Top Trump Official: Durham Findings ‘Make Watergate Look like a Parking Citation'
Kash Patel weighs in on Durham probe
The former chief of staff to the Secretary of Defense, Kash Patel, weighed on the recent revelations by John Durham.
Patel said the longstanding allegations confirm that “Spygate is not a fiction.”
He added Donald Trump was “spied on not only as a candidate,” but as “President of the United States."
The Clinton campaign lawyers paid for an operation to wiretap the entire White House compound.
Patel said, “this makes Watergate look like a parking citation.”
“So either he lied to Congress, or he’s lying in the indictment.”
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.
As Neon Nettle reported:
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.
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.”
Fox News quoted former Trump aides reacting to the news of Durham’s filing, claiming it vindicated their suspicions:
Former chief investigator of the Trump-Russia probe for the House Intelligence Committee under then-Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., Kash Patel, said the filing “definitively shows that the Hillary Clinton campaign directly funded and ordered its lawyers at Perkins Coie to orchestrate a criminal enterprise to fabricate a connection between President Trump and Russia.”
“Per Durham, this arrangement was put in motion in July of 2016, meaning the Hillary Clinton campaign and her lawyers masterminded the most intricate and coordinated conspiracy against Trump when he was both a candidate and later President of the United States while simultaneously perpetuating the bogus Steele Dossier hoax,” Patel told Fox News, adding that the lawyers worked to “infiltrate” Trump Tower and White House servers.
Earleir this week, 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.’”
Patel added in a separate interview:
“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."