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AMAC Exclusive – By Andrew Abbott

As 2021 draws to a close, Americans are still anxiously awaiting a possible report from Special Counsel John Durham’s probe into the basis of the FBI’s investigation of possible links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. Thus far, the probe has uncovered a rash of lies and deception on the part of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign associates and the mainstream media, exposing the “Russian collusion” narrative as an intentional campaign smear. In September, Durham issued a fresh round of indictments, including one that charged Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman with lying to the FBI. Yet, the more indictments that are issued, the more questions seem to arise. Many are wondering how far up Durham will prove the corruption went, and who he will prove knowingly engaged in propagating it. Despite media attempts to downplay or outright ignore the slew of revelations coming out of the investigation, the findings are a staggering indictment of the media, the intelligence community, and, potentially, the Clintons themselves.

  1. Was Anyone Senior in Hillary Clinton’s Campaign – or Clinton herself – Involved?

The earliest media narratives stated, as almost absolute fact, that former President Donald Trump illegally won the 2016 election through a comprehensive collusion campaign with Russian president Vladimir Putin, who was also blackmailing Trump. Indeed, numerous outlets preposterously suggested that Russian intelligence had been controlling him since the 1980s. The majority of these accusations were detailed in the Steele dossier, a collection of what was said to be credible insider information from Russia itself. The dossier was compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele, a man the mainstream media gushingly compared to fictional British spy James Bond. Even though the report contained glaring errors and was unverified, it was treated as gospel truth by mainstream media outlets.

In reality, the Durham report has, so far, revealed the Steele dossier to be almost laughably false. Christopher Steele has been widely condemned and the report is now considered bunk.

While accusations of conspiracy and blackmail between the Trump campaign and Russia have been widely discredited, the Durham report has revealed a shocking network of connections between those who created the Steele dossier, senior members of the Clinton Campaign, and longtime Democratic operatives. Thus far, Durham has uncovered, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, that the Clinton campaign retained the services of the law firm Perkins Coie, which hired the opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which then recruited Steele to compile the dossier.

This, on paper, seems to put a degree of distance between the Clinton campaign and Steele, yet it is now known the actual parties involved were perhaps far closer to the Clintons than originally thought. Steele’s primary source for his “explosive” revelations was Igor Danchenko, an analyst for the Brookings Institution, a left-leaning think tank with a long history of ties to the Clinton family. Danchenko has also been indicted for lying to the FBI. In addition, Clinton loyalist and Democratic operative Charles Dolan Jr. was another one of Steele’s primary sources. Clinton Campaign lawyer Michael Sussman, who provided false information to the FBI regarding Trump and Russia, has also been indicted. Yet for all these indictments, the question still remains: who was coordinating all this activity?

2. Will Durham’s Investigation Reach Comey and McCabe?

It’s now clear that the FBI’s investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign was based largely on false rumors documented in the Steele dossier. Even with the obvious conflicts of interest, Justice Department officials, as one columnist described, “took the Steele dossier very seriously…despite objections from lower-level investigators.” In fact, former FBI director James Comey, “fought at one point to include the allegations in this shabby piece of opposition research in the intelligence community’s vetted assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 election.” That assessment became the basis of the surveillance warrants against former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page.

The seriousness with which the FBI regarded the dossier also gave the media carte blanche to portray the dossier’s allegations as truth – and to continue to push baseless Russian collusion narratives even after Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz revealed that the dossier was “largely worthless” in 2019.

What remains to be seen is whether Durham will portray the small group at the top of the FBI as unwitting victims of the Clinton campaign’s deception, or whether they were using the media coverage they had not just aided but actually generated in order to use that published information to reinforce the false representations to the Justice Department and the Courts that were the basis of the FBI leadership’s surveillance program against the Obama administration’s political opponents. That program could well have involved violations of 42 U.S. Code Section 1983 that forbids the use of government power to deny others their civil rights. Former Trump Department of Defense Chief of Staff Kash Patel said recently that “all roads lead to Andy McCabe, the former Deputy Director of the FBI, who was caught lying three times by the Inspector General during his tenure there,” suggesting that criminal charges may not be out of the question. Should McCabe, Comey, and others face scrutiny as co-conspirators by the Durham investigation, calls for reform would only intensify.

