Hillary Clinton responded to the recent finding by Special Counsel John Durham that a lawyer working for her 2016 campaign had paid a tech firm that covertly spied on the Trump campaign and even his presidency.
She predictably blamed Donald Trump and Fox News for “desperately spinning up a fake scandal to distract from his real ones.”
“Trump & Fox are desperately spinning up a fake scandal to distract from his real ones,” she claimed on Twitter. “So it’s a day that ends in Y.
“The more his misdeeds are exposed, the more they lie,” she went on. “For those interested in reality, here’s a good debunking of their latest nonsense.”
Hillary Clinton pointed to a Vanity Fair article that studiously avoids the controversies provoked by illicit and covert data collection on her rival’s official and private communications, which were used to make fraudulent accusations to U.S. intelligence agencies that Trump had a “secret” backchannel to a Putin-linked Russian bank.
Clinton was recently confronted in public with the latest Durham bombshell that she paid intelligence contractors to spy on Donald Trump during his campaign and while he was in the White House.
This was her awkward reaction to the Daily Mail confronting her on the report. Watch:
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign paid the Neustar tech firm to mine data from then-candidate Donald Trump’s private and campaign communications. Furthermore, that spying continued when Trump became president.
Special Counsel John Durham highlighted these findings in a motion to probe potential conflicts of interest with lawyer Michael Sussmann, who had worked for the Hillary Clinton campaign.
“As set forth in the Indictment, on Sept. 19, 2016 – less than two months before the 2016 U.S. Presidential election – the defendant, a lawyer at a large international law firm (‘Law Firm-1’) that was then serving as counsel to the Clinton Campaign, met with the FBI General Counsel at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C,” the indictment’s factual background states. “The defendant provided the FBI General Counsel with purported data and ‘white papers’ that allegedly demonstrated a covert communications channel between the Trump Organization and a Russia-based bank (‘Russian Bank-1’).”
This is referring to the debunked smear that Donald Trump had a secret bank wire with a Putin-linked Moscow bank named Alfa Bank. Clinton’s lawyer Michael Sussmann utilized the false accusations to argue that the federal government should conduct surveillance on the Trump campaign. Sussmann even peddled this baseless allegation to FBI and the Central Intelligence Agency.
“The Indictment alleges that the defendant lied in that meeting, falsely stating to the General Counsel that he was not providing the allegations to the FBI on behalf of any client,” the indictment continues. “In fact, the defendant had assembled and conveyed the allegations to the FBI on behalf of at least two specific clients, including (i) a technology executive (‘Tech Executive-1’) at a U.S.-based Internet company (‘Internet Company-1’), and (ii) the Clinton Campaign.”
Thus, Sussmann lied to the FBI about his work for the Clinton campaign, as well as his ties to a tech executive that has been identified as Rodney Joffe, senior vice president of Neustar.
The Democratic Party faithful typically fall in line with whatever their leaders tell them to think. But the times may be a’changing, if a new TIPP poll involving Hillary Clinton is any indication.
“A growing chorus of Democrats believe 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should be questioned by special advisor John Durham for her alleged role in the Russian secret server scandal in a poll conducted before bombshell revelations that her team spied on Donald Trump’s campaign,” the Daily Mail reported on Sunday.
“In a poll last month, 66 percent of Democrats wanted Clinton questioned, a whopping 22 percentage points higher than how many in her party demanded a probe last October, according to TechnoMetrica Institute of Policy and Politics (TIPP) research,” the report noted.
“The amount of Republicans demanding answers is also swelling, rising to 91 percent in January from 80 percent last October,” the report continued. “Among the independent crowd, those wanting the former secretary of state probed rose to 74 percent from 65 percent.”
Now comes an even more devastating part: It was before the recent damning revelations that Team Hillary has been linked to a tech firm that effectively spied on Donald Trump.
“Both polls were completed before Special Counsel John Durham last week released a bombshell report that claimed Clinton’s campaign team tried to spy on former president Trump’s computer servers in a failed attempt to tie him to Russia,” the report added.
The Trump spying scandal is becoming worse by the day: FEC reporting shows that both the Biden campaign in 2020 and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) utilized the same firm, Neustar Information Services, prior to elections.
“The Biden campaign paid nearly $20,000 to a cybersecurity firm at the center of Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe,” Chuck Ross reported at the Free Beacon.
According to the Federal Election Commission records uncovered by the Free Beacon, the Biden campaign paid Neustar Information Services $18,819 in 2020 for ‘accounting and compliance work.’
The FBI would launch an investigation into the Trump campaign to look into the debunked Alfa Bank connection. Hillary Clinton even weaponized the political disinformation in an October 2016 tweet.
The Biden and Clinton campaigns are the only two presidential committees to have ever paid Neustar, the Free Beacon noted, but the DCCC also hired the firm before the 2018 midterms.
Author: Kyle Becker