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A bit more information has emerged from the John Durham investigation into Russiagate (or “Spygate,” as it is known hereabouts).
The leak is most likely from one or two of their targets to CNN loyal propagandists. (In the article, the reporters do their best to downgrade the scandal they fanned for years as no more than a trivial “dirty trick” that all campaigns do. There’s a well-known word for that adapted into the English language.)
These leaks are usually used to reduce the effect on the targets, but they also give us an indication that Durham is still active.
This case has seen more subpoenas issued to Perkins Coie. That’s the Democratic National Committee’s and Hillary Clinton’s law firm that only a few weeks ago defenestrated—for reasons unspecified, but we can guess—one of Hillary’s principal lawyers, Mark Elias.
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Michael Sussman was also a Clinton campaign lawyer and has been accused of lying to the FBI about Trump’s alleged links to Russian Alpha Bank. However, these ties were found to be inexplicable.
This time, however, we learned that “Tech Executive-1” in the Sussman indictment is Rodney Joffe, a rather distinguished cybersecurity expert, but not in this case because he was apparently involved with the same attempted deception.
Joffe wasn’t an obvious Trump fan. As this unfolds, we will find out how deep he went with his animus.
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Or we won’t. Herein lies the problem. Many fear that Durham might only continue to investigate the problem and not finish it.
An actual Russiagate investigation could have many targets, including some very well-known names. Conservative circles are full of negativism regarding the findings, and with good reason.
William Barr, then-Attorney General of the United States gave Durham his brief. He was quoted as such in The Hill (March 2020).
“Attorney General William Barr said Monday that he does not expect a criminal investigation of former President Obama or former Vice President Joe Biden to result from the probe undertaken by U.S. Attorney John Durham.
“Based on the information I have today, I don’t expect Mr. Durham’s work will lead to a criminal investigation of either man,” Barr told reporters at the Justice Department. ‘Our concern over potential criminality is focused on others.’”
Sounds pretty weak, doesn’t it, with some people, too big to be investigated, surrounded by a cordon sanitaire.
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Rumours suggest that Jake Sullivan has been under suspicion regarding the Alpha Bank case. That’s remarkably close to Biden as Sullivan is his national security adviser, one of the most powerful positions in the country (cf. Henry Kissinger, as we’ve seen during the Afghanistan crisis, was a national disaster.
How justifiable is this suspicion about Sullivan? Paul Sperry wrote in Real Clear Investigations: “The indictment states that Sussmann, as well as the cyber experts recruited for the operation, ‘coordinated with representatives and agents of the Clinton campaign with regard to the data and written materials that Sussmann gave to the FBI and the media.’ One of those campaign agents was Sullivan, according to emails Durham obtained.”
Biden himself was said to have recommended the ancient and hardly used Logan Act—how he would even have known about it is worth finding out, but anyway—in an attempt to punish retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn during an oft-discussed, but never fully revealed, Oval Office meeting at the tail end (Jan. 5, 2017) of the Obama administration.
That meeting itself, emailed about by Susan Rice weeks after it took place seemingly to provide Obama presidential deniability, is even more worthy of exploration—or is it off limits as per Barr? We don’t know.
There are many reasons to be suspicious. Despite the fact that the national security advisor is accused of being a possible fraudster, the Sullivan case has not been mentioned in mainstream media.
Are all these things being transmitted down the memory hole. Were there any other people involved in this whole mess? We don’t know that either, though we have guesses about that, too.
It is essential that we find out. Durham should continue his investigation to the very end. Russiagate was clearly the start of the end for our democracy as we know it.
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All of the malfeasances, from endless COVID-19 locksdowns to Afghanistan to violence in the streets to the unrelenting propaganda surrounding Jan. 6, and even the 2020 election, all refer back to this.
None of these events wouldn’t have occurred without it. Some wouldn’t have been possible.
Russiagate was a crime of unprecedented import that outweighed Watergate. This made Russiagate, which is subject to a Hollywood movie even though it is barely as important as shoplifting at 7-Eleven.
Nixon and his associates paid a heavy price. There have been no other punishments than slaps on wrists.
What do you do then? So what do you do? Do we just sit there and wait for Durham to finish his task, hoping for good results?
Yes, I disagree. Each of us has a part to play. Durham is like all of us. Consciously or unconsciously, if he knows we’re watching, he’s going to behave in a different manner than if he thinks we’re lulled to sleep.
As active as you can in lobbying and talking about it. You don’t have to be a so-called elite to do this or be an anchorman on ABC. All you need to do is be honest, a citizen concerned about your community. Continue to talk about the matter with friends and enemies. Sign up at an inconvenient location for them. It can be posted online and sent to anyone you know. Talk about it at Signal and Telegraph. Russiagate should not be forgotten. Keep it up in the Zeitgeist.
The mainstream/legacy media isn’t going to do it. They will try as hard as they can to conceal it. It’s up to us. It’s up to us. If we don’t, we have no grounds for complaint when it goes down the memory hole—and with it our country.
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Two things are of paramount importance to us going forward if we want to save our republic, this full explication of what happened during the Trump–Russia affair, including everyone responsible being properly punished, so we are sure as we can be it will never happen again, and genuine integrity for our broken elections.
You can also work towards this. Many are already doing this. These two things go hand in hand.
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