Investigation into origins of Russia probe zeroes in on Trump foes at FBI

The investigation undertaken by U.S. Attorney John Durham into the origins of the Trump–Russia probe is taking a turn — and those who have been fighting to undermine President Donald Trump better start to worry.

According to a recent report from The New York Times, the investigation is starting to take a deeper look into some of Trump’s most vocal enemies.

The FBI’s Role

The target list in this investigation seems to be growing more and more every day. Some of the names appearing on the list also happen to be some of the same ones we have heard in opposition to Trump throughout much of his time in office.

What is of particular interest, though, is that the investigation really seems to be going after some key members of the FBI who were integral to the Russia collusion investigation.

Sources have stated that Durham seems heavily focused on the role Peter Strzok played during the wide-reaching probe.

It’s Criminal Now

People like Strzok inside the FBI should be very worried, because this investigation has gone from a simple investigation to a criminal matter.

That move would not have been made unless Durham felt he had enough evidence of major wrongdoing on the part of one or more individuals.

Keep in mind, this investigation is also looking into the underpinnings of the FISA warrants used by the FBI to spy on the Trump campaign.

That would put James Comey back in the hot seat as well, and some legal observers believe he will eventually be called upon by Durham to answer for exactly how the system was manipulated to obtain these warrants.

Durham is reportedly leaving no stone unturned in his effort to get to the bottom of this corruption. He has reportedly issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, 500 search warrants, and talked to more than 500 witnesses so far.

He has also enlisted the aid of another heavy hitter, John C. Eckenrode, who is a former FBI agent and has ample experience in high-profile political investigations. His claim to fame is having worked on finding the leaker responsible for outing undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame to a journalist in 2003. Eckenrode also ran the FBI’s Philadelphia office prior to retiring from the agency in 2006.

Indeed, it looks like Durham has the right people on his side. Now, all we have to do is sit back and wait.

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