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July 20, 2021

       "I think, as you and everybody else know, we’ve made over 14 criminal referrals. That doesn’t mean 14 individuals. That means 14 different criminal referrals involving multiple individuals."

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/john-durham-report-prosecutions-devin-nunes

Durham report may not be 'broad' as hoped but prosecutions in play, Nunes says

Any report compiled by special counsel John Durham "may not be as broad as we want it to be," warned a leading Republican congressman, who nevertheless expects more prosecutions.

Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, made the observation as he assessed what remains to be seen of the inquiry into the origins and conduct of the Russia investigation. The long duration of the special counsel investigation has frustrated former President Donald Trump, who often asks about Durham's progress.

But the lawmaker said he remains confident in the work the prosecutor is doing, largely hidden from the public view.

"I'm still positive, and I guess I have to be, that people are going to go to jail, and they are going to be prosecuted for the Russia grand fiasco and the Russia hoax," Nunes told the Sara Carter Show podcast.

He also acknowledged bad behavior may be uncovered that won't necessarily be criminal, which would provide reason for congressional overseers to make changes they see fit.

Durham has run the politically charged investigation since the spring of 2019, which means it has lasted longer than special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia inquiry. Under the Biden administration, Durham left his role as the U.S. attorney in Connecticut but was allowed to continue the investigation following his appointment as special counsel.

At the time, then-Attorney General William Barr said Durham should submit interim reports as he deems appropriate, as well as a final report once he has concluded his investigation so the public can learn what he has uncovered.

President Joe Biden's attorney general, Merrick Garland, declined to promise during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in February that he would protect Durham's investigation or make any eventual report public. However, Garland said he didn't have any reason to think it wasn't the right move to allow Durham to continue his work.

Nunes alluded to a report as he talked about high expectations for Durham's findings.

“It may not be as broad as we want it to be," the California Republican said, offering a rare public assessment of what may come from Durham. "But look, there are some major perpetrators. I think, as you and everybody else know, we’ve made over 14 criminal referrals. That doesn’t mean 14 individuals. That means 14 different criminal referrals involving multiple individuals."

He also asserted that Durham "has the power," and therefore, his inquiry "shouldn't be corrupted." But, Nunes added, if Garland does inhibit Durham's efforts in any way, "That would be a big issue, especially if Republicans get control back of the Congress because we have subpoena power."

Much to the chagrin of Trump and his allies, Durham has so far secured only one guilty plea. FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who has since left the bureau, admitted to Durham in the summer of 2020 he falsified a document during efforts to renew its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act authority to wiretap former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page by editing a CIA email in 2017 to state that Page was “not a source."

Page denied any wrongdoing and was never charged with a crime.

Clinesmith was sentenced to one year of probation and no prison time. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel in Washington, D.C., reached an agreement last month with Clinesmith that his admitted criminality does not constitute “moral turpitude” and his law license should be suspended for just one year.

 
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From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon8/15/21 7:12 AM 
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August 15, 2021

https://apnews.com/article/europe-russia-7d649bb73e0a56f2e97fe3ee7996fa63

Evidence presented to grand jury in Durham’s Russia probe

John Durham, the federal prosecutor tapped to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation, has been presenting evidence before a grand jury as part of his probe, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.

The development is a potential sign that Durham may be mulling additional criminal charges beyond the one he brought last year against a former FBI lawyer who admitted altering an email about a Trump campaign aide who’d been under FBI surveillance. Durham is also expected to complete a report at some point.

A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment, citing an ongoing investigation.

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier Friday that Durham was presenting evidence to a grand jury and contemplating possible charges against some FBI employees and others outside government. A person familiar with the matter, who was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed Durham’s use of the grand jury to The Associated Press.

Durham was appointed to the position in 2019 by then-Attorney General William Barr, with a mandate to examine how the FBI and intelligence community set about investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and potential coordination with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. His team has interviewed a broad swath of officials across the Justice Department and intelligence community, including former CIA Director John Brennan.

Durham’s investigation is in addition to a separate inquiry by the Justice Department's inspector general, which issued a December 2019 report finding significant errors and omissions in FBI applications to monitor the communications of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. The report did not find evidence that any actions by FBI or Justice Department officials were motivated by partisan bias.

