Fox News has an interesting story this morning about the latest developments over the weekend from the Durham Probe. According to former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, the evidence presented thus far is sufficient for multiple indictments.
The latest filing has also put the FBI and other agencies under greater scrutiny than before.
Ratcliffe told Fox News host Trey Gowdy that the FBI did not have an established theory to justify spying on the 2016 Trump campaign.
Shortly before that, Hillary Clinton suspiciously approved “a plan to distract the public from her email scandal.”
Durham’s filing alleges that lawyers from the 2016 Clinton campaign paid to “infiltrate” servers at Trump Tower and later the White House. The effort was designed to advance the “narrative” linking Donald Trump to Russia.
Despite the deception, the effort prompted federal government agencies to take action.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman has more on what sources are telling Fox News:
The sources pointed to one key piece of declassified intelligence, which Fox News first reported in October 2020, revealing that intelligence community officials within the CIA forwarded an investigative referral on Hillary Clinton purportedly approving “a plan concerning U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering U.S. elections as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server.”
Sources told Fox News that the CIA memo, also known as a Counterintelligence Operational Lead (CIOL), was properly forwarded to the FBI, and to the attention of then-FBI Director James Comey and then-Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, added that Durham’s filing vindicates Trump while putting the final nail in the coffin of the Russian collusion hoax.
The New York Post has more on Jordan’s remarks this morning on “Fox & Friends”:
“Yep, there was spying going on, and it was worse than we thought because they were spying on the sitting president of the United States,” Jordan told “Fox & Friends.” “And it goes right to the Clinton campaign. So God bless John Durham.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail explains how a growing number of Democrats are calling for Durham to question Hillary Clinton.
In a poll last month, 66 percent of Democrats wanted Clinton questioned, a whopping 22 percentage points higher than how many in her party demanded a probe last October, according to TechnoMetrica Institute of Policy and Politics (TIPP) research.
The percentage of Republicans who wanted Clinton interrogated rose to 91% in January. Meanwhile, 74% of independents wanted the former secretary of state probed.
Of course, the polls were completed before Durham’s latest filing.
Trump responded to the fast-moving developments in a statement on Sunday, saying, “What Hillary Clinton and the Radical Left Democrats did with respect to spying on a President of the United States, even while in office, is a far bigger crime than Watergate.”
So, what do you think? Where do these allegations rank on the biggest political scandals in U.S. history? Tell us in the comments below!