Ted Cruz: 'People Need to Go to Jail' over Durham Filing
'They were spying on a sitting president'
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has warned that, if special counsel John Durham's allegations in legal filings are true, then "people need to go to jail."
During this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday," Cruz said the case is worse than the Nixon-era Watergate scandal.
“We have to see what the facts are, the allegations, what he filed in federal court, is deeply concerning," Cruz said.
"What he alleged as a federal prosecutor, a special prosecutor, is that a lawyer for the Hillary Clinton campaign conspired with a big tech executive to monitor and spy on Donald Trump, to spy on him at his home, to spy on him at his office, and indeed they were spying on the White House itself," he said.
"They were spying on a sitting president.
“You and I both remember when President Trump said the Democrats are spying on me."
"The corporate media collectively laughed at him," he added.
"They mocked him.
"They said what a ridiculous claim for him to make.
"Well, what special counsel Durham is alleging is true," Cruz said.
"What Donald Trump said was absolutely right. To the extent Hillary Clinton is complicit with this, her campaign is complicit with it, or lawyers are complicit with it, big tech is complicit with it," he said.
"If this is true, it’s a lot bigger than Watergate."
"That was a bungled, third-rate burglary," he said.
"It was wrong, people to jail for Watergate, and people need to go to jail for this if these allegations are true," he added.
John Durham said his reasons for making public findings asserting that a tech executive was working to dig up dirt on Trump were “valid” and the media's spin on his probe does not “undermine” the facts.
As Neon Nettle reported:
Democratic cybersecurity lawyer, Michael Sussmann, was indicted last year for allegedly concealing his client, Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, from the FBI when he pushed since-debunked claims that Trump was colluding with Russia.
"This court should deny the defendant’s motion,” Durham said Thursday.
“If third parties or members of the media have overstated, understated, or otherwise misinterpreted facts contained in the government’s motion, that does not in any way undermine the valid reasons for the government’s inclusion of this information."
"Moreover, any potential prejudice or jury taint arising from such media attention can effectively and appropriately be addressed through the voir dire process during jury selection.”