In a court filing on Friday, Special Council John Durham revealed that in July 2016, a tech executive worked with the Clinton campaign’s law firm Perkins Coie to mine secret internet data in search of information that could be used to claim a corrupt Trump-Russia connection. According to Durham, Clinton’s team “exploited” data in internet traffic from Trump Tower, from Donald Trump’s Central Park West apartment building, and from the Executive Office of the President of the United States after Trump was elected.
For an October surprise, Clinton famously tweeted about a “secret server” in Trump Tower that was communicating with Russia.
Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank. pic.twitter.com/8f8n9xMzUU
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 1, 2016
The tech exec, Rodney Joffe, “had come to access and maintain dedicated servers for the EOP as part of a sensitive arrangement” (government contract) to provide tech services, according to Durham.
According to a Fox News source, Durham’s investigation has “accelerated,” and “cooperating” witnesses are increasingly coming before the federal grand jury.
The source told Fox News Monday that Durham has run his investigation “very professionally,” and, unlike Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, his activities, and witness information and cooperation status are rarely, if ever, leaked.
“Durham does this right and keeps it a secret,” the source said, adding that there has been “much more activity” in Durham’s investigation “than has been visible to the public.”
In April of 2019, former Attorney General Willian Barr assigned Durham to investigate the origins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections.
It was well established by that time that the Clinton Campaign was behind the discredited Steele dossier, and the FBI used the dossier to obtain approval from the FISA Court to wiretap Carter Page, a low-level former Trump campaign adviser. In 2016, the FBI also used confidential informant Professor Stefan Halper to spy on Page and George Papadopoulos, another low-level Trump adviser, and used a female undercover agent to secretly record conversations with Papadopoulos.
In October of 2020, Barr quietly appointed Durham to be special counsel for the Department of Justice, a position he still holds.
At this point, Durham has indicted three people as part of his investigation: Igor Danchenko on Nov. 4, 2021, Kevin Clinesmith in August 2020, and Michael Sussmann in September 2021.
Ratcliffe told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” on Nov. 8, 2021, that he was expecting “many indictments” out of Durham’s special counsel investigation.
Danchenko was charged with making a false statement and is accused of lying to the FBI about the source of information that he provided to Christopher Steele for the anti-Trump dossier. Kevin Clinesmith was also charged with making a false statement. Clinesmith had been referred for potential prosecution by the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, which conducted its own review of the Russia investigation.
Specifically, the inspector general accused Clinesmith, though not by name, of altering an email about Page to say that he was “not a source” for another government agency. Page has said he was a source for the CIA. The DOJ relied on that assertion as it submitted a third and final renewal application in 2017 to eavesdrop on Trump campaign aide Carter Page under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
Durham also charged former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann with making a false statement to a federal agent. Sussmann has pleaded not guilty.
The indictment against Sussmann says he told then-FBI General Counsel James Baker in September 2016, less than two months before the 2016 presidential election, that he was not doing work “for any client” when he requested and held a meeting in which he presented “purported data and ‘white papers’ that allegedly demonstrated a covert communications channel” between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, which has ties to the Kremlin.
Fox News, this weekend, first reported on Durham’s filing on Feb. 11. In a section titled “Factual Background,” Durham reveals that Sussmann “had assembled and conveyed the allegations to the FBI on behalf of at least two specific clients, including a technology executive (Tech Executive 1) at a U.S.-based internet company (Internet Company 1) and the Clinton campaign.”
Durham’s filing said Sussmann’s “billing records reflect” that he “repeatedly billed the Clinton Campaign for his work on the Russian Bank-1 allegations.”
Sussmann’s attorneys on Monday filed a scathing response to Durham’s motion, accusing him of making prejudicial and false allegations.
According to Fox News, former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, who served as a U.S. congressman and as the former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, said he believes more people will be indicted.
Former President Trump reacted to the news on Saturday evening, saying Durham’s filing “provides indisputable evidence that my campaign and presidency were spied on by operatives paid by the Hillary Clinton Campaign in an effort to develop a completely fabricated connection to Russia.”
“This is a scandal far greater in scope and magnitude than Watergate and those who were involved in and knew about this spying operation should be subject to criminal prosecution,” Trump said. “In a stronger period of time in our country, this crime would have been punishable by death.”
For years, Trump was mercilessly mocked and chastised by the corporate media every time he correctly noted that he’d been improperly spied on.
Trump on Monday linked the bombshell revelation that the Clinton campaign infiltrated Trump White House servers with the intelligence community’s blessing to the rigged 2020 election.
“I was proven right about the spying, and I will be proven right about 2020!” Trump wrote in an official statement.
According to Newsbusters, the Sunday morning talk shows, including Face The Nation (CBS), State of the Union (CNN), and This Week (ABC), completely ignored the bombshell news.
Instead of covering this story, the Sunday shows decided to focus on a different Russia story: what Russian President Vladimir Putin might or might not do in regards to Ukraine, as well as obsessing over the January 6 Capitol Riots that happened over a year ago. Both CBS & CNN had the opportunity to ask Biden Administration National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan about the Durham news but they both failed to consider it.
On Monday, the former president released another statement blasting the corporate media for refusing to cover the massive story.
Can you imagine that, what should be the biggest story of our time, bigger than Watergate, is getting absolutely no mention, ZERO, in the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC Fake News, NBC Fake News, CBS Fake News, ratings-dead CNN, and MSDNC. This in itself is a scandal, the fact that a story so big, so powerful, and so important for the future of our Nation is getting zero coverage from LameStream, is being talked about all over the world. Just like they wouldn’t talk about the many Biden corruption scandals prior to the Election, (or for that matter now!), they won’t talk about this, which is potentially even bigger. It shows how totally corrupt and shameless the media is. Can you imagine if the roles were reversed and the Republicans, in particular President Donald Trump, got caught illegally spying into the Office of the President? All hell would break loose and the electric chair would immediately come out of retirement. The good news is, everybody is talking about not only this atrocity against our Nation, but that the press refuses to even mention the major crime that took place.