Former President Donald Trump just responded to the bombshell revelation, from Special Counsel John Durham, that individuals working for Hillary Clinton allegedly paid a contractor to infiltrate computer servers to spy on him.
In that response, according to the Daily Mail, Trump referred to the situation as worse than Watergate and suggested that, in the past, those involved would have been executed for treason.
“Punishable by death”
Trump responded to Durham’s latest court filing in a statement that he released on Sunday.
“The latest pleading from Special Counsel John Durham provides indisputable evidence that my campaign and presidency were spied on by operatives paid by the Hillary Clinton Campaign in an effort to develop a completely fabricated connection to Russia,” Trump wrote.
He went on to argue that “this is a scandal far greater in scope and magnitude than Watergate, and those who were involved in and knew about this spying operation should be subject to criminal prosecution.”
Then Trump went nuclear:
In a stronger period of time in our country, this crime would have been punishable by death. In addition, reparations should be paid to those in our country who have been damaged by this.
One might expect some D.C. Republicans to try to distance themselves from such a statement by Trump. But, at least one is standing right behind him.
“Right on target”
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Sunday appeared on the Fox News Channel to discuss Durham’s findings.
We’ve never seen anything like this in history. So President Trump’s statement yesterday, I think is right on target. This is truly unprecedented, truly something that has never happened in the history of our great country.
Jordan also brought up the fact that Trump, back in 2017, was mocked when he tried to tell people that the Democrats were spying on him.
President Trump was right. Remember in 2017, when President Trump said they [Democrats] were spying on me and all the press and all the Democrats said no, they weren’t and then in 2019, then-Attorney-General Bill Barr said spying took place? Well, now we know for sure…Yes, there was spying going on, and it was worse than we thought because they were spying on the sitting President of the United States.
Now, we do indeed have a better understanding of what happened. But, the question remains as to whether Durham is going to finally be able to hold the guilty parties responsible. Time will tell.