3. Will Durham Implicate Other Intelligence Agencies?

The FBI’s involvement in the case has also raised questions about other intelligence agencies and their role in pushing the dossier. By some accounts it was former CIA Director John Brennan who advocated for the inclusion of the dossier in the Russia intelligence assessment. Moreover, during the 2015 campaign Brennan acted in a fashion so partisan it would have been unthinkable to other CIA Directors. As just one example, Brennan went to Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reed – no stranger to the art of the political smear –  with information that pushed the Clinton spin on collusion and urged him to get the FBI to pursue the allegations. It has also been widely reported that Durham’s investigators have reviewed emails and correspondence between CIA analysts, suggesting other Agency officials may be under scrutiny as well.

4. Will We See Everything Ratcliffe Handed Over to the Special Prosecutor?

On November 7th, Former U.S. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe revealed on Fox News that “I gave John Durham over 1,000 other documents that have not yet been declassified that I know include intelligence that goes specifically to this criminal activity that would be the basis for further indictments.” While there are likely to be more indictments from the Durham Investigation, there is no guarantee that all these documents will be made available to the public. Intelligence and law enforcement agencies will almost certainly attempt to hide them under the pretense of protecting “sensitive information.” Yet, considering how the collapse of the Steele dossier was a crippling blow to the integrity of American intelligence agencies, a full report may be the only way to rebuild the trust of the American people.

5. Wildcard: Do the Indictments Undermine the Narrative that Russia Hacked the DNC?

The Steele dossier asserted multiple times that the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee’s emails was done explicitly at the behest of the Russian Government. Even after the dossier was debunked, the intelligence agencies stated that they had confirmed the details of the DNC hack separately, specifically noting the use of third-party cybersecurity firms like CrowdStrike. Yet, CrowdStrike is the very same firm involved in the discredited “Alfa Bank hoax” exposed in Durham’s indictment of Sussman. While this doesn’t discredit the firm’s findings entirely, it does raise questions of competence and bias.

The media and elected Democrats – many of whom are directly responsible for propagating the Steele Dossier’s lies – are desperately hoping that the public will lose interest before any more damning revelations come to light. But as the tangled web of deception continues to grow and implicate figures in the highest levels of government and Democratic politics, Americans’ interest – and demands for justice – may be growing as well.

Andrew Abbott is the pen name of a writer and public affairs consultant with over a decade of experience in DC at the intersection of politics and culture.

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Robert Aughenbaugh
Robert Aughenbaugh
2 years ago

Unless Durham gets the entire anti Trump conspiracy out in the open, and prosecutes everyone involved, nothing will change. The next time these individuals feel threatened or just don’t like the way things are going for them, they’ll do the same thing again.

Sally Duncan
Sally Duncan
2 years ago

Yep, Let’s go Brandon!

Stephen Lykins
Stephen Lykins
2 years ago

Was Anyone Senior in Hillary Clinton’s Campaign – or Clinton herself – Involved”?

I suspect that she was not only involved but actively INSTIGATED the whole bloody thing!

Ed
Ed
2 years ago

“Was anyone senior involved”? Is that a serious question? I doubt Bill is allowed to take a dump without her permission!

Jocie Taylor
Jocie Taylor
2 years ago

Why is the Democrat party always untouchable always always media totally ignores what they do to the point where the media looks bad why

Bobby
Bobby
2 years ago

Mario hit the nail on the head!!!

Mario Capparuccini
Mario Capparuccini
2 years ago

The Democratic Party is the instrument of Satan. This is not to say that there is not corruption in the Republican Party, but the central mode of operation in the Democratic Party is to lie, cheat, steal, and kill. They are true to their communist masters such as George Soros and the CCP. The Democrats want us all to be their slaves. They applauded Antifa as they performed acts of violence and their policies have led to the organized theft we now see in San Francisco. God save us from these wicked, evil thugs, such as Pelosi, Schumer, Sanders, AOC, and others of their ilk.

ops
ops
2 years ago

Replace the word accountable with prosecute.

Eino Yooper
Eino Yooper
2 years ago

Hillary. Typical Psychopathic Narcissist.

