the matter. If true, then Mr. Brady appears to have been part of a deliberate attempt to launder foreign disinformation through the Department of Justice.”


A full copy of the letter can be read here. https://nadler.house.gov/uploadedfiles/jngarlandhorowitz.pdf

During his October 23, 2023, transcribed interview before the Judiciary Committee, Mr.
Brady repeatedly testified that he had vetted and found credible statements made by a
confidential human source (CHS), now identified as Alexander Smirnov.1 Of course, on February
14, 2024, a federal grand jury in the Central District of California indicted Alexander Smirnov
for making a false statement to the FBI and creating a false and fictitious record.2 Given what
we now know about Mr. Smirnov, it seems unlikely that Mr. Brady actually verified any of the
information Mr. Smirnov provided to the FBI. Mr. Brady’s testimony to the contrary does not
appear to be a mere misstatement—his comments were deliberate, repeated, and detailed.

Mr. Brady’s testimony before the Committee also sheds light on a much broader pattern
of misconduct. During his interview, Mr. Brady stated that he directed the FBI to conduct the
June 2020 interview with Mr. Smirnov, who is alleged to have ties to Russian intelligence,
despite reluctance from FBI agents handling the matter.3 If true, then Mr. Brady appears to have
been part of a deliberate attempt to launder foreign disinformation through the Department of
Justice.

And, according to his testimony, he was not acting alone. Mr. Brady told the Committee
that his investigation into matters relating to Hunter Biden and Ukraine was conducted at the
direction of then-Attorney General Bill Barr and then-Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.4
Deputy Attorney General Rosen’s Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General (PADAG), Seth
DuCharme, instructed Mr. Brady to contact counsel for President Trump’s personal attorney,
Rudy Giuliani, in January 2020.5 Mr. Giuliani would later describe this work as “years-long
efforts to work with Ukrainians to dig up dirt on the Bidens.”
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Yep. This is a way bigger operation. TrumpWorld is up to their necks in it. blm Feb 23 #1
I'd also like to know how long the Justice Department and FBI comradebillyboy Feb 23 #2
Garland and Wray are not to be MOMFUDSKI Feb 23 #3
Can the DOJ and FBI be so stupid as not to recognize a Russian spy? Irish_Dem Feb 23 #4
Too busy happily working with them? RockRaven Feb 23 #6
Exactly. Russian spy was a hired consultant. Irish_Dem Feb 23 #8
As another Smirnov might put it... peppertree Feb 23 #19
Exactly. Parnas was telling FBI 6 years ago this guy was a liar. Evolve Dammit Feb 23 #18
Unfortunately, even if the DOJ IG does anything, it will likely take years... RockRaven Feb 23 #5
Especially when the DOJ is part of the crime. Irish_Dem Feb 23 #9
Yep. Protecting the dept/agency/institution always takes priority for RockRaven Feb 23 #14
Especially when the law enforcement employees are the ones committing the crimes. Irish_Dem Feb 23 #15
I did a thread on this from EmptyWheel gab13by13 Feb 23 #7
IF Congressional Magats have been infiltrated by Russians. Irish_Dem Feb 23 #10
It is no longer IF, but WHEN. Bluethroughu Feb 23 #25
Sorry Jerry, those requests are only allowed from republicans JohnSJ Feb 23 #11
I don't want Smirnov gab13by13 Feb 23 #12
It needs to be made part of campaigns against Republican candidates for Congress. LiberalFighter Feb 23 #13
It is vitally important for moniss Feb 23 #16
A LOT of people should go down for this fraud. SunSeeker Feb 23 #17
Agreed. Now how do you get MSM to actually cover this as it deserves? Evolve Dammit Feb 23 #20
Drop 'em both in an oubliette! AnrothElf Feb 23 #21
Kicking. This story is HUGE. I think media is afraid of it. blm Feb 23 #22
They rearrested this Smirnov guy. BadGimp Feb 23 #23
That was my first thought... bamagal62 Feb 23 #26
He's probably safer in prison than loose somewhere else. We don't know what he looks like, pnwmom Feb 23 #27
Revoke their government pensions, healthcare and freedom. Bluethroughu Feb 23 #24
This is going to be a tough one Renew Deal Feb 23 #28
The FBI is filled with MAGATS. lark Feb 24 #29
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