As the investigation into the origins of Spygate by Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham proceed into the criminal phase, it’s becoming clearer that this massive hoax and open coup attempt began with Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan.

In a Monday interview with One America News’ Liz Wheeler, RNC spokeswoman and former Washington Free Beacon reporter Elizabeth Harrington discussed the timeline of the Spygate story, which she noted began several months prior to the 2016 election.

“John Brennan really comes back to the center of all of this,” she said.

“If you remember, senators on Capitol Hill were being briefed personally by John Brennan back in 2016, which led to [then-Senate Minority Leader] Harry Reid (D-Nev.) publicly calling the FBI to investigate the Trump campaign for these ties to Russia,” Harrington added.

“That, of course, had to have come from the Democrats’ dirty dossier,” she continued. “That all started after John Brennan was … seemingly telling everyone in Washington. And of course, at the same time, you had all of these leaks and trying to get a narrative coming in the news media.”

Harrington noted those efforts were largely unsuccessful until Trump won the 2016 election, much to the shock and surprise of many in D.C.

At that point, “John Brennan and [then-FBI Director] James Comey had a meeting in the Oval Office with Barack Obama and Joe Biden and Susan Rice,” she said.

“Then they had a meeting the next day with President-elect Trump on Jan. 7, 2017, and that’s when Comey briefed President-elect Trump on this dossier to give it a news hook” — so it could be reported in the open as some real piece of intelligence when it never was and was never intended to be.

Prior, the Washington Press Corps had been hesitant to report anything in the dossier because nothing could be corroborated, Harrington noted.

“However, many people believe it was Brennan’s idea to use Comey to brief the president, then suddenly it leaks to CNN,” Harrington said. “[Then-Director of National Intelligence] Jim Clapper, he’s involved her as well, gets a contract with CNN. Brennan ends up getting a contract with MSNBC.

“They used every means necessary to try to sabotage Trump,” Harrington added.

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