The declassified version of the intelligence report issued last week was enough to show that the Russians intervened in the election with the intention of helping Donald Trump. But that report was only half as long as the full, classified version.
What was in those additional pages? The classified version includes at least two bombshells.
Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell CNN.
That’s one. Here’s two.
The two-page synopsis also included allegations that there was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government, according to two national security officials.
Anyone watching the Senate testimony of James Comey on Tuesday afternoon may have been caught between laughing and crying when the FBI director declared “I would never comment on investigations … in an open forum.” However, it was clear that both Senator Ron Wyden and Senator Angus King were pressing Comey very hard to reveal something the FBI is hiding from the public. It was extremely reminiscent of Harry Reid’s attempt to get Comey to spill the beans before the election, and Reid’s accusations that Comey was covering up information that was critical to the public.
Reid was right all along.