By Wendi Strauch Mahoney
Durham seems to be winding down his Russiagate investigation, and those who have followed the completely contrived and fraudulent fiasco wonder whether Americans will see accountability. I doubt it, and I am about to tell you why. Before you run to social media to curse me for being “black-pilled,” let me walk you through why, overwhelmingly, the evidence seems to point to exposure of corruption but no meaningful indictments.
Durham was appointed by Attorney General Barr to “get to the bottom” of all of this dirty “deep state” business targeting President Trump. Durham is a career prosecutor with a solid reputation. Investigations like these take time, you say. Grand juries are secret. No leaks! All true. However, as I look at how Durham has worked through the pile of evidence and bad hombres involved in Russiagate, I see lots of damning emails, testimony, and evidence—and no jail time.
From where I sit, Durham skillfully uses guys like Kevin Clinesmith, Michael Sussman, and Danchenko to expose massive corruption in the FBI and the administrative state there in D.C. However, consequences matter. Clinesmith effectively got a slap on the wrist and is now in “good standing” status by the District of Columbia Bar Association despite not fully completing his probation sentence. Sussman was accused of making a false statement in 2016 to then-FBI General Counsel Jim Baker—a 1001 charge. He was summarily acquitted. However, his trial exposed lots of dirty laundry in the FBI. He proved he was not guilty by saying the FBI lied.
I happen to agree with Tracy Beanz on this matter so let’s look at her recent Truth Social thread on Danchenko’s role in the “Steele Dossier” and his ensuing trial:
Tracy explains that in the process of putting Danchenko in the hot seat, all manner of outrageous FBI malfeasance is being exposed through phone records, emails, testimony, etc. Danchenko was charged with 5 counts of lying to the FBI. We now know Danchenko was involved in this scandal early on in 2017 all the way through October of 2020, and the FBI paid him as a confidential human source beginning in March of 2017. Even Devin Nunes didn’t know about that one.
Yes, your tax dollars were used to pay a man who was allegedly proving a sitting president was a Russian asset, even after Horowitz, Wray, and Mueller presented their reports showing everything was nothing more than an absurd pack of lies. By the way, Danchenko was allegedly removed from the payroll the same day Durham was appointed. Keep in mind that Durham must have had a pretty good idea of the score early on. American Oversight writes:
“American Oversight began looking into the Durham inquiry as part of our broader investigation into the politicization of the Justice Department. Our investigation has uncovered records showing multiple meetings between Barr and Durham around the time of the release of the Mueller report—including one just a day after Barr sent his summary to Congress. “The frequency of their face-to-face meetings during this critical time—while Mueller’s office wrapped up its work—raised questions for several former Justice Department lawyers,” wrote CNN in reporting on those records.“
In early September, Danchenko filed a motion to dismiss where he argued that the FBI knew all along the truth behind the Russiagate nonsense. So, Danchenko either has to prove the FBI was in on the entire charade or his lies were not material. In the process of unwinding all of the sordid details, Durham exposes, by way of Danchenko, just how deep the corruption is without having to lift a finger in the world of big fish convictions.
Update – more on sketchy FBI Analyst Brian Auten.
New Durham filing reveals the internal FBI LYNC messages Auten – and others involved in the Trump/Russia investigation – will be part of the Danchenko trial. https://t.co/67xdWKMzNw pic.twitter.com/b5eFRQyJRZ
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) September 15, 2022
Now let’s just say there are other things under wraps in the Durham case. Other subpoenas and the trove of top secret Russiagate documents that Trump supposedly had at Mar-A-Lago are still out there hidden in the ethers. It begs the question. For example, Durham plugs away as the FBI continues to doggedly pursue Trump at his home in Florida over his trove of Russiagate documents and nuclear codes. However, can Durham continue to use those documents while Trump has them at Mar-A-Lago? It seems unlikely. As Tracy stated in her Labor Day podcast:
“These indictments that Durham has brought up are literally strictly so that the people accused can prove Durham’s case against the FBI for him without Durham having to go in and actually charge anybody in the FBI.”
Let’s talk about human behavior. You’ve got a toddler who throws tantrums and every time he does that; you reinforce the behavior by paying attention to his ridiculous behavior. What happens? He continues to throw tantrums. Next, your 10-year-old lies, cheats and steals. Instead of doling out logical consequences for those behaviors, you make excuses. You ignore the behaviors. What happens? More likely than not, some or all of those behaviors continue. Not only do they continue, they often get worse. Human beings need to be taught what moral behavior looks like through punishment and/or swift and painful consequences.
Now let’s look at the last 6 years with our federal government. It is a relentless account of unlawful, unpunished malfeasance and criminal acts on every possible front. Russiagate, bogus indictments of political enemies like General Flynn, FBI agents making up stuff on politicians and people they don’t like. Judges that fail to question FISA warrants. Raids of political enemies in the still of the night. Dangerous border policies that threaten our national security. Weaponized lawfare is now the rule, not the exception, when it comes to taking down one’s political foes. At least to me, it feels like our government continues to turn up the heat and tighten the screws to the point where it is now a fever pitch of upside-down world horsepuckey. Good is bad and bad is good. Rules for me but not for thee.
Now let’s look at the consequences for those behaviors. Ask yourself, has anyone of substance been put behind bars? Clinton? Brennan? Comey? Stzrok? McCabe? Answer: No. In fact, most of them enjoy book deals, media appearances, the freedom to continue to lie on social media, and on and on. That’s because not a single one of them has ever had to suffer the painful consequences of their derelict behavior. What did we agree happens when bad behavior is rewarded? It continues.
The extent of the internal corruption in agencies of the Federal government is beyond any level of belief.
We have been gaslit for decades about the purity and integrity of elected and appointed officials in our representative government. Today we are learning the vast majority of those elected and democrat appointed bureaucrats are not pro-America. In fact, it can be argued without dispute they are actively working against the interests of American citizens and America.
Unless there is a course reversal in the near future (November 2022) this country as we have known it to have been founded will cease to exist in that form.
The Democrats firmly believe in the power of punishment to control future behavior. Why do we think they are over-charging, over-prosecuting and over-punishing anyone involved in the January 6th riot? The one and only purpose (going to jail with solitary confinement for “trespassing” is not going to impact trespassing) it to strongly discourage any activity that confronts totalitarian control. So, they understand. The only thing that will discourage this subversive undercutting of our Constitutional government is harsh punishment for those who threat it. That has been sadly lacking.