Something (at last) from the Durham investigation.

Special Counsel John Durham. (U.S. Department of Justice photo via AP)

If you’ve forgotten – and God knows enough time has passed that you can be forgiven for it – John Durham was appointed Special Counsel in April 2019 by then attorney general William Barr. His task was to investigate the FBI’s activities regarding the Trump “Russia collusion” story.

Nearly two and a half years later, Durham’s investigation has produced something tangible.

Michael Sussman was a lawyer at the high-profile law firm Perkins Coie. During the 2016 election, Perkins Coie represented the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.

John Durham just indicted Sussman for lying to the FBI. Sussman went to the FBI in 2016 with a story alleging that Donald Trump and the Russian government were communicating through a “secret channel” arranged by a Russian bank. The implication was that Trump was a pawn of the Russians or was in some other way compromised by these secret communications with the Russian government.

According to the 27-page indictment, Sussman knew it was all a crock . His supporting “evidence” was Clinton campaign and DNC oppo research; a.k.a. the infamous “Steele Dossier.” And though he told the FBI that he was acting solely as a concerned citizen, he billed the time he spent talking to the FBI to the Clinton campaign.

Of course, the goal was never to actually prove wrongdoing. Proof would take too long anyway. The goal was simply to trigger an investigation that would derail Trump’s candidacy. And if by some horrible accident Trump won the election anyway, the fallback goal was to hobble his presidency. That goal was achieved via the three-year Mueller investigation.

The media happily played along and top Democrats piled on. Listen to this montage.

This is what now passes for political discourse in America. No longer does Tip O’Neill duke it out with Ronald Reagan in public but then meet over drinks at the White House to come to terms on something that both can live with.

Tip’s political heirs are Democrats for whom debate and compromise are totally passé. Complete annihilation is the only acceptable outcome.

And toward that end, literally nothing is out of bounds.

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Paul L. Gleiser is president of ATW Media, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The TEAM FM in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

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13 Responses

  1. Greg R says:

    Sure hope he doesn’t commit Arkancide. Let’s see if he rolls over on somebody or falls on his sword

  2. Ron Eagleman says:

    The very sad fact is that the deep state (bureaucracy) has a favorite in this political allegiance struggle. If you were a government worker, who would you support if one candidate is running on a platform to reduce the size of government, and the other was committed to expanding the bureaucracy? This is a “no brainer”; the hogs feeding at the trough do not want, under any circumstances, for the trough to be reduced in size! I sincerely hope and pray that Durham will be a patriot, and will follow the law to let the chips fall wherever they will, but we have to recognize that he will have a huge headwind. All of the departments that could provide the necessary evidence are card carrying members of the deep state, and they will exert all of their power to derail his investigation. Just remember, we think the hog trough stinks to high heaven, but the hogs think it smells like bread and butter!

    • Matthew E says:

      So this feeding at the trough ,is that the same as a bill currently being worked on in Austin by couple of our lawmakers which will apparently propose a form of ” Grants ” to assist electricity providers on winterizing electrical grid ? Just a thought if folks frown on that as much as other everyday people getting assistance although we all agree some certainly don’t deserve it for various reasons.

  3. Pete A Fasanello says:

    Durham is just another swamp dweller

  4. Matthew+E says:

    Well from my understanding, when said attorney was asked if he had represented at one time a particular individual ( unnamed), that he lied , he had at one time , so was indited for lying to FBI for that. Doesn’t sound like much to me,but a lie is a lie.

    • Greg R says:

      Yeah, kind of like when Gen Michael Flynn “lied “ to the FIB. Dems were on that like a duck on a June bug, Just one example of many. He’ll probably get a slap on the wrist. All he has to say is, I don’t recall or I have no recollection.

      • Ron Eagleman says:

        Greg, I love that duck on a June bug analogy! I guess I am being a little cynical and/or paranoid, but it just seems that Lady Justice is not blindfolded, and the scales that she holds has a thumb on one side. If the law is being given the middle finger by Liberal Democrats, Lady Justice gives the offenders a stern warning: “you shouldn’t do that”; however, if it is a Conservative, she sends them to solitary confinement. Of course, they only get to the dungeon after they are bankrupt. I just wonder how these “defenders” of the constitution will answer their grandchildren when they ask what they did when they worked for the government during this critical time. I do not know what they will say, but it should be something like…”I was a professional liar and facilitator for an administration that destroyed your country…..please forgive me!”

        • C M Solomon says:

          Since there is “no honor among thieves” and no punishment for Evil as long as you dwell in the Swamp in which “the ends justifies the means (Communism)”, WHY NOT steal an election by way of 1000x unvetted mail-in ballots and “inaugurate?” a fake administration that destroys a Nations boundaries to promote a vast number of illegal alien invasions, use FEAR of a highly exaggerated Pandemic to lock-down and destroy small business from which the middle class depends to exist, while arresting pastors that have too many in their church service, and at the same time encourage large riots (‘peaceful protests”) in deep blue cities to take over and destroy property and murder anyone that gets in their way, and finally, destroy the currency by astronomical debt that “saves the environment” while destroying the US energy independence and record prosperity that TRUMP’s policies brought about in 2019 before the US (Fauci) secret funding of a Chinese biological warfare Lab that created the CCP virus (COVID-19) was discovered? Was this on purpose? The victory in progress of these “honorable” thieves could not be more successful.

          • Matthew E says:

            Well in a ” Democracy ” unless that’s not desirable any longer, which sure is looking that way for sure by many on the right , vote in up coming elections and turn things around. As popular as the conservative ideology is more and more these days with such honorable folks representing , and talking heads doing such a great job on their shows etc ,it shouldn’t be a problem ; unless of course there’s fraud again, ah hell never mind it sounded good though. That fraud issue is never going away I almost forgot.

          • C M Solomon says:

            It is embarrassing to have to expose the utter ignorance and gullibility of the Marxist sock puppets as they continue to misspell the word “democracy” when they really mean the word “dictocracy”. This word DICTOCRACY is the BIG LIE in practice as they use the word “democracy” to fool their victims into believing that their transition to an IRONFISTED DICTATORSHIP is actually a “benevolent” Trojan Horse acting with loving care for the masses while they actually intend to rule them as serfs and slaves in order to achieve “the best for the common good at large” in accordance with their Utopian dreams of World conquest.

            “The ends always justifies the means” to a Communist, including 1000x unvetted ILLEGAL mail-in ballots to undermine REAL DEMOCRACY IN ACTION, in order to conduct a fraudulent election and steal the Presidency from the rightful winner and correspondingly, take power from the PEOPLE who want to control their own destiny and fight the destruction of their Constitutional Republic currently under attack by the Communists and their minions in the former Democrat (Commiecrat) Party!

          • Ron Eagleman says:

            Solomon, you have hit it down the middle of the fairway again! As you say in the final sentence, this game plan is not the scheme of incompetent boobs; it is a well-organized and well- financed design to wreck our economy. If I hear these so-called conservative pundits say one more time that this is a bumbling and inept administration, my eyeballs are going to spew blood! Unfortunately, they know exactly what they are doing, and it is “damn the torpedoes; full steam ahead”!

  5. MJ says:

    Or…I did not “intend” to lie. LOL

  6. Ron Eagleman says:

    One other thing….where is my buddy, Buddy Saunders? I miss your spot on comments.

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