Weeks before he resigned as attorney general, Barr appointed Durham — who for years served as the U.S. attorney in Connecticut — as a special counsel, a move designed to give him extra protection to complete his work under the Biden administration.

One area of focus in Durham’s inquiry has been the FBI’s reliance on anti-Trump research that was conducted by former British spy Christopher Steele, and which U.S. officials cited in applications to a secretive surveillance court for warrants to monitor Page’s communications.

The Brookings Institution has confirmed that it received a subpoena from Durham last Dec. 31 for records and other information related to a former employee — a Russia analyst who functioned as a source of information for Steele and who was later interviewed by the FBI.

Durham has also been examining whether anyone presented the U.S. government with information that they knew to be false about potential connections between Alfa Bank, a privately-owned, commercial bank in Russia, and a Trump campaign server, according to the person familiar with the matter. The FBI investigated but concluded that there were no cyber links, according to the inspector general report.

Alfa Bank has, meanwhile, alleged in a lawsuit in Florida state court that it was the target of “highly sophisticated cyberattacks” in 2016 and 2017, and that it was victimized by a disinformation campaign aimed at publicly and incorrectly linking the bank to the Trump campaign. Durham’s line of inquiry resembles the claims in that suit, the person said.

Last August, Durham reached a plea deal with Kevin Clinesmith, a former FBI lawyer who admitted doctoring an email about Page as the FBI was renewing its applications to eavesdrop on Page under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Clinesmith was sentenced to probation. He is the only person charged so far by Durham.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon8/20/21 11:04 AM 
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August 20. 2021

     “We are over two years into the investigation of how the Obama-Biden FBI spied on an incoming president, and we still do not have answers. America’s national security apparatus was weaponized to take down President Trump, and the American people deserve to know how this occurred.”

https://justthenews.com/government/congress/mcconnell-43-gop-senators-ask-garland-make-durhams-russia-probe-report-public

McConnell, 43 GOP senators ask Garland to make Durham's Russia probe report public 'upon completion'

“Attorney General Merrick Garland must pledge to publicly release the full report and allow Special Counsel Durham to continue his investigation uninhibited past September 2021,” says Blackburn

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and 43 Republican senators, including Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, asked Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday for an update on the status of Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the Crossfire Hurricane probe and requested that he make the report public when it's complete.

“Attorney General Merrick Garland must pledge to publicly release the full report and allow Special Counsel Durham to continue his investigation uninhibited past September 2021,” Blackburn, one of the senators who signed the letter, said in a statement. “We are over two years into the investigation of how the Obama-Biden FBI spied on an incoming president, and we still do not have answers. America’s national security apparatus was weaponized to take down President Trump, and the American people deserve to know how this occurred.”

Durham was appointed by former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate the origins of the FBI’s probe into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

"Mr. Durham was later elevated to special counsel in October 2020 so he could continue his work with greater investigatory authority and independence. The Special Counsel’s ongoing work is important to many Americans who were disturbed that government agents subverted lawful process to conduct inappropriate surveillance for political purposes," read the senators' letter to Garland.

"The truth pursued by this investigation is necessary to ensure transparency in our intelligence agencies and restore faith in our civil liberties. Thus, it is essential that the Special Counsel’s ongoing review should be allowed to continue unimpeded and without undue limitations. To that end, we ask that you provide an update on the status of Special Counsel Durham’s inquiry and that the investigation’s report be made available to the public upon completion," the senators added.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon8/24/21 6:59 AM 
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August 24, 2021

       "With Durham now working under the auspices of Joe Biden’s Justice Department, his ability to make his findings public, never mind bring charges, might be limited. According to the reports, Durham’s witnesses want Attorney General Merrick Garland to shut him down. And the president likely concurs.""

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/leaks-suggest-durham-probe-making-progress

Leaks Suggest Durham Probe Is Making Progress

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With Durham now working under the auspices of Joe Biden’s Justice Department, his ability to make his findings public, never mind bring charges, might be limited. According to the reports, Durham’s witnesses want Attorney General Merrick Garland to shut him down. And the president likely concurs.

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And if he crosses the FBI, the president isn’t the only Biden family member who might regret it. Recent reports show that the Bureau protected his son Hunter by burying evidence not only of his financial relationships with corrupt foreign officials, but also of a possible blackmail scheme targeting him with the purpose of compromising US national security. Should Biden fail to protect the FBI from Durham, the FBI might stop shielding his son from the law.

