An ongoing probe into the origins of an FBI investigation of alleged Russian collusion with Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign has thus far resulted in just one related indictment.
Nevertheless, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is advising Americans to remain patient in anticipation of more charges he expects to come from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s probe, as reported by the Daily Caller.
“I anticipate that we will see some criminal charges”
Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty last month to a federal charge of making false statements as part of the initial probe into alleged Trump-Russia collusion.
Although many Trump supporters hoped his indictment would lead to a series of others, some have expressed disappointment over the subsequent lack of public progress.
Furthermore, U.S. Attorney General William Barr asserted that top-level government officials — namely former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden — are not among the direct targets of the Durham probe.
Rubio nevertheless expressed his belief that FBI misconduct was “far worse” than most people realize during the investigation dubbed Crossfire Hurricane.
“I anticipate that we will see some criminal charges here,” he said on Sunday during a Fox News Channel interview.
“Far worse than what’s been publicly revealed”
Though he admitted his prediction was “just a feeling,” the senator did offer some additional insight regarding the potential scope of Durham’s investigation.
“I have a feeling that there are things that they did that we don’t even know about yet that are far worse than what’s been publicly revealed,” Rubio said.
The senator went on to cite “some of the body language” he has seen on display by those connected to the probe, reiterating his “feeling that some of the conduct goes beyond anything any of us knows yet.”
As for whether a report of some type could emerge in time to have an impact on November’s election remains, that to be seen. The announcement of new indictments, however, could play a role even without the release of Durham’s findings.
“We’ll find out,” Rubio concluded, echoing the sentiments of increasingly anxious Americans hoping to find some resolution to this ongoing political saga.