U.S. Attorney John Durham Beefs Up Investigation Into Russia Probe Origins After Findings

  
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U.S. Attorney John Durham Beefs Up Investigation Into Russia Probe Origins After Findings

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United States Attorney John Durham is expanding his investigation into the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence probe into Russia and the Trump campaign after his team reportedly made significant discoveries.

Fox News’ Bret Baier   reported   on Tuesday in a Fox News exclusive that “based on what he has been finding, Durham has expanded his investigation adding agents and resources, the senior administration officials said. The timeline has grown from the beginning of the probe through the election and now has included a post-election timeline through the spring of 2017, up to when Robert Mueller was named special counsel.”

“Attorney General Bill Barr and Durham traveled to Italy recently to talk to law enforcement officials there about the probe and have also had conversations with officials in the U.K. and Australia about the investigation, according to multiple sources familiar with the meetings,” Baier added.

Barr’s appointment of Durham to conduct that investigation was revealed this May when the Associated Press   reported : “The inquiry will focus on whether the government’s methods to collect intelligence relating to the Trump campaign were lawful and appropriate. Durham has previously investigated law enforcement corruption, the destruction of CIA videotapes and the Boston FBI office’s relationship with mobsters.”

The Trump administration   told   Fox News in April that Barr had assembled a team to investigate the origins of the FBI counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign:


Attorney General William Barr has assembled a “team” to investigate the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign, an administration official briefed on the situation told Fox News on Tuesday.
The FBI’s July 2016 counterintelligence investigation was formally opened by anti-Trump former FBI agent Peter Strzok. Ex-FBI counsel Lisa Page, with whom Strzok was romantically involved, revealed during a closed-door congressional interview that the FBI “knew so little” about whether allegations against the Trump campaign were “true or not true” at the time they opened the probe, noting they had just “a paucity of evidence because we are just starting down the path” of vetting the allegations.


During a congressional hearing in April, Barr said: “I am reviewing the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around all the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted during the summer of 2016.”

Durham has been described as a “hard-charging, bulldog” prosecutor.

“Sources familiar with matter say the focus includes pre-transition period — prior to Nov. 7, 2016 — including the use and initiation of informants, as well as potential Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses,” Fox News noted in a separate   report . “An informant working for U.S. intelligence posed as a Cambridge University research assistant in September 2016 to try to probe George Papadopoulos, then a Trump foreign policy adviser, on the campaign’s possible ties to Russia, it emerged earlier this month. And, Papadopoulos told Fox News, the informant tried to ‘seduce’ him as part of the ‘bizarre’ episode.”

Reuters   reported   on Tuesday: “Durham’s probe seems to be moving at a more deliberate pace in Washington. While the FBI says it has been cooperating, senior figures involved in the 2016 investigation have not yet heard from Durham’s team, according to sources familiar with the matter. Among them: former FBI general counsel James A. Baker; former CIA Director John Brennan; former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper; former FBI agent Peter Strzok; and David Laufman, a former senior Justice Department official.”

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†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    2 weeks ago

The impeachment process in the house is nothing more than a propaganda campaign to minimize the impact of the biggest corruption investigation in US history.

A democrat President ordered our government to spy on the opposition political campaign, then doubled down on the fake investigation post election.

This isn't going to play out well for those involved.

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1  Tessylo  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @1    2 weeks ago

Why are they investigating the investigators who were doing their job?

 
 
 
WallyW
1.1.1  WallyW  replied to  Tessylo @1.1    2 weeks ago

Because...........

the investigators who are investigating the investigators are doing their jobs.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

As Catherine Herridge said yesterday John Durham isn't known to ask for more resources unless he's got something.

Is the Intelligence community concerned?

James Clapper responded with a big YES on CNN yesterday:

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CLAPPER: The message I'm getting from all this is, apparently what we were supposed to have done was to ignore the Russian interference, ignore the Russian meddling and the threat that it poses to us, and oh, by the way, blown off what the then commander in chief, President Obama, told us to do , which was to assemble all the reporting that we could that we had available to us --

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
2.1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Vic Eldred @2    2 weeks ago

This guy put away a few of Mueller's buddies during the Whitey Bulger special investigation.

The big reveal here is they have been meeting with the foreign intel agencies the Obama administration used to spy on Trump. Unprecedented corruption. 

 
 
 
XDm9mm
2.1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2.1    2 weeks ago
This guy put away a few of Mueller's buddies during the Whitey Bulger special investigation.

Not only that, but he was the one that damn near had Mueller held in Contempt of Court for refusing to provide the WITHHELD EVIDENCE that exonerated the men the FBI had gotten convicted who spent 28 years in prison.

Those FBI agents took the places of the men they wrongly convicted.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
2.1.2  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  XDm9mm @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

Nancy and Schiff know what happened, they know that if they don't produce enough smoke and mirror cover for the previous administration with bogus impeachment, this investigation is going to send them packing for a long time.

