Trump: Hillary Committed 'Treason,' Durham Exposing 'Crime of the Century'
45th president says Clinton guilty of 'treason at the highest level'
President Donald Trump has accused Hillary Clinton of committing "treason at the highest level" while praising Special Counsel John Durham for exposing "the crime of the century."
Speaking during an interview with Fox News, Trump hinted that there are more explosive allegations expected to drop about Clinton's involvement in the Russia hoax.
"It looks like this is just the beginning, because, if you read the filing and have any understanding of what took place - and I called this a long time ago - you're going to see a lot of other things happening, having to do with what, really, just is a continuation of the crime of the century," Trump said.
"This is such a big event, nobody's seen anything like this."
The 45th president revealed he "didn't have any" insight into the allegations outlined in Durham's February 11 court filing until it was made public.
However, he noted that the Department of Justice special prosecutor found "things far bigger than anybody thought possible."
Durham alleged that Clinton's presidential campaign paid to "infiltrate" and exploit servers at Trump Tower, Trump's Central Park West apartment, a "particular health care provider" and the White House to "establish an inference and narrative" that would tie Trump to Russia.
The filing also accused Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann of bringing Trump-Russia allegations that "relied, in part" on traffic assembled by the servers to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Durham was appointed in 2019 by then-Attorney General William Barr to investigate possible misconduct within the U.S. government as it investigated Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and any ties to the Trump campaign.
In a section of the filing titled Factual Background, Durham argued those involved with the infiltration of the servers were "mining traffic and other data for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump."
Trump - who alleged "people were suspicious that something was going on" during the 2016 presidential campaign - was seemingly shocked by the findings.
"Who would think a thing like this is even possible?" Trump said.
"Durham is also coming up with things far bigger than anybody thought possible—Nobody ever thought a thing like this would be even discussed, let alone an act like this committed."
"This is treason at the highest level," he added.
Trump went on to say the arrangement was a "stage 1 crime" and is "as bad as it gets," while also comparing it to the Watergate scandal that led to former President Richard Nixon's resignation.
"It is no different than Watergate, except a much more important location," Trump said.
"It is the same theft—just modern-day.
"It is not even believable."
Trump has fueled high expectations that Durham's investigation would uncover significant malfeasance and undermine the core conclusions of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.
When questioned whether he thought Mueller knew about the allegations against members of the Clinton campaign, Trump argued the investigation was focused on "one side."
"They weren't going after it, certainly," Trump said.
"They were only going after the one side—they weren't going after the other."
He argued that Mueller's team "definitely had blinders on," adding: "It's sad."
Trump also posed concerns about security, alleging that if Clinton's campaign could hack into servers that "foreign countries can do it" too.
"You have experts that do this, but they used experts to do it, and to think they could even think about doing that is not believable and, think—if they do it, foreign countries can do it," Trump said.
"What kind of a security system do we have?"
Trump also argued that Durham may "go down as a great hero in this country that will be talked about for years.
"I gained great respect for John Durham, that he was able to do this, and that he would put it out, because other people knew it and it wasn't coming out—it just wasn't coming out," Trump said.
"And to think, we went through a whole Mueller scam, and nothing was said."