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‘It’s time for people to go to jail’White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows uttered those words on Sunday, signaling imminent indictments from federal prosecutor John Durham, while doing an interview with Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures”.
Meadows goes on to say, “I expect indictments based on the evidence I’ve seen. Lindsey Graham did a good job in getting that out. We know that they not only knew that there wasn’t a case, but they continued to investigate and spy.”
Although Meadows is overseeing the entire investigation, it is lead federal prosecutor John Durham who is handling the actual investigation concerning the alleged misconduct of the investigators of what’s known as the Trump-Russia investigation. In other words, Durham has been tasked to investigate the investigators.
Whatever Durham is going to report should be extremely interesting. Who gets indicted should be even more interesting. Hopefully, it’ll put an end to the inner workings of the so-called “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation.
A Washington Examiner article mentions that Meadows “also predicted that new, damning details would be made public soon, just a couple days after Republic Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham of South Carolina released newly-declassified documents, which cast doubt on the veracity of British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s dossier and undercut the Russian collusion narrative pushed by some in the media.”
Who Is John Durham?
Time reports that Durham, who became the U.S. Attorney in Connecticut in 2018, has been tasked with “exploring the extent to which a number of countries, including Ukraine, played a role in the counterintelligence investigation directed at the Trump campaign during the 2016 election,” Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec said in a statement on Sept. 25.
The New York Times says that Mr. Durham is the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut and was tasked with examining the roots of the Russia investigation by Attorney General William P. Barr in May. In October, the inquiry, which began as an administrative review, was turned into a criminal investigation.
The same article also mentions that ‘Mr. Durham has been a Justice Department lawyer since 1982, and as a career public servant has conducted special investigations under both Democratic and Republican presidents. Mr. Trump nominated him to be United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut in 2017, and he was confirmed the next year.’
What is Crossfire Hurricane?
Released last November from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) – US Department of Justice, Crossfire Hurricane refers to and investigation which initially began in July of 2016.
According to the OIG, the investigation delves “into whether individuals associated with the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign were coordinating, wittingly or unwittingly, with the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.”
The report is lengthy, baffling, and downright confusing in a lot of places. Then again, it could have been designed that way from the outset to confuse the masses.
The bottom line? Apparently, nothing or not enough evidence was found to continue the investigation.
What Was The Outcome?
The gist of most the OIG conclusions was similar to this: “the Crossfire Hurricane team failed to comply with FBI policies, and in so doing fell short of what is rightfully expected from a premier law enforcement agency entrusted with such an intrusive surveillance tool.”
What Happens Now?
The world will find out soon enough what Mr. Durham has to say about the investigators themselves. Now we know who is watching the watchers.