According to former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy, U.S. Attorney John Durham may be done handing down indictments in his probe of the origins of the infamous Trump–Russia collusion investigation.
Just The News reports that Gowdy made his prediction during this week’s episode of Sunday Morning Futures on Fox News.
“Whether or not there’ll be more indictments or not, I don’t know, and I’d like to assume that there will not be,” Gowdy said.
He went on: “That puts me in a small minority, but I’m assuming that the [Kevin] Clinesmith indictment will be the only one.”
The Clinton case
Clinesmith was an FBI lawyer who last month “pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement,” according to Vox. “Specifically, Clinesmith admitted altering the content of an email from another official used in internal decision-making,” Vox reported.
Those on the right had hoped that Clinesmith would be the first of many to face charges in Durham’s probe, which began after he was appointed by Attorney General Bill Barr in May 2019.
It made headlines when Durham’s probe turned into a criminal investigation in October of that year — but according to Gowdy, Clinesmith may be the only person to be made a criminal by the Connecticut U.S. attorney’s team.
“I would liken it to [the case of former] Secretary [of State Hillary] Clinton,” Gowdy said Sunday, according to Fox News. “She was not indicted, but when the jury in November of 2016 met, they did mete out punishment, they did mete out accountability.”
The former Republican lawmaker went on:
So regardless of whether [former CIA Director John] Brennan, or [former FBI Director James] Comey, or [former FBI agent Peter] Strzok or [former Trump campaign staffer Cater] Page or [former FBI attorney James] Baker or anyone else suffers a criminal consequence, the jury has a chance in November of 2020 to weigh in and say, “You know what, you didn’t meet our expectations for law enforcement. We’re going to mete out the punishment, whether or not there’s an indictment or not.”
The bottom line
The sad reality here is that rules were broken by members of the Obama administration in a clear effort to hurt President Donald Trump. But if Gowdy is right, accountability may never truly come to fruition.
Don’t the American people deserve justice?