Bobby
Bobby
2 years ago

I’ve read a number of comments below regarding all the bitterness and frustration on the evil in Washington. First let me say , I agree with everything that has been written about the Clinton’s, Obama’s and Biden’s. You would have to be an idiot not to see all the corruption and hate the left has for conservatives. But let me go one step further, this is evil against good. I believe most in Washington are godless people not all ,but the ones running the country in the ground. It’s been happening right in front of our eyes for over 50 years. The left has gotten so deep into our colleges and now schools and high schools that home schooling due to COVID alerted mothers and fathers to the brain washing their kids were receiving. You don’t abort 66,000,000 babies sell body parts for profit and live a godly life. I’ve worried and had the same bitter thoughts as all of you to the point of we’re doomed and there’s no hope. There is judgement coming against all of the godless people mention each day in Washington. Will we see that anytime soon who knows probably not but the way I’ve dealt with the lack of justice is knowing God is the ultimate judge and he will have the final say. I believe the evil people will be judged firmly and swiftly because God says so. Knowing this has given me happiness again. I don’t like it one bit and God knows I don’t like it but turning it over to him to handle certainly has made my life more peaceful. Washington is our Sodom and Gomorrah but their day is coming either here or on the other side.
Be aware, educated and vocal but don’t lose your soul. It’s worth more than all of them tied together. God Bless America!!!

GunRunner
GunRunner
2 years ago

A cautionary word to Mr. Durham… watch your back when you start after anybody who would give Hillary up… Just what I believe…

Becky
Becky
2 years ago

Yah! Do the Commies really think all is forgiven???!
Still waiting for the Treason and Espionage hangings!
We want JUSTICE.

Stan
Stan
2 years ago

Sadly, it is evident that the top floor, of the DOJ has been corrupted by the Obama/Clinton regimes. Also, very sad that some Republicans blocked much of the Trump miracle.

Ken Feiler
Ken Feiler
2 years ago

Sure would be nice to see “our” elected representatives held up to the same standards as the rest of us. The corruption on high is appalling. Someone gets elected and then they appoint their cronies to lead various agencies and they become tools in the hands of a political party….as impartial service to the nation takes a back seat to party policy. Absolutely disgusting….
Anyone found engaged in such activities should be fired, tried and deprived of any benefits and pension immediately. This is the way the Klinton Krime Klan ran Arkansas, and later the Oval Office. It was their pattern Obama followed, even to the point of having Hilly in his regime to advise him in person how to do it all with the “deniability clause”…. All so he can say, “I knew nothing about it…” When in fact it was his orders that were being followed.
Everyone knew the Steele Dossier was a pile of lies made up to discredit Trump…EVERYBODY… And look how far they got with it. And no heads rolling ? Its an invitation to do the same thing all over again and Im seeing OBiden acting as O`Bama II…same crap different day. Our federal government is a political toy in the hands of “The Party”.

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
2 years ago

Anyone with an IQ over 80 knows Hillary is guilty of multiple crimes! Will she skate again?

Robert M De Angel
Robert M De Angel
2 years ago

It has been so long and the Demorats have been given a free pass so far. Will something really happen this time? E-mail server, Uranium to Russia, The Clinton Fund, the homes in Haiti, etc.,etc!

Ron Graves
Ron Graves
2 years ago

The Clitons will be dead and honored and in their grave before the truth ever gets out if then. A lot of crooked politicians will have to die before that will happen.

David Millikan
David Millikan
2 years ago

Each and everyone of them including Hillary Clinton are GUILTY of CORRUPTION and GUILTY of TREASON.
The EVIDENCE speaks for itself.

David
David
2 years ago

As an “Independent Investigation” this is still under the auspices of the biden DOJ. There is no way any body but the lowest of the clinton flunkies will ever be charged, merrick garland will see that nothing that could be linked back to the clintons or any other democrat will ever see the light of day.

Luke
Luke
2 years ago

“Wake me up when Hillary and her aids are in prison”. THAT, is how most American voters will respond to this article. American rule of law is hopelessly hampered by bribery, due process and political gerrymandering. It simply takes entirely too long to execute justice when irrefutable fact and evidence point to clear guilt or innocence. Enough money will delay justice indefinitely. Again, the American taxpayer finances some of this crap.

Interesting to consider. . . The more time a politician or celebrity spends in front of a camera, the more they project who and what they really are; whether they’re lying or not and whether they intend to or not. Clinton, Obama, Schumer, Pelosi, Biden, Harris, the squad and multiple ‘news’ personality acolytes compromise themselves at every turn by their mannerisms, countenance, theatrics, phoniness and fraud. Who are they when nobody’s looking? Most of us can spot this behavior and sort these people out. The problem is that they have a lot of money and a platform to convince illiterate voters. And when that doesn’t work, they have enough money and influence to openly cheat. . .with impunity. Even the supreme court won’t touch ’em.

