Opinion| ICYMI| 3/20| Did you know that Durham actually did charge someone? ICYMI …-0
Remember John Durham, the US Attorney whom AG Barr appointed to investigate and get to the bottom of the Russiagate fiasco?
Well, it looks like Durham has finally charged someone, for something, although it has nothing to do with Russiagate.
‘U.S. Attorney John Durham, the head of a criminal probe into the origins of the Russiagate investigation, is expected to wrap up his investigation by the end of the summer.
Durham’s work could wrap up anywhere from July to September, and could be slowed by the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., Fox News reported Monday. Another source told Fox News last month that Durham has yet to interview former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R., Ohio) said last week that Durham’s investigation “is due to be completed sometime this summer.” Last month, Representative Doug Collins (R., Ga.) said that Durham will not be releasing a report, like former special counsel Robert Mueller, but will likely use indictments to signal his conclusion.
“When he’s ready to charge people, he’ll charge people,” Collins told Fox News. “And that’s when we’ll know.”’
Well he has charged one man, however, it has nothing to do with the attempt to frame Trump.
The United States Department of Justice Press Release:
‘John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and David Sundberg, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that ROBERT M. PHELPS, 62, of Torrington, has been charged by federal criminal complaint with threatening to murder U.S. Representative Adam Schiff of California.
Phelps was arrested on March 13. Following his arrest, he appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William I. Garfinkel in Bridgeport and was released on a $25,000 bond.
As alleged in court documents and statements made in court, on November 12, 2019, the office of U.S. Representative Adam Schiff received a threatening communication through a Meeting Request entry form on Congressman Schiff’s official website. The meeting request included the statement “…I want to kill you with my bare hands and smash your…face in.” In addition, in response to the preferred days of the week for the meeting request, Phelps wrote “Measure your Coffin day.”
It is further alleged that, on December 4, 2019, investigators interviewed Phelps at his Torrington residence and confirmed that Phelps sent the threatening communication.
The complaint charges Phelps with threatening to assault and murder a U.S. official, which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, and with making interstate threats, which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years.
U.S. Attorney Durham stressed that a complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.’
“You little c*cksucker I want to come and see you so I can spit in your face and I want to kill you with my bare hands and smash your sick little round fat lying face in,” the message said. “You had better hope I never meet up with you motherf*cker.”
The message was signed “Robert M. Phelps Republican.”
The Gateway Pundit points out that ‘The email also included all of Phelps’ information such as his full legal name, his home address, phone number and email address.
He listed the name of his organization as “Lyingc*cksuckerclub.shittyshiffy” and added other names such as, “NANCY PIGLOSI DUMOCRATIC RETARDS.”’
Mr. Phelps was apparently released on a $25,000 bond and is now facing 15 years in prison if convicted.
I was once very hopeful that Durham would get to the bottom of the Russiagate coup, however, that fact that the man has been on this case for over a year and is yet to interview Brennan or Clapper does not give me much hope.
The DS is running our country mach one towards the side of the mountain, is anyone, other than President Trump, going to do a damn thing to stop it?