GOP Sen. Cruz: Durham allegation ‘is a lot bigger than Watergate’

Just how big is the recent revelation from Special Counsel John Durham that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign may have been paying people to spy on former President Donald Trump?

The Daily Caller reported that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued Sunday that it “is a lot bigger than Watergate.” 

If true, he’s right

Cruz commented on Durham’s latest revelation during an appearance on the Fox News Channel’s Fox News Sunday. There, host Bill Hemmer asked Cruz whether this revelation is “all smoke and no fire.”

“We have to see what the facts are but I can tell you what the allegations [are], what Durham filed in a filing in federal court is deeply concerning,” Cruz said.

The senator continued by laying out those allegations. He said:

What Durham alleged, as a federal prosecutor, is that a lawyer for the Hillary Clinton campaign conspired with a big tech executive to monitor and spy on Donald Trump. To spy on him at his home, to spy on him at his office and indeed, they were spying on the White House itself. They were spying on a sitting president.

Cruz then went on to argue that, if what Durham alleges is true, “people need to go to jail.”

Cruz said:

If what Special Counsel Durham is alleging is true, what Donald Trump said is absolutely right and to the extent that Hillary Clinton is completely complicit with this, her campaign is complicit with it, her lawyers are complicit with it, Big Tech is complicit with it, if this is true, it’s a lot bigger than Watergate. That was a bungled, third-rate burglary, it was wrong, people went to jail for Watergate and people need to go to jail for this if these allegations are true.


Cruz, more or less, summed up what Durham alleged in his latest court filing in the case against Attorney Michael Sussmann, who stands accused of lying to the FBI about who he was working for when he presented the FBI with apparent evidence of Trump-Russia collusion.

Durham alleges that, at the very least, Sussman was working for the Clinton campaign, and that he hired a technology executive who gathered information from the executive office’s DNS servers, among others, “for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump.”

John Ratcliffe, the former Director of National Intelligence, believes that Durham, here, has uncovered a “deep criminal conspiracy.”

He said:

And based on more intelligence that has not yet been declassified, I would expect there to be frankly, quite a few more indictments. I think this conspiracy, and I do think there was a criminal conspiracy, is broad and deep. And I hope that, obviously John Durham is moving carefully. But I would expect and anticipate based on the intelligence that I’ve seen that there would be quite a few more indictments relating to this.

Sussmann, Clinton, and everyone else implicated are denying any wrongdoing.

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