The Russiagate Investigators
The First to be alerted of the Russian Hacking under Obama:
CIA Director John Brennan sent an “eyes only” letter by courier to President Obama, who was joined in the Situation Room with 3 top White House Aides.
“In early August, Brennan John Brennan CIA director. Brennan first alerts the White House to the Putin intelligence and later briefs Obama in the Oval Office. alerted senior White House officials to the Putin intelligence, making a call to deputy national security adviser Avril Haines and former deputy director of the CIA under Brennan, and pulling national security adviser Susan E. Rice aside after a meeting before briefing Obama along with Rice, Haines and Denis McDonough White House chief of staff. Rice orders the National Security Council to finalize a list of options to use against Moscow. McDonough was one of the first few officials to discuss details of the intelligence. in the Oval Office. Officials described the president’s reaction as grave. Obama “was deeply concerned and wanted as much information as fast as possible,” a former official said. “He wanted the entire intelligence community all over this.” Washington Post
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
FBI Director James Comey opened Investigation July 2016. Andrew McCabe became acting director after Comey was fired.
The Gang Of Eight
Under the “gang of eight” system, the executive branch of the United States discloses highly sensitive intelligence information to the following positions within the US congress: Wikipedia Gang of Eight (intelligence)
- Leadership in the United States House of Representatives:
- Leadership in the United States Senate:
The US Department of Justice
Robert Mueller, Special Investigator into the Russian Election Interference appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after Sessions recused himself for having been caught meeting Kislyak. “the Justice Department ramrod who remade the FBI after 9/11. As special counsel appointed in the wake of the Comey firing, Mueller has one job, no deadline and bottomless resources, and he is assembling an all-star team of veteran prosecutors whose expert backgrounds go beyond counterintelligence to include money laundering, corporate fraud and the limits of Executive Branch power.” Time Magazine, Will Robert Mueller Separate Fact From Fiction?
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (House Intelligence Committee)
Investigating the Nature and Scope of Russian espionage to protect future elections.
Chair: Devin Nunes, R-CA RECUSED HIMSELF OF THE INVESTIGATION, Adam Schiff, D-CA Ranking Member
Mike Conaway, R-TX, Peter King, R-NY, Frank LoBiondo, R-NJ, Rick Crawford, R-AR, Trey Gowdy, R-SC, Ton Rooney, R-FL, Will Hurd, R-Tx, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-FL, Mike Turner, R-OH, Brad Wenstrup, R-OH, Chris Stewart, R-UT, Elise Stefanik, R-NY
Jim Himes, D-CT, Terri Sewell, D-AL, Andre Carson, D-IN, Jackie Speier, D-CA, Mike Quigley, D-IL, Eric Swalwell, D-CA, Joaquin Castro, D-TX, Denny Heck, D-WA
Richard Burr, R-NC, Chairman Mark Warner, D-VA, Vice Chairman
Ex officio: John McCain, R-AZ, Mitch McConnell, R-KY, Jack Reed, D-RI, Chuck Schumer, D-NY
Jim Risch, R-ID, Marco Rubio, R-FL, Susan Collins, R-ME, Roy Blunt, R-MO, James Lankford, R-OK, Tom Cotton, R-AR, John Cornyn, R-TX
Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, Former Chairman, Ron Wyden, D-OR, Martin Heinrich, D-NM, Angus King, D-ME, Joe Manchin, D-WV, Kamala Harris, D-CA