Trump: ‘A Lot’ of Arrests 'Coming’ from Durham Investigation
'I hope John Durham, for the good of the country, comes up with everything'
President Donald Trump has promised that there's “a lot coming” from special counsel John Durham's investigation into the FBI’s Trump-Russia election collusion probe.
Trump told The Epoch Times that the special counsel probe will “fully expose” an alleged conspiracy by Obama-era officials to thwart his election.
Trump called the collusion probe the “crime of the century.”
“These are bad people,” Trump told Kash Patel, a former intelligence official in the Trump administration who conducted the interview.
“So I hope John Durham, for the good of the country, comes up with everything that you know took place, and everybody knows took place because it has been exposed," Trump said.
“It would be really nice to have it fully exposed."
Trump has firmly denied colluding with Russia to influence the 2016 election.
After a 22-month taxpayer-funded investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, the report found no one associated with the Trump campaign conspired with Russia.
Trump has acknowledged the silence by Durham but affirmed he believes in the probe.
The former president called Durham’s work “one of the most important jobs” in America.
Trump also claimed he won the election but was denied the presidency because of rampant voter fraud.
However, former Attorney General William P. Barr and others denied widespread cheating during the 2020 election.
“It would have been nice to have been done before the election because they cheated viciously and crazily, what they did was so criminal,” Trump said of the Durham probe.
”It would have been good if the voters would have known that, but it didn’t matter because I won the election by a lot anyway.”
“So, it didn’t. Honestly, I don’t think that was the big defining moment.”
Barr appointed Durham in early 2019 to investigate the actions of the FBI and others in the Russian collusion probe.
Those who are facing criminal charges arising from Durham’s probe include:
- Igor Danchenko, a Washington-based analyst who was a key source for the so-called Steele dossier. He is charged with five counts of lying to the FBI about where he got his information for the anti-Trump dossier.
- Michael Sussmann, a lawyer with close ties to the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton. Sussmann falsely denied representing the DNC or the Clinton campaign when he reported suspicions about a now-debunked link between computers at Trump Tower and a Russian bank.
Former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith was sentenced to a year of probation for altering an email that made it easier for the FBI to surveil a member of the Trump campaign.