Biden sought ‘hidden info’ on Trump’s incoming NSA: Ex-spy chief

Biden sought ‘hidden info’ on Trump’s incoming NSA: Ex-spy chief

Washington: Trump’s first national security advisor Michael Flynn was the highest ranking official snared by the special counsel inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Flynn was forced to resign early in the Trump presidency for lying to Vice-President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russian government officials.

During his address to the Republican National Convention (RNC) on Wednesday, former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell broadly condemned the Obama administration’s inquiry into possible Trump-Russia collusion in the 2016 election. “As Acting Director of National Intelligence, I saw the Democrats’ entire case for Russian collusion. And what I saw made me sick to my stomach,” he said.

The former spy chief alleged that the Obama-Biden administration secretly launched a surveillance operation on the Trump campaign, and silenced the many brave intelligence officials who spoke up against it. “They presented bogus information as facts. They lied to judges. Then they classified anything that undermined their case,” he alleged. “After Donald Trump won the election, when they should have continued the American tradition of helping the president-elect transition into the White House, they tried instead to undercut him even more. “Former Vice President Joe Biden asked intelligence officials to uncover the hidden information on President Trump’s incoming National Security Advisor (Flynn) three weeks before the (presidential) Inauguration,” Grenell alleged.