Some see in Special Prosecutor John Durham’s February 11th filing in the case of former Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussman, the beginnings of a case which will take down the “seditious criminal enterprise”—inclusive of U.S. intelligence community and Obama White House actors, and private contractors who conspired against Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and then engaged in a continuous soft coup to take out the 45th president of the United States.
Kash Patel, the lead investigator for the House Intelligence Committee when it examined Russiagate and the conspiracy against Trump, has that assessment. And the howls coming now from the media, Hillary Clinton, and Sussman’s lawyers, who have asked the court to strike portions of Durham’s February 11th filing and to dismiss his indictment, seem to indicate that Durham is, indeed, over extremely high value targets.
Others think that Durham’s focus is narrower in terms of criminal charges—that he is after Hillary Clinton, her campaign, and the private actors who fed bogus information into a willfully blind and witting FBI and witting Obama White House, to instigate the bogus Russiagate investigations of Donald Trump. They used Washington’s corrupt revolving door of former government employees becoming government private contractors—exploiting their friendships with those still in government for private gain while remaining legally unaccountable for their corrupt and, as in the Sussman case, criminal actions. Executive Order 12333 facilitates this private mercenary relationship by outsourcing many former government intelligence functions to private actors and shielding them from liability.
Durham is also illuminating something else– the raw false propaganda disseminated by a compliant media at an intensity not seen before in history aimed at total control of public opinion. These fake stories and accompanying total censorship and scapegoating of alternative views were employed during the U.S./British coup in Ukraine in 2014 and then turned against the U.S. population in order to sabotage the Trump presidency and to brainwash the American public. They are now on full display again in the effort to mobilize public opinion favorably toward both the failing Biden Administration and toward war with Russia and China. The hapless and clinically insane Biden crew heaps praise on the information warfare and “narrative shaping” tactics they are using, seeming to believe that their hot air and manufactured hysteria can overcome Russia’s obvious battlefield advantages.
As we have long demonstrated, the conspiracy against Donald Trump was hatched at the highest levels of the globalist British empire, which uses the United States as a world military gendarme for its financial interests. Its instigation involved British and Ukrainian intelligence, and elements of NATO. Donald Trump threatened them because he could not be controlled. Trump kept talking about the simple fact that getting along with Russia could be a good thing for the United States and the world, while lauding his good relationship with Putin—a man the British and their Tory contingent in Washington obsess over 24 hours a day. As with their relationship to Trump, they seem to have a problem controlling Putin, who insists on such things as the sovereignty of Russia.
According to Obama CIA Director John Brennan’s account to the Congress, as confirmed by the British paper, The Guardian, of April 13, 2017, the British began “framing the narrative” about Trump and Russia way back in 2015. The Guardian bragged about this back in the time when they thought that Trump could literally be driven quickly from office via a color revolution inside the United States. They said that GCHQ, the British NSA, with assistance from the Netherlands, had been gathering information about Trump and Russia in late 2015. Brennan told Congress that the British were feeding information about Trump and Russia to the CIA and demanding action, saying that if it did not take place, the “special relationship” was over.
In the U.S., Perkins Coie, the attorneys for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and the Democratic National Committee, took over coordination of one side of this British campaign, beginning in early 2016, painting Donald Trump as a Manchurian candidate, a pawn of Vladimir Putin. They employed the DC opposition research firm Fusion GPS, the British MI6 operative Christopher Steele, and, as the February 11th Durham filing and the Sussman indictment reveal, government contractors working under the supervision of Michael Sussman and Neustar Inc’s Rodney Joffe, to spy on the Trump presidential campaign. Using lawyers to run the disinformation campaign shielded Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Campaign, and the DNC from direct liability. The work of this cabal was fed into the FBI from multiple channels, including Victoria Nuland at the State Department, and launched the equally bogus FBI Crossfire Hurricane investigation of President Trump and his associates and the flailing two-year Robert Mueller special counsel investigation.
In the Sussman case, Durham is focused on the false claim, shopped by Sussman to FBI General Counsel James Baker, that a server at Trump Tower was directly connected to Alfa Bank, a Russian Bank. That claim was completely fabricated by Sussman, and his client, Rodney Joffe, who used classified government contracts to mine for derogatory information about Trump. For his efforts in creating a derogatory “narrative,” Joffe hoped to get a job with the incoming Clinton Administration as chief of cybersecurity.
The primary purpose of the Mueller investigation was to continue the hate campaign against Trump while covering up the prior illegal actions by Clinton, the Democratic National Committee, the U.S. intelligence community and Justice Department, the Senate Intelligence Committee, and the Obama White House against the nation’s 45th President.
By the time Mueller launched his witch hunt, the British had already covered their tracks, submitting a report to the Trump national security team discounting Christopher Steele as an unstable and unreliable former employee. At the same time, Steele was being amply compensated to continue his “investigations” of Trump with over $50 million provided by George Soros and Silicon Valley billionaire donors through entities created by Daniel Jones, the former chief counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee.
As of September 2016, John Brennan had already attempted to exculpate the CIA by sending a referral of the Clinton campaign to the FBI for criminal investigation. He cited a plan, approved by Clinton, to tar Donald Trump with the Putin collusion claim in order to cover up the scandal surrounding her private unsecured server receiving classified government documents. Republican RINOs and neocon idiots in the Congress have seized on this report to claim that the real story of Russiagate concerns Hillary Clinton’s use of Russian assets to smear Trump. Preserving the hatred of Russia necessary to sustain their place in the Washington establishment, they say that this proves that Russia really did intervene in the 2016 elections through Hillary Clinton. One obvious beneficiary of this Republican idiocy is Barack Obama, who gets off scot-free in this narrative, and would lose no sleep over Clinton’s political demise.
