The special counsel has reportedly submitted some findings to a grand jury.
Are we about to get answers — or better yet, accountability — for how the Left weaponized the FBI to undercut Donald Trump? Forgive our pessimism, but despite some news regarding Special Prosecutor John Durham’s investigation, we’d warn you not to hold your breath.
It began with Operation Crossfire Hurricane, the fifth anniversary of which we noted only two weeks ago. It also began with that phony Steele dossier that Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid for, which created the whole Russia collusion delusion.
The Leftmedia served as a key co-conspirator, colluding with Democrats to air every whisper of Trump’s supposed “collusion” with Russia to win the 2016 election. Nearly every last bit of it was fake news. Democrats soon turned their Trump Derangement Syndrome into not one but two impeachments.
Still, there are important developments now and then.
“Even for those of us who followed and wrote on the Russia investigation for five years, much has been revealed in the last year,” writes law professor Jonathan Turley. “It was disclosed in October, for instance, that President Obama was briefed by his CIA director, John Brennan, on July 28, 2016, on intelligence suggesting that Hillary Clinton planned to tie then-candidate Donald Trump to Russia as ‘a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server.’ The date was significant because the Russia investigation was initiated July 31, 2016, just three days later.”
In 2019, U.S. Attorney Durham began investigating the deep-state coup attempt to take down Trump. It soon became a criminal probe and, before departing last December, then-Attorney General William Barr made Durham a special counsel.
Yet news broke Friday that Durham has submitted some of his findings to a grand jury for possible indictments. He’s already gotten the FBI’s Kevin Clinesmith for falsifying records. And the rumor is that more low-level FBI agents and perhaps a person or two outside of government may be next.
Frankly, that’s small consolation for all the upheaval caused by these bad actors, and it falls woefully short of real accountability. These fall guys were just that — cutouts doing the bidding of deep-staters like James Comey, John Brennan, and Andrew McCabe, and Democrats going all the way up to Barack Obama himself.
Say, what did Joe Biden know and when did he know it?
Veteran journalist Mollie Hemingway hopes “this is the beginning of the possibility that people will be held accountable for the conspiracy to target the Trump campaign through an illegal campaign to spy on Trump, on the Trump campaign and the Trump administration, to criminally leak about them, to doctor evidence.”
Either way, it’s no wonder the media is downplaying the story. “The media are kind of downplaying it and acting like it’s not a big deal,” Hemingway says. “And that’s understandable because they were implicated in this as well. In fact, they were some of the worst offenders in perpetuating this collusion hoax on the American people. The last thing they want is for anyone to be held accountable. They’re trying to make sure this story goes away as quickly as possible.”
We suspect the same will be true of Attorney General Merrick Garland. It’s now his decision whether to publicize Durham’s findings, or whether to allow him to continue beyond September, when Durham’s budget allocation runs out. Garland is an Obama man who’s likely still sore over being denied a Supreme Court appointment. Anyone think he’ll play fair?