And yet Durham is clearly making headway or else sources wouldn’t be leaking their concerns to the press.

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That’s a broad category with a long list attached, implicating famous and infamous Washington, DC political personalities as well as Christopher Steele, the British ex-spy who put his name to a dossier of falsified reports alleging Trump’s ties to Russian officials.

The list would also include Steele’s clients, Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, co-founders of Fusion GPS, the Washington, DC firm hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign to smear the 2016 Republican candidate. Another Fusion contractor, Nellie Ohr, would also be on that list—she passed information to her husband Justice Department lawyer Bruce Ohr, who relayed it to the FBI. Having served as an intermediary for the FBI and Steele and Simpson as well, he, too, would be under the spotlight.

Lots of Clinton allies would be on the hot seat. Campaign lawyer Michael Sussman passed information to FBI general counsel James Baker regarding a clandestine link between computer servers for the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, a Russian financial institution. The FBI investigated the tip and found nothing. Durham called the cyber-experts who first made the claims about the so-called secret server hook-up to testify.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon9/20/21 7:20 AM 
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September 20, 2021

        "McIntyre notes that Durham omits from his indictment that in a meeting on July 29, 2016, with Sussman and Fusion GPS, Christopher Steele of Orbis was also there."

The Government's Spying on Candidate Trump in the DOJ's Project 'Crossfire Hurricane' Started the Same Day Clinton Lawyers, Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele Met at Law Firm Perkins Coie

The Sussman indictment yesterday indicates there may be more to the Durham investigation.  But also, the indictment notes a very special date in 2016, July 29th.

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Twitter sleuth Stephen McIntyre adds more to the Sussman indictment in a Twitter thread last night.  He notes that Sussman’s work was billed to the Clinton campaign.

McIntyre notes that Durham omits from his indictment that in a meeting on July 29, 2016, with Sussman and Fusion GPS, Christopher Steele of Orbis was also there.
 

A tech guy mentioned in the indictment might be in trouble.

Right after WikiLeaks published the DNC emails, on July 29, 2016, a meeting was held with Sussman and Marc Elias from Perkins Coie, Fusion GPS goons, and Christopher Steele.  This also happened to be the day that Crossfire Hurricane opened – the beginning of the use of US government personnel and systems to spy on candidate Trump.

Crowdstrike was used to claim Russia hacked the DNC and gave the hacked emails to WikiLeaks.  This was a lie as noted in Crowdstrike CEO’s testimony in front of Congress.  Within minutes of Crowdstrike being hired, Russian state hackers were purported to partake in this spectacle.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon9/24/21 7:06 AM 
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September 24, 2021

       "It was all a lie but Hillary promoted the lie anyway."

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/flashback-hillary-clinton-first-promote-bogus-russian-alfa-bank-story-today-campaign-lawyer-got-indicted/

Hillary Clinton Was First to Promote Bogus Russian Alfa Bank Story – And Her Campaign Lawyer Was Just Indicted

Most people who get involved with the Clintons either end up dead or indicted.

Hillary Clinton-linked Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussman was indicted last Thursday for lying to the FBI about not representing “any client” when he acted as a running dog and tipped off the bureau about the Trump Organization secretly communicating with Russian Alfa Bank.

According to a debunked story published by far-left Slate, Trump set up a secret server at Trump Tower on 5th Avenue to “communicate privately with a Putin-tied Russian bank called Alfa Bank.”

The FBI began investigating the Trump Organization’s “back-channel” with the Russian-owned bank after Sussmann ran to the FBI and presented data files to back up the claims.

It was all a lie but Hillary promoted the lie anyway.

Recall, Hillary Clinton was the first to promote the bogus Russian Alfa Bank story with just days to go until the 2016 election

On October 31st Hillary tweeted, “It’s time for Trump to answer serious questions about his ties to Russia.” and she linked to a far-left Slate article claiming computer scientists discovered Trump’s secret server to be communicating with a Putin-tied bank called Alfa Bank. Excerpt from the Slate article:

“I have an outlier here that connects to Russia in a strange way,” he wrote in his notes. He couldn’t quite figure it out at first. But what he saw was a bank in Moscow that kept irregularly pinging a server registered to the Trump Organization on Fifth Avenue.

Here we are five years later and Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer was indicted by a grand jury for lying to the FBI about his role in promoting the bogus Russian Alfa Bank story.

