Investigative journalist John Solomon predicts that John Durham’s next target will be the FBI. Solomon spoke about the special counsel’s investigation into the Trump-Russia witch hunt and what Durham’s next move might be. The main source for the Hillary dossier was Igoe Danchenko and it was from him that the hoax about Trump colluding with Russia was started. Danchenko was arrested and charged with several counts of lying to the FBI, but a friendly jury acquitted him.
Solomon says that he believes that Durham has two buckets. The first bucket was people associated with the Clinton campaign in 2016. The second bucket focuses on the FBI and whether agents knowingly mislead the FISA court and was used to spy on the Trump campaign.
“But Durham developed really significant evidence that red flags, the stop-now warning signs go all the way back to August when Bruce Orr, in 2016 came to the FBI and said Christopher Steele is dumping a dossier. He hates Trump. He’s hired by Hillary Clinton and most of his information is raw and uncorroborated.”
“A month after the CIA sends a warning to the FBI, this is something John Ratcliffe declassified, saying Hillary Clinton is trying to play a dirty trick on Donald Trump to tie him to Russia to get out of her e-mail thing. All through the fall, they keep a spreadsheet of what’s right and wrong with the Steele dossier. It’s all wrong. Can’t corroborate, they can’t collaborate the information. The FBI never should have started the investigation and I think that’s where John Durham’s investigation is focused right now.”
A jury found Michael Sussmann not guilty when he told the FBI that he was not working for anyone and that he was coming forward because he is such a civic minded citizen. The information he gave the FBI was all lies and aside from that, he was working for Hillary Clinton.
Fox News reported:
“After a two-week trial, and more than a day of deliberations, the jury found that Special Counsel John Durham’s team had not proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Sussmann’s statement was a lie and that he was, in fact, working on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and technology executive Rodney Joffe when he brought two thumb drives and a white paper alleging a Trump-Russia connection.”
“The jury included one federal government employee who told the judge they donated to Democrats in 2016 and another government employee who told the judge they strongly dislike former President Trump. Both of those jurors told the judge they could be impartial throughout the trial. The jury also included a teacher, an illustrator, a mechanic, and more. One juror had a child who was on the same high school sports team as Sussmann’s child.”
Former Attorney General Barr, who served under President Donald Trump, now says he believes that Durham has made real progress in his investigation:
“I think the question all along has been that this was a campaign-dirty-trick to get the government to investigate allegations — scurrilous allegations — about Donald Trump and then leak that right before the election. And so that raises two questions: Was the Clinton campaign developing this false information and feeding it in for that purpose? And what was the FBI’s role in this? It tells me that he [has] dug very deep and he has developed some good information and he thinks he can make a criminal case here.”