Durham's 'smoking gun' suggests Dems were in 'joint venture' to smear Trump

April 4, 2023
World Net Daily

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

A new court filing from Special Counsel John Durham, who was appointed to investigate the false "Russia collusion" claims made by Democrats in 2016 about President Trump, has what a report calls "smoking gun evidence" on what apparently was a "conspiracy" to damage the president.

The scenario was outlined in a report by John Solomon at Just the News.

The "bombshell report" filed in court has Durham suggesting for the first time that Hillary Clinton's campaign, her researchers, and others worked on a "joint venture or conspiracy" specifically in order to weave the collusion story to "harm Trump's election chances," Solomon reported.

"These parties acted as 'joint venturer[s]' and therefore should be 'considered as co-conspirator[s],'" he charged.

Durham was putting the courts on notice he is ready to show the effort to "smear" Trump with the now-debunked Russia collusion claims was a "conspiracy."

Included in the filing was a reference to a text message from Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman, falsely telling the FBI he was not working on behalf of any client when he tried to persuade the agency to believe lies about Trump in the run-up to the 2016 vote.

In fact, the evidence shows, he was working for Clinton and another client.

"Prosecutors said they intend to show Sussmann gave a false story to the FBI but then told the truth about working on behalf of the Clinton campaign when he later testified to Congress," the report charged.

Specifically, Sussman wrote to James Baker, of the FBI, "Jim – it's Michael Sussmann. I have something time-sensitive (and sensitive) I need to discuss. Do you have availability for a short meeting tomorrow? I'm coming on my own – not on behalf of a client or company – want to help the Bureau. Thanks."

Durham's court filing charged, "The defendant lied in that meeting, falsely stating to the General Counsel that he was not providing the allegations to the FBI on behalf of any client. In fact, the defendant had assembled and conveyed the allegations to the FBI on behalf of at least two specific clients, including (i) a technology executive ('Tech Executive-1') at a U.S.-based Internet company ('Internet Company-1'), and (ii) the Clinton Campaign."

The lies are not really disputed since Sussmann later told the House he made the FBI approach at the instruction of his clients.

The report continued, "Durham also told the court he plans to present evidence that Sussmann worked with the Clinton campaign, tech executive Rodney Joffe, identified as Tech Executive-1, and others in a 'joint venture' to promote a now-disproven story that Donald Trump had a secret computer channel at the Moscow-based Alfa Bank with the Kremlin to hijack the election."

Durham's team explained it now knows evidence will show Sussmann, Clinton campaign agents and others were "acting in concert" toward spreading "derogatory information about Trump."

Kash Patel, the former investigator in Congress, was one of those who unraveled the false Russia collusion claims made by Democrats against Trump.

He told Just the News, "Durham has just shown the whole world what major pieces of our Russiagate investigation revealed. Hard evidence, emails, and text messages, showing the Clinton Campaign, Fusion GPS, Perkins Coie, Joffe, and the media were all synced in August of 2016 pushing the false Alfa Bank server story, while also all working on the Steele Dossier matter. Durham submits all this evidence as 'joint venture conspiracy' under the rules of evidence."

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