We do not know where Durham is going, or what he has, as he has been circumspect. He speaks only through his indictments and court filings. While he may not bring criminal charges against the full conspiracy against Trump, the scope of his three-year investigation of the origins of Russiagate may result in that conspiracy being detailed in the final report he will write about his investigation as Special Counsel. He has traveled to Great Britain to interview Christopher Steele and others. He has traveled to Italy, concerning the mysterious British asset Joseph Mifsud—involved in setting up Trump volunteer George Papadopoulos for criminal prosecution. He has Mifsud’s cell phones.
With respect to the Sussman Grand Jury alone, he has called 24 witnesses, including Sussman’s former law partner and Democratic Party election fixer Marc Elias and key players at the FBI, including former General Counsel and long-time James Comey confidant, James Baker, and Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Bill Priestap. Priestap authorized the Crossfire Hurricane investigation against Trump. He has interviewed Steven Schrage, a former employee of British/CIA asset Stefan Halper, and obtained numerous documents concerning Halper. Halper was deployed by the FBI to entrap and defame Trump campaign volunteers George Papadopoulos, Michael Flynn, Carter Page, and Sam Clovis. Durham has obtained thousands of documents from the Clinton Campaign, from Christopher Steele, and from Fusion GPS, along with documents from the Perkins Coie firm. According to media reports he has also interviewed Daniel Jones. He has interviewed over 24 FBI employees and many CIA employees. He has insisted, as against FBI Inspector General Michael Horowitz, that there was absolutely no appropriate reason for the FBI to begin its Crossfire Hurricane investigation of the Trump campaign.
In addition to Sussman, Durham has also indicted Igor Danchenko, the former Brookings Institute employee mentored by former Trump National Security Council Russia Desk chair and Trump impeachment trial traitor, Fiona Hill. Hill claims to be able to mind read Vladimir Putin, although almost all of her projections have proved to be stunningly inaccurate. Danchenko turns out to be the main source for Christopher Steele’s pornographic and totally discredited dossier about Donald Trump, which was the foundation of Russiagate. Both Sussman and Danchenko have been charged by Durham with making material false statements to the FBI.
In Sussman’s case the false statements involve the claim, circulated by Hillary Clinton, her then chief foreign policy advisor and now Biden National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, and multiple media outlets about Trump and Alfa Bank. According to the indictment, Sussman brought these claims to FBI General Counsel James Baker in September of 2016, claiming to be reporting them as a good citizen and not on behalf of any Perkins Coie client. In fact, both Sussman and his client, Rodney Joffe, had fabricated the claim, and Sussman’s clients, the DNC and the Clinton Campaign, were circulating it to destroy Donald Trump’s candidacy. Sussman is a former high-level DOJ employee focused on cybercrimes, who was described by James Baker in Congressional testimony as “a friend.”
As with the dirty Steele dossier, the fact that the FBI was “investigating” the bogus information created credibility for the fake claims allowing widespread media dissemination. In the Alfa Bank case, Slate reported them in the week prior to the 2016 presidential election, and both Clinton and Jake Sullivan used their twitter accounts to amplify them. Sussman also went to the CIA in February of 2017, claiming that Trump White House employees were using special Russian-made phones in the vicinity of the White House. Like the Alfa Bank claim, this one also was demonstrably false.
The critical words in the February 11th Durham filing are: “The Government’s evidence at trial will also establish that Tech Executive-1 [Rodney Joffe] and his associates exploited the domain name system (DNS) Internet traffic pertaining to (i) a particular healthcare provider, ii) Trump Tower, (iii) Donald Trump’s Central Park West apartment building, and (iv) the Executive Office of the President of the United States (“EOP’). Tech Executive-1’s employer, Internet Company No. 1 (Neustar) had come to access and maintain dedicated servers for the EOP as part of a sensitive arrangement whereby it provided DNS resolution services to the EOP. Tech Executive-1 and his associates exploited this arrangement by mining the EOP’s DNS traffic and other data for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump.”
In other words, they used their classified contracts with the government to spy on Donald Trump, a fact the media and the intelligence community have attempted to portray for over four years as a Trump fabrication inspired by Trump’s paranoid imagination.
It is significant to note here that Michael Sussman also coordinated the fake story about the Russians hacking the DNC and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta—providing the hacked bounty to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks—in order to damage the Clinton campaign.
It was Sussman who hired CrowdStrike, the computer security firm tied to the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensics Lab and numerous anti-Russian operations—including the Ukrainian hacking operations and full spectrum information warfare employed in Digital Maidan and other cyberwarfare operations during the 2014 U.S./British coup in Ukraine. CrowdStrike, as opposed to the FBI, provided the forensic reports on the DNC’s computers which the FBI and Robert Mueller relied upon in the Russiagate cases. In Congressional testimony provided in December of 2017 but only declassified in May of 2020, CrowdStrike’s investigator, Shawn Henry, admitted that it could not be proved that any information was ever exfiltrated from the DNC computers by the alleged intruders. Shawn Henry formerly headed the FBI’s cybercrime division under then FBI Director Robert Mueller.