Durham Continues To Expose Clinton's Private Spying Network That Targeted Trump & Associates
Far From Retreating, Durham Keeps Expanding On His Claims About Hillary's Private Spies
Late on the afternoon of April 6, the Special Counsel’s Office team led by prosecutor John Durham made a new filing, designated #64 in the case file.
And what a filing it was!
Right after Durham first revealed in a filing two months ago that Clinton had been directing and funding what was literally her own private spy network surveilling Donald Trump and his close associates, the Fake News Media leaped to do damage control.
Story after angry story appeared furiously asserting either that Durham had alleged no such thing about a ‘private spying network targeting Trump’ or if he had, that he was a crazy conspiracy theorist that needed to be quickly fired by Attorney General Merrick Garland.
But far from backing away from or downplaying the claim, despite the intense media criticism and pressure attempting to get him to moderate the allegations, Durham has used each subsequent filing in the Sussmann case to double down and expand on it.
Let’s go over the main points of this latest filing, which you can read for yourself right here.
[Exhibit A was filed under seal and only the judge and the two teams of attorneys can see it]
The main filing designated as Durham #64 is about this:
The Democratic National Committee [DNC], Hillary Clinton & all her campaign folks [designated as “Hillary For America” or “HFA”], Fusion GPS, Perkins Coie, Neustar and Georgia Tech researchers involved in this case are all arguing to the court that they shouldn't have to unredact documents already provided to the Special Counsel or turn over other documents by invoking attorney client privilege.
Just by itself, Fusion GPS is claiming they can't turn over 1,455 documents because of the attorney/client privilege issue. Durham counters this claim by pointing out that only 18 emails and attachments out of the 1,455 have an attorney involved at all.
"In fact, of the 1,455 documents withheld by U.S. Investigative Firm, only 18 emails and attachments involve an attorney. "
Try to imagine this: Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch are having Fusion GPS's legal team argue to Judge Christopher Cooper that they have a right to withhold these 1,455 documents from Durham because they are 'confidential work product' produced for a client.
Durham points out this is nonsense since Fusion GPS was giving most of this “work product” to the news media or to federal agencies and this means they and I quote "failed to maintain requisite confidentiality over materials and communications arising from their work relating to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election and, therefore, did not legitimately avail themselves of, or have subsequently waived, the protections of the attorney-client privilege and/or work product doctrines."
My funny take on this argument could summed up this way:
Fusion GPS’s Glenn Simpson: "My God, Judge, I can't give this Steele Dossier-related document to the Special Counsel! It's privileged work product as part of my contract with Hillary Clinton, the DNC and Perkins Coie!"
Judge Cooper: "That's funny. You had no problem showing it to a reporter from ABC News. So I do not have a problem with the Special Counsel seeing it.”
The DNC and HFA are also trying to hide documents by invoking attorney/client privilege over certain communications between Joffe and a particular person at Fusion GPS **that Durham has subpoenaed to testify at Sussmann's trial.**
This person is very likely one of Fusion’s co-founders, Glenn Simpson or Peter Fritsch.
What's weird about this is that Durham notes that nobody from the DNC or HFA is involved in any of these communications between Joffe and this Fusion GPS person. Fusion, the DNC and HFA are not law firms. Who was the attorney giving privileged counsel here?
Joffe's lawyer is also claiming attorney/client privilege over Joffe's communications with this mystery Fusion person, even though Fusion never hired Joffe. Joffe was hired by Perkins Coie.
Durham's federal grand jury continued to work in absolute secrecy as it issued subpoenas in both March and July of 2021 to Fusion GPS for all records relating to it's work on the Alfa Bank Hoax.
Note how in the subpoenas they specifically ask about the use of Russian Phone Provider-1 phones by Donald Trump and people affiliated with him.
That's a direct link to the updated Alfa Bank Hoax that Sussmann handed off to the CIA on Feb. 2, 2017, the updated version that contained the allegations about Trump and his associates using Russian phones in close proximity to the White House.
While slowly rolling out most of what Durham's grand jury had subpoenaed, Fusion balked at turning over a last 1,445 documents, and claimed A/C privilege as their excuse for not turning them over.
As mentioned earlier, of these 1,445 documents, only 18 of them have a lawyer involved in them, and it’s not even clear if the lawyer was dispensing any legal advice in any of these documents that would qualify them for privilege.
If you're going to claim A/C priv, it helps to have an actual lawyer involved in the communications or the creation of the documents.
While they were hired by a law firm, Durham is pointing out that Perkins Coie lawyers were not giving Fusion employees any kind of legal advice for court cases or things like that; they were directing the firm in it's efforts to manufacture Trump/Russia hoaxes like the Steele Dossier.
What's interesting about the final two points of this section is that Joffe is the center of an entire slew of grand jury subpoenas. He had extensive communications with the DNC, HFA, Perkins Coie, Fusion and various cyber companies. That he’s a key central player is beyond dispute.
And I suspect we can already see, thanks to what Durham has revealed thus far in this case, what it is that makes Joffe a central player to Hillary Clinton’s scheme to vilify Donald Trump with fake Russia collusion smears.
The biggest secret all of these people were determined to hide from the Special Counsel was that Joffe was quarterbacking a privately-funded-and-directed “joint venture” targeting Trump and his close associates for illegal spying.
And the private spying wasn't just going on at Trump Tower or his Park West apartment building.
It was imperative that the private spying having breached the White House itself once Trump was sworn in and took up residence there remain hidden forever.
