Donald Trump has never been one to mince words, and, as the Durham investigation continues to show proof of Trump’s claim that he was “spied on,” the 45th President was not silent regarding a Durham filing late last week.
In a Fox News exclusive, President Trump commented on the latest happenings regarding the Durham investigation. The 45th president predicted that the latest filing is “just the beginning” of developments in the probe.
President Trump compared the case to Watergate, saying the allegations against Hillary Clinton’s campaign and various individuals, including a lawyer with ties to the Clintons, are “a far bigger crime than Watergate.”
On February 11, Durham filed with the court documents alleging that “Tech Executive 1” and “associates” (which include Michael Sussman) “exploited internet traffic pertaining to a particular healthcare provider.” The tech executive is said to have hacked into computer servers at both Trump Tower and later, after the election, at the White House in order to garner data. This data was then intended to be used to establish a connection between the Trump Organization and the Kremlin.
The filing also states that the information was manipulated to “establish an inference and a narrative.” This same narrative was discussed endlessly on mainstream media outlets, which have demurred to carry the news of Durham’s filing late last week.
In his typical brash and larger-than-life fashion, Trump said, “It looks like this is just the beginning, because, if you read the filing and have any understanding of what took place, you’re going to see a lot of other things happening . . . This is such a big event, nobody’s seen anything like this.”
President Trump added, “I called this a long time ago.”
The media largely scoffed when Trump claimed his offices – both at his business and in the White House – were “spied on.” Politicians on the left held utter disregard for the claims, and many used the inferences leaked to the media to further an idea that Russia’s President Putin helped put Trump in office.
Even Hillary Clinton tweeted about the alleged connection between Donald Trump and Putin. It would appear that those tweets may come back to haunt Hillary. She was asked by Daily Mail reporters on Tuesday for comments regarding the Durham filing, but she did not respond.
In the February 11 filing, Durham alleges that Michael Sussman, who has already been indicted for making false statements to the FBI, “brought Trump-Russia allegations” to the FBI. The allegations, according to Durham’s filing, “relied, in part, on the traffice that had been assembled from the servers.” Sussman is also alleged to have provided the CIA with the same information.
Even more scandalous is Durham’s allegations in the “Factual Background” of the filing. Here, Durham’s filing says “individuals were involved were mining traffic as well as other data for the purpose of gathering derogatory information regarding Trump.”
Trump also told Fox News Digital that he “didn’t have any” insight regarding the allegations until the filing had been made public last Friday.
Trump also offered some astonishment at the allegations, which seem to be even more sinister than he alleged during his presidential administration. He told Fox News: “Who would think a thing like this is even possible? Durham is also coming up with things far bigger than anybody thought possible.” Trump pointblank described the allegations as treasonous.
Durham is known for his ability to keep his filings as professional and low-key as possible. One characteristic his filings share is using professional names for potential witnesses (for example, “Tech Executive 1). The only person named in the filing is Michael Sussman, who has already pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a late 2021 arrest and indictment under the Durham probe.
Michael Sussman’s lawyers have asked the court to “strike the factual background section” of the Friday filing, claiming it will “taint the jury pool” prior to Sussman’s trial. There has been no decision by the court as of this writing.