Who forgot about Special Counsel John Durham? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. But, Durham made a splash — possibly even a huge wave, if you will — concerning the involvement of failed presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign in spying on former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, as well as when he was in the Oval Office.
According to a court filing from Durham, the Clinton campaign employed a tech company to “infiltrate” Trump’s servers in Trump Tower, as well as the White House after he was elected.
Fox News reported:
Lawyers for the Clinton campaign paid a technology company to "infiltrate" servers belonging to Trump Tower, and later the White House, in order to establish an "inference" and "narrative" to bring to government agencies linking Donald Trump to Russia, a filing from Special Counsel John Durham says.
Durham filed a motion on Feb. 11 focused on potential conflicts of interest related to the representation of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, who has been charged with making a false statement to a federal agent. Sussmann has pleaded not guilty.
If you remember, Sussmann was indicted back in September for allegedly lying to the FBI “about his motives concerning the ensuing investigation into former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign connections to Russia.”
In a section of Durham’s filing, “Factual Background,” it’s reported the 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,” also as reported by Fox News.
Sussmann and the “Tech Executive” in question reportedly had meetings and corresponded with attorney Marc Elias, who served as General Counsel for the Clinton campaign.
“Tech Executive-1 tasked these researchers to mine Internet data to establish 'an inference' and 'narrative' tying then-candidate Trump to Russia," the filing reported. "In doing so, Tech Executive-1 indicated that he was seeking to please certain 'VIPs,' referring to individuals at Law Firm-1 and the Clinton campaign.”
Durham also wrote that there is “no support for these allegations” when it comes to Sussmann’s claims that “Trump and/or his associates were using supposedly rare, Russian-made wireless phones in the vicinity of the White House and other locations.”
Trump added his two cents following the release of the filing.
“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.”
While the report of the filing certainly looks damning for those associated with Clinton’s campaign, it’ll be interesting to see if anything actually ever happens to the people who allegedly carried out the filing’s claims.
Also on Twitter:
Nick Kangadis is back with the latest episode of Things That Need To Be Said. pic.twitter.com/7F0KzzTj5G— MRCTV (@mrctv) February 12, 2022