Durham’s Disaster

Durham’s Disaster
Special Counsel John Durham arrives to federal court in Washington on May 16, 2022. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)
Kash Patel

Special counsel John Durham’s long-awaited report is a massive disappointment. He lays out reams of long-established facts in a comprehensive manner that will prove useful to posterity, but his utter failure to hold corrupt coup plotters accountable will only further embolden Deep State government gangsters. Durham had the rarest of opportunities: to restore faith in what’s left of our republic. I was Durham’s biggest champion. He failed.

His report confirms that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI illegally conspired with allies in the intelligence community, the mainstream media, and the Hillary Clinton campaign to hijack the election from Donald Trump in 2016 and later cripple his presidency.

Even CNN forced itself to squeeze out the long-known truth: There was never any legitimate basis for the FBI to open a counterintelligence investigation into then-candidate Trump’s campaign. The report also delivers a devastating rebuke of the DOJ/FBI. It outlines the criminal conduct of all the architects—James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, John Brennan, James Clapper, and so on. Durham further confirmed that none of the substantive allegations in the discredited Steele Dossier were ever corroborated and throttled the FBI for running its confidential human source corruption cover-up network; in sum, the FBI knowingly hired fraudsters Christopher Steele and Igor Danchenko, and when they were caught lying, the FBI rewarded them with hundreds of thousands more. Where’s the accountability?

Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty to a crime in connection with Durham’s investigation, but Durham neglected to obtain Clinesmith’s cooperation as a condition of the plea deal. Durham’s 300-page report is replete with tortured rationalizations for his decisions to not prosecute a blizzard of other wrongdoings. He bent the knee to the very crooks in government he was supposedly rounding up.

Meanwhile, Deep State operatives are free to continue business as usual. For example, Clinton campaign senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan peddled the notorious falsehood about supposed connections between Trump Organization servers and the Russian Alfa Bank on the eve of the 2016 election, after exchanging highly classified information on then-Secretary of State Clinton’s private server. Today, he serves as President Biden’s national security adviser, with daily access to our nation’s most sensitive secrets.

See the pattern? Lie, commit crimes, and participate in the cover-up, so long as it defeats all things Trump, and the Deep State will shower you with rewards. Our country will suffer immensely for it for decades to come, all while Strzok and McCabe print their seven-figure contracts with the fake news, Comey peddles his egomaniacal tales for millions, and the crime sprees of Clapper and Brennan continue. Hard to mete out accountability if the sheriff won’t even subpoena said criminals for an interrogation. What’s left?

The remaining half measures and Mickey Mouse reforms in Durham’s anthology are more criminal than Russia Gate itself. Don’t take my word, read Chris Wray’s FBI’s statement: “Current FBI leadership already implemented dozens of corrective actions ... had those reforms been in place in 2016, the missteps identified in the report could have been prevented.”

No, had these government gangsters not lit the Constitution on fire for political gain, lied to the world, and robbed us of our democracy, then and only then could it have been prevented.

As we approach the next presidential election, the thievery of our judicial system is now complete and any last measures of “justice” from John Durham fail. The only lesson learned by Comey/Wray and their cronies: Keep going—nothing will stop the subversion of the FBI and DOJ because they have the media to lie for them. The Steele Dossier was their masterful playbook, a two-tier system of justice their playground, and they did it all over again with the 51-intel letter—they have an unfettered ability to rig elections from wire to wire.

Just think, five years ago, the systemic corruption we would have been saved from had the media accepted the truth when reading our Nunes Memo and its companion report. If you learn just one thing, yes our government failed, but their corruption and cover-up aren’t possible without the even bigger criminals in the fake news.

Kash Patel, a former federal public defender and national security prosecutor, was the chief investigator for the House Permanent Select Committee’s investigation into Russiagate.
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Kash Patel is an attorney, author, former government official, and the host of “Kash's Corner” on EpochTV. He served as chief of staff to the acting U.S. secretary of defense under President Donald Trump. Patel has worked at the National Security Council and U.S. House of Representatives and was previously a federal public defender, a federal prosecutor working on national security cases, and a legal liaison to the U.S. Armed Forces.
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