‘Maybe the Clintons won’t get away with it after all’: Donald Trump retweets message after federal prosecutor John Durham’s investigation into FBI’s Russia investigation expanded to investigate allegations of corruption at the Clinton Foundation
- Durham was put in charge of the investigation into Russia by AG Bill Barr
- But it is alleged that Durham’s team is also looking at the Clinton Foundation investigation
- Clinton investigation, which looked at alleged bribery and corruption at the charity, was concurrent with, but separate from, Russia’s investigation into foreign interference
- It suggests a broader scope of the Durham review that will be of concern to Democrats
- Trump joins other Republicans and alludes to a possible election bomb
Donald Trump said last night “ maybe the Clintons won’t get away with it after all ” after federal prosecutor John Durham’s investigation into the FBI’s Russia investigation was expanded to investigate alleged corruption at the Clinton Foundation.
Durham, who was in charge of the Russia gate review by Attorney General William Barr, has sought evidence on federal investigations from about the same time that the Clinton Foundation was investigating, sources said. The New York Times.
Durham’s team has revealed that they are comparing the two studies and see if the Russian investigators broke the law.
It was not clear whether Durham officials were investigating similar allegations against the Clinton Foundation or to what extent this would appear in the conclusions of his investigation.
Trump last night addressed conservative commentator David J Harris Jr. retweeted, who shared a link to an article on the latest developments and wrote, “Maybe the Clintons won’t get out after all.”
John Durham’s research (left) now includes the Clinton Foundation probe (Hillary and Bill, right) – which was simultaneous, but separate from the Russian probe previously thought to be his subject
Durham’s approach is “highly unusual,” sources told The Times, and the inclusion of the Clinton study suggests that its scope is much broader than previously thought.
The Russian investigation – into foreign election interference – and the Clinton Foundation investigation – into alleged bribery and corruption – differ in substance and involve largely different investigators and prosecutors.
Trump’s opponents fear Durham’s work is being weaponized politically.
The Democrats last week called on the Justice Department Inspector General to look into whether Durham’s investigation was impartial after one of his top lieutenants resigned, reportedly out of concern that their findings would be dropped before election day.
The Clinton Foundation investigation began five years ago under the Obama administration and has not resulted in any criminal charges to date.
In a statement, the foundation said, “The Clinton Foundation has been regularly subjected to baseless, politically motivated allegations, and time and again these allegations have proven false.”
Republicans have claimed that the top of the FBI and the DoJ under Barack Obama gave the Clintons preferential treatment.
They accuse the organizations of taking an open political stance against Trump while showing reluctance to investigate allegations about the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton – most notably her use of a private email server as Secretary of State.
“There was a clear double standard from the Justice Department and the FBI when it came to the Trump and Clinton campaigns in 2016,” said Senate President Lindsay Graham in August.
Durham’s investigation has so far resulted in a criminal case against an FBI attorney for attempting to get an eavesdropping to eavesdrop on a former Trump adviser.
US President Donald J. Trump will deliver a newsletter to the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC on Sunday, September 27, 2020
Former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty to falsifying a document in August justifying the surveillance of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page as part of the Russian probe.
It wasn’t clear at the time whether Clinesmith had turned around and assisted Durham’s investigation.
Senator Graham last week teased the newly reported scope of Durham’s investigation by telling Sean Hannity on Fox News to “ stay tuned. ”
“Do you think you’re upset because the phones are being wiped?” Graham said. “We’re talking 10 or 12 days and we’ll see if there’s anything else you can get mad about.”
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