It’s not just Hillary that’s getting bad news from Special Counsel John Durham’s continued probe into what went on with the Russiagate scandal that began sometime around 2016 and continued for years of Trump’s presidency.
Apparently, woke, leftist Congressman Adam Schiff is in trouble too and could be indicted, as could be the Perkins Cole law firm. News on that comes from Conservative Brief, which reported recently that:
Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on Sunday accused a leading Democratic lawmaker of intentionally peddling a false narrative against then-President Donald Trump ahead of the 2020 election to sway the outcome while adding that a noted Democrat-aligned law firm could also be guilty of a criminal “conspiracy” during the 2016 election cycle.
In an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo, Ratcliffe, a former U.S. Representative from Texas who left Congress to serve as DNI during the latter portion of Trump’s term, pointed a finger at House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) as well as the entire Perkins Coie law firm, the latter of which could eventually be indicted by special counsel John Durham, he said.
Watch him here:
Indeed. Here’s what Ratcliffe had to say when speaking to Maria Bartiromo (transcript thanks to RealClearPolitics):
Well, Maria, I think it highlights the point that the irony that the first president to be concerned about Hunter Biden and Joe Biden and the dealings with foreign officials and companies wasn’t President Trump.
It was — it was President Obama, and that they took the official position at that time that, hey, if anything comes up about Hunter and Joe Biden and their business dealings, direct it to the vice president’s office.
Fast-forward to now, and President Biden, his official White House position is, Hunter Biden, I barely know the guy. Why are you asking me any questions about these business dealings? So it really underscores the hypocrisy of all this.
And the reason to look at all this, Maria, is because the intelligence shows this. And it’s why, when we talk about interference in elections or influence, trying to influence elections, what happened with Hunter Biden’s laptop in the weeks before the election was a coordinated effort to keep information about Hunter and Joe Biden’s business dealings with foreign officials and countries that were on his laptop, to mislead the American people about those things.
And so I think it’s important, and I think it’s really a great thing, that this investigation is ongoing with a U.S. attorney in Delaware. And we’re seeing increasingly that Hunter Biden’s transactions with Joe Biden and others in the Biden family to peddle influence, as you talked about, are being investigated.
The question is, at the end of the day, if they want to bring serious Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the anti-bribery allegations against Hunter Biden, they’re going to have to get the permission of the attorney general, Merrick Garland. So we will see how — my concern is how prosecutorial discretion will be exercised with respect to all of these things at the end of the day, and see whether or not the American people will really get the accountability that they have been looking for, for so long.
[…]This was a coordinated effort to mislead the American people with, again, politicizing intelligence that didn’t exist. Adam Schiff claiming that there was — this was Russian disinformation, and then it being peddled by big tech and former Obama national security officials, who all signed on to, again, in the weeks leading up to 2020 influence the outcome of the election.
And I think they were successful in doing so, unfortunately.
Continuing, Ratcliffe got to his other point, which was that it wasn’t just Schiff involved, but also the Perkins Cole Law firm, and that misleading the government, as it appears both Schiff and Perkins Cole did, is a felony:
“This was a coordinated effort by Hillary Clinton Campaign officials, by executives who were working with them, lawyers who work for the campaign, all attempting to defraud the federal government… Defrauding the government is a felony, making false statements to federal investigators is a felony. And when multiple people do it together I think that is a conspiracy and I think that’s what is being revealed in John Durham’s filings.”
“If multiple lawyers from a law firm are attempting to defraud the government or lie to the government, not just commit a campaign dirty trick but to peddle a false narrative to mislead investigators an entire law firm like Perkins Coie could be subject to indictment.”
We’ll see if it actually happens. Given what the government has gotten away with in the past, such an outcome seems unlikely, if highly desirable. We’ll have to wait and see.
Still, it’s great to know that there’s at least a chance all those involved in the lie could finally start to be held accountable.