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August 13, 2021

Shock: Savior John Durham Only Considering Prosecuting Some "Low-Level FBI Employees"

Of course, of course.

From the Cincinnatti office, one supposes?

The Deep State protects The Deep State.

They are an occupying foreign army loyal only to themselves, and we will not be free until we are free of them.

He might consider charges against some low-level employees and some civilians -- some dirty, low-born non-guild members -- though.

Mr. Durham has been examining potential criminal charges against several lower-level FBI employees, and people who aren't in government, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Durham was also expected to deliver a report by the end of this summer, though that target is likely to be pushed back, some of the people said.

...

A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to say whether Mr. Garland has decided to allow Mr. Durham's probe to continue beyond September or approved a budget for the next fiscal year, citing a policy of not commenting on ongoing investigations....

Prosecutors working for Mr. Durham have focused on people outside the FBI who provided information that helped to fuel the 2016 investigation, the people familiar with the matter said. Prosecutors are examining whether those who provided the information knew it was false at the time, and what the FBI subsequently did with it, some of the knowledgeable people said.

Remember the absurd claim pushed by CNN and MSNBC that Trump's computers were secretly communicating with Alfa Bank?

Entirely false. But "tipsters" pushed this bullshit to the FBI, who then made a literal federal case about it.

Only for political purposes, of course.

Durham is exploring the theory -- which is weak -- that pushing a lie on the US government in hopes to gin up an unfounded criminal investigation is itself some kind of obstruction of justice.

For example, some of these people said, Mr. Durham has asked questions about evidence related to allegations that a Trump Organization server was secretly communicating with Russian bank Alfa Bank. The FBI investigated those claims in 2016 and concluded by February 2017 there were no such links.

Prosecutors appear to be pursuing a theory that if people passed along information they knew to be false to the FBI directly, or if they passed it on to others who later shared it with the FBI, it could be considered lying to the federal government, the people said.

Former officials said such a case would be an unusual one for prosecutors to pursue.
"The further you get from the direct statement to investigators, like a statement made to a third party, the harder it is to prove that the statement was made knowingly and intentionally in order to impede the investigation," said Ari Redbord, a former federal prosecutor.

So that's it.

That's the best we get from John Durham.

That, and Kevin Clinesmith having to do 100 hours of community service and having his law license suspended for eight months.

Vote harder, guys! Donate harder to the GOP!


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