Tim Thompson
Tim Thompson
2 years ago

Seems the criminal element in the Hillary Clinton charade isn’t worried about Durham. He seems to be moving like he is wearing cement boots, slugging along very slowly. If one thinks he’s going to get to the bottom of the criminal element that fostered the Russian Hoax don’t hold your breath. we are going to be severely disappointed.

Lauren R MacArthur
Lauren R MacArthur
2 years ago

This is an excellent article, explaining and following the trail of discovery. Unfortunately, however, the name of former Sen. Harry Reid is misspelled in the paragraph noted as “3.” When errors such as this occur, they reflect on the entire rest of the article. Too bad…in actuality, the author is right on target.

Gary Stolp
Gary Stolp
2 years ago

This 2 tiered justice system just isn’t working. By the time Durham gets around to indicting those who should be, they will die of old age or other natural causes. It sure doesn’t take this long when us ordinary patriotic American citizens appear to make a mistake. Boom! And then off to prison.

Mike has had enough
Mike has had enough
2 years ago

To me, all of this started when someone said ” I’m looking to fundamentally transform America”. One of the few times he was honest.

Dwala Cargill
Dwala Cargill
2 years ago

It appears the strategy of the Left includes stalling, delaying, and avoiding at any cost, hoping in the long run that Conservatives get tired and give up. I hope we never give up seeking and finding the truth.

Jeff Lynn
Jeff Lynn
2 years ago

Plenty of questions, very few answers 5 years after the crime.
Isn’t this coming up on 3 years of investigation by Durham? Longer than Mike Lindell and Steve Bannon have been claiming a stolen election will be overturned.

While I believe the democrats put enough corruption in the 2020 election to give the US voters the wrong president, I am not confident much will change.

Jon
Jon
2 years ago

Don’t believe anything good about Durham..unless he indicts the ring leaders.

Felix
Felix
2 years ago

If the answer to all these questions are yes, we might see some accountability in the DC Swamp, and the fear of God, when all these players, including Hillary and Obama, are brought to justice and made an example of. However, I’m not going to hold my breath, because this Justice Department is so politicsized! .

Don Brinks
Don Brinks
2 years ago

I certainly hope the public does not lose interest! Because every bad thing happening today can be directly linked to the mass of corruption that is the Russia collusion hoax.

Momcat
Momcat
2 years ago

My question, why is Durham still pursuing it? this was all buttoned up & hush-hush before covid…. then covid made it possible for the dems to cheat & take over to protect Hillary, Obama, & the rest involved… now Biden is tanking, Kamala is as attractive as dog poo… so it’s now a dogfight to see who will take over from Biden.. Pelosi wants it, Clinton, wants it, Obama wants it. Pelosi has lost to the squad. Is Obama pushing this to discredit Hillary? Hillary gave it up for Obama, but she wants to be queen, & he wants to be emperor. Is this what’s going on? A fight between Hillary & Obama to be dictator?

Tim Toroian
Tim Toroian
2 years ago

The questions existed for years, what we really want are answers.

Patty deBingo
Patty deBingo
2 years ago

Still waiting for the Big One… HRC to be indicted…. and Comey and Brennan, of course.

Bill T
Bill T
2 years ago

The DNC is completely corrupt and controls the propaganda and total lies being pushed out constantly, they have huge donations from the likes of George soros and globalist elites everywhere (look also at hunter Biden’s coverups and his fathers involvement in all of it. As bad as all of these haters of our foundation and our freedoms as American citizens, there’s no one more corrupt and as evil as the Clinton’s (maybe the Obama’s who is right now serving his 3rd term in office as our POTUS! The lying corrupt leftist party willl stoop as low as it gets at any and alll costs to takeover and run this country under one party rule only( as we’re actually watching right now with all theee forced mandates and actions that are completely unconstitutional (they couldn’t care less , through this Covid 19 shutdown there pushing thru everything and if this mega trillion dollar build back better scam is pushed thru then it’s GAME OVER! We’re officially a government run tyranny! Guaranteed

Thomas
Thomas
2 years ago

I will never lose interest until Justice is accomplished

Tom
Tom
2 years ago

We’ll see how far it goes. Everybody including Hussein Obama should be indicted. And I mean everybody.

Barb
Barb
2 years ago

Good for Durham! Keep at it, get Hillary–she deserves all that she can get since she dished out to so many people, dead and alive. Continue stopping the flow of $$$ into the so-called Foundation that her and her family, and friends, have reaped the benefits, and have been living off of on a daily basis.

