Ex-DNI Ratcliffe: 'Enough Evidence' to Indict 'Multiple People' in Russia Probe
Former Director of National Intelligence hints of mass arrests
Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe told special counsel John Durham he believed he had passed on “enough evidence” for the indictments of “multiple people” relating to the origins of the Russia probe which targeted President Donald Trump.
According to Fox News, “sources pointed to one key piece of declassified intelligence revealing that intelligence community officials within the CIA forwarded an investigative referral on Hillary Clinton purportedly approving ’a plan concerning U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering U.S. elections as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server.’”
One of the issues that affected the race between Clinton and Trump was her failure to turn over tens of thousands of work emails when she left office as secretary of state in 2013.
Clinton conducted her work correspondence on a private, unsecured server, resulting in highly sensitive information being open to hacking.
Clinton gave the excuse that none of the emails was classified at the time they were sent or marked that way, which proved to be false.
In 2016, the then FBI Director James Comey announced his agency would not be making a criminal referral because it couldn’t establish Clinton’s intent to mishandle classified information.
The result left many voters with questions about Clinton’s integrity.
According to a Friday court filing by Durham, Hillary Clinton’s political allies spied on Donald Trump as a presidential candidate and as the president using cell phone data.
As Neon Nettle reported:
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.
Sussmann was a partner at Perkins Coie, which hired Fusion GPS to produce the false Russia “dossier” on Trump at the behest of the Clinton campaign.
Here, in four tweets, are all 13 pages of John Durham's new finding that is getting a lot of attention: pic.twitter.com/BUArrsbhGp— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 13, 2022
“The Special Counsel’s Office has identified no support for these allegations” of wrongdoing by Trump, Durham noted in the court filing.
A tech executive brought in to conduct the server infiltration “indicated that he was seeking to please certain ‘VIPs,’ referring to individuals at Law Firm-1 and the Clinton campaign.”
But was one of those VIPs Hillary?
She tweeted at least twice in support of the false narratives in late October 2016 as she tried to smear Trump just days before the election.
“Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank,” Clinton wrote.
Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank. pic.twitter.com/8f8n9xMzUU— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 1, 2016
Then-Clinton campaign senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan said in a statement that the candidate included in her tweet.
“This could be the most direct link yet between Donald Trump and Moscow,” Sullivan said.
“Computer scientists have uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank.”
He added the “secret hotline may be the key to unlocking the mystery of Trump’s ties to Russia.”
“This line of communication may help explain Trump’s bizarre adoration of Vladimir Putin and endorsement of so many pro-Kremlin positions throughout this campaign,” Sullivan said.
“It raises even more troubling questions in light of Russia’s masterminding of hacking efforts that are clearly intended to hurt Hillary Clinton’s campaign.”
“We can only assume federal authorities will now explore this direct connection between Trump and Russia as part of their existing probe into Russia’s meddling in our elections.”
Kash Patel — a former federal prosecutor - said in November that Sullivan, who now serves as Biden's national security adviser, could be the next to be indicted by Durham.
“He testified under oath to Congress that he had no idea what the Perkins Coie lawyer Sussmann was saying, yet the Durham indictment shows communications between Jake Sullivan, the current national security advisor, and Michael Sussmann about the Russiagate hoax,” he said.
“So either he lied to Congress, or he’s lying in the indictment.”