Russell Brand: ‘Trump Was Right about Clinton & Russia!'
Liberal comedian weighs in on Durham charges
British comedian Russell Brand reacted to charges against a Hillary Clinton-linked lawyer for allegedly lying to the FBI, saying he believes the Trump-Russia collusion narrative was orchestrated by the Democrats.
Brand said he was “flabbergasted” about the news of attorney Michael Sussman's indictment.
The indictment was part of special counsel John Durham’s investigation into the highly anticipated Russia “collusion” inquiry.
In September 2016, Sussman met with an FBI official to tip him off about Trump's supposed connection to Russia’s Alfa Bank.
But the connection could never be verified by the bureau.
Prosecutors claim that Sussman failed to disclose his law firm, the Democrat-linked Perkins Coie, was working for Clinton's campaign at the time he spoke to FBI General Counsel James Baker
The indictment stated:
“Sussman’s false statement misled the FBI General Counsel and other FBI personnel concerning the political nature of his work and deprived the FBI of information that might have permitted it more fully to assess and uncover the origins of the relevant data and technical analysis, including the identities and motivations of Sussman’s clients."
"In a news release, the special counsel’s office said Sussman’s “false representation led the General Counsel to understand that Sussmann was providing information as a good citizen rather than a paid advocate or political operative."
"In fact, Sussmann assembled and conveyed the allegations to the FBI on behalf of at least two clients, including a U.S. technology executive and the Clinton Presidential Campaign.”
Sussman also gave information about the Alfa Bank theory to the left-wing media.
All this explosive information seems to have woke Brand up.
In a video titled “So…Trump was RIGHT About Clinton & Russia Collusion!!” Brand said he believed the indictment was “serious evidence that it was the Clinton campaign and Hillary Clinton acolytes” behind pushing the phony story.
“It seems like years ago that we were hearing that Trump was colluding with Russia, that he wouldn’t have won the election without Russia, that his whole presidency was kind of a Putin plot,” said Brand.
“Well, now there’s serious evidence that it was the Clinton campaign and Hillary Clinton acolytes that were directly involved in the generation of what has proven to be conspiracy — untrue!
“Think about how much media you watched.
"Me, a person who I think, broadly speaking, is from the left — a liberal, certainly not a Trump-supporting Republican, with respect to those of you who are — I find myself in awe, gobsmacked, flabbergasted and startled by these revelations.”
Brand also reflected that “we have to recollect just how prevalent this story was.
"Every late-night talk show, all over the news, it was just — you were bombarded with it.”
The comedian once believed that the Democratic Party was one of “inclusivity, and diversity and truth and social justice and all great, positive ideas.”
But since the news of the charges, it seems his perspective has changed.
“What my concern is becoming is that these are totemic issues pushed to the forefront to mask ordinary, regular corruption like the Russiagate thing, the Hunter Biden laptop, all of that stuff.”
Brand said he didn't follow the Russia “collusion” narrative in 2016 but admitted it was “seen as a defining issue” and “still, in 2020, it was something that was being talked about.”
"And it was like, being sort of in a way discussed as if it was just an absolute fact.
"To discover that this was propaganda, a construct, a confection by the Democratic Party — who, of course, are now in government — is kind of beyond disappointing, because you begin to question and query what other things may not be true,” he said.
“Once you recognize that people create certain truths in order to meet certain ends and aims, the idea that you might be able to trust their integrity obviously dissolves.”
Brand's observations are a little late to the party, as many conservatives have followed the story from the beginning.
Also, many believe the charges will catch up with Clinton.
Even former Bill Clinton adviser Dick Morris predicted the indictment of Sussmann would lead to Hillary Clinton’s indictment.
“[I]t might be that we’ve finally caught up with Hillary,” Morris proclaimed.
“The real point here is that this is the trail that leads to Hillary,” he said.
“The point is that that led to two years of investigating and almost impeaching Trump, and it was totally phony,” Morris added.
Meanwhile, Kash Patel, a former Trump official, said he believes a "very well-laid out" conspiracy charge will envelop Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign
Durham investigation could be the most significant thing ever to happen to politics, and it could continue to wake more liberal celebrities up in the process.