Even their propaganda machine media are showing signs of panic. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
2.1.3  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

512

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
2.1.4  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2.1.2    2 weeks ago
Even their propaganda machine media are showing signs of panic. 

Speaking of panic, this should be good....................

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/8/trey-gowdy-joins-trump-legal-team/

 
 
 
Transyferous Rex
2.1.5  Transyferous Rex  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2.1    2 weeks ago

Here's to hoping. 

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.1.6  Heartland American  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.3    2 weeks ago

Mega ditto’s!  👏👍🎯🇺🇸

 
 
 
XDm9mm
2.2  XDm9mm  replied to  Vic Eldred @2    2 weeks ago
Is the Intelligence community concerned?

When I saw that clip on the news, I said, "HOT SHIT....  Clapper just threw Obama under the bus to save his own ass."   

NOW, I understand why Durham is expanding the investigation and requesting more investigators.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  XDm9mm @2.2    2 weeks ago

Lol, that's a clear sign they know they can't get away with it.

Oh, if only Hillary had won none of this would be known.

BTW she just conceded the 2016 election last night.

 
 
 
loki12
2.3  loki12  replied to  Vic Eldred @2    2 weeks ago
President Obama, told us to do

Right out of the gate, Clapper is employing the nazi Nuremberg defense, "I was just following orders".

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.3.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  loki12 @2.3    2 weeks ago

I only ask for a Nuremburg style trial.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.3.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.3.1    2 weeks ago

I see the hallucinations are in full flight. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.3.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.3.2    2 weeks ago

Keep assuring yourself. Clapper is having a difficult time doing just that.

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.3.4  Split Personality  replied to  loki12 @2.3    2 weeks ago

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WallyW
2.3.5  WallyW  replied to  JohnRussell @2.3.2    2 weeks ago

The truth is slowly being revealed.....and you can't stop it.

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XDm9mm
3  XDm9mm    2 weeks ago

I understand that Durham is a pit bull.  If the hunt is going nowhere, he drops it, but if it leads to illegalities, he digs in and won't let go until he's satisfied with the results.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
3.1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  XDm9mm @3    2 weeks ago

When the highest law enforcement official in the Justice department starts traveling abroad personally to meet with the agencies used by the previous administration to spy on the opposition party campaign you can bet there is good reason.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @3.1    2 weeks ago
you can bet there is good reason.

That my man will likely be the understatement of the year.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @3.1    2 weeks ago
When the highest law enforcement official in the Justice department starts traveling abroad personally to meet with the agencies used by the previous administration to spy on the opposition party campaign you can bet there is good reason.

If you want to call Trump telling him to do it a good reason. 

 
 
 
Ronin2
3.1.3  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.2    2 weeks ago

Right. Keep telling yourself that.

As the left keeps repeating, "What is everyone so afraid of if they have nothing to hide?" The intelligence agencies, those involved with getting the FISA warrants issues, and those in the state department that outed Trump campaign officials before the elections should welcome an investigation to prove that they did absolutely nothing wrong.

Doesn't seem that Clapper agrees; but he is just a stooge anyways.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  XDm9mm @3    2 weeks ago

And he can prosecute without regard to how the DOJ feels about prosecuting their own or whether a liberal DC jury would actually convict!

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.2.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.2    2 weeks ago
And he can prosecute

I've had conversations with prosecutors and defense attorneys and to a man (and woman) they all agree that Durham is as they say a "Cops, cop and a Prosecutors, prosecutor".  He has utter and complete contempt for bad and corrupt cops and prosecutors and will go after them with a vengeance for disgracing the professions and he doesn't care how high up the ladder he has to go.

The times they be getting very interesting.  Very interesting indeed.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.2.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  XDm9mm @3.2.1    2 weeks ago

Iv'e heard nothing different. He was the right man for the job.

 
 
 
It Is ME
4  It Is ME    2 weeks ago

" Man " vs " Swamp Thing" !

" Man " will win in the end. jrSmiley_18_smiley_image.gif

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Sean Treacy
5  Sean Treacy    2 weeks ago

I'd like to know why Joseph Mifsud, a western intelligence asset, approached Papapdapouls to tell him Russia had "Clinton's emails." And why Mifsud is the only person who lied to Mueller not to be charged with a crime. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sean Treacy @5    2 weeks ago

That's the million dollar question. The FBI also lost track of him. Something (a little birdie) tells me that Durham has already spoken to Mifsud's lawyer.




Gee, I wonder who Mifsud really was working for?

I have a vision

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Tacos!
6  Tacos!    2 weeks ago
“Attorney General Bill Barr and Durham traveled to Italy recently to talk to law enforcement officials there about the probe and have also had conversations with officials in the U.K. and Australia about the investigation, according to multiple sources familiar with the meetings,”

So apparently it's not some kind of unprecedented, crazy, corrupt, scandalous one-off to get foreign officials to help us with investigating something related to politics in this country. Trump does it and you'd think it never happens. (Although I still think Trump should have stayed out of it and had the AG deal with it)

Sorry if I'm derailing.

 
 
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