John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence says he has been coordinating with Special Prosecutor John Durham in order to decide what documents can be declassified and released. This is terrible news for the Deep State because they have no way to stop them. They also don’t have Chris Wray because he can’t stop them either.
Ratcliffe has been investigating the beginning of the Russian collusion witch hunt. That is what Durham is investigating too, but there are documents that can be released. The documents that have already been released have been very revealing. They show that Obama and Biden both knew about the spying.
They also show that the FBI knew that Steele was very unreliable, but they used his material so they could spy on Trump. The FBI knew early on that there was no collusion but they were hoping to find anything they could use to depose him.
“The question now is did the FBI have a proper predicate to begin a counterintelligence investigation at all, and that’s the issue that John Durham is looking at, and also the issue that I’m continuing to look at.”
“I’m coordinating with him to make sure that he has the intelligence documents that he needs to do his work, and what I don’t want to do is declassify something that might prejudice his work so we’re going to have to coordinate as we go forward.”
John Durham is working on a large investigation into the origins of Spygate. He has now interviewed John Brennan and is expected to finish his investigation shortly. Durham has the power to bring charges and prosecute those who have committed crimes. No one can interfere.
He is looking into what the FBI’s motive was in opening an investigation into President Trump. In my opinion, they wanted to spy on Trump in the hope of catching him committing a crime. Trump did not oblige them. Now Durham is investigating to see if the investigation was strictly political.
The FBI claimed that Russia colluded with Trump to defeat Hillary. I don’t see why. They helped her get $145 million for the Clinton Foundation by aiding the Russians to buy 20% of all uranium mined in this country. Why buy milk when you already own the cow?
Grenell declassified information in footnotes from the Justice Department inspector general’s report on the FBI’s Trump investigation, which showed that the bureau had evidence that the Steele dossier may have contained disinformation planted by Russian intelligence officers.
Ratcliffe declassified an FBI memo of interviews with Igor Danchenko, the primary source for dossier author Christopher Steele. Danchenko’s statements to the FBI called into question the reliability of the dossier, which the FBI used to obtain surveillance warrants against Carter Page.
Ratcliffe says that he has been providing documents to Durham but he is not privy to Durham’s investigation. He is trying not to prejudice the investigation. He is following the guidance of Durham on the release of documents. Once his investigation is complete, document releases can move ahead quickly.
Durham’s investigation has already yielded one conviction. That was for FBI lawyer, Kevin Clinesmith. Clinesmith altered a document used in obtaining FISA warrants. There is a hint that Clinesmith made a plea bargain but there is no proof of that. But, he will serve no more than six months and sentencing has been delayed until December.
Durham has been silent on the results he is getting. That is how it should be. Now, he needs to indict those who tried to unseat a duly elected president.