Special Counsel John Durham’s prosecution of former Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann recently revealed that the false and fraudulent Trump-Russia collusion narrative had originated in the campaign and was approved for distribution to the media by failed 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton herself.
That bogus effort to maliciously smear former President Donald Trump and spur baseless FBI investigations against him, a scandal dubbed by some as “Russiagate,” was just denounced by former Attorney General Bill Barr as a “seditious” act worthy of prosecution, the Conservative Brief reported.
Barr had named Durham as a special counsel before the end of Trump’s tenure in office and tasked him with investigating the origins of the untrue collusion narrative and prosecuting any actual crimes uncovered by that probe.
Barr accuses Clinton of sedition
Former Attorney General Barr recently sat down with conservative commentator Glenn Beck for an interview that will be aired in full on Saturday, May 28, according to TheBlaze.
Part of that discussion was centered on why Barr had come out of retirement to join the Trump administration in 2019 as well as why he had not only tapped Durham to investigate the collusion narrative origins but also elevated him to the relatively protected status of a special counsel.
“I thought we were heading into a constitutional crisis,” Barr explained. “I think whatever you think of Trump, the fact is that the whole Russiagate thing was a grave injustice. It appears to be a dirty political trick that was used first to hobble him and then potentially to drive him from office.”
“I believe it is seditious,” he continued about the Clinton-originated hoax, though he acknowledged it would be difficult to prove a charge of “sedition” in court.
Barr added, “It was a gross injustice, and it hurt the United States in many ways, including what we’re seeing in Ukraine these days. It distorted our foreign policy, and so forth.”
Clinton incited the resistance against Trump
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “sedition” is defined as: “incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority,” which pretty well describes exactly what happened as a result of Clinton’s blatant lies about Trump and Russia.
The concerted opposition to Trump’s presidency, both inside and outside of the federal government, quite literally and proudly labeled itself as the “resistance” to the president who, while widely disliked by many, was nonetheless lawfully elected by the American people to govern the nation.
As has now become abundantly clear, the Clinton campaign and its allies in 2016 concocted out of nothing multiple allegations of corrupt and nefarious activities involving Trump and Russia, which were then secretly fed to select media outlets and the FBI, who in turn ran with the fraud and perpetuated the malign hoax for the next several years.
Interestingly enough, Barr also told Beck that, in his view, Durham would not be prematurely removed from his position because President Joe Biden’s administration has “no real interest in protecting” Clinton, but, that said, there is also likely no interest in prosecuting her either.