Durham Probe Supports Multiple Indictments

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by Kim Tisor  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  February 14, 2022   

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WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - A former member of President Trump's cabinet is expecting the "Russiagate" probe to churn out even more indictments.

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John Ratcliffe

Former director of national intelligence John Ratcliffe reacted on Sunday to special counsel John Durham's Friday court filing, which alleges Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign spied on Trump.

"I'd be surprised, if this reporting is accurate, that there aren't going to be additional indictments," maintained Ratcliffe. "I think the intelligence I've seen reflects that, and I certainly think once the investigation runs its course, that that's what will take place."

Durham was appointed to investigate the FBI's probing of so-called Russian interference in the 2016 election. His filing accuses Clinton's lawyers of having paid a technology company to "infiltrate" Trump's computer servers prior to and following the election, as part of a plan to tie him to Russia. Clinton's campaign repeatedly accused Trump of using a secret server to communicate with Russian officials, although the accusation was never proven.

In the days leading up to the 2016 election, Clinton tweeted that Trump was using a "covert server," asserting, "Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank."

Her social media message included a statement from Jake Sullivan, her then–campaign senior policy advisor, outlining a "report exposing Trump's secret line of communication to Russia." Sullivan now serves as unelected President Joe Biden's national security advisor.

Sources claim Clinton originally green-lighted the plan "to distract the public from her email scandal," as then–secretary of state under former President Barack Obama. Durham attests the spying occurred on computer servers located at Trump Tower and also at the White House while Trump was in office.

Clinton originally green-lighted the plan 'to distract the public from her email scandal.'

"I hope that where this investigation goes is that there are additional folks held accountable," lamented Ratcliffe, "not because I want to see people go to prison, but because I want people to have faith and trust in the FBI and Department of Justice, and, increasingly, they don't."

In a Saturday response, Trump asserted 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."

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Trump continued, "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. In a stronger period of time in our country, this crime would have been punishable by death."

Ratcliffe has been close to the investigation from the beginning and gave more than 1,000 pages worth of information to the Justice Department prior to October 2020, to support Durham's probe.

Durham's investigation has resulted in three indictments.

The former intelligence director hasn't named the heads he believes should also roll in connection with the scandal, but, so far, Durham's investigation has resulted in three indictments.

After the most recent revelation, Trump's former White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, tweeted, "They didn't just spy on Donald Trump's campaign. They spied on Donald Trump as sitting president of the United States. It was all even worse than we thought."

Prior to Friday's filing, a political poll indicated Democrats and Republicans alike believe John Durham should question Hillary Clinton for her involvement in the secret-server scandal. The poll, conducted last month by TechnoMetrica Institute of Policy and Politics, revealed 66% of Democrats and 91% of Republicans want the former secretary of state questioned. Additionally, 74% of independents support an investigation into Clinton's role in the Russiagate scandal.

Earlier Monday, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, urged Republicans to launch a full investigation if they regain control of the House in November's midterm elections. Jordan explained that if Hillary Clinton paid to infiltrate Trump's servers, then it's "as wrong as it gets."

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