Try to imagine how all these people FREAKED OUT on getting these subpoenas and they realize what Durham already knew and is seeking documentary confirmation of.
Joffe himself has never said one word, apparently. From the start Durham notes that Joffe has repeatedly asserted his Fifth Amendment right.
In the next section of this filing, the Special Counsel goes over the applicable federal law on A/C privilege, and he quickly brings up the 'crime-fraud exception'.
When you involve your lawyer in the planning or the commission of a crime, all the counsel or advice or communications with that lawyer loses all of it's protected status.
Hillary Clinton used her lawyers for her dirty work for so long she thought she'd always get away with it.
I believe she made a mistake born of fear. She could see how that email server scandal was hurting her lifelong ambition to be President. And then the DNC emails were published, and that hurt her even worse with her own base.
When her campaign staff approached her with the plan to vilify Trump with fake Russia smears as a means of distracting the public from her own scandal, she approved it because she saw it as a way get the advantage back.
She assumed the same old attorney/client privilege defense would work just as it always had, even though she was directing her campaigns' own law firm and it's General Counsel to directly participate in a scheme to invent fake hoaxes and approach federal agencies with them.
But she'd never gone up against anybody like John Durham.
And now she's caught.
Apparently up until now, the Clintons and their cronies had gotten away with claiming attorney/client privilege over discourse that had absolutely nothing to do with a lawyer giving a client actual legal advice or counsel.
Hillary For America didn't have their General Counsel and his law firm hire the services of Fusion GPS or Rodney Joffe so they could give them legal advice.
It was done as a cover. They were using the lawyers as middlemen to funnel the money and the directions to the foot soldiers on the ground doing the dirty grunt work in constructing these two main Trump/Russia collusion hoaxes.
Something that only helps both Durham and Donald Trump make their cases for a RICO criminal conspiracy, Durham in criminal court and Trump in the civil court down there in Florida.
Durham has completely exposed this illegal money-laundering strategy and is pre-emptively nullifying it before the trial begins on May 16.
Sussmann & Elias weren't functioning as lawyers to Glenn Simpson, Christopher Steele, Igor Danchenko, Chuck Dolan, Rodney Joffe; their job wasn't legal advice.
Instead they were there as supervisors of a criminal scheme, where their job was handling the money and giving directions.
Another point Durham makes in this filing:
It wasn't just Glenn Simpson and Christopher Steele at Fusion sharing the fake Trump/Russia collusion hoaxes with the federal agencies and the media; HILLARY'S OWN LAWYERS AT PERKINS COIE WERE ALSO DOING THAT.
The moment Sussmann handed the Alfa Bank white papers and thumb drives to James Baker at the FBI and to the two as-yet-unidentified CIA officials, everything along the back trail of those white papers and thumb drives, all the meetings about their creation, all the text messages traded back and forth, all the emails and memoranda and billing records, instantly lost any concealment privileges they might have ever had.
Hillary Clinton thought it was super-smart to have a lawyer do the hand-off of the end result of a criminal conspiracy to the FBI. Because she thought if this ever came to light, the fact Sussmann and Elias were her campaign’s lawyers would enable her to use attorney/client privilege to hide the truth.
But these people are stupid.
How can this be attorney/client privileged stuff if all the people involved in both firms, Fusion GPS and Perkins Coie, are giving their work product to the FBI, the CIA, the State Dept., the DOJ, as well as multiple news media outlets like Salon, Mother Jones, the New York Times, etc?
Good luck trying to make THAT argument in court.
Oh I hadn't noticed this before. Is this new?
Durham his saying that "Investigative Firm-1", which is Fusion GPS, drafted one of the Alfa Bank hoax 'white papers' that Sussmann gave to FBI General Counsel James Baker in that Sept. 19, 2016 meeting they had at FBI HQ.
I think it had been assumed up until now that Sussmann and Joffe and the GT researchers were the ones who came up with all the Alfa Bank hoax white papers and thumb drives.
Now Durham is showing that Fusion played a direct role not only in the Steele Dossier hoax, but also in the Alfa Bank hoax.
The white paper that Fusion drafted and that Sussmann handed to Baker is "Exhibit B" of today's filing.
Durham here is pointing out that in the contract where HFA hired Perkins Coie and retained Elias as it's General Counsel, nowhere in that contract is opposition research mentioned.
You don't hire lawyers to do opposition research any more than you hire them to do public relations or marketing for you. You hire an opposition research firm, a public relations or a marketing firm.
Durham is again calling out HFA for trying to shield the actual opposition research firm it hired, Fusion GPS, by insisting it's lawyers were also doing opposition research.
As you can see, far from backing off the claim that Hillary Clinton was funding and directing her own private network of cyber spies targeting Donald Trump as candidate and then President, Durham is expanding the evidence for it.
He’s making it crystal clear where his investigation is headed.
As for the coming indictments, my prediction is this: you’ll see Durham indict all the ground floor private contractors first and then work his way up the pyramid from the base to the peak. The order of the indictments will look like this:
Perkins Coie [Susmann, Elias], Fusion [Simpson, Fritsch'] Orbis Business Intelligence LLC [Steele, Danchenko, Chuck Dolan] Neutstar [Joffe, GT researchers]
Clinton Campaign [Clinton, Robby Mook, Jake Sullivan, several others]
FBI [Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, several others]
DOJ [Sally Yates, Loretta Lynch, several others]
The Obama White House [Obama, Biden, Rice, others]
The Fake News media can cry about it and try to spin it as much as they like. The one thing they can’t do is stop John Durham from exposing and prosecuting it all.
And you can quote me on that.
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