John Gilpin
John Gilpin
2 years ago

Pretty easy guys follow the money where did it all come from who’s paying who.

Art
Art
2 years ago

I MIGHT BE DEAD BY THE TIME THIS WHOLE PILE OF GARBAGE IS UNRAVELED. THIS WHOLE THING IS BXXXSHXX. BRING THEM DOWN OR STOP FXXXING AROUND. IF IT SMELLS LIKE A CRIME, IT MIGHT JUST BE A CRIME. FIX IT OR STOP FXXXING AROUND.
IT APPEARS THAT MANY OF THE MAIN PLAYERS ARE “PROTECTED.” WELCOME TO THE PROTECTED ELITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

If Durham continues to squeeze the lower level crooks, they will eventually expose the higher level crooks …. who are the ones who need to be taken down hard. I still blame some, not all, of the top Media outlets for KNOWINGLY aiding and abetting all the nonsense that went on in after the Trump election. I’ve long ago reached the point that I simply do NOT trust anything that the Democrap Party or its members support unless it obviously has great support outside that realm.

David Urschel
David Urschel
2 years ago

They can indite all the people they want but that does no good if nobody goes to jail. The Durham report should have been finished before the end of trumps term. i do not trust anyone in government to do the right thing. If they did do the right thing Hillary would have been in jail for obstruction of justice plus probably a number of other federal laws that she broke. We will never see justice for what the Clinton campaign did or for Comey and the bunch. Our government is totally corrupt and out of control and i am afraid we are done as far as recovering control of our government.

James Everhart
James Everhart
2 years ago

Political corruption is rampant throughout both parties; but especially the democrat side. I am currently reading the “Laptop From Hell” by Miranda Devine. A very good example of what is currently going on with sleepy joe and his children.

Morbious
Morbious
2 years ago

My guess is that this is all a kabuki dance designed to raise expectations but then to dash hopes to pieces with a sputtering out of the whole thing. Perhaps a couple low level operatives are slapped on the wrist (they’ll keep their pensions of course). The uniparty wishes to keep conservatives depressed and without recourse. To put this in perspective its helpful to imagine how fast this would proceed if the roles were reversed.

Patriot Bill
Patriot Bill
2 years ago

It is so clear, if there were ANY justice left, the Clintons and the Biden crime family would be behind bars. But Marxism rules and protects ALL party members from indictments. FJB.

Wanda
Wanda
2 years ago

When are the people who took this fake report to the Fizer Court and lied to spy on Trump going to be picked up an put in jail? If the Fizer or Phizer whichever it is called cannot issue warrants to arrest these people and they do not issue this warrants, then this court needs to be dismantled and now.

Wayne Peterkin
Wayne Peterkin
2 years ago

The Clintons are and always have been corrupt and rotten to the core, and Hillary is worse than Bill. They are also cunning enough to cover their tracks pretty well An impressive number of those who have posed a big threat to their power have mysteriously died. As bad as Biden is, I thank God that Hillary failed her presidential bid even though the Whitehouse today is populated by Obama and Clinton hand-picked allies.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
2 years ago

HO HUM. Everyone knows the Clintons are guilty. % years just to gret to this point. Then 3 or 4 more to form a committie to see if they should bring them to trail. They will never serve a day in prison. Probely 1/2 these people will be dead before iot”sll finished . Kyle L.

jocko
jocko
2 years ago

hill, KILLS 5 AT BENGHAZI AND she’s STILL FREE. A PRIME EXAMPLE OF HOW LAWS MEAN NOTING TO THE CANCEROUS, ANTI-AMERICAN, LYING, CHEATING, libs

Deploreable Sam
Deploreable Sam
2 years ago

I would not be totally surprised if most or ALL these treasonous SOB’s didn’t pass of old age before being treated to a Cuban Beach Vacation.
It is nice that Mr. Durham is trying to be thorough but let’s GET’R DONE!!
I am going to pass of old age before these ba***ds are held accountable!

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

When are the masses of USA citizens going to realize that Hillary Clinton represents the worst possible image of corruption in politics … although there is a busload of Democraps that are in the same vehicle. HIllary Clinton refers to her broom closet as the “Garage.” She represents the worst of American citizenship and politics. AOC, Hillary, Kamala, Pelosi ….. names in the political roster that should make American citizens shudder in disgust. Go John Durham!!!!!

J. Farley
J. Farley
2 years ago

How many people are tired of hearing about lard butt Hillary, the only thing I want to hear about her is that she is doing 25 to Life!!!

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