Senators warn Garland not to mess with Durham's investigation

The U.S. Capitol on Wednesday night, April 28, 2021. (Video screenshot)
The U.S. Capitol on Wednesday night, April 28, 2021. (Video screenshot)

In light of stunning new documents filed in court by special counsel John Durham, who was tasked with finding the origins of the long-debunked Democrat conspiracy theory that falsely alleged President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign was compromised with “Russia collusion,” dozens of U.S. senators are telling Attorney General Merrick Garland not to mess with his investigation.

Warning the Durham’s investigation is revealing “highly concerning, and potentially criminal, manipulation and exploitation of federal law enforcement resources,” 46 GOP senators have written to Garland insisting he respect the independence of Durham’s work.

The warning comes as legacy media outlets have turned from ignoring the newest court filing that suggests Hillary Clinton hired cyberspies to infiltrate the computer servers at Trump Tower, and the White House after Trump took office, and now are claiming that those statements are lies.

According to a report at Just the News, 46 Republican senators, led by Rick Scott of Florida, wrote a letter to Garland to seek his “assurance” “that you will continue to respect the prosecutorial independence of Special Counsel John Durham and his staff, while also ensuring he is provided all resources necessary to fully, thoroughly, and completely pursue the investigation for which he was appointed.”

It was just a week ago Durham filed a motion in federal court linking Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer, Michael Sussman, and other campaign officials to a tech company that was hired to “mine” Trump data servers “for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump.”

That conspiracy theory by Democrats, highlighted by the infamous Steele dossier of unfounded claims against Trump, triggered an earlier special counsel investigation by former FBI chief Robert Mueller, who spent years looking into the evidence and found no support for the Russiagate claims.

The letter cited the evidence suggesting a plan to “target American citizens, including a presidential candidate, based upon fabricated evidence that had been procured and disseminated by individuals closely connected with a rival political campaign,” the report said.

Clinton responded, eventually, with the claim that Trump and others were “desperately spinning up a fake scandal” to distract from a real one.

But previous evidence has revealed that Barack Obama was, at one point, briefed on a plan by Clinton, then a presidential candidate, to spin up the Russiagate falsehoods against Trump in order to distract American voters from her own scandal raging at the time – her use of an unsecured email system for national security secrets, including those that were classified.

Meanwhile, a report at The Federalist has listed the “lies” that legacy media outlets, who long have defended Hillary Clinton and attacked President Trump over and over, have launched in response to Durham’s court evidence.

The explained first that Durham’s information “provided in excruciating detail the factual basis” in the situation.

The documentation noted the “enemies of Donald Trump surveilled the internet traffic at Trump Tower, at his New York City apartment building, and later at the executive office of the president of the United States, then fed disinformation about that traffic to intelligence agencies hoping to frame Trump as a Russia-connected stooge.”

Durham already has released three indictments in his investigation, and obtained one guilty plea from a former FBI lawyer for altering evidence. Two others, including Sussman, are accused of lying.

“Rather than report on the latest developments, the corrupt media spun Friday’s filing as a big nothingburger, while parading several false narratives—just as it did when news of the indictment of the Clinton campaign’s lawyer broke,” the Federalist reported.

“Charlie Savage at the New York Times led the way in a Monday article headlined, ‘Court Filing Started a Furor in Right-Wing Outlets, but Their Narrative Is Off Track.’ Amazingly, several of Savage’s talking points coincided with arguments presented by Sussmann’s attorneys in a document filed with the court that same day.”

Then Vanity Fair, Jimmy Kimmel and Brian Stelter and others joined the campaign.

It was Clinton who claimed the court filing was a lie, even as Savage was claiming it was all a “furor” by “right-wing outlets.”

“The second narrative pushed by Savage and then quickly parroted by his ilk is that the facts behind Durham’s most recent court filing are too dense for readers to bother using their brainpower to decipher,” the Federalist said.

“A third counter pushed in response to Durham’s Friday court filing focused on Fox News’ coverage and its opener that read, ‘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 found,'” the report said.

But the leftists said Durham never said “infiltrate.”

Durham did not say ‘infiltrate.’ Rather, Kash Patel, a former chief investigator for Devin Nunes on the House Intelligence Committee, used that word in an interview with Fox News, as the article later explained,” the Federalist noted.

“Durham said the data Sussmann provided to the CIA came from data tech executive Rodney Joffe obtained when he ‘exploited’ his access to sensitive data from the Executive Office of the President (EOP),” it explained.

“The next narrative launched to minimize the significance of the revelations contained in Durham’s motion focused on the data Sussmann presented to the CIA purporting to show ‘that Russian-made smartphones, called YotaPhones, had been connecting to networks at Trump Tower and the White House, among other places,” the report explained.

While Clinton defenders said that was from “Barack Obama’s presidency,” Sussmann had told government agents, “these lookups demonstrated that Trump and/or his associates were using supposedly rare, Russian-made wireless phones in the vicinity of the White House and other locations.”

Finally, media outlets claimed the information was “old news.”

But, the report said, it’s new that “Joffe and his associates, ‘exploited this arrangement by mining the EOP’s DNS traffic and other data for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump.'”

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