NOTE: This Politifact report notes that Durham did not say the Clinton Campaign directed the bugging of the White House or Trump Tower. This article has been edited as of 9/13/2022 to reflect that.
Special counsel John Durham is currently investigating a key member of the Clinton Campaign, Michael Sussman.
When that was announced, many suspected that it might be an avenue by which he could finally tie the obviously corrupt Clinton Campaign to the infamous “Russiagate” scandal and the entirely made-up attack on Trump as a Russian agent.
Though that position was criticized as being overly optimistic, it looks like it might be correct and Durham’s many months of digging might finally be paying off.
Why? Because Durham just dropped a major bomb and claimed in court documents that the Clinton Campaign-affiliated techies infiltrated and bugged Trump Tower, along with other offices of the president. At the time, Trump was derided for saying that he had been bugged. (NOTE: This is the corrected claim; it was a techie associated with the Clinton Campaign, not directed by the Clinton campaign, that was allegedly involved).
Yet worse, the same gang of corrupt leftists bugged Trump when he was president, somehow managing to bug the “Executive Office of the President of the United States.” As the Washington Examiner reports:
Special counsel John Durham says he is building a case to show the technology executive with whom an indicted Democratic lawyer on the payroll of Hillary Clinton’s campaign was working to build a Trump-Russia collusion narrative gained access to internet traffic at the White House to try and obtain dirt on former President Donald Trump.
[…]Durham revealed in a Friday court filing that he has evidence that Sussmann’s other client (dubbed “Technology Executive-1” but known to be former Neustar Senior Vice President Rodney Joffe) “exploited” domain name system internet traffic at “a particular health care provider” (which was likely Spectrum Health), Trump Tower, Trump’s Central Park West apartment building, and “the Executive Office of the President of the United States.”
Mark Meadows, commenting on the revelations on Twitter, said “They didn’t just spy on Donald Trump’s campaign. They spied on Donald Trump as sitting President of the United States. It was all even worse than we thought.”
Meadows commented that when retweeting a Substack article from “The Reactionary,” in which the author, TechnoFog, gives a step-by-step breakdown of where exactly Sussmann fit into the conspiracy and what we know so far about the Clinton Campaign’s involvement in pushing the Russiagate hoax.
According to that Substack, the techie bugged Trump’s offices and then handed the data from the bugs to the CIA, a process Sussmann was involved in. The laundered data was meant to further the allegation that Trump was working with the Russians. That information can all be found in documents filed by Durham. According to TechoFog:
Joffe and his associates manipulated this information to further a conspiracy theory that Trump and those in Trump’s orbit were continuing their secret backchannels with the Russians. This was repackaged with the Alfa Bank hoax and given to Sussmann, who then laundered it to the CIA on February 9, 2017. Sussmann alleged to the CIA that the data showed “that Trump and/or his associates were using supposedly rare, Russian-made wireless phones in the vicinity of the White House and other locations.” Durham “identified no support for these allegations.”
Beyond Sussmann, who repeatedly billed the Clinton Campaign, there is evidence that the campaign’s General Counsel was involved with the bugging op, as reported by Fox:
The filing revealed that Sussman and the Tech Executive had met and communicated with another law partner, who was serving as General Counsel to the Clinton campaign. Sources told Fox News that lawyer is Marc Elias, who worked at the law firm Perkins Coie.
Reporting more on those allegations of Durham’s and what he has said so far, the Washington Examiner reports that:
The special counsel said Friday that Sussmann “provided data which he claimed reflected purportedly suspicious DNS lookups by these entities of internet protocol addresses affiliated with a Russian mobile phone provider” during the February 2017 meeting, and Sussmann “claimed that these lookups demonstrated that Trump and/or his associates were using supposedly rare, Russian-made wireless phones in the vicinity of the White House and other locations.” Durham said this assertion was likely highly misleading or outright false.
“The Special Counsel’s Office has identified no support for these allegations,” he wrote. “Indeed, more complete DNS data that the Special Counsel’s Office obtained from a company that assisted Tech Executive-1 in assembling these allegations reflects that such DNS lookups were far from rare in the United States.”
Durham added: “For example, the more complete data that Tech Executive-1 and his associates gathered — but did not provide to Agency-2 — reflected that between approximately 2014 and 2017, there were a total of more than 3 million lookups of Russian Phone-Provider-1 IP addresses that originated with U.S.-based IP addresses. Fewer than 1,000 of these lookups originated with IP addresses affiliated with Trump Tower. In addition, the more complete data assembled by Tech Executive-1 and his associates reflected that DNS lookups involving the EOP and Russian Phone Provider-1 began at least as early 2014 (i.e., during the Obama administration and years before Trump took office) — another fact which the allegations omitted.”
This is major news. If Durham has evidence to support his case, that means agents of the Clinton Campaign were caught actively working with an intelligence agency to frame the sitting president as a Russian agent. That’s a coup, or at least as close to one as we’ve come in America.