Opinion| Lawrence David| Catherine Herridge of CBS News finally brings the goods:
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Herridge: What’s got my attention here is that based on recent reporting, what I’ve been able to learn is that [U.S Attorney] John Durham, who is looking at the origins of the FBI Russia probe, as he’s learned more information, he’s refocused his aperture and he’s now drilling down on the timeframe of January to May 2017.
That would encapsulate the alleged leak in this case.
And, I was told he is doing this because the paper trail is so strong and, of course, if you do proceed with any kind of criminal prosecution, the paper trail really matters in terms of the evidence.
Durham, the U.S. attorney from Connecticut who is leading the investigation into misconduct surrounding the origins of the Russia investigation by federal law enforcement and intelligence officials, is now focusing his investigation on the period spanning from January 2017, when Trump took office, to May of that year.
The would seem to indicate that Durham has found evidence of wrongdoing with the origins of the probe and has now moved on to determine when, if ever, the FBI ended its illegal surveillance of President Trump.
Sources have told us that Durham has expanded his criminal probe based on a slew of government documents that surfaced from the first several months of Trump’s presidency.
Following the release of the IG Report on December 9th, 2019, as damning as it was, both U.S. Attorney General Barr and Durham felt compelled to issue statements stressing that the conclusions reached by the Inspector General still didn’t give a complete picture of the extent of the FBI’s malfeasance.
“The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken.
It is also clear that, from its inception, the evidence produced by the investigation was constantly exculpatory.”
Despite increasing amounts of exculpatory evidence, the FBI never backed off.
Durham, who has kept the findings of his investigation close to the vest – something the FBI deliberately failed to do in their effort to tar and feather Donald Trump – is in possession of a wealth of documentary evidence from both before and after the election.
Durham, responding to IG Michael Horowitz’s report, similarly rejected the extent of the report’s conclusions.
“Our investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S. Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened.”
Now, armed with evidence from his international travels, coupled with the new documents in his possession, Durham has expanded his investigation beyond the origins of the FBI’s probe and well into the fourth month of the Trump presidency.
Barr and Durham have traveled to England and Italy where they interviewed senior foreign intelligence officials as part of their investigation last year.
They came away with an audio deposition that Joseph Mifsud left with his attorney before he disappeared. They also returned home with two of Mifsud’s phones. Why the FBI decided that both sources of evidence held no probative value is now an open question that Durham is likely to be in possession of.
I’m sure any connection to the leaks that plagued the early days of President Trump’s term had no connection to the FBI’s illegal surveillance.
In any event, if Durham determines criminal wrongdoing in the months leading up to the ouster of James Comey as FBI director, it will open questions into whether the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller was legitimate or part of a continuing cover up.
(SaraACarter.com) … According to sources, the documents already uncovered by Horowitz and the alleged new documents discovered by Durham are significant. Those documents will expose the intent of those involved in the malfeasance at the FBI and the continued operation to spy on Carter Page, a short term Trump campaign volunteer. Further, Durham’s probe is focused on actions of former senior Obama Administration officials that targeted Trump and his team, according to numerous former and current government sources that spoke to SaraACarter.com.
Those being looked into by Durham are former CIA Director John Brennan, fired FBI Director James Comey, fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, among others. Durham’s team has already interviewed numerous personnel at the CIA and according to sources “those questioned are very nervous about the direction of Durham’s investigation.”
The fact that CIA analysts involved in assessing the intelligence surrounding Russia’s activities during the 2016 US election have begun to hire attorneys suggests that Durham stack of evidence will prove to be damning.
We are being told that Durham’s work will be completed in late spring or early summer. The bet here is is takes even longer as he continues flushing out evidence against even more entrenched Deep State bureaucrats who think they run our country.
Either way, this explains the desperation of Speaker Pelosi in bringing the baseless impeachment Americans are being forced to endure. What else does she have?
Somehow, President Trump weathered everything they threw at him and now appears to be on the threshold of delivering on another campaign promise, the promise to drain the swamp.