 

 
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September 26, 2021

           See the next post.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/hillary-attorney-marc-elias-legal-jeopardy-alongside-attorney-michael-sussmann-left-perkins-coie/

Is Hillary Attorney Marc Elias in Legal Jeopardy Alongside Attorney Michael Sussmann? Is This Why He Left Perkins Coie?

Hillary attorney Marc Elias was involved in nearly every 2020 Election court case representing the Democrats.  We saw Elias in not one but two cases in Georgia with corrupt Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Elias signed agreements with corrupt Wisconsin Republicans like Speaker Robin Vos to allow drop boxes for ballots in the Wisconsin 2020 Election.  Of course, Vos wasn’t legally eligible to sign and such an agreement.

Elias meddled in North Carolina before the 2020 Election:

Elias was sanctioned in Texas for his election actions.

Then Elias and Perkins Coie showed up in Arizona after the election to stop the Maricopa County audit.

But surprisingly Elias left Perkins Coie and started his own entity a month ago.  On a Sunday in August, Perkins Coie announced Elias had left the firm.

Famed election rights lawyer Marc Elias has departed Perkins Coie to strike out on his own, as the law firm said it would continue advising clients on campaign finance and other political matters.

Elias, 10 other Perkins Coie partners and three counsel left the firm to form Elias Law Group, Perkins Coie announced Sunday. The new Washington, D.C.-based firm, which will also have an office in Perkins Coie’s hometown of Seattle, will represent candidates, party committees, political committees, nonprofit organizations, entities and voters. It will also back Democratic candidates and supporting voting rights.

Did Elias leave because he is in legal jeopardy?  Is this why his departure was released to the press on a Sunday?  Does it have anything to do with his actions involving Hillary Clinton and the fake Russia collusion lies to the FBI along with Sussman?

 

 
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From The Recent Past - April 11, 2021

       "if just one of these swing states fall, they’ll all fall like a house of cards."

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/democrats-arizona-scared-bringing-marc-eliass-perkins-coie-make-threats-make-maricopa-county-audit-go-away/

The Democrats in Arizona Are Very Scared – They’re Bringing in Marc Elias’s Perkins Coie to Make Threats and Make the Maricopa County Audit Go Away

Patriots in Arizona are under attack by far-left lunatics who disregard nonprofit laws to fund their anti-American actions.

The national Democratic machine is in panic mode over the Arizona Senate’s Maricopa County ballot audit. On Tuesday, the Democrats sent in national fixer attorney Marc Elias’s firm Perkins Coie to throw around threats and make the audit go away.

The stakes are astronomical for the Dems, after all the November 3, 2020 election steal gained them the presidency and control of both houses. The swing states in which the 2020 election steal occurred are key to uncovering the truth and proving the fraud in the election and Arizona is one of those states.

Steve Bannon of the WarRoom Pandemic, Peter Navarro, who wrote an incredible three-part analysis explaining the 2020 election steal, The Navarro Report, and - Mike Lindell, who co-produced and hosted two documentaries about the 2020 election steal, have all repeatedly stated ‘that if just one of these swing states fall, they’ll all fall like a house of cards.’

So, to prevent ‘this house of cards from falling’ and any election tampering and fraud being exposed, the Democratic hit team blew into Arizona, a top Democrat-run nonprofit at the helm, with three law firms in tow to shut this thing in Arizona down.

Mark Elias’s favorite hammer is a nonprofit. Low and behold, whom do we find deployed in the threat, via an e-letter to the AZ Senate’s four chosen audit firms but the “Protect Democracy Project,” a 501(c)(3) charity, which is required by law, more so than other types of nonprofits, to remain strictly nonpartisan.  (This act doesn’t look non-partisan.)

Perkins Coie and Marc Elias, Hillary Clinton’s consigliere, were, remember, responsible for the fabricated and discredited Steele Dossier which was a vicious, partisan attempt by the Democrats to remove Republican President Donald Trump from office.

The Protect Democracy Project (PDP) nonprofit, which is in reality functioning as a weaponized, political tool of the Democrats, sicced not one, not two, but three law firms on the Arizona Senate’s audit teams: Perkins Coie and two Arizona firms, Coppersmith Brockelman, and Barton Mendez Soto. With a hefty $12.4 million in revenue as of 2019 and a whopping 72 staff members, many of whom are attorneys, the PDP is a rich and powerful nonprofit and can afford to engage the legal muscle needed to enforce the Democrat billionaire’s will.

