Trump: Durham Spying Allegations 'Worse than Watergate’
'This is a scandal far greater in scope and magnitude than Watergate'
President Donald Trump has responded to the recent allegations that Hillary Clinton operatives spied on on him using cell phone data during the 2016 campaign and into his presidency, calling it “worse than Watergate.”
As Neon Nettle reported:
John Durham filed a motion in federal court alleging that Hillary Clinton’s political allies spied on Donald Trump as a presidential candidate and as the president using cell phone data.
The motion was filed in the case of former Clinton Campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, who was charged with lying to the FBI about whether he was working for the campaign after telling the FBI about the link between Trump and Russia, which turned out to be untrue.
Durham’s filing deals with a possible conflict of interest involving Sussmann’s legal representation from Latham & Watkins LLP, which also represented others in the investigation “whose interests may conflict with those of the defendant.”
Trump reacted in a statement by implying that the Clinton operatives had committed treason:
“The latest pleading from Special Counsel Robert Durham provides indisputable evidence that my campaign and presidency were spied on by operatives paid by the Hillary Clinton Campaign in an effort to develop a completely fabricated connection to Russia.”
“This is a scandal far greater in scope and magnitude than Watergate and those who were involved in and knew about this spying operation should be subject to criminal prosecution,” Trump said.
“In a stronger period of time in our country, this crime would have been punishable by death.
"In addition, reparations should be paid to those in our country who have been damaged by this.”
In Watergate, Richard Nixon’s associates were caught breaking into the offices of the Democratic National Committee during the 1972 presidential campaign.
The alleged spying in Trump’s case continued beyond the campaign and into Trump’s presidency.
When Trump claimed in early 2017 that his “wires” had been “tapped” at Trump Tower, he was mocked by the media.
The news comes as rumors began to swirl Hillary Clinton could run in 2024.
As Neon Nettle reported:
Clinton will again step out into the political spotlight during the convention of the New York Democratic Party next week.
It is not clear when Clinton is expected to speak as Empire State Democrats gather in Manhattan, as CNBC reported.
“She’s beloved by the mainstream members of the Democratic Party, and her popularity is likely higher than that of President [Joe] Biden,” one source said.
“It’s good for her because it keeps her relevant, and her appearance is likely meant to galvanize the party and the audience,” the source added.