Will Hillary Clinton finally be held accountable for her crimes and locked up for spying on Trump? While many of us who have been let down too many times have our doubts, one Congressman, Rep. Mike Turner, is pledging to do so. Speaking on Fox News, Turner went on a long discussion about how now’s the time that the GOP and law enforcement are finally going to go after Hillary.
To begin, Turner discussed what Durham revealed about Sussman, setting up his later discussion of what needs to be done about Hillary. Speaking on that, he said:
“This is basically Special Counsel Durham sending a memo to Michael Sussmann saying he’s not being well served by his lawyers. The pleading sets out allegations, evidence that they intend to admit into court that relate to third parties.
People besides Michael Sussmann himself, of which, though, he would be caught up. The pleading basically says you’re not being well served by your lawyers, you should be cooperating, and your lawyers have the interest of others, third parties that don’t affect you.
We’re going to be going after them also. And that’s where we get these explosive allegations of the spying against the Trump administration, this Trump campaign, a number of criminal activities that are alleged. Certainly, I think Michael Sussmann needs to read this again and pay very close to what Durham is saying about his own counsel and certainly look to his best interest, which probably is to cooperate.”
At that point the host, Dana Perino, responded, saying: “Congressman, Andy McCarthy, over at National Review, he’s a former prosecutor, has written that ‘this could turn out to be the same as the Mueller investigation — where there’s a lot of smoke, but there’s no actual fire where you get people indicted and arrested. The possibility exists that the real scandal here is in all the stuff that’s legal, but goes right up to the line of being illegal. Do you see that as a possibility in the Durham investigation?”
That’s a common refrain among the largely depressed right as of now, with many people saying that nothing will come even though the revelations are shocking. Turner, however, was a bit less depressed, saying:
“We’ll have to see. We don’t know what evidence that he has or what he’s going to actually introduce into court. This pleading is about what he intends to introduce, but there are really four explosive … allegations here, right?
There’s the Clinton administration, this Clinton campaign spying on the Trump campaign. And there’s the Clinton campaign perhaps continuing that spying into the Trump administration itself. And the other two are the attempts by the Clinton campaign and others to co-opt government, the Department of Justice, the FBI. And then the fourth is those actions that actually happened.
This is not only just scandalous, this should never happen again. And I definitely agree with Devin Nunes (R-CA), there’s a number of areas where we need to change the laws. One of which is never allow the FBI to enter into a FISA court. Again, opposition research that they’ve gotten from a political campaign.
It shows that this really was part of the Clinton campaign, part of the Democratic Party campaign to smear Donald Trump and certainly thwarted the first years of his presidency. And that’s why, of course they’re not reporting on it. Because they were in on it from the beginning, they were reporting things that were not true with no evidence, certainly diminishing the ability the Trump administration to do its work.”
Tuner then added that it’s not just Clinton and Sussman that need to be held accountable, the others involved, especially those in law enforcement, need to be held accountable too:
“There’s a number of people who need to be held accountable and in both the FBI and the Department of Justice who knew what they were doing and were complicit in this hoax and in thwarting, the Trump administration as the president was being sworn in.”
Turner is right. It’s time to hold Hillary and all of her minions accountable.