We’ve reported on how the PDP is tied to Soros, China, Obama and Biden:

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Following the November 2018 mid-term election, Elias and the Perkins-Coie political law group will have as clients all but three of the Democratic U.S. Senators, and 100 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Furthermore, billionaire George Soros money follows where Marc Elias goes. In 2016, Soros gave $5 million to Elias and his firm to challenge photo ID requirements at polling places. When Elias joined the board of Priorities USA in 2017, which has similar “election integrity” goals (and, naturally, a related nonprofit, Priorities USA Action), Soros, in 2018, donated $5 million to its super PAC.

 

 
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October 17, 2021

       "In the summer of 2015, the Central Intelligence Agency was helping collect information and working with foreign governments, particularly the Brits and MI6 to dig up dirt on not just just Trump, but all Republican Presidential candidates and Bernie Sanders.  They were working on behalf of Hillary Clinton…"

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/cia-continued-effort-try-destroy-trump-realized-way-steal-election-former-cia-state-department-employee-larry-johnson/

The CIA “Continued the Effort to Try to Destroy Trump and They Realized the Only Way They Could Do It Was They Had to Steal the Election” – Former CIA and State Department Employee Larry Johnson

Former CIA and State Department employee Larry Johnson was on with Joe Hoft and Kell Brazil at Real Talk 93.3 out of St. Louis.  Larry discussed the beginnings of Obama’s Deep State actions against candidate and President Donald Trump this morning.

When Obama’s Ethics Czar Norm Eisen was discussed and his efforts and the CIA’s efforts using methods against President Trump before the 2016 Election through the 2020 Election, here is part of what Johnson responded:

This effort to go after Trump evolved.  It didn’t start out from the beginning with a well-formed, coordinated plan.  In the summer of 2015, the Central Intelligence Agency was helping collect information and working with foreign governments, particularly the Brits and MI6 to dig up dirt on not just just Trump, but all Republican Presidential candidates and Bernie Sanders.  They were working on behalf of Hillary Clinton…

What we saw was the law enforcement and intelligence assets of the US government, instead of serving to protect the interests of the US people, were turned and used in the most abhorent, partisan ways to attack a Presidential candidate to discredit him.  Despite all their efforts they initially failed in 2016.  But they didn’t stop.  They continued the effort to try to destroy Trump and they realized the only way they could do it was they had to steal the election.

 

 
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October 25, 2021

        "However, to date, the DOJ has ignored President Trump’s order.  The Barr DOJ and the Garland DOJ have ignored President Trump’s order."

The DOJ Under Merrick Garland Has Ignored President Trump's Order to Declassify All Intelligence Related to the Corrupt and Criminal Attempted Coup of President Trump Labeled OBAMAGATE

President Trump ordered the DOJ to declassify all of the intelligence documents from the corrupt and criminal investigation referred to as Obamagate or Russiagate.  These documents are yet to be released.

At the end of President Trump’s first term, he ordered the declassification of all intelligence documents from the corrupt investigations originating from Hillary Clinton that hounded and harassed the President during his entire term.  Americans deserved to see all involved and all the criminal actions that were taken by the intelligence community in their attempted coup of President Trump.

However, to date, the DOJ has ignored President Trump’s order.  The Barr DOJ and the Garland DOJ have ignored President Trump’s order.

The Washington Examiner reported on just another action (or inaction) that shows Biden/Obama’s DOJ’s disregard for the law.

Two top Republican senators are demanding answers from Attorney General Merrick Garland because the Justice Department has failed to release anything in the “binder” of Crossfire Hurricane documents that former President Donald Trump ordered declassified during his last day in office.

The memo from Trump said he had “determined that the materials in that binder should be declassified to the maximum extent possible.” The FBI said in mid-January that the bureau had “identified the passages that it believed it was most crucial to keep from public disclosure.”

Trump said he would “accept the redactions proposed for continued classification by the FBI” and ordered the rest of the documents to be declassified and made available by the Justice Department.

Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson said this week they are “seeking full transparency” on the steps Garland has taken to declassify the records, charging that the Justice Department has “has made no apparent progress toward transparency and has rebuffed numerous inquiries from members of Congress on the matter.”

 

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