Not much has been heard from the special prosecutor appointed by a former attorney general to investigate the “Crossfire Hurricane” since Michael Sussmann’s May acquittal.
Former U.S. Attorney General William Barr appointed John Durham as a special prosecutor in October 2020 to investigate Crossfire Hurricane participants.
“The Special Counsel is authorized to investigate whether any federal official, employee, or any other person or entity violated the law in connection with the intelligence, counter-intelligence, or law-enforcement activities directed at the 2016 presidential campaigns, individuals associated with those campaigns, and individuals associated with the administration of President Donald J. Trump, including but not limited to Crossfire Hurricane and the investigation of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, Ill,” wrote Barr.
Sussman, a lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, was indicted by Durham on a single count of lying to the FBI. He passed a “tip” he alleged was a link between then-candidate Donald Trump and the Russian government. Sussmann told the senior FBI counsel he was not working on behalf of a client, but Durham insisted he was being paid by the Clinton campaign to smear Trump.
The months of silence from the special prosecutor do not signify a lack of activity as much as the ability to maintain secrecy, which the CIA is probably envious of.
Current Biden administration members are likely being put under the microscope by Durham’s team of investigators and attorneys.
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, for instance, was thrown under by the bus by Clinton’s former campaign manager during Sussmann’s trial.
Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook, who managed Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential bid, said she signed off on peddling election disinformation. Mook testified she approved it despite campaign officials not being “totally confident” in the legitimacy of the data.
Mook added that the campaign had doubts about the data’s legitimacy but intended to provide it to a reporter who could “run it down” to determine if it was “substantive” or accurate, the report noted. Senior campaign officials, including campaign chairman John Podesta and senior policy advisor Jake Sullivan discussed whether to give the information to a reporter.
In addition to Sullivan, top Pentagon lawyer Caroline Krass may be indicted by the special prosecutor, according to a report in The Epoch Times.
Other evidence implicates two other Biden officials, senior State Department official Dafna Rand and Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler, in RussiaGate. So, they should probably expect a knock on their door from Durham’s deputies, demanding details.
President Joe Biden appointed Krass general counsel of the Defense Department early last year. She is the former top CIA lawyer cited by Durham as “General Counsel of Agency-2” in his Sussmann indictment. Besides trying to plant a fake Trump collusion story with the FBI, Sussmann allegedly filed a similar report with Krass’ legal shop at the CIA after Trump’s November 2016 election victory.
Krass allegedly included his information in an intelligence review of the Russian’s alleged election interference. A declassified version of that review became a foundational document for later Trump-Russia investigations and pointed to by Democrats and legacy media to argue the 2016 election was stolen from Clinton.
Biden’s Office of Foreign Assistance Director Dafna Rand allegedly played a key role in spreading the Alfa Bank hoax. She reportedly joined the board of The Democracy Integrity Project (TDIP) to help dig up new dirt on Trump, according to the Epoch Times report, while still pushing debunked Trump-Alfa Bank allegations.
SEC Chairman Gary Gensler was the chief financial officer for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election team. He managed the campaign budget, including expenditures that weren’t properly reported, the report noted.
The Federal Election Commission, in May, fined the Clinton campaign for violating campaign finance laws by falsely claiming more than $1 million used for opposition research, including the infamous Steele Dossier, against candidate Trump